For blind or visually impaired travelers
You can ask Alexa to read eligible Kindle books in your library.
The Amazon Echo, the Amazon devices that make up its voice assistant Alexa, will now be able to read the books that are purchased for the Kindle eReader. This new version of the internal software of this device allows with the command “Alexa, read [a book from the Kindle library]” begin to hear the synthesized voice reading that book.
What else can you do?
Amazon’s voice assistant allows you to read and pause in the book as well as go forward or backward in reading. Continue with that reading with synthesized voice where we left it to be able to complete the process at our pace.
Alexa reads eligible books:
- Purchased from the Kindle Store
- Borrowed from Kindle Owners’ Lending Library
- Borrowed from Kindle Unlimited or Prime Reading
- Shared with you in your Family Library
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:
- Go to the menu and select Music, Video, & Books.
- Under Books, select Kindle.
- Choose an available device from the drop-down menu before selecting a title.
- Read Kindle Books Alexa.
Control book reading with your voice
- Say, “Play the Kindle book, ‘[title]’” to start the book.
- Say, “[Pause / Skip / Stop / Resume]” to control Alexa’s reading progress.
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 can select the Now Playing icon in the Alexa app. Then select Queue to choose a chapter from the list.
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Read Kindle Books Alexa.