iPlayText reads text to you. It turns wikipedia articles into podcasts. It gives your tired eyes a rest.

Features include:
• No ads.
• Works offline, no network required.
• Listen to arbitrary text in any of the 30+ supported languages (see list below).
• Listen to all Wikipedia articles; almost infinite contents just a few taps away.
• Control playback even if the device is locked.
• Choose from all downloaded system voices.
• Pick your favorite voice for each language.
• Skip forward and backward (with customizable skip duration)
• Customize the playback speed.

Supported languages:
• Arabic
• Chinese
• Czech
• Danish
• Dutch
• English
• Finnish
• French
• German
• Greek
• Hebrew
• Hindi
• Hungarian
• Indonesian
• Italian
• Japanese
• Korean
• Norwegian
• Polish
• Portuguese
• Romanian
• Russian
• Slovak
• Spanish
• Swedish
• Thai
• Turkish

What’s New

Version 1.0.4

Further improved voice settings. Now all supported languages are displayed, even if there is only one voice available. Now the demo speech of each voice is a full instruction on how to download more voices.

NOTE: You may download more voices in the system Settings app → Accessibility → Spoken Content → Voices.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Mr. Outis ,

Export Feature

Nice app. Would be perfect if we can be able to export voice data?

Trace412 ,


Really cool idea! The app makes it easy to search for Wikipedia articles and load them to be read. You can download more voices from the system settings app. It does take some getting used to the voice. Siri sounds great but for some reason Apple hasn’t made the same improvements to the accessibility voiceover.

Developer Response ,

Thanks. Siri’s speech is loaded from the server. That’s how they are able to make it higher quality.

App Privacy

The developer, Actowise LLC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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