Amazon has just added new functionality for their Echo streaming media center that will have bookworms celebrating. You can now have your entire e-Book collection read aloud using Alexa’s default voice, which is handy if you want to breeze through a few chapters while puttering around the house.
Not all Kindle e-Books are compatible with the Echo read aloud feature, but most titles purchased from Amazon, the Kindle Lending Library or from Kindle Unlimited should all work.
The Echo is now a solid platform to keep literary enthusiasts happy. Not only can it now read e-books aloud, but in August it gained the ability to play audiobooks from Audible.
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.