Announcing Streaks: Get the Bible habit you’ve always wanted

Streaks

Oh, how I love your teachings!
I talk about them all the time.

Psalm 119:97

The Bible is God’s Word to us, the spiritual food that we need to live each day with love, wisdom, and purpose. That’s why today we’re thrilled to announce Streaks. We designed Streaks specifically to help you build your habit of connecting with God through His Word.

Streaks on Home View

The strongest habit starts small.

Whether you’re refreshing your existing Bible habit, or building a brand new one from scratch, consistency is key. Streaks show you how many days in a row you’ve opened the Bible App, right at the top of your Home feed.1

Streaks Milestone

Streaks help you take it one day at a time.

Streaks encourage you with push notifications: short, gentle reminders to connect that help you build momentum over time. And along the way, each time you reach a new milestone — such as engaging with God’s Word for 7 days in a row or beating your previous record — Streaks reward your accomplishments with special, mini-celebrations.

Current Streak

It’s just three simple steps:

  1. Update your app. (Now is good.)
  2. Connect today. (Just open the app.)
  3. Come back tomorrow. (Repeat Step 2.)

That’s it! Once you have our latest release, every day you open the Bible App, you’ll be building a Streak… which means you’ll be building your habit. Read or listen to Scripture. Enjoy today’s selection for one of your Bible Plans. Watch a Bible App Video, such as “What is the Bible?” or “Matthew 5:1-16” (the Sermon on the Mount) or “Bread of Life.” Find Friends in the Bible App and grow your Bible community.

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Notes

1 Streaks require a network connection, and that you be signed in to your YouVersion account.

🗣💬 Ok Google, ask YouVersion what it can do

“Ok Google, talk to YouVersion…”

The same Bible App for Voice that recently launched on Amazon Alexa is now available on Google Home. There’s nothing to download, install, or enable. Just start with the same “Ok Google” that you use to ask Google Home to play music, answer questions, or add strawberries to your grocery list.

Are you the type of person who loves reading spoilers online? Then this is for you:

Ok Google, ask YouVersion what it can do.

But, if you’d rather pace yourself, we’re happy to accommodate you, as well. (Just keep reading.)


What can I do with Bible App for Voice?

Select from five different Bible versions that feature audio recorded by professional narrators:

“Ok Google, ask YouVersion to switch to the…

  • …English Standard Version.”
  • …King James Version.”
  • …New International Version.”
  • …New Living Translation.”
  • …Message.”

Select from five different Bible versions that Google Assistant can read to you:

“Ok Google, ask YouVersion to switch to the…

  • …American Standard Version.”
  • …Good News Bible.”
  • …Holman Christian Standard Bible.”
  • …New American Standard Bible.”
  • …New King James Version.”

Ask for any book, chapter, or verse. Here are just a few examples, but you can try whatever phrasing feels most natural to you:

“Ok Google…

  • …tell YouVersion I want to hear Esther chapter 4.”
  • …tell YouVersion I want to listen to First Corinthians chapter 13.”
  • …ask YouVersion to give me John chapter 3, verse 16.”
  • …ask YouVersion to tell me Romans chapter 8, verse 28.”

Hear the Verse of the Day in the last Bible version you used:

“Ok Google, have YouVersion read me the Verse of the Day.”

Create your own customized Reading Plans:

“Ok Google, tell YouVersion to create a 5-day Reading Plan for the book of James.”

Ask for a Bible passage or verse based on whatever emotion you’re feeling:

“Ok Google…

  • …ask YouVersion what the Bible says about feeling anxious.”
  • …open YouVersion.… I’m feeling tired.”

You can even search the Scriptures using a specific topic or keyword:

“Ok Google…

  • …ask YouVersion, what does the Bible say about food?”
  • …ask YouVersion, what’s that verse that says, ‘God is love’?”

Spread the Word.

Who else do you know who has a Google Home or Amazon device? People are more likely to try something new when a friend recommends it to them. So share the good news of the Bible App for Voice with them today, and help them engage with the Bible.

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Updated Bible App for Voice: More to try on your Amazon devices.

We live in an amazing time!

First Century Christians treasured the apostles’ letters, hand-copying passages onto scraps of papyrus to share with one another. Today, our smartphones give us hundreds of complete Bibles in our pockets. And those early believers would be astonished to see us speak into the air… and then hear God’s inspired Word read back to us!

