Audible Channels is a platform that launched a few months ago and it features podcasts, audio versions of newspapers, comedy shows and a slew of other original content. Initially Channels was only available to people who had an active Audible account, but today the service is now available for free to anyone who has Amazon Prime.
“As a longtime Audible member, I cannot wait for Prime members to discover this new premium spoken-word experience—for free,” said Greg Greeley, Vice President, Prime. “Tens of millions of members in the U.S. already enjoy the many benefits of Prime including unlimited fast, free Prime shipping, Prime Video, Prime Music, Prime Photos, and exclusive products and discounts. Prime provides a one-of-a-kind digital-physical hybrid benefit experience and now members can add Audible Channels and audiobooks to their daily habits.”
“The ultimate mission of Audible Channels is to invent new ways to unleash the power of well-composed and artfully spoken words,” said Don Katz, Audible founder and CEO. “As millions of people every year discover the joy and utility of quality listening, Audible Channels will be the place where superior short-form audio information and entertainment captures and conveys a compelling sense of the world for daily consumption in fast-twitch time. We’re thrilled to make this evolving listening innovation available to Prime members.”
Not only do Prime members get Channels for free, but they also be able to stream a rotating selection of more than 50 premium audiobooks, across nine Prime-exclusive channels.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and Verge.