The official Audible app for Windows Phone has been updated to version 9.0.1. No, we're not in April. This release is a fairly substantial update to the app by Amazon, bundling a bunch of improvements to enhance the audio book experience.
Yes, this does seem to be the previously discovered beta release merged into the official Store version.
As well as the usual bug fixes and improvements to performance, the latest release includes personalized recommendations, audio sample playback within the app and even hands-free support. Here's a quick breakdown of what's new in version 220.127.116.11:
- Bug fixes
- Improved stability
- Personalized recommendations
- View similar titles by the same author, narrator and next in series
- Rate and review titles from the app
- Play audio samples in the app
- Storage card support
- Hands-free support
This release should also address many of the issues people have been experiencing.
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