Pocket redesigns its mobile apps to emphasize listening


Pocket, which lets you save articles and videos to your devices to view later, is rolling out a redesign today with a new emphasis on listening to the items you save. The listen feature, which is powered by a new integration with Amazon’s Polly text-to-speech service, is intended to turn your article queue into “a personal podcast that you curate on your own,” CEO Nate Weiner says. It’s out today on iOS and Android.

The company, which is owned by Mozilla, is also announcing its first Alexa skill. Add it to your Alexa-enabled device, and you’ll be able to access your Pocket articles wherever you have a smart speaker.

The redesign represents the first major visual change to Pocket since 2012 when the company first rebranded from its…

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