Text to Speech

Text to Speech

Listen voice of text selected in web page; select text and click in context menu to listen voice

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What is Text to Speech?

Text to Speech is a useful extension for Firefox. It incorporates a command in the context menu that generates a voice for any selected text in a webpage. With diverse voice options available, this add-on converts written words in your browser into speech, enabling users to listen to textual content. It is a handy tool for auditory learners and visually impaired individuals, enhancing web accessibility and convenience.

Stats date:
Users: 695 ▲ 2
Rating: 2.74 (23)
Version: 1.5.2 (Last updated: 2020-12-10)
Creation date: 2015-11-19
Weekly download count: 21
Firefox on Android: No
Manifest version: 2
  • contextMenus
  • storage
Size: 30.97K
URLs: Website
Risk impact: Very low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge

This extension or add-on implements the context menu with a useful command that lets you listen to the voice of the selected text. Mini tut on YouTube - click here

Release 1.5.0 Text to Speech is in sidebar. Open sidebar Text to Speech, from main menu: View->sidebar, select text with context menu from web page to listen.

Text to speech voices available in macOS:

  • Alex (en-US)
  • Alice (it-IT)
  • Alva (sv-SE)
  • Amelie (fr-CA)
  • Anna (de-DE)
  • Carmit (he-IL)
  • Damayanti (id-ID)
  • Daniel (en-GB)
  • Diego (es-AR)
  • Ellen (nl-BE)
  • Fiona (en-scotland)
  • Fred (en-US)
  • Ioana (ro-RO)
  • Joana (pt-PT)
  • Jorge (es-ES)
  • Juan (es-MX)
  • Kanya (th-TH)
  • Karen (en-AU)
  • Kyoko (ja-JP)
  • Laura (sk-SK)
  • Lekha (hi-IN)
  • Luca (it-IT)
  • Luciana (pt-BR)
  • Maged (ar-SA)
  • Mariska (hu-HU)
  • Mei-Jia (zh-TW)
  • Melina (el-GR)
  • Milena (ru-RU)
  • Moira (en-IE)
  • Monica (es-ES)
  • Nora (nb-NO)
  • Paulina (es-MX)
  • Samantha (en-US)
  • Sara (da-DK)
  • Satu (fi-FI)
  • Sin-ji (zh-HK)
  • Tessa (en-ZA)
  • Thomas (fr-FR)
  • Ting-Ting (zh-CN)
  • Veena (en-IN)
  • Victoria (en-US)
  • Xander (nl-NL)
  • Yelda (tr-TR)
  • Yuna (ko-KR)
  • Yuri (ru-RU)
  • Zosia (pl-PL)
  • Zuzana (cs-CZ)
User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Firefox Browser Add-ons does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
  • Does its basic task
  • Does not pop up and disappear upon click off
  • Offer features like play, pause, resume and stop buttons
  • Lack of voice options
  • Too robotic voice
  • Does not read text automatically, needs cut and paste
  • Pause button does not work
  • Needs manual deletion of spoken text
Most mentioned
  • Lack of voice selection options
  • Needs manual input of relevant text
  • Robotic voice quality
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Risk impact

Text to Speech is safe to use. It does not request any sensitive permissions.

Risk likelihood

Text to Speech has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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