Tuxpin is a service that narrates webpages and sends them to your podcast app for listening
The Tuxpin makes it easy to narrate webpages and send them to your Podcast app in one step.
NOTE: You can also use Tuxpin in your browser
Tuxpin uses the latest in neural text to speech technology to produce natural sounding narrations. Listen to a sample.
Find a webpage you want to have Tuxpin narrate for you using your browser or social media app.
Add webpages to your private Tuxpin playlist using the Share function, or paste the URL into the Tuxpin app.
You can then listen to your playlist in your preferred podcast app.
Tuxpin uses the latest in neural text-to-speech technology to produce natural sounding results.
Add webpages to your Tuxpin playlist, and they will be instantly narrated for you and sent to your podcast app.
The Tuxpin free plan provides up to 5 narrations per month.
Your Tuxpin playlist can be added to your preferred podcast app for optimal listening experience.
Add webpages to your Tuxpin playlist directly using your web browser or social app's share function.
Tuxpin has native apps for iOS and Android, as well as a web client
Tuxpin provides you with 5 narration credits per month for free. 1 narration credit is about 9 minutes of audio - or the length of a typical news article. So you can narrate up to 5 news articles per month with the free plan. If you find that you use Tuxpin regularly, you might consider upgrading your account to Premium, and receive 500 narration credits per month.
The narration quality is already quite good, and it is improving every day as the neural text-to-speech quality improves. This is not the droney computer voice you remember from the nineties. Neural text-to-speech has become so good that many people prefer it to the average human narrator. Listen to a sample and judge for yourself.
Tuxpin calculates the number of credits required to narrate a webpage based on the number of spoken words on the page. 1 credit corresponds with approximately 9 minutes of narration. If you attempt to narrate a very long webpage (e.g. a book), then it will just cost you more credits.
Currently Tuxpin only supports English. If you would like us to support another language, please let us know and we'll look into adding support for it.
In theory, Tuxpin is compatible with any podcast app. When you create an account you receive a private Podcast feed URL that can be added to any podcast app that supports subscribing to feeds by URL. To simplify things, Tuxpin provides one-click links to add your feed to many of the popular podcast apps on both iOS and Android. If your podcast app is not one of these apps, you can simply copy and paste your private feed URL into your podcast app. Tuxpin includes direct links for Apple Podcasts, Castro, Pocket Casts, Overcast, Podcast Addict, Downcast, and Podkicker. If your podcast app isn't listed here, let us know, and we'll look into adding it. And in the mean time, you can still add your feed manually, as mentioned above.
Apple requires all purchases on iOS to go through their in-app purchase, and they charge us up to 30% on all transactions. In order to offset this cost and other issues with the iOS platform, we needed to increase the price on iOS. However, if you subscribe on the website or in the Android app, you'll still be able to use the premium subscription from your iOS device.
Yes you can. However, the audio-playing features of the Tuxpin app are currently very basic. The intention is for you to use your Podcast app because it will provide the optimal listening experience.
Tuxpin will be listed as a share target only when a webpage URL is shared. Some apps instead share a different type of media (e.g. The title of the webpage) when you select "Share". In cases like this, the easiest thing to to is to either open the URL in Safari (if your app has this function), or copy and paste the URL directly into the "Narrate" field of the Tuxpin app.