PC Doctor December 7, 2020

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This week’s PC Doctor is a tech tip sent in by one of our library patrons!

Did you know that your Amazon Alexa can read your Kindle book aloud to you? First, open the Alexa app. Tap the Play button in the top left. Select a book from the list of Available Kindle Titles that Alexa Can Read. Then select the device you'd like to read the book. Tap the bottom menu to bring up the playback interface. Here, you can pause playback, or skip back or ahead by thirty seconds using the playback controls.

If you don’t want to use the app, or can’t reach your phone, you can issue the same commands with your voice. Here are some commands that your Alexa will respond to:

“Play the Kindle book, [title].”

"[Pause / Stop / Resume]."

"[Skip ahead / Skip back]."

"Volume [1-10]."

"Open my Kindle books."

"Show me my Kindle books."

Until next time,
Happy listening!
PC Doctor

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