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How to Get Alexa to Read You a Kindle Book
Alexa can read Kindle books that support Text-to-Speech technology used for Wikipedia articles, news articles, and calendar events. Alexa does not support the following types of Kindle content and features: Comics and graphic novels Narration speed control Immersion reading To find eligible books in the Alexa app:. If you already started reading the book on another compatible Amazon device or the Kindle reading app, Alexa will pick up from where you left off. To go to a different chapter in the book, you expand the Player Control Bar to see the Now Playing screen the queue access is located in bottom left corner, select chapter from list. Note: On Fire tablets, Alexa won't show the text for the book on-screen while reading. While we're unable to respond directly to your feedback, we'll use this information to improve our online Help.
With so much recent focus on using an Amazon Echo to control smart home devices , it's nice to see Alexa gain a new core skill for content consumption: She can read your Kindle books to you. You can use your voice to ask Alexa to begin reading by simply saying "Alexa, read book title. Amazon previously purchased Audible's audio book service, so when I saw the news in an Amazon newsletter, I figured there would be some fee to have Alexa read content aloud.
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Control book reading with your voice
If you're anything like us, you have an ever-growing pile of books you swear you'll get round to reading… eventually… maybe… once things get a little less hectic at work, I swear. Thank god for audiobooks, right? Some literary snobs may look down on audiobooks, but frankly we think those people have too much time on their hands. We love an audiobook here at The Ambient , and now that we can use smart assistants like Alexa to read them to us, it's easier than ever to jump back into a good read when you have a few minutes to spare it's also great for bedtime. And no, you don't need an Audible subscription to do it.
Join , subscribers and get a daily digest of news, geek trivia, and our feature articles. Ever wish you could read your books while doing other stuff at the same time? The good news is that your Kindle ebook library is already linked to your Amazon Echo, so you can go ahead and give the device voice commands and begin listening to your Kindle books. One thing to keep in mind, though, is that not every Kindle book is supported by the Echo, but you can go into the Alexa app and see which of your Kindle ebooks are supported. To do this, tap on the sidebar menu button in the top-left corner of the screen in the Alexa app. So, to listen to your Kindle books, just say:.