Audible for Android Auto Goes Crazy, Always Resetting Audiobooks to First Page

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It’s not easy to be an Android Auto user these days, despite all the improvements that Google has released in the last few updates. That's mostly because of glitches that show up every once in a while, making the whole experience behind the wheel a pretty never-ending struggle.
This time, Android Auto doesn’t appear to be the one to blame for the whole thing but Audible, as many users discovered that listening to their audiobooks in the car always resets the playback to the first page.

In other words, you can’t resume from where you left off, as simply starting the playback of an audiobook in Audible after launching Android Auto takes you back to page one.

Several users on reddit confirm the whole thing happens in their cars too, and right now, no workaround is known to exist. Some claim the bug occurs even when bookmarks are being used, as Audible no longer remembers the point where it needs to start from when resuming the playback.

At first glance, this appears to be quite a widespread glitch, but it's worth knowing the whole thing isn’t necessarily new. The first reports in this regard showed up approximately one year ago when Audible automatically reset the playback to the first page in the car.

A software update fixed the issue after a few months, but right now, it looks like it’s coming back for everybody. For the time being, the developing team has remained completely tight-lipped on everything.

Oddly enough, some people claim the playback reset also happens on Bluetooth, so Android Auto doesn’t necessarily have to be running for the problem to occur in the car. All of these seem to indicate Audible is the culprit this time. Hopefully, the parent company manages to track down the glitch and release an update sooner rather than later, especially since it appears to be a widespread thing.
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About the author: Bogdan Popa
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Bogdan keeps an eye on how technology is taking over the car world. His long-term goals are buying an 18-wheeler because he needs more space for his kid’s toys, and convincing Google and Apple that Android Auto and CarPlay deserve at least as much attention as their phones.
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