The entry level 8th generation Kindle and first generation Amazon Kindle Oasis have both received firmware updates today that allow users to purchase and listen to Audible audiobooks with a pair of bluetooth headphones or a wireless speaker.Once the firmware update has been installed automatically or downloaded from the Amazon website you will be able to enjoy all of these new features.
When the new update is installed you will be able to shop for audiobooks in the Audible store. There is a new feature when are you browsing the Kindle bookstore to switch over to Audible and there is a series of images hyping up the new bookstore. If you are an Audible subscriber, any audiobook that you used your monthly credits on are automatically synced into your Kindle’s library.
The built in audiobook player is tremendously robust. You can skip forward or ahead fifteen seconds or change the pitch level. While listening to an audiobook, the Oasis displays how much time is left in a chapter and has software driven volume button. There is a bluetooth notification on the bottom of the screen that tells you what device you have paired the Oasis with, or instructs you how to connect a pair of headphones or a wireless speaker.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and Verge.