Tag Archive: audiobooks


Google Play audiobooks get new features like Smart Resume and more

Back in January, Google officially rolled out built-in audiobook support in Google Play Books, adding a bit more competition to the market against Apple’s iBooks and Amazon’s Audible.

Now the service is getting a bit better. Announced today, Google is adding new features like the ability to resume where you left off at the beginning of a sentence, speed up or slow down narration, and more. The new features are available now, so audiobook listeners should be able to take  [Read More…]

Google Play audiobooks get Bookmarks, Smart Resume, and more

Audiobooks have been available to download and listen to on Google Play for just about two months, and now Google’s aiming to make your listening experience even better with a few new tricks.

First on the list, you’ll find a new feature called “Smart Resume.” Pausing an audiobook in the middle of a sentence and then resuming your playback a couple minutes later can be a jarring experience, but with Smart Resume, your audiobook will automatically go back  [Read More…]

Google now offers audiobooks in the Play Store (get 50% off your first purchase)

Want to read more, but don’t have the time? Audiobooks are the obvious solution. Lots of people today use the time spent cooking or working out to enhance their knowledge by loading up an audiobook on their smartphone (or another device). Aware of the trend, Google too wants to encourage people to expand their horizons, […]

Audiobooks now available on Google Play without a monthly subscription

You can start listening to a new title for under $ 10.

The Google Play Store is already Android’s one-stop-shop for apps, games, movies, TV shows, and e-books, and now the digital marketplace is officially stepping into the world of audiobooks. There was a rumor back in November that this was in the works, but now you can head to the Play Store and start listening to your favorite titles.

Audiobooks will be offered alongside e-books within  [Read More…]

TuneIn Premium will stop offering audiobooks on January 15

Why is this happening? TuneIn won’t say.

For a lot of folks, TuneIn has been the go-to app for listening to music, podcasts, sports, news broadcasts, and even audiobooks in one single location. Unfortunately, starting January 15, 2018, one of these things will no longer be supported.

When you open the TuneIn app and select an audiobook that you’d like to listen to, you’ll now see a message saying “Audiobook content will no longer be  [Read More…]

How to listen to audiobooks using Amazon Alexa

Setting up alexa to read your audiobooks is a breeze.

Talking to Alexa can make keeping organized easier, but it’s definitely useful for more than just an interactive to-do list and search engine. You can also use Alexa to listen to your Audiobooks when you’re ready to relax. We’ve got the details on how to get listening to your favorite books in no time.

Alexa can read audiobooks

Alexa on the Amazon Echo can connect  [Read More…]

Audible picks up Android Auto support for road trip-worthy audiobooks

Audible has been updated for Android with the inclusion of Android Auto support. This will enable the app to run through audiobooks while you focus on the road ahead of your vehicle. We took a look at the app in beta back in November, praising Audible for the experience that simply works.

As well as the highlighted support for Android Auto, the latest version of Audible also implements playback speed manipulation, enabling you to fine-tune the  [Read More…]

Amazon Echo can now play music and audiobooks from multiple Amazon accounts

The Amazon Echo can now play both audiobooks and music from multiple Amazon accounts, and switching between them is as easy as a voice command. Getting set up for the new functionality is simple as well, just head to the Settings in the Alexa app and add another Amazon user to the household. Switching between the two profiles is as simple as saying “Alexa, switch accounts.”

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TuneIn Premium gives users streaming sports, music and audiobooks for $7.99 a month

TuneIn, the popular Internet streaming audio service, is giving customers some optional extras with the launch of TuneIn Premium. The subscription service adds more access to live sports, along with commercial-free radio stations and audiobooks for the price of $ 7.99 a month in the US.