Speed listen to web articles, text, PDFs, etc. in a continuous playlist format
– Save content to your playlist from:
+ Any other app on your phone
+ Your computer w/ the Motoread Chrome or Safari Extensions (www.motoread.com)
+ The in-app news aggregator
+ Sync unread articles from Pocket
+ Copy article url and open app
+ Copy text and share to app
– Wide selection of speaking voices
– Continuous listening
– Adjustable audio speed
– Follow along with the article as it’s being read to you
– Voice support for +25 languages
– Listen to YouTube videos with speed adjustment (1x, 1.25x, 1.5x, 1.75x, 2x speeds)
Motoread offers two auto-renewing subscription options:
Motoread Monthly Plan: $1.99 per month
Motoread Yearly Plan: $19.99 per year
These prices are for United States customers. Pricing in other countries may vary and actual charges may be converted to your local currency depending on country of residence.
Your Motoread subscription will automatically renew at the end of each term and your credit card will be charged through your iTunes account. Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. Subscription period starts the day of confirmation of purchase and extends either for a year or month based on the selected subscription plan. Accounts will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. Subscriptions can be managed and auto-renewal can be turned off through your Apple Account Settings after purchase but refunds will not be provided for any unused portion of term.
Read more about our terms and conditions here:
Updated the playlist UI, minor bug fixes and enhanced performance
Ratings and Reviews
I really want to like this app. Often when scrolling through my newsfeed I would like to hear the article. I downloaded and got started without incident, but honestly, could not get through the first article due to the voice. I worked on the setting voice a few more times with what I thought was success, but was unable to find a voice that worked for me. I think it’s not even the voice that is my problem as much as the total lack of recognition and use of breaks and pauses of punctuation while it reads. I can’t seem to comprehend what I’m hearing like I do while reading it myself or listening to a real voice. I made it a few minutes into the article before I simply deleted the app. I would give the app five stars for everything but sadly the reading voice is what suffered me the most.
Developer Response ,
Hi Thanks for reaching out and sorry for the inconvenience. Have you tried to change the voice in the settings tab to see if there was a voice that you found more pleasing? Additionally, you can download additional voices by going to your iPhone’s settings app and navigate to the following page:
Settings > General > Accessibility > Voiceover > Speech > Voice > English
Then download the voice you want. There is a slight bug with iOS 12, where it doesn't always indicate the voice is downloading, but once you confirmed the voice is downloaded on your iPhone, then relaunch the Motoread app and go to the settings tab and click:
Voices > English
And you should be able to find the voice you downloaded as an option. If you still don't see it you may need to force close the Motoread app (by double tapping the home button and swiping the app closed) and then relaunching.
Also, send us a note at email@example.com if you need additional help. Hope this helps.
World class support
These devs are working hard to make this product world class. I had issues and it was not working so I emailed them and they worked tirelessly to resolve it.
People need to understand how much time and effort goes into creating these apps so hang in there if they don’t respond. They did for me right away but I feel like we shouldn’t always expect such quick turnarounds with everything in life. Nonetheless, they succeeded tremendously and I can’t thank the team enough for their service and the value this app provides. Cheers!
Works well, but the pricing.
This app does everything described and provides a better UI experience in the settings than the nearest competitor (speech central) but that’s about the only thing that isn’t substantively the same between the two. I’d rather pay a higher onetime cost than add yet another subscription to the host of services where subscription is the only option and no alternative service exists.
So in short: it’s a 5 star app for functionality but a higher onetime price is better than an ongoing subscription.
- Motoread, Inc.
- 30 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2017 Motoread, Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- Motoread Plus - Monthly $1.99
- Motoread Plus - Yearly $19.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.