What are some alternatives?
When comparing Bard and Play (for Medium), you can also consider the following products
Content Discovery Feed Chrome Extension - Get inspired by new articles whenever you open a new tab.
Pocket Listen - Reading is hard. Listen to articles instead.
PubLoft - Freelancer network for writers powered by the gig economy
Play for Web - Listen to articles from around the web
Stampsy - A single place to share, curate and discover visual content
Play for Medium writers - Add audio to all your Medium Articles with one click