As if this is something that we have been missing, there is now a Netflix type all-you-can-eat sort of service for audiobooks as well. Tales2Go, as the app is named however caters to only kids and has thousands of kid specific titles to choose from, all for a monthly subscription of $9.99 or $99.99 annually. The app, which started out in 2010 (with just 900 titles then) also allows the books to be downloaded so that these can be listed in offline mode. No wonder such a service has already proved to be extremely popular in schools where an annual license allows unlimited downloads on devices owned by the schools. A similar take-home license for the faculty and students will allow them to download the audiobooks on their respective devices as well.
The app is currently available on both iOS and Android though the iOS version has recently been provided with an update. The Tale2Go version 4.0 now boasts of some additional features which includes a design makeover that suits the recently released iOS 7 version. Plus, the update also offers ‘improved menus, multivariable search options, more book covers and information on each book, and shared bookmarks if the app is being used with a school’.
Overall, a nice option for parents to keep their kids engaged to storybooks while also stoking their interest in books; all this while being kind to the pocket as well.
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