Audible has started a new program called Channels and the premise is to give subscribers the ability to listen to news shows and podcasts. Right now the new platform is only available on Android and iOS.
Don Katz, the Founder and CEO of Audible Explained the program. “From our origins—harking back to the time when Audible commercialized the first digital audio player—we have believed the quality and character of daily life would be enhanced by little devices packed with the culture’s most compelling and artfully performed spoken words.
Today, many millions of people like you continue to redefine the concept of reading by listening to Audible’s audiobooks.
Now I’d like to invite you to explore a beta version of a new benefit of Audible membership—an unlimited short-form listening service we believe will become as popular and addictive as Audible’s audiobook service—and I hope you’ll let us know what you think of this work in progress.
Just open your Audible app for iOS and Android and tap on Channels to get an early look at an unlimited, on-demand service featuring a “best of” collection of news programs and compelling audio editions of magazine and newspaper articles, comedy shorts, lectures, short fiction and nonfiction, and other quality entertainment, information, and educational programming you won’t find anywhere else. Trailblazing original programming is also in the works, and this exciting lineup—much of it voiced by the culture’s most gifted creators—will elevate Audible Channels going forward.”
70+ channels of fresh, curated listening.
Audible Channels expands your listening options with an entirely new and diverse suite of programming.
What does Channels cost?
Nothing! Channels is a free benefit for Audible members.
Are there limits on how much I can listen?
Nope. Members get unlimited listening (unless your account is on hold).
Can I listen to Channels on the web? On Kindle?
Channels is only available within the iOS and Android apps at this time.
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 CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.