What are the best text to speech apps for Android?

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    #1@Voice Aloud Reader

    @Voice Aloud Reader

    @Voice Aloud Reader is an app to read aloud any file. The app can read an HTML web, a book, a text file and more. It can recognize the language of a text.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Jason Stephens
    Written on October 23, 2017
    "This isn't just one of the best text to voice apps for Android, it's one of the best apps period. I frequently browse the web at night on my smartphone and it can be so irritating squinting to read small text in the dark. If you have sensitive eyes like me, a dark room and a bright screen are a bad combination. The @Voice Aloud Reader allows me to have interesting websites read to me while I relax under the covers. There are a host of convenient features, including the ability to highlight specific passages to be read, a playlist where you can queue articles to be read later and a wide selection of language options and playback options including volume, pitch and rate of speech. This app has it all."
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    #2Narrator's Voice

    Narrator's Voice

    Narrator's Voice is a free text to speech app developed by Escolha Tecnologia. It can read voices from different languages and features the creation of voices and sound effects which are available in Android and iOS devices. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Katherine Meyer
    Written on July 10, 2018
    "Nice app! It can also work without an internet connection!"
  3. 10

    #3Pronounce IT

    Pronounce IT

    It is a free app that lets you listen to a text. The app says to you how to pronounce any word in more than 20 languages. You can, even, manage the speed of the pronunciation. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Hannah Delgado
    Written on June 10, 2018
    "Text to speech apps are handy for a variety of reasons. Pronounce IT is able to handle pronunciation in many languages."

DID YOU KNOW?

15% to 20% of Americans are affected by learning disorders. A national study found that approximately 5% of children in the United States had learning disabilities while another research conducted in 2006, found that 4.6 million school-age children were already diagnosed with learning disorders. Text to speech technology helps people with dyslexia which causes difficulty reading large number of texts or words. It also helps people with other learning disability. If they have trouble reading or understanding texts, Text to Speech software or apps converts them to perceptible words.

Google Text-to-Speech is one of the most used applications for text to speech converting purposes. It is a screen reader app developed by Google Inc. for their Android OS and was initially released on November 6, 2013. It allows a text to be read aloud in different languages. It is commonly used for reading books aloud, reading translations for other languages, and for hearing the right pronunciation of words. The current version of Google Text-to-Speech supports the following languages; Bengal, Cantonese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Javanese, Khmer, Korean, Mandarin, Nepali, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Sinhala, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese. 

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    #4Google Text-to-Speech

    Google Text-to-Speech

    Google Text-to-speech is a tool to listen the reading of any text. You can use it to listen to a book or to know how to pronounce a word. The app supports more than 30 languages. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Frank May
    Written on November 1, 2017
    "I rely heavily on Google Text-to-speech to do many actions on my phone while I'm using my computer or laptop. It's a great tool, very useful for who cannot use his hands, and it became always more reliable, new version after new version"
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    #5Talk FREE

    Talk FREE

    Talk FREE is a text to speech app developed by Abast Multimedia. It features reading web pages, exporting audio as WAV file and reading languages with the help of internet connection. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Julie Day
    Written on July 10, 2018
    "Wow! I can save the audio file in my phone especially the news articles!"
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    #6Speech to Text

    Speech to Text

    Speech to text is a useful app to transcribe what you say it. You can copy the text and share on social networks like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp or Gmail.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Wayne Nichols
    Written on October 16, 2017
    "Awesome!!! This app works great !!! Good job to the developer. I downloaded this app because my wife is deaf. If I am not around to interpret what people are saying she really struggles to understand. She often feels left out when she is around my family who don't use sign language while speaking. This app could really help. "
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    #7Voice Dream Reader

    Voice Dream Reader

    Voice Dream Reader is an Android, iPhone and iPad app that lets you listen to any documents, ebooks, and web pages with the best synthesized voices available. 

    Apps

    Web, iOS, Android

    Free

    Benjamín Barragán
    Written on November 1, 2017
    "Voice Dream Reader is hit and miss for me. I feel like the choices available that I can choose for reading text can vary from soothing on the ears to grating. That's what the choices and options are there for. It's just that the synthesized voices come off quite artificial to me and that takes away some of the immersion I would expect if it's reading back an ebook to me. It could just be my personal preferences and taste, but details like that make or break a text to speech app for me. I'd say it's worth a shot but there are better options available out there for your phone."
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    #8Text To Speech Reader

    Text To Speech Reader

    Text To Speech Reader is an app to listen to a text. The app reads aloud any text you want. You just have to type a text and the app read aloud. It's useful to learn how to pronounce words. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Heather Bradley
    Written on October 16, 2017
    "Have you ever needed a good text to speech app for your every-day life? The Text to Speech Reader is an awesome tool where you can listen to anything text that you may want to be read to you. If you have ever needed something similar to this, this is a good app to get started! I enjoy using this app whenever there are long texts that I don't want to read. "
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    #9ICQ

    ICQ

    ICQ is a leading instant messaging service provider with a global online community. ICQ offers live chats with a nice interface design and integration with other platforms, securely encrypted calls, high-quality video calls and many more.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

    Free

    Donald Henderson
    Written on January 3, 2018
    "ICQ its been around longer then most things on the net. Its come a long ways from the days of yore. Seems to be a multi style messenger program much like AIM. Sadly the big down fall for ICQ the user ID system which was numeric. It is nice that it has a speech to text messages. not good enough to pull me back into using it though "
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    #10eReader Prestigio

    eReader Prestigio

    eReader Prestigio is an app to read and listen to texts and books. It has material for kids and adults, it has more than 50,000 texts and books. Moreover, if you are a noctural reader, there is night mode.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Stephanie Hunt
    Written on October 16, 2017
    "This app is an amazing little gem. I enjoy having books read to me through it. It's intuitive and has a wide selection available to it for both kids and adults! I enjoy using it when I am busy cooking or otherwise preoccupied! It's also nice for listening to while I lay in bed because it has its own night mode."
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    #11Librera

    Librera

    Librera is an app for Android devices that allows you to read all kind of books. The app supports PDF, EPUB, EPUB3, MOBI, DJVU, FB2, FB2 and much more formats. With this app you will be able to organize and manage your own library.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Ivan Ivanenko
    Written on January 18, 2019
    "Librera Reader is great! Exactly what I've been looking for. No limit to UI customization, plenty of reading settings. Even features an internal player for audio files and screen-off tts reading. Remote bookmarks (start/stop button on my headset) come in pretty handy. Thanks!"

Summary

Best What are the best text to speech apps for Android
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1@Voice Aloud ReaderApps 13 Free
2Narrator's VoiceApps 12 Free
3Pronounce ITApps 10 Free
4Google Text-to-SpeechApps 8 Free
5Talk FREEApps 8 Free
6Speech to TextApps 7 Free
7Voice Dream ReaderApps 5 Free
8Text To Speech ReaderApps 5 Free
9ICQSoftware 3 Free
10eReader PrestigioApps 2 Free
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