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How to listen to Bible audio on Bible.com

Last Updated: Nov 21, 2018 10:38AM CST
The audio function plays voice recordings made available by the publisher of that Bible version.  It is not synthesized speech generated from the text.   Audio is available for several Bible versions, but not all.   When you tap on the version code (e.g. KJV) to see the list of versions, those with audio available will have a speaker icon  behind the name
  • You must have a strong stable internet connection to listen to audio
  • Audio will only read one chapter at a time.
  • It needs to be restarted again for the the next chapter
Menu icons are on the top left on the regular web and the bottom for mobile devices.
 

To play audio if you are signed in

  1. Select Read
  2. Select the Bible version short code box behind the book and chapter in the top of the screen. (e.g. KJV).
  • Select a version with audio
  • If you select a version without audio the speaker icon in the Read page is grey and will show a red stop sign when selected. This will also occur if the audio is only for certain books of the Bible. 
  1. In the main page, select the speaker icon beside the version 
  2. The audio control panel will come up
  3. Click the forward arrow button to start, click the same button to pause (stop) audio
  4. To move back or forward in the recording, select the back 30 (in front of play or forward 30 buttons
  5. You can also select audio reader speed
  6. If audio is playing, it will normally continue to play even if you navigate away from the audio control panel to do something else on your device. To stop player get back to this screen and select pause
  7. To close or open the audio panel click anywhere on the screen
  8. A green circle will come around the top speaker icon. Click on it to reopen audio panel

Audio without being signed in

  • A simplified audio drop down is displayed
  • Select the > to start and then HIDE in the top corner to close


Using audio with a reading plan 

  • If the audio from the publisher has been "versified" or segmented then the audio will read only the selected portions of the reference
  • Otherwise it will begin at the beginning of the chapter. You can use the audio control panel as described above to move to the selected verses
  • The audio will forward through all references until the day is completed

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Some versions have audio for the New Testament, but not the Old Testament

If you notice delays or hiccups, try pausing the audio, wait several seconds to allow the audio to buffer, then resume play

 

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