Tuesday, June 18

Google Play Books includes audiobook download quality, adjustable rewind/forward augmentations

Not long ago, Google presented a Material Theme upgrade for Play Books on Android. Presently broadly taken off, form 5.1.9 today includes a bunch of new highlights for audiobooks, including audio quality and download size, just as adaptable in backward/forward additions.

There is a new “Audiobook playback” section in settings in the wake of “Reading” and before “Notifications.” An “Audio quality” menu enables clients to pick between Standard (smaller file) and High (larger file). This choice must be set at a high-level, and not on a per book basis. Also, the application does not list file sizes for every thing at download.

Given the extensive sizes, it’s a valuable setting for managing storage following Play Books including an audiobooks store and bolster early a year ago.

The next change gives clients a chance to customize the skip backward/forward amount. The two augmentations can be set freely of one another and include: 5, 15, 30, and 60 seconds. Thirty is the default value with this change reflected in numerous spots all through the application. The full Now Playing screen and notification demonstrates the two buttons, while the compact player when browsing the app only displays backwards.

One other little change in this release updates the application shortcuts with Material Theme icons. Version 5.1.9 of Google Play Books is taking off now by means of the Play Store.

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