Welcome to another Good e-Reader Video! Today we check out one of the big new features found in the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7: Whispersync for Voice and Immersion Reading! We document the entire procedure to get this up and running and show you some bonus things you can do with your Android device to pick up where you left off in the ebook.
Immersion Reading brings new harmony to ebooks from Amazon and audiobooks from Audible. It basically allows readers to synchronize a Kindle text with the Audible audio version of that work. While you are reading, the ebook is highlighted as the audio track moves along, making it easier for the reader to follow along. One of the more useful ways you can employ this is helping your children learn to read by reading a book and listening to the audio version at the same time. People learning new languages could also tremendously benefit from this. Whispersync for Voice is another new option that, in essence, allows you to read the ebook at home and then pick up where you left off on the audio version.
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