Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Readers > Amazon Kindle

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-05-2013, 10:56 AM   #1
LH07
Enthusiast
LH07 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.LH07 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.LH07 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.LH07 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.LH07 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.LH07 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.LH07 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.LH07 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.LH07 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.LH07 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.LH07 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 40
Karma: 470010
Join Date: Dec 2011
Device: android tablet
text to speech

Hi does the kindle app have text to speech as I can't seem to find it
LH07 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2013, 12:13 PM   #2
susan_cassidy
Wizard
susan_cassidy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.susan_cassidy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.susan_cassidy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.susan_cassidy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.susan_cassidy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.susan_cassidy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.susan_cassidy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.susan_cassidy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.susan_cassidy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.susan_cassidy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.susan_cassidy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 1,937
Karma: 1704270
Join Date: Jan 2009
Device: Kindle, iPad (not used much for reading)
No, the free apps do not have text-to-speech, as Amazon has to license it from the developers. Only the Fires (of the currently sold readers) have text-to-speech. I'm not sure about the DX.
susan_cassidy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2013, 12:15 PM   #3
AnemicOak
Bookaholic
AnemicOak ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.AnemicOak ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.AnemicOak ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.AnemicOak ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.AnemicOak ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.AnemicOak ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.AnemicOak ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.AnemicOak ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.AnemicOak ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.AnemicOak ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.AnemicOak ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
AnemicOak's Avatar
 
Posts: 10,429
Karma: 28936355
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Minnesota
Device: HDX 8.9, AuraHD, Nook HD+, Kindle 2,3,T , Opus, Nexus7, iPhone5, etc
Quote:
Originally Posted by susan_cassidy View Post
No, the free apps do not have text-to-speech, as Amazon has to license it from the developers.
Amazon owns the developers. I believe they said there would be some kind of eventual support in the Android app, but don't remember where I saw it. Maybe when they announced support for the VoiceOver feature in iOS.

Last edited by AnemicOak; 12-05-2013 at 12:19 PM.
AnemicOak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2013, 12:35 PM   #4
susan_cassidy
Wizard
susan_cassidy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.susan_cassidy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.susan_cassidy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.susan_cassidy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.susan_cassidy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.susan_cassidy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.susan_cassidy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.susan_cassidy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.susan_cassidy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.susan_cassidy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.susan_cassidy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 1,937
Karma: 1704270
Join Date: Jan 2009
Device: Kindle, iPad (not used much for reading)
Until very recently, they didn't own the software company that creates text-to-speech, so they had to license it. If it is a wholly owned subsidiary, they would still have to pay the company to use the software, to keep the books straight. It would still be being treated as a separate company.
susan_cassidy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2013, 12:47 PM   #5
ProfCrash
Tea Enthusiast
ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
ProfCrash's Avatar
 
Posts: 8,052
Karma: 72252545
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Somewhere in the USA
Device: Kindle1, Kindle DX Graphite, K3 3G, IPad 3, PW2
The DX and K3 have text to speech
ProfCrash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2013, 01:52 PM   #6
ixtab
(offline)
ixtab ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ixtab ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ixtab ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ixtab ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ixtab ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ixtab ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ixtab ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ixtab ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ixtab ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ixtab ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ixtab ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
ixtab's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,903
Karma: 6677557
Join Date: Dec 2011
Device: K3, K4, K5, KPW, KPW2
Quote:
Originally Posted by ProfCrash View Post
The DX and K3 have text to speech
... and the Kindle Touch, too (but not the Paperwhite).
ixtab is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2013, 02:16 PM   #7
Katie1
Non-Techy
Katie1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Katie1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Katie1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Katie1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Katie1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Katie1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Katie1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Katie1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Katie1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Katie1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Katie1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Katie1's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,285
Karma: 3435001
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: WV---USA
Device: Kindle Fire HD, K3 WiFi 3G
Kinda sucks they made PW No TTS! grrrr
Katie1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2013, 11:50 PM   #8
tomsem
Wizard
tomsem ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tomsem ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tomsem ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tomsem ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tomsem ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tomsem ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tomsem ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tomsem ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tomsem ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tomsem ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tomsem ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 2,463
Karma: 2519673
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: USA
Device: Kindle PW, iPad Air 2, Fire HD6
As alluded to above, Kindle for iOS has a very good VoiceOver implementation. You can use this to read out text. There is a bit of a learning curve but it works pretty well. And in the process you can learn how to operate your iOS device with your eyes closed. It is kind of surprising how few apps support VoiceOver, however.
tomsem is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Speech to text geneven1 enTourage eDGe 11 07-12-2011 01:29 PM
How to make Amazon Kindle Text to Speech skip over some text xsaero00 Kindle Developer's Corner 3 06-18-2011 08:09 PM
IQ Text-To-Speech pippopelo PocketBook 3 03-11-2011 03:15 PM
how can I use text to speech dardanus iRiver Story 1 02-22-2011 12:43 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:00 AM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.