In lieu of self-driving cars, audiobook narrations are a great way to progress through books while driving. But keeping track of your place between book and audio can become a bit annoying – in the book, you have to search for the page you’ve reached, and on the audio file, fast forward or jump around for the spot you left off. If you do your reading on Amazon’s Kindle app, though, that inconvenience is now a thing of the past with Amazon Whispersync for Voice.
A feature previously exclusive to Kindle Fire devices, Whispersync for Voice lets you seamlessly transition between books and their companion Audible audiobook with the touch of a button. Your current page – audio or text – is synced across devices, meaning a lot less searching for your place and a lot more reading.
Amazon helpfully points out that your existing library can be scanned for companion audio using the Matchmaker feature. Audible audiobook upgrades are available for as little as $0.99, or $3.99 for bestsellers.
The new app is available today from Google Play and the Amazon Appstore.