Amazon Echo is now ready to give you more luxury. It will now read Kindle books to you. The device responds to the name “Alexa” and uses an experimental reading technology that allows supported Amazon devices to read Kindle books aloud.
You will just say, “Alexa, read [Kindle book title]” and it will begin to read the specific book to you.
What’s more? On the off chance that you need a break or miss something, you can ask Alexa to “pause,” “go forward (or back)” and “resume my book.”
“With Kindle Books by Alexa, you can ask Alexa to read eligible Kindle books in your library. Alexa reads books purchased from the Kindle Store, borrowed from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library or Kindle Unlimited, or shared with you in your Family Library.”
“Alexa reads your Kindle books with the same text-to-speech technology used for Wikipedia articles, news articles, and calendar events.”
Additionally, the Amazon Echo is presently perfect with the Vivint Home Security System through another skill. You can also control your Vivint system to lock and open entryways, control your indoor regulator and more with simply your voice with the integration.
To Find Eligible Books in the Alexa App:
Open the left navigation panel and then select Kindle Books > Books Alexa can read.
- When you ask Alexa to read your Kindle book, Alexa picks up from where you left off in the book on another compatible Amazon device or reading app.
- To go to different chapters in a Kindle book, select the Now Playing bar in the Alexa app when Alexa reads your Kindle book and then select Queue. You can then choose a chapter from the list.
And the best part, the book reading service from Amazon Echo is absolutely free of charge, unlike its Audible service which provides audiobooks for a monthly fee.