As well as being a means to stay connected and keep your political opinions on point, blog-reading is a popular way to unwind. But if you’ve just got home after a day spent in front of a screen, your eyes are probably prune-dry and aching, and the thought of subjecting them to further backlit browsing is more than a little torturous.
Play, a chrome extension for Medium, allows you to listen to a reading of your favourite Medium blogs instead. Obviously, it’s automated, but they’ve somehow made it sound on the human side of robotic. Whilst it might not compete with the soothing tones of Stephen Fry, it gets the message across and gives you that all important screen break.
The Bottom Line: Play’s automated voice might not compete with the soothing tones of a Stephen Fry audiobook, it gets the message across and gives you that all important screen break.