Audible, the audiobook service owned by Amazon, today updated its iOS app with a much-needed redesign and a handful of new features designed to improve the discovery and playback experience.

As you can see below, the old theme (left) has been switched out for a white, slightly flatter design (right) that’s more in-line with iOS 7. It’s a refreshing change complimented by a new ‘Discover’ section that offers a vertical stream of audiobook recommendations. Just like the Kindle for iOS app, it’s not possible to buy Audible content directly through this app. You can, however, review samples and save audiobooks to your Wish List for purchasing online.

audible1 Audible for iOS gets a bright redesign, new Discover section and 30 second forward button

Elsewhere, Audible has added a 30-second forward button to the in-app player, making it easy to skip ahead, as well as a revamped search tool that also incorporates results from the aforementioned Discover section.

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