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Pocket, the service that lets you save content from across the Web to read or watch later, now lets you listen to articles in its iOS app.

Yes, almost three years after first launching the feature for Android, Pocket has finally added text-to-speech (TTS) to its app on iPhones and iPads.

To use the feature, open an article, tap the menu that’s represented by three small dots, and select Listen (TTS). It also automatically detects what language you use in the app and changes the tongue accordingly.


Founded as “Read it Later” back in 2007, the San Francisco-based startup has built an army of 17 million registered users who, through browser plugins and mobile apps, can save anything they see on the Internet to consume later. The app was rebranded as Pocket in 2012 with a fresh focus on media in general, including videos and photos, and the company recently closed a $7 million funding round while launching a new “responsive” Web app.

Given the simplicity of saving articles to Pocket, it can be easy to add way more than what you actually have time to read — now that you can go eyes-free, this should make it easier to work your way through your library in the car, at the gym, or anywhere that requires your eyes for something else.

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