Audible update adds Collections & Genres
#1  tomsem 05-06-2020, 08:13 PM
iOS Audible v3.24.1 (and Android Audible 2.25.0) haV added ability to organize by Genre or create Collections, finally. I don’t see this on Fire, maybe because Collections can contain both Books and Audiobooks, whereas the Audible app has now created an independent set of collections.

However, the Filters (All, Not Started, Started, Downloaded, Finished) can’t be applied in Genre or Collection views. And you cannot add an item to the collection from Library list, or see which collections an item is in without visiting and searching in each collection. Sigh.

My hope is that they add ability to listen to audiobooks with the Kindle app and share the collections and Read status there and so one doesn’t need the Audible app any more (Just as with Apple Books, Kobo, Nook, Play Books etc.). Of course, keep the Audible app going for those who don’t buy Kindle books. At least this would give a more consistent experience.

My first collection is the set of audiobooks which can be used as audiobook companions to a Kindle book in my library. I generally consume these exclusively with the Kindle app.

#2  Paperbackstash 05-12-2020, 01:05 AM
I don't subscribe anymore but this is nice to know for existing books - thanks for the news!

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