December 21, 2014

Listen to your news and podcasts via Umano

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The next time you’re cleaning up the house or chilling in the sunroom and want to get your news fix, consider listening instead of reading. Umano is one of the best apps we’ve encountered which allows for such a thing and it’s even better with Chromecast support.

Listen to thousands of news articles across a number of categories as they’re read by real people and not that silly automated voice stuff. Build a playlist of your favorite topics and sources and have it ready to go at a moment’s notice. Not sure where to start? Check out what your friends are listening to or start by picking a few interests. Got something cool that someone else should hear? Share it socially (email, Twitter, Facebook) and they can get in on it without having to download the app.

There are a handful of reading modes to choose from, including in-car and read-along. We’re fond of the Chromecast support, naturally, and think it’s a great way to keep abreast of the current events.