Amazonâ€™s new Kindle Oasis has some cool new features. Itâ€™s waterproof, but it also supports Audible, if you have have a set of bluetooth headphones or speakers handy. According to a listing on Amazon, it looks as though that functionality is coming to its cheapest kindle model as well.
According to the Kindleâ€™s product page (via The Digital Reader), it will support Audible â€œin the coming months.â€ It looks as though itâ€™ll do something similar to the Oasis: because the device doesnâ€™t come equipped with speakers, users will have to pair the device with their own via bluetooth. The page notes that the feature will be available as an over-the-air-update at some point in the near future.
Unfortunately, it looks like itâ€™ll only be the Oasis and basic model that will get the update: the Paperwhite and the Voyage donâ€™t appear to support the feature.
Amazon owns Audible, so integration between the Kindle and audiobook company makes quite a bit of sense, especially as audiobooks have taken off in popularity in recent years. Audible has also begun producing its own, original content, such as James Patrick Kelleyâ€™s Mother Go or John Scalziâ€™s The Dispatcher, which means that Audible members will soon be able to access all of their purchases on one device.