Text to Speech On Windows 10 & Online Free: How to Guide

How do I get my computer to read text aloud?

If this is the same question that is popping into your mind.

Then this How-to guide on Text to Speech in Windows 10 is definitely for you.

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But before we go further. You must know What is Text to Speech.

Text to Speech (TTS) is a service or a tool that converts written text into audio in different languages & Voices.

This means using this service you can easily make your Windows 10 computer read text aloud easily for you.

And to make this process more easier Microsoft has its own App called Windows Narrator.

Let see How to use it…

Enable or Use Text to Speech in Windows 10

Note:- Basically Windows Narrator is a screen reader app that was developed for the users with vision problems. So that they can also use Windows OS easily.

Initially, it was developed to read the text on the screen or display but now it has been updated with lots of features & voices.

So In this post, I will show you how to turn on text to Speech for windows & use a screen reader (Windows Narrator) to read text aloud.

Let see How…

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1. Open Control Panel

First Open the Control Panel by typing “Control Panel” in the Cortana search box and press Enter.

Control Panel

Now Go to Ease of Access by clicking on it.

Ease of Access

2. Speech Recognition

Now Click on Speech Recognition to configure speech on your computer.

Speech Recognition

And then click on the Text to Speech link.

Text to Speech

3. Configure Windows 10 Text to Speech

Here you can select the voice of your computer as Microsoft David Desktop – English (United States). Now Click on Preview Voice for preview.

Configure Windows 10 Text to Speech

You can also adjust your Voice Speed according to your preference. And then Click OK.

4. Browse & Open any Text file

Now browse to any text file you want to be read aloud by your computer & Open it in Notepad. And Press Windows logo key+CtrlEnter shortcut keys to turn on the Narrator.

Turn on Windows Narrator

5. Windows Narrator Settings

Now a Narrator Dialog box will open up showing shortcuts for it. So click OK.

Windows Narrator Dialog box

Now Narrator Settings will open up and you just have Click on Minimize.

Windows 10 Narrator

Now open the text file that you want to be read by the narrator word to word. And Press Shift + Ctrl + J shortcut keys to read highlighted text aloud.

Press Shift + Ctrl + J Shortcut Keys

And Done!

Text to Speech Online Free App

If we talk about text to speech online app to use, then it is pretty much easier and has lots of features as compared to windows narrator.

And also perform very well as compared to other text to speech software on windows 10.

Here I have listed 2 Best text to speech online app for free.

  1. NaturalReaders with natural voices
  2. Google Text-to-Speech

Both the online reader apps can convert your text-to-speech easily with lots of voice support, languages and speed adjuster.

Best Text to Speech Online App For Free

But the one advantage of using Naturalreaders is that using this app you can easily convert text to audio file & can download it in mp3 format in good quality sound.


So that’s how you can easily set up text to speech using windows 10 text narrator to read the selected text aloud. And you can also follow the same method for Windows 7 & Windows 8.

Stay tuned for the next post on the best text to speech online for free.

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