If you enjoy reading, you probably also enjoy audiobooks as they allow you to «read» a book while you do other things. Here’s how you can listen to audiobooks on Amazon Echo using just your voice.
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Using an audiobook service called Audible, you can play your audiobooks through Amazon Echo and control them with your voice. You can also listen to your Kindle books through the Echo if that particular Kindle book supports it — though it will be read in Alex’s slightly more robotic voice than the real person you get on Audible.
Either way, it’s very easy to set up your Audible account and use Echo to read your audiobooks aloud. In fact, if you’re logged into your Amazon account on your Echo device, Audible is already up and running (since Amazon owns Audible and they’re tightly integrated). If you have an Audible subscription, you can start listening.
Sign up for an Audible account
If you don’t have an Audible account yet, you can easily create one. Since Amazon owns Audible, signing up for the audiobook service is very easy and straightforward. Start by going to the Audible website and click Sign In in the top right corner of the screen.
Enter your Amazon email address and password on the login screen. Click Continue to create or sign in to your account.
If you’ve never used Audible before, you’ll get a free 30-day trial that gives you one free audiobook.
After you sign up for Audible, your account will be automatically linked to your Amazon Echo if your Amazon account is linked to the device. From there, you can buy audiobooks and listen to them on Echo.
How to control audiobooks with your voice
There are several voice commands you can give Alexa when it comes to listening to your Audible audiobooks. Here are some options you can use to start listening to your audiobooks. Keep in mind that you will need to own or rent an audiobook from Audible in order to listen to it.
«Alexa, play the book [название]».
«Alexa, play the audiobook [название]».
«Alexa, play [название] from Audible.
You can also control your audiobook by using your voice, pausing, rewinding, etc.