Kindle Reading Apps Now Able to Switch Between Reading and Listening Without Leaving the App

Jun 10, 2014


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Amazon announced that Kindle for Android and Kindle for iOS are getting an update, which builds a seamless listening experience right into the app. With Whispersync for Voice, recently called "Amazon's killer new app for books" by the Wall Street Journal, the Kindle app now lets you switch instantly between reading a Kindle book and listening to the companion audiobook from Audible--all with just one tap, without leaving the book.

Professional narration is available for more than 45,000 Kindle books and growing. You can easily add professional narration to your favorite Kindle books with one click using Matchmaker, a service that scans your Kindle library to find which of your Kindle books have a companion Audible version available. Audio upgrades are available for as little as $0.99, with upgrades to bestsellers like the Outlander series and The Hunger Games series available for as little as $3.99.

(amazon.com/kindleapps, amazon.com/matchmaker)