Microsoft Edge can now read your ebooks out loud to you

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Ebooks will play an important role in the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update: Microsoft will include a native ebook store into the OS and Insiders can already check out the new ebook section in the Windows Store.

The latest Windows 10 build takes the native ebook experience to a new level as the Edge browser can now read your ebooks aloud. All you need to do is press the “Read aloud” button located at the top-right corner of the browser, sit back, relax and listen. Edge will also highlight the words being read along.

Let Microsoft Edge read your ebooks aloud

This new feature also supports all non-store EPUB files. For the time being, the list of supported languages is limited to the following languages: r-EG, ca-ES, da-DK, de-DE, en-AU, en-CA, en-GB, en-IN, en-US, es-ES, es-MX, fi-FI, fr-CA, fr-FR, it-IT, ja-JP, nb-NO, nl-BE, nl-NL, pt-BR, pt-PT, sv-SE, tr-TR, zh-CN.

Here’s how the Redmond giant describes the new in-browser ebook reading experience:

Last week many of you asked about this and we are proud to announce that Microsoft Edge will now read aloud your e-books! Just press the “read aloud” button at the top-right corner after opening one of your e-books and listen to Microsoft Edge read you the book with focus on the line and the word being read along.

The new ebook section allows users to modify the font and size of the text and create bookmarks. You can use the table of contents or seek bar at the bottom of the browser to navigate through your ebook collection and ask Cortana to define specific words. You can also use Edge to read your favorite ebooks even when you’re offline.

If you are interested in using a dedicated eBook reader (also referenced to as ePub reader) software for your Windows 10 device, do check out our list with 10 best tools to use. Have you tested out the new Microsoft Edge ebook experience? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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