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You can now use Alexa to call live Audible customer support

Just say, "Alexa, call Audible."

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Ask me for audiobook tech support.

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Need an audiobook recommendation? Just ask Alexa.

Audible, the Amazon-owned audiobook company, on Wednesday launched a new feature that lets US owners of Alexa-powered devices call its live customer service line by saying, "Alexa, call Audible."

The customer service line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can help with audiobook recommendations, exchanges, technical problems and Audible app setup.

One advantage to the new feature is that it's hands-free, providing people with disabilities a new option for reaching customer support. The feature is also another way Amazon is tying its services to its voice assistant, which already allows customers to order products from Amazon and play Amazon Music playlists. Amazon also lets customers play their Audible audiobooks through Alexa.