Setting Our Sights Beyond Sound

We’re excited to finally show you what we’ve been up to this summer & fall! Here are a few sneak peeks of the new Read experience coming in 2022. πŸ‘‡πŸΌ

How to access Read using Dwell

Maybe one of the first things to say is that this new Read experience will be different than the Read Along experience we launched in the spring of this year. As you can see from the video above, we’ll be replacing Read Along for Read in the top toggle. We’ve done this because we believe Read will become one of the fundamental ways you engage with Scripture in Dwell. But fear not, all you fans of Scripture karaoke, we’re not getting rid of Read Along! Not by a long shot. We’re simply changing the way you access it (see below πŸ˜‰).

New way to access Read Along

Access to Read Along will take the form of a button and will be located just to the right of fast-forward for quick and easy access. The placement is similar to how you currently access Apple Music’s lyrics feature.

All of Your Favorite Bible Versions Available to Read

All of the Bible versions you enjoy listening to will also be available for reading! That’s the ESV, NIV, NKJV, KJV, NLT, The Message, CSB, NRSV, and others. Quickly access Bible versions using our Bible Version picker on the Read screen.

Quick Access to the Books of the Bible within the Read experience

The Read screen will feature a Scripture picker that will give you quick access to the books of the Bible and their corresponding chapters.

Bible Reading Tailored to You

Just as we’ve provided helpful ways to personalize your Scripture listening experience, so too have we furnished you with options to tailor your reading experience in the app. Here’s how:

  • Choose between Dark and Light themes when reading Scripture

  • Pick from six elegant font types: three serif & three sans-serif

  • Adjust the font size for easy reading; increase vertical line spacing for more or fewer words on the screen

  • Nix clutter by hiding verse numbers and chapter headings

“Listen” and “Follow Along” to Scripture in Read

Beautiful, formative audio recordings of Scripture will always be at the heart of who Dwell is. Thus we couldn’t leave out an auditory element in our new Read experience. Anytime you’d like to take a rest from reading, just tap the verse you’d like to begin hearing, then the play button, and Dwell will begin reading Scripture to you so you can follow along. Of course, you’ll have access to all of your favorite voices, and we’ll even bold the verse as it’s being read so you can track with the text more easily.

Until next time…

There’s a lot more we want to share, but we’ll stop there for now!

As we get closer to releasing Read, we’ll reach back out and show you everything else we’re planning. Stay tuned, and thanks for supporting what we do here! None of this is possible with you. ❀️