Alexa Makes Reading as Simple as ABC

Amazon Alexa might be useful in changing your home’s temperature, ordering a product off Amazon, and scheduling your day, but it is also a helpful tool to download and read books from Audible and for the Kindle.  The My IT Forum shares how “Alexa Tip: Locating Kindle Books Alexa Can Read.”

Audio books are a wonderful way to read the latest bestseller while exercising, cleaning your house, or getting other work done.  Amazon Alexa can read books to you, either through one of the many audio book skills, including Audible or through the growing number of Kindle books that use Alexa’s playback feature.  How do you know if a Kindle book can be read out loud?

When you purchase eBooks from Amazon, look for the Whispersync for Voice-Ready and Audible Narration Ready statements in the book’s description…You might already have a few eBooks you’ve purchased that have either been converted to narration-ready, or you purchased already not knowing. To see which books are Alexa-capable…

Open the Alexa app for iOS, Android, or on the web (http://alexa.amazon.com).

Open Settings and go to Music & Books.

At the bottom of the page, tap or click on Kindle Books to be taken to the screen of Alexa-capable Kindle eBook purchases.”

Bibliophiles will read twice as many books with the help of a digital assistant.  They will no longer have an excuse to not dusting their bookshelves and vacuuming the house.

Whitney Grace, May 15, 2017

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