Pocket has got a feature update today in the form of version 4.2. The update brings a new “Listen” feature. With “Listen,” you can hear what you’ve saved in Pocket: Just open an article, press “Listen,” and Pocket will read the text out loud. You can even choose the speed or style of speaking voice.
Apparently developed during one of Pocket’s Friday “hack days,” the feature uses Android’s built in Text-To-Speech feature to read your saved articles.
Other changes in Pocket 4.2 update
- Manage Site Subscription feature now working on all versions of Android.
- Improved full-screen animation in Reader.
- No longer shortening URL when Viewing in Browser, sharing to Evernote, or copying to clipboard.
- Minor UI updates.