Users can now have webpages read out loud thanks to a new feature rolling out to Microsoft Edge on Mac.
What you need to know
- Read Aloud is rolling out to Microsoft Edge on Mac.
- The feature allows users to listen to text using Neural Text to Speech voice.
- The feature improves the browser’s accessibility.
Microsoft Edge for Mac can now read text aloud to users. The feature improves accessibility and also gives users another option for consumer content.
Microsoft Edge is in the process of switching into a Chromium-based browser on all platforms. The developer and canary channels of Microsoft Edge are Chromium based on both Windows 10 and Mac.
The Read Aloud feature allows users to browse the web who are visually impaired or would like to have text read to them for any other reason. It’s also a nice tool for proofreading documents.
NEW! The free Edge browser on Mac now supports Read Aloud 🔊 This also includes the high-quality Neural Text to Speech voice. Sample 📽 below
— Mike Tholfsen (@mtholfsen) July 29, 2019
Microsoft Edge blends the design of Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 and Mac. It fits in well on Mac devices while still looking familiar to Windows 10 users. You can sign up to test the browser on Microsoft’s website.
Microsoft Edge for Mac
Microsoft’s browser from Windows 10 is now available for testers on Mac, bringing familiar features and design choices.