To test out Google’s reading-learning tool, you no longer need to reach for your Android phone. For a comparable experience on your PC, Google has released a Read Along beta for the web.
The virtual assistant Diya continues to encourage your children to read aloud and provides constructive criticism. Children may read at various levels and get rewards on a digital platform for reaching milestones.
With support for Safari and other browsers coming “soon,” the beta now supports reading on Chrome, Edge, and Firefox. English and Hindi are only two of several languages that children may learn.
Google is explicit that an account is not required, but you may sign in for a more customized experience. You don’t need to worry because voice recognition is done entirely within your browser.
If you like the personalised touch, the Read Along web version can’t convince you otherwise. However, Google isn’t presenting this as a full alternative to the human touch.
When parents aren’t around, it helps youngsters get better at reading, and it could help schools teach literacy when one-on-one instruction isn’t feasible.