This AI-Based Chrome Extension Lets You Convert Any News Article Into a Podcast


INTRO: Being a content writer means scavenging through several news articles per day to urge the proper content for audiences. However, reading through all those articles becomes a tiresome job after a touch. So here’s Podcastle to sort all of it.

Dubbed as “Podcastle”, this AI-based Chrome extension lets the user convert any news story on online into a listenable podcast-style audio file. The tool is formed by a man-made intelligence company named Podcastle AI and uses a machine-learning algorithm to convert texts into podcasts.

“Our text-to-podcast converter supported machine learning is our unique offering. The podcasts we generate are very human-like and consider all the emotions and therefore the writer’s tone of voice. It’s especially great for those working remotely,” wrote the founding father of Podcastle AI, Arto Yeritsyan.

How to Use It?

Now, using the tool is as easy as a Sunday morning, you only need to add the extension from the Chrome Web Store to your extension-library, create an account, and start using it right away. And because it may be a Chromium-based extension, running it on other Chromium-supported browsers like Microsoft Edge or Opera isn’t in the least a problem .

So, once you enable the extension, pin it to the highest bar of your browser for straightforward access. Now, open up any news story on the browser and click on the Podcastle icon from your extensions list. At rock bottom of the tiny drop-down UI of the tool, you’ll find the “convert to podcast” button.

Podcastle text to podcast converter 1

Podcastle text to podcast converter 1

Click this button to convert the news story on your browser into podcast-style audio, which you’ll start taking note of instantly. Now, once it starts, the tool continues to play the audio, albeit you shut the source tab.

Podcastle also gives you an array of media control buttons to customize your listening experience. For example, you’ll change the speed of the audio playback or change the voice of the AI-narrator (male or female) from the UI of the tool. It does sound a touch robotic but that’s okay.

Moreover, after converting a news story , you’ll even download the audio file to your PC or laptop if you would like to concentrate thereto later. Or you can share the file on any social platform right from the tool itself.

Podcastle text to podcast converter 3
Podcastle text to podcast converter 3

So, if you’re someone who prefers taking note of news articles instead of reading them, then we are sure you’re getting to love Podcastle.

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