Oct 25th, 2012 publishUpdated   Dec 4th, 2012, 6:54 pm

Flipboard for Android has been one of the most beautiful news-reading apps since it finally launched in the Google Play Store, and today it seems to be getting even better. Version 1.9.7 brings some features to make the experience audible. You can listen to features from the likes of NPR Fresh Air, PRI’s The World, and more. It’ll be a nice change of pace from just being able to read.

You can also discover new music and share with your friends to help them do the same using SoundCloud. SoundCloud is the music sharing community where people can upload their music for the world to hear, so if your friends have a new track they want you to listen to or one they want to recommend you won’t need to go to SoundCloud — it’ll pop right up in your Flipboard.

Other than that there aren’t many other changes in this 3 megabyte upgrade. You’re getting the usual bug fixes and performance improvements, and as usual we won’t know the fl extent of those (but do we really need to know unless it’s a major bug?) Go ahead and find the free app in the Google Play Store.