Apple Watch gets a special Audiobooks app with watchOS 6. Read on for streaming and playing Apple Books audiobooks directly from your laptop.
Among the features and changes that come with watchOS 6, a dedicated app for listening to Apple Books audiobooks lands on Apple Watch with the latest software. The app makes it convenient to stream or play your favorite titles without needing your iPhone nearby.
Note: watchOS 6 is currently only available as a developer beta with the public version released this fall.
watchOS 6: How to stream and play Apple Books audiobooks on Apple Watch
- Look for the new Audiobooks app icon on the Apple Watch Home screen and open them
- You will see a On iPhone [1
- Select Library to play Apple Books audiobooks directly from Apple Watch
- Select an audiobook to play it
Read and follow see the pictures below for a closer look:
To play Apple Books audiobooks directly from Apple Watch, select Library and tap on an audiobook.
The app has buttons to search 15 seconds back and forth, play / pause, select chapters, speed up playback and more. Use Digital Crown to adjust the volume.
If you don't have any Apple Books audiobooks popping up, go to the iPhone and open the Apple Watch app.
Swipe down and press Audiobooks .
As shown above, you can get your readings now and will read the titles automatically downloaded to the watch. You can also download Apple Books audiobooks manually by tapping the Add Audiobook … option.
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