Alexa gets Audible Functionality in Australia and New Zealand

I absolutely love my Amazon Echo Plus but one piece of functionality that has rolled out elsewhere in the world has been sorely missed. That is, Audible functionality for our little AI friend Alexa. Thankfully that gripe is no longer applicable because Audible functionality has arrived!

Starting today, 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.”

Rest assured you’ll always pick up right where you left off when switching between Alexa and the Audible app. And with Whispersync for Voice you can also switch between reading and listening with over 30,000 compatible audiobooks in the Kindle app.

With over 200,000 audiobooks to choose from, the listening possibilities are practically endless with an membership. Discover more about listening to Audible with Alexa here.

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