Apple News+ will soon have audio editions of major stories within the next month. This is going to be a subscriber only feature, so you will have to pay the monthly subscription fee. There will be a new audio tab on the main home screen and many newspapers and blogs will have audio editions of their articles, which you can activate with Siri, saying things like “Siri, play the latest news.”
According to 9to5Mac, the interface here is extremely similar to Apple’s Podcasting app UI, with a quick 15-second rewind button and options for faster playback. There’s also a quick link that can take listeners from the audio version of the story to the written one, allowing them to follow along with the original text while listening to the article.
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.