+ Thursday May 23rd, 2019

Whether relaxing, cooking, or cleaning, Aussies and Kiwis can now listen to even more of their favourite audiobooks throughout their day…simply by using their voice.

Starting today, Audible.com.au members can access their Audible library on Alexa. Here’s how it works:

  • To play an audiobook in your library, just say: “Alexa, read … [the name of the book in your library].”
  • To pause or resume, just say “Alexa, pause” or “Alexa, resume my book.”
  • You can skip ahead or go backwards 30 seconds by saying “Alexa, go back” or “Alexa, go forward.”

Users will be able to pick up right where they’ve left off when switching between Alexa and the Audible app, and with Whispersync for Voice users can also switch between reading and listening with over 30,000 compatible audiobooks in the Kindle app.

You can discover more about listening to Audible with Alexa here.

Chris Rowland   Managing Editor

Chris Rowland

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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