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 News Service

The IDG News Service is the world's leading daily source of global IT news, commentary and editorial resources. The News Service distributes content to IDG's more than 300 IT publications in more than 60 countries.

  • Mail

Poll

Do you think your smartphone is making you a workaholic?