Kobo launched an audiobook subscription service a few weeks ago. You can pay a small monthly fee and get access to one free title. If you want an additional title you can pay the normal price, if you are not a subscribed user, you can still purchase audio content. Recently Kobo revised their iOS app for the iPad and iPhone that incorporates a new audiobook player. They also added collections on the main home screen, so you can get easy access to your content.
Kobo Audiobooks will cost $12.99 per month in Canada and comes with a 30-day free trial period. Customers will get one credit a month with their subscription and they can be redeemed for any audiobook title on the platform. You can also purchase Kobo Audiobooks individually and shop with confidence with their Price Match Guarantee. In addition, readers earn Kobo Super Points on their monthly subscription fees or audiobook purchases. The Kobo audiobooks service is available today in the US for ($9.99/mo), the UK (£6.99/mo), Australia ($12.99/mo), and New Zealand ($13.99/mo).
Today we would like to conduct a video review of the new Kobo app for IOS and take a look at how audiobooks play a central role. You can checkout the audiobook player and all of the functionality that it offers.
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.