audibleappandroid100643965orig

Audible app integrates with Android Auto for easier listening while on the road

Your next cruise down the highway may be more enjoyable if you have Amazon’s Audible app and Android Auto.

The audiobook app now works with Google’s car interface so you can more easily fire up a book and use the Android Auto interface to control playback. 

The update allows you to fine tune playback speed between .5x and 3x and skip forward and back through the different sections of your book. Audible will appear with your list of media apps in the Android Auto interface. The Android app also puts your wish list, best sellers, categories, and pre-orders in a more prominent spot.

You can get the latest version of Audible from the Google Play Store.

Why this matters: While Android Auto doesn’t have a huge footprint yet, multiple car manufacturers have announced plans to bring it to existing and new vehicles. The ability to control your music or audiobook through the Android Auto interface will be more convenient and help you keep your eyes on the road since there’s no need to fumble for your phone.

IDG Insider

PREVIOUS ARTICLE

« Apple faces class-action lawsuit over 'Error 53' iPhone-killing fiasco

NEXT ARTICLE

Intel's Itanium to live on as HPE commits to new servers with the chip »
author_image
IDG Connect

IDG Connect tackles the tech stories that matter to you

  • Mail

Recommended for You

20 Red-Hot, Pre-IPO companies to watch in 2019 B2B tech - Part 1

Martin Veitch's inside track on today’s tech trends

Training and certification for a cloud native world

Keri Allan looks at the latest trends and technologies

Unicorns are running free in the UK but Brexit poses a tough challenge

Trevor Clawson on the outlook for UK Tech startups

Poll

Do you think your smartphone is making you a workaholic?