The rollout of Android Auto, Google’s smartphone-based infotainment system for the road, is in full swing as several automakers and developers are announcing specific cars and apps to support the feature. Audibooks.com is the latest to release an Android Auto-compatible app with the most recent update to their Audio Books app for Android.
Android Auto integration means Audio Books app users can listen to their favorite selections while driving. The benefit is that Android Auto makes controlling playback and selecting the right audio book an easier experience as its optimized for the built-in display in supported cars. Audiobooks.com says its the first audiobooks smartphone app to adopt Android Auto:
“Audiobooks.com is the first and only audiobooks application supporting the Android Auto platform. Driving will never be the same again.
Audiobooks.com’s philosophy is to provide easy and convenient ways for people to enjoy audiobooks, wherever and however they prefer to listen to them. Demand for car infotainment systems and in-car listening is skyrocketing, which led Audiobooks.com to make the in-vehicle experience a high priority in guiding product development.”
The service offers access to 60,000 audiobooks for playback on your Android phone for $14.99/month. Audiobooks.com also features an iOS app and added support for Apple’s CarPlay infotainment system earlier this year.
You can grab the latest version of Audio Books with Android Auto integration from the Google Play Store. Google released the Android Auto app on the Play Store earlier this year as Pioneer released the first aftermarket head units to support the feature.
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