How to Activate Text-to-Speech for Kindle on a Droid
If you own a smartphone and love reading books, then you'll want the Kindle app, which solves the issue of carrying paper books and gives you instant access to where you last left off while reading. Thanks to the innovative nature of technology, text-to-speech capabilities exist that allow you to listen to your e-books even while driving or on the go.
1 Enabling Text-to-Speech
2 Open Google Play
Open Google Play or visit the Amazon App Market and search for text-to-speech apps. If you already have the Kindle app installed, it still needs the added functionality of a third-party app. Common options include Google Text-to-Speech, Classic Text-to-Speech Engine and IVONA Text-to-Speech HQ (links in Resources). Examples here use Google Text-to-Speech.
3 Download and install the app
Download and install the app.
4 Navigate to Settings
Navigate to "Settings," "Language & Input" and then "Text-to-speech output."
5 Select Google
Select "Google Text-to-Speech Engine" as your "Default engine."
6 Select a Language from the options offered
Select a Language from the options offered.
7 Now that the TTS functionality is installed
Now that the TTS functionality is installed, open the e-book you want read to you.
8 Press the Menu'' button
Press the "Menu" button.
9 Select Start Text to-Speech
Select "Start Text-to-Speech" from the Menu option. The voice will begin to read the book's text out aloud.