Audio in the Bible Reader on Android

Updated 1 month ago by Manfred Amstutz

The audio function plays prerecorded files made available by the publisher. A speaker button will be displayed at the top of the Read screen if audio is available for the selected version.

Audio is only available online and can not be downloaded due to size
To play audio
  1. Select the Reader (book) button in main menu
  2. In the Reader, select the speaker button in the top right menu (scroll down if menu not visible)
The audio control panel
  1. Select the play button in the center to start
  2. Select the left or right double arrow buttons to skip back/ahead by verse (Audio may start at the beginning of a chapter)
  3. Use the slider bar to move forward or back in the recording (as you move it it will also tell you what verse that the audio is on so you can move slider to the particular verse that you are looking for or looking to start listening from)
  4. Once the audio has started, select the center pause/stop button to pause/stop audio
  5. Select TIMER and then select the amount of time preferred for continuous play
  6. Select 1X to choose speeds of read back
  7. Select the Show Controls switch to have the audio controls appear at the bottom of the Read page while you follow along with the narrator
  8. To hide the audio panel, swipe arrow down
  9. When enabled, the audio button on the play page will have a color trail around it to show approximately how much of the chapter has been played
  10. To adjust volume, use the volume controls on your device
  11. The audio will scroll the page with an Audio Tracking Bar on the left of the current verse
    1. To turn it off, select More (three lines) in main menu
    2. Select Settings
    3. Scroll down to Show Audio Tracking Bar and set the button on the right to green for on and grey for off


If you have a limited data plan, using audio without WiFi could cause you to reach your limit quickly, and trigger extra charges.

For the best audio experience possible, we strongly recommend that you connect using WiFi while listening

Many networks may cause delays or “stuttering.” If you notice delays or hiccups, try pausing the audio, wait several seconds to allow your audio to buffer, then resume play

Since any change in the network connection can cause an interruption, audio may not work well in a moving vehicle

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