If you’ve ever wanted someone to read your iBooks out loud to you, there is a solution. Siri is called a “personal digital assistant” for a reason, and now users are finding out ways to make the technology even more useful. In order to make Siri read aloud to you, you will need to follow some fairly simple steps. First, under general settings, click on accessibility, and click on “speak selection.” Be sure to turn this function on, and turn on highlight words. You may also consider slowing down the speaking rate in order to more easily understand your book.
You can then open the iBooks app and open any book you would like to have read to you. In the top right of the menu, tap the font button (hint: it says “aA”), and select themes, and then scroll. You can then select any word (or section) of the book, and click speak. You will then hear Siri begin to read the selection as if it was an audiobook.
For an example of Siri reading a book, check out the video below:
Will you ever use Siri as an audiobook reader? Do you think this is a useful feature, or just another gimmick? Leave us a comment and let us know!