Readly launches AI-powered audio for articles

Magazine and newspaper app Readly is launching audio functionality in the app to enhance the accessibility and convenience of consuming the 7600 titles on the platform. The first phase is released for British subscribers who are able to turn on an audio player for selected articles to listen to text through an AI-powered voice.

– We strive to provide our readers with an increasing convenience level, enabling them to effortlessly access and enjoy captivating stories, intriguing articles, and thought-provoking editorials. Our goal is to boost user engagement and adding audio facilitates an easier and more flexible reading experience, says Ranj Begley, Chief Content Officer at Readly.

Key features of Readly’s audio functionality:

  • The audio feature is integrated into a selection of articles, providing users with a play button option at the bottom of the mobile screen. 
  • Users can easily control playback, listening to AI voices, either female or male.
  • The subscriber can continue to browse other content on Readly while listening. 
  • Audio is initially only available on the mobile app, both for iOS and Android users.
  • Readly will provide publishers with aggregated user data such as, total listening time, most listened-to articles, user demographics etc.

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About Readly

Readly is the European category leader for digital magazines. The company offers a digital subscription service that gives customers unlimited access to 7,600 magazines and newspapers. Readly has subscribers in more than 50 countries and content available in 17 different languages. In collaboration with 1200 publishers worldwide, Readly is digitising the magazine and newspaper industry. In 2022, revenues amounted to SEK 592 million. Since September 2020, the Readly share is listed on Nasdaq First North Growth Market. For more information, please visit