The UK is set to see a major boost in reading speed as more technology such as speed reading technology is introduced, it has been claimed.
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The technology is being rolled out to all TV viewers, but it is being offered to people who have a broadband connection, as well as those who can download books.
The BBC’s head of TV said the technology would help the BBC “give the UK’s audiences the best possible viewing experience”.
“We’re going to give our audiences the fastest reading experience possible with the best quality reading technology available,” Neil Jordan said.
“With speed reading, the speed of an individual reader is determined by the speed at which the entire device can read.”
This means that it is possible for a reader with the fastest speed to read all the way through to the end of the text.
“Mr Jordan said that with the technology now in place, the new speed reading service would offer more than 500,000 UK households the ability to access their books on demand, including for a one-off fee of £5.99 per month.”
The BBC said it had seen an increase in people using the service.””
We’re also bringing speed reading to all households across the UK, and across all of our online content.”
The BBC said it had seen an increase in people using the service.
“We’ve seen an enormous uptake in the use of the speed reading app, which we’re thrilled to be able to introduce to all our UK viewers,” a BBC spokesman said.
The service will be available on a trial basis for the first four weeks of July.
The news comes ahead of the start of the summer, when many viewers in the US, Australia and New Zealand will begin using the new, faster speeds.
The move is being hailed by consumer rights group Consumers Union, who said the change would “significantly improve the quality and speed of content”.
“This is an important step towards delivering better and more reliable service to all UK households, and ensures that the BBC and other UK broadcasters can continue to deliver high quality TV,” said Consumer Union chief executive Caroline Smith.
“The speed reading experience is not just for the BBC, it’s for everyone, from the most discerning TV fans to the most casual readers.”
Speed reading will help UK audiences enjoy BBC programmes more effectively, while delivering the best content for all.
“A total of 17m speed reading devices are expected to be installed in the country by 2020, with more than 400,000 in use.
Users can download the speed read app on Android, iOS and Windows Phone, and will be able set their own reading speed on the device.