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Can kindle books on iPad read aloud

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Posted on Jun 16, 2014 9:00:53 PM PDT
K says:
My old kindle had text to speech capability with some books, can't find how to do this on my paper white

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 13, 2014 9:45:57 AM PST
Was it really necessary to respond to a remark made in December, 2012?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 13, 2014 9:21:30 AM PST
That has nothing to do with this question, so take your soapbox to your own blog.

Posted on Jan 10, 2014 1:43:03 PM PST
Time has passed and the "settings - accessibility - VoiceOver function" works semi-well even within the Kindle application. For ease of use, use Siri and the command of: "settings - accessibility - turn on voiceover" and when done "siri, settings - accessibility - turn voiceover off". If you don't have or use Siri it is harder to use the accessibility options by just pointing and clicking.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2013 4:55:46 PM PDT
A. Brown says:
So why provide an app at all for ones oppositions devices? When they first entered the market, they wanted the market reach that providing access to people who have said devices provides.

Compliment that by the fact that in limiting the functionality they provide through the apps they make available on competitors devices, they arguably create a dynamic whereby they hope people will buy their devices.

P.S. I'd hazard a guess Amazon would probably make more money of the books you buy than the what comes from supporting the device, it's more the data they can access in you holding their device rather than a competitors

Posted on Aug 12, 2013 7:17:22 PM PDT Within about 5 minutes Ipad began reading to me out loud. Voices are much more pleasant though on my old Kindle but no Bluetooth with that.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 24, 2013 8:10:11 AM PDT
It's in settings, where it should be.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 24, 2013 8:09:29 AM PDT
The answer is yes

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 24, 2013 8:08:55 AM PDT
Yes it does

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 24, 2013 8:08:33 AM PDT
iPad does indeed convert text to speech

Posted on Jul 24, 2013 8:07:58 AM PDT
Yes, iPad DOES convert text to speech. Go to settings > general > voice over. Leave the hints on, Play around and the iPad will speak to you.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 14, 2013 6:54:04 PM PDT
Yes it can using an application called voiceover that is already installed on your iPad.

Watch this video to learn how:

Posted on Jun 14, 2013 6:52:46 PM PDT
Yes it can via VoiceOver application that is already installed on your ipad.


Posted on Jun 7, 2013 10:45:40 PM PDT
andylynn says:

but thanks for the reply

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 7, 2013 10:39:30 PM PDT
@andylynn: Not all books have the text-to-speech enabled by the publisher.

Posted on Jun 7, 2013 10:24:02 PM PDT
andylynn says:
Although voice over recognizes all books on my kindle it will only read some, do you know why?

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2013 11:15:17 AM PDT
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Lynn Angle says:
I just tried this and it's true - iPad2 can read Kindle books out loud. It took a bit for me to figure it out, but what an awesome feature! I've been afraid my Kindle 2 would die and I'd be out of luck.

Posted on Apr 26, 2013 4:45:01 PM PDT
Kindle Books on iPhone doesn't do continuous reading or scroll with the accessibility / text-to-speech (TTS) on.

With accessibility Voice Over turned on, the iPhone will read Kindle Books (authorized by the author / publisher to enable TTS) to you. I love this feature. On the iPad it seems to work fine as there is an options for continuous scrolling. However, I can not get the same feature to work on the iPhone. According to one video ( all you need to do is a two-finger swipe and it should read continuously. This does not work on my iPhone.

Does anyone know how to have the iPhone TTS work with continuous reading on the Kindle App so a user doesn't have to click every paragraph to have it read to you? Many thanks for any help!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 24, 2013 11:58:22 AM PDT
Yes, but the Kindle DX is not a tablet and Old Rocker was referring to tablets.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 24, 2013 11:07:17 AM PDT
J. Donahue says:
Don't run a business much, do you?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 24, 2013 10:21:33 AM PDT
PrinofTide says:
Kindle DX does indeed have text to speech

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 21, 2013 6:14:19 AM PDT
King Al says:
I think Jeff Bezos knows about a trillion times more about running a major corporation than you do.

Posted on Apr 20, 2013 8:08:13 PM PDT
Well, ugh no, people do purchase from Amazon. The last I heard you still had to buy the overpriced Kindle Books, which, in the long run, are a much more valuable commodity to Amazon than Kindle devices. So, heck yeah, they should provide TTS support on all devices that play their books.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 27, 2013 7:18:44 PM PDT
@cww: On which Kindle?

Posted on Mar 27, 2013 6:18:19 PM PDT
if you use the freemium version of the quickoffice app on kindle fire you are able to have it read it out loud for you, at least the google drive docs i've opened with it.
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