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 in the left margin.
You must have a strong stable network connection for audio to work.
To play audio:
- Open one of the Bible versions that has audio (has a speaker icon)
- Tap the speaker icon at the bottom of the Bible page to open the audio control panel
- Tap the large green play button to start, tap the same button to pause (stop) audio
- 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. However, the app can also “get stuck” if you try to do other things while audio is playing.
Using the audio control panel:
- Tap the left/right buttons to skip back/ahead by chapter (audio will always start at the beginning of a chapter)
- Use the blue/grey slider bar to skip forward or back in the recording.
- To adjust volume use either the hardware volume buttons on your device, or the slider directly above the green button.
- Tap the green button to stop audio. Note: If the green button is not showing, you will need to follow steps 1 and 2 (above) to get back to the audio control panel.
Some versions have audio for the New Testament, but not the Old Testament.
The Bible App does not download audio to your device for playback. Instead, it streams the audio from dedicated servers all over the world. So to ensure the best audio experience possible, we strongly recommend that you connect using WiFi (a wireless network) for listening. While the data network for your mobile device may be fast enough, most networks may cause delays or “stuttering.” Since any change in the network connection can cause an interruption, audio may not work well in a moving vehicle.
If you have a limited data plan with your cell provider, using audio without WiFi could cause you to reach your limit quickly, and trigger extra charges.
If you notice delays or hiccups, try pausing the audio, wait several seconds to allow your audio to buffer, then resume play.
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