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Rakuten Overdrive brings library audiobooks to Apple CarPlay

Techstination feature for Thursday, August 22, 2019

Techstination, your destination for gadgets and gear.   I’m Fred Fishkin.        Overdrive is a company that pioneered the ability of public libraries to provide e-books to readers.   It created the Libby app…and now it is helping to deliver audio books from libraries that can be listened to using Apple CarPlay.   Founder Steve Potash…

“Because of the CarPlay integration in Libby, the app appears and is fully accessible through either the touch screen or the voice commands or the navigational features on the steering wheel.  So I could get in the car, instantly continue where I left off with my audio book.”

And even automatically pause if a call comes in.   In the U.S., Kindle owners can read library books using the Libby app as well.    Today Overdrive is part of Rakuten.

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