Read Aloud

All Logos resources feature the option to read the text aloud using the computer’s system narrator or, in some resources, a recorded human narrator. Here’s how to access and use the feature.

Note: System narration is disabled on some resources at the publisher's request.


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Start/Stop Reading

  1. Navigate to the passage you want to hear.
  2. Press Ctrl+R (Windows) or Cmd+R (Mac) to begin narration.
  3. A media player bar appears in the top-right of the window.

  4. Press Ctrl+R / Cmd+R again to stop narration and close the media player bar.


 Media Player Controls

The media controls from left to right are:

  • Pause/Play stops or starts narration without closing the media player bar.
  • The title of the resource being read.
  • The progress and elapsed time in the chapter (or section)
    Note: Elapsed time is based on 1x speed and does not change when the reading speed is altered.
  • The 30 button rewinds the audio playback 30 seconds.
  • Click 1x to change the narration speed to .75x, 1x, 1.4x, or 2x.
  • Clicking X closes the media player and stops playback.


Change Narrator

For resources with a dedicated narrator, such as the LEB (New Testament) and ESV, you can switch between the human and system narrator.

Note: Find your resources with human narrators by opening the Library and entering audio in the search bar.

To change the Narrator:

  1. Open the resource’s panel menu by clicking.
  2. Expand the narrator options next to Read Aloud.
  3. Select a human narrator or the System Narrator.

    For example, the Lexham English Bible (LEB) features the option to choose Marv Allen or the System Narrator.

    Note: Selecting Show word by word indicator activates a small gray dot that synchronizes with the narration.

    Try it in Logos

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