Scribd brings vast audiobook library right to your Apple wrist watch

Scribd, the reading subscription service that offers access to the best ebooks, audio books, magazines, podcasts, and more, announced today that the Scribd app, with over 1 million downloads in the iOS app store, is now available on Apple Watch.

Listeners can access Scribd audio books straight from their watch, making it easier than ever to bring their audio content on the go and to enjoy it while doing day-to-day activities.

The application supports standalone streaming so users can listen to audiobooks from their library over a cellular or Wi-Fi connection, without needing to be tethered to their iPhone.

Audio can be streamed from the watch to connected bluetooth headphones or speakers.

Exciting features of the Scribd app for Apple Watch

Playback for audio titles from the saved lists

Users will be able to access their saved titles from their watch (located in the Saved section), and will be able to quickly see and access the currently playing title, or see their most recently played title (in the “Recently Played” section).

Playback controls

The Scribd audio player on Apple Watch provides easy access to playback controls including play, pause, skip forward or back and volume, as well as access to other functions such as sleep timer and playback speed (from 0.8x to 2x).

Streaming to connected bluetooth headphones or external speakers

To use standalone streaming, users will need an Apple Watch Series 3 or later, with watchOS 6.0+ (watchOS 7+ recommended) and a cellular or Wi-Fi connection.

Users will also need the latest Scribd app installed on their iPhone.

What are the stakeholder’s remarks?

“The expansion of the Scribd app to the Apple Watch device adds a way for our listeners to enjoy their favorite audio content,” said Meghan Cochran, Vice President of Product for Scribd.

“We believe this expansion of accessibility is a step forward for our users, and with more people spending time outside and on-the-go, the timing of this launch couldn’t be better.”

The Scribd app for Apple Watch is now available globally in the iOS app store. It is available in all of Scribd’s supported languages, including English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Indonesian, Romanian, and Russian.

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