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Friday, November 24, 2017

Audiobook Discussions: Audible Car Mode

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I have been doing a lot of audiobook listening lately and I attended a recent blogger webinar about audiobook reviewing which got me thinking more and more about audiobooks.  So I wanted to know more of what you think about them!  From there, Audiobook Discussions has been born!

I love when my favorite apps make changes based on important social needs.  In this case, Audible made a Car Mode that will make it easier for hands-free listening while driving.  I think this is a fantastic upgrade as so many people, myself included, use audiobooks to pass the time on a long car ride or even in the daily commute.  We know that many accidents are caused by being distracted, so this change to help reduce distractions is very cool.  Let me share this feature with you:

  • Enter into car mode by selecting the “Car” button at the top of the screen
  • Simplicity of app – It is reduced to 3 buttons only – Play/Pause; Rewind 30 Seconds; Bookmark

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Car Mode Screenshot
Credit: Audible

Of course, use caution when using this app in the car and only use your phone when legally allowed, but I love that they have simplified the app for easier use in the car. 

Have you tried this feature yet?  I haven’t as I have been using my iPod for my recent audiobooks because of review copies.

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1 comment:

  1. I don't listen to a lot of audiobooks and I don't have Audible. I do listen to a lot of podcasts in the car and one feature I use a lot is letting Siri handle things for me.
    "Hey Siri, rewind 1 min"
    I'll have to expore what else I can make her do to help with my ebook listening.


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