1. WPCentral Question's Avatar
    Can I Open a webpage like the news and have Cortana read that page or a highlighted text out load.
    10-08-2014 07:32 PM
  2. Alienhead95's Avatar
    No, but you download the app, share to speech. That will read it for you.
    xandros9 likes this.
    10-08-2014 08:15 PM
  3. Cortana8's Avatar
    Oh come on Microsoft, Cortana can't read highlighted text from a website or word document, that's embarrassing, get your act together already, I love my Lumia 1020 but not able to do simple things like reading text is very annoying.
    12-23-2014 09:51 PM
  4. toryresto's Avatar
    I agree
    11-17-2015 03:22 PM
  5. Bible-Thumber Ministries's Avatar
    This is ridiculous! With all the things Cortana can do in windows 10; and it cant simply read the text on a page? Any page?! Really Microsoft, you cant do better than that! I do like the new windows 10 but this is inexcusable. One should not have to go and get a text reader somewhere else which may or may not be trusted... FIX IT!!! ASAP!!!
    02-02-2017 09:02 PM
  6. Bible-Thumber Ministries's Avatar
    Ridiculous, you should not have to... and how do you know if you can trust it???
    02-02-2017 09:08 PM
  7. Joe920's Avatar
    MS recently added the option to read ePub files aloud in Edge on the desktop (right?), so I'm hoping they come to their senses and enable that for any text displayed in the browser. Not sure if they use Cortana or the lower quality local voice for ePub reading. In the meantime, share to speech is amazing, highly recommended.
    02-02-2017 11:13 PM
  8. deaths conundrum's Avatar
    yes you can, right click on the page it opens a menu,
    select all
    print
    read aloud
    obviously, select read aloud. once Cortana starts speaking you can move the curser to anywhere on the screen and it will pick up from there. Not sure how to pause or end it however.
    07-02-2019 07:20 PM
  9. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    In Edge, go to the web page you want, highlight the text and right-click and then choose 'Read Aloud' and it should get read to you.
    07-07-2019 04:56 AM
  10. Rick James11's Avatar
    In Edge, go to the web page you want, highlight the text and right-click and then choose 'Read Aloud' and it should get read to you.
    I have tried all of that and its not working. Also have seen suggestions to use narrator but that's an accessibility feature that is for people with disabilities and doesn't function in any way like having Siri speak the selected text or page.
    07-26-2019 11:04 AM
  11. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    With the way things are going for poor Cortana it may be that MS has removed this ability right now.
    07-28-2019 09:17 AM

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