So, you want to keep yourself updated on the latest news without having to squint at the text on your Android screen? Now you can listen to your favorite news read by voice actors as you drive, jog or do anything else. Umano Read-Me-the-News app is now available for Android.
The idea is incredibly simple and equally effective. You can listen to music, so why not news? Umano maker So Three believes reading full length news articles to smartphone users in human voices will add convenience. We tend to agree. Umano team curates some 20 articles from 6 categories – Entertaining, Must Know, Geeky, Entrepreneurial, Inspirational, and Scientific. Voice actors read these assorted news and you can take a listen anytime you want. You can personalize selection categories, make playlists and see what your friends are listening to.
Umano news reading app for Android has scored around 5000 installation on day 1 of its launch. Users find Umano’s voice quality and news selection to be great. Not so great is the fact that Umano newscasts are not available offline, so it’s a bit of a data guzzler.
The Umano team is looking to add more functionality and personalization to its promising news reader app, surely this will make it one of the best news apps around. The future version may have the ability to create automatic playlists based on your interest and the length of your commute. You can download Umano news reading app free at Google Play and stay on top of the news on-the-go.