Flipboard has today announced the launch of their new audio service which links with SoundCloud, NPR, PRI and allows users to enjoy music, podcasts, news segments, ephemera and more, whilst flipping through Flipboard’s applications.
To start using the new Flipboard SoundCLoud, simply click on the red ribbon to open up the new Audio category, or simply connect to SoundCloud within the accounts area of the application.
As you start playing music a note icon will appear in the bottom left corner of the Flipboard application, to allow you access to controls that enable you to customise your listening experience. Flipboard explains:
“Our Content Guide is now chock-full of some of the best sounds we could find. We’ve launched new partnerships with NPR and PRI and scoured SoundCloud’s massive community of sound creators to bring you some of our favorites—artists like Snoop Dogg and Diplo; music labels like Atlantic Records and Ninja Tune; podcasts from The New Yorker and Slate; and segments from shows like Radiolab and Science Friday.”
In addition to the new audio features, Flipboard is now accessible for visually impaired users using Apple’s VoiceOver features.