By Rich W Woods
I’ve been using the Amazon Echo ever since it came out. Well, ever since I could get an invitation. I always found it odd that, for something that can play music and podcasts, it can’t play audiobooks, especially since Amazon owns Audible.
Of course, you can hook up your phone through Bluetooth, but that kind of kills the point of the voice assistant, Alexa.
Now, you can finally stream audiobooks through your Amazon Echo. Of course, the next question will be, why can I stream my audiobooks to my Amazon Echo but I must download them first on my phone and tablet?
Now you can listen to audiobooks from Audible with Echo. Audiobooks offer a great way to enjoy your favorite books while relaxing, cooking, or spending time together with family. Listening to audiobooks from your Audible library is easy. Here’s how:
Start any book you own with “Alexa, read [Audible book title]”
Resume the current book you’re reading by saying “Alexa, read my book.”
Control playback with “Alexa, go back/forward.”
Echo also supports Whispersync for Voice, which allows you to seamlessly switch between reading and listening with your eligible Kindle books. You can read on your Kindle, tablet, or smartphone and then continue listening on your Echo, right where you left off.