How To: Have Real People with Real Voices Read Top News Stories to You Every Day

Have Real People with Real Voices Read Top News Stories to You Every Day

Having to read a bunch of articles and tweets everyday can be tiresome, but if you can have a sweet-ass personal assistant read them for you, you're pretty golden.

While Siri gets a lot of love for her virtual assistance, she doesn't have the power to read social feeds or articles from your favorites news sources. That's where apps like Winston come in. But, there is still one fatal flaw to these digital reading assistants—their robotic voices.

Thankfully, there's a new app called Umano that ditches the robotic reading voice for real-life voices. Yes—that's real people with real voices reading to you. How can you go wrong with that?

You can create a playlist of articles from the top news sources and sit back while someone who knows a little bit about proper pronunciation reads to you—and for the price of completely free at that.

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These articles and playlists can be accessed offline and shared with friends. You can also see which articles your friends have listened to, and listen to them yourself. You can sign in through Facebook to Like articles and make finding your friends easier.

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It's a great app for a long commute or if you just want to stay up on recent events and multitask at the same time. Plus, it's available on Google Play and the iOS App Store, so Android and Apple fans can both enjoy their human-read news.

Have you been using Umano? Be sure to let us know what you think in the comments.

Cover photo by Berna Namoglu/Shutterstock

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