Our latest update to the Bible App for Voice makes it more amazing than ever. If you’ve already enabled Bible on your Amazon devices, then you can immediately start trying everything you see below. But if you haven’t, just tap this button (or use your Amazon Alexa App to enable the Bible Skill).

Enable Bible

(You’ll need to sign in with your Amazon.com account.)


Add Verse of the Day to your Flash Briefing.

Alexa’s Flash Briefing offers pre-recorded updates on things you’d like to know as you go about your day, such as news, weather, and traffic. And now, for the first time ever, you can get the Verse of the Day!

In your Amazon Alexa App:

  • Tap Settings > Flash Briefing.
  • Tap Get more Flash Briefing content.
  • Search for “YouVersion verse” (without quotes).
  • Select Verse of the Day.
  • Tap the Enable button.

Once you’ve added Verse of the Day, just ask:

1 Verse of the Day for Flash Briefing is currently only available in the NIV.


Enjoy the richness of God’s Word in professionally recorded audio Bibles.

The Bible App for Voice now offers four versions that feature audio recorded by professional narrators. To switch versions, just try asking:

All of these Bibles include professional audio:

  • English Standard Version (ESV)
  • King James Version (KJV)
  • New International Version (NIV)
  • New Living Translation (NLT)

You can even ask Alexa to read to you.

The Bible App for Voice also offers seven additional versions that are “as read by Alexa.” To change to one of these, just ask:

Here’s the complete list of Bibles Alexa can read to you:

  • American Standard Version (ASV)
  • Amplified Bible (AMP)
  • Good News Bible (GNB)
  • Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
  • The Message (MSG)
  • New American Standard Bible (NASB)
  • New King James Version (NKJV)

Try asking for what you want, in the way you want.

Now you can ask the Bible App to read you verses and passages in several new, natural ways. Just try asking:

Here are some examples of new phrases you can use:

  • I want to hear…
  • I want to listen to…
  • Give me…
  • Tell me…

Enable Bible

(You’ll need to sign in with your Amazon.com account.)

Now Your Children Can Experience the Bible App for Kids in Romanian!

Bible App for Kids

Today, together with our partner OneHope, we are pleased to announce the launch of the Bible App for Kids in Romanian. Now, more children than ever have the opportunity to enjoy a Bible experience all their own.

Switching between languages is easy, right in the app’s Settings. Just make sure you’ve updated your app to the most current release, then look under Settings for “Language.” Choose between Afrikaans, Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (Mandarin audio with either Simplified or Traditional characters), Dutch, English (UK or US), Farsi, Filipino (Tagalog), French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, and Vietnamese. The audio will play in that language, and any text will appear in that language, too!

Please help us celebrate this great news!


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About the Bible App for Kids

The Bible App for Kids is from YouVersion, makers of the Bible App, designed to give children a delight-filled Bible experience all their own. Developed in partnership with OneHope, the Bible App for Kids has already been installed on more than 13 million Apple, Android, and Kindle devices, and it’s always completely free. Kids from all over the world are now enjoying the Bible App for Kids — in Afrikaans, Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (Mandarin audio with either Simplified or Traditional characters), Dutch, English (UK or US), Farsi, Filipino (Tagalog), French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese, and now… in Romanian!

Get it now

 

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Now Your Children Can Experience the Bible App for Kids in Hindi!

Today, together with our partner OneHope, we’re pleased to announce the launch of the Bible App for Kids in Hindi. Now, more children than ever have the opportunity to enjoy a Bible experience all their own.

Switching between languages is easy, right in the app’s Settings. Just make sure you’ve updated your app to the most current release, then look under Settings for “Language.” Choose between Afrikaans, Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (Mandarin audio with either Simplified or Traditional characters), Dutch, English (UK or US), Farsi, Filipino (Tagalog), French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, and Vietnamese. The audio will play in that language, and any text will appear in that language, too!

Please help us celebrate this great news!

 


BAFK-app-icon-1024

About the Bible App for Kids

The Bible App for Kids is from YouVersion, makers of the Bible App, designed to give children a delight-filled Bible experience all their own. Developed in partnership with OneHope, the Bible App for Kids has already been installed on more than 12 million Apple, Android, and Kindle devices, and it’s always completely free. Kids from all over the world are now enjoying the Bible App for Kids — in Afrikaans, Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (Mandarin audio with either Simplified or Traditional characters), Dutch, English (UK or US), Farsi, Filipino (Tagalog), French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese, and now… in Hindi!

Get it now

 

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