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Amazon's Alexa Can Now Narrate Kindle Books Through the Echo

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Amazon's Alexa Can Now Narrate Kindle Books Through the Echo - by Nick Statt/ Home/ Tech/ Amazon/ The Verge/ theverge.com

"Amazon has put out yet another useful update for its Alexa digital assistant and Echo smart speaker. Following last week's addition of Jeopardy-playing capabilities, the company will now let its voice-powered software narrate Kindle books aloud through the Echo. You can now start a narration by saying, "Alexa, read "[Kindle book title]," and the software will launch into a reading, albeit in a far more robotic tone than your standard audiobook narrator. The feature is free to use with any Kindle book in your library.

The software will keep track of which book you were reading last, so you can also launch a narration by simply saying, "Alexa, read my Kindle book." Alexa will respond to commands like "pause," "go forward," and "resume reading" too. Unlike the Amazon-owned Audible service, however, you cannot specify a certain chapter to jump to in your Kindle book..."

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an amazing device that keeps getting better all the time w/no additional fees. It can already control home devices. I would really like them to integrate with simplysafe security systems. I own two now but have not had time to check out the integration w/fire tv. It would be great if alexa recognized that there was more then one unit in a house.
 
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