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How to Enable Read On-Screen Text on Google Assistant


Google Assistant packs various features, making it useful in daily life. For instance, you can ask Google to read the on-screen text. If the read my screen is allowed, then Google Assistant will read the text on the screen when asked to. This is valuable; you will not have to read the text, and Google will do it for you. This article will discuss how you can enable this feature and make Google read the on-screen text.

Enable Read On-Screen Text On Google Assistant

This feature will be useful if you don’t want to read text on your screen. However, for this feature to work, you will first have to set up Google Voice Match on your device, and then only Google Assistant can read the text on the screen for you. 

We will be dividing the complete process into two parts. The first part discusses how you can set up a voice match, and the second will help you enable the read-on-screen feature. The steps for the same are as follows-

How to Enable Read On-Screen Text on Google Assistant

Set Up Voice Match

As we discussed, you will first have to set up a voice match on Google Assistant. If you have already done that, then you can skip this step, but if not, then follow the steps given below to do so-

  • Firstly, open the Google app on your device.
  • Now, tap on the profile icon at the top right corner and Settings. 
  • Here, tap on Google Assistant.
  • On the next screen, tap on Hey Google & Voice Match. 

Google Assistant: Have It Read On-Screen Text to You

  • Now, turn on the Hey Google toggle. 

Google Assistant: Have It Read On-Screen Text to You

  • Tap on Voice Model and follow the on-screen instructions to set up the voice match. 

Enable Read On-Screen

Now that you have set up the voice match on Google Assistant, you will have to enable screen context. To do so, follow the steps given below-

  • Say Ok Google, Open Assistant Settings, which will open the Assistant settings on your device. 
  • Here, tap on the General option and then on Screen Context. You can search for the Screen Context in the search bar and open it. 
  • Here, enable the toggle for the Screen Context.
  • Now, head to the screen you want Google to read. 
  • Once on the screen, say  Hey Google, Read It.
  • Google will now start reading the text on your screen. 

Read-On Screen Settings

There are a few settings that you can make to optimize the reader for you. You can play or pause Google from reading the text and change the reading speed. 

  • Pause/Play- This button will be available in the center of the bottom. Tap on this button to pause the reader or play it again.
  • Change Speed- You will find this button at the bottom right corner. Tap on this button and then drag the slider to the left to decrease speed or to the right to increase speed. Once done, tap on Done to save the changes. 

Final Words

That’s how you can turn on the read-on screen feature and have Google read the on-screen text to you. Following the abovementioned steps, you can ask Google to read the screen’s text. We hope this article helps you with what you are looking for, and if it did help you, then do let us know in the comments section.


Can Google Read A Page To Me?

Yes, you can ask Google to read the on-screen text and page to you. This feature is useful if you do not want to read what you see but want to hear it. 

How Do I Get Google Assistant To Read To Me?

If you want Google Assistant to read to you, you will have to turn on screen context first. We have discussed the steps for the same in the article above. You can follow the steps above to turn this feature and ask Google Assistant to read to you.

Can Chrome Read Web Pages?

Yes, you can enable text to speed on Chrome, and it will read the web pages you have visited. 


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