Audiobooks.com, will be providing the first unlimited audio book service that operates in the cloud. The service will cost $24.95 per month and will be available to use on iPhones, iPads, Android devices, and PCs. The company will operate this service on a proprietary technology called “cloudmark sync,” that will sync users bookmarks across any device they have Audiobooks.com running on. There is an option to browse their catalog of content before you sign up for a membership if you would like to make sure your membership is worth the cost.
Check out the press release below for more details. We will be trying out a monthly membership with Audiobooks.com directly and reporting back with our usage.
[spoiler]Audiobooks.com Launches the First Unlimited Cloud-Based
Service for Audio Books
Audiobooks.com Uses HTML5 Technology to Offer Instant Access to Thousands of Best-Selling Titles on Any Android or Apple Mobile Device for Only $24.95 per Month
TORONTO, CANADA – January 24, 2012 – Audiobooks.com announced today the launch of the first unlimited cloud-based service for audio books. For $24.95 per month, users can take advantage of cloud-based service to access unlimited content via an Android or Apple mobile device with no need to return audio books, no long-term contracts and no time constraints on audio book use. Audiobooks.com features several technical innovations that are unavailable from any other audio book source.
Since it’s a cloud-based service, Audiobooks.com allows users to instantly access thousands of popular titles from anywhere using an Internet-enabled mobile device such as an iPhone, iPad, Android smartphone or tablet. There are no storage constraints because the content resides on the cloud, and users can access and play audio books instantly with no downloading necessary.
Users can mark their place in an audio book and resume listening at the same spot from any Android or Apple device, laptop or home computer without using a browser plug-in or special application. This innovative new feature enhances the user experience and is only available through Audiobooks.com’s proprietary cloudmark sync technology.
Now users can stream and enjoy as many audio books as their schedules permit for an affordable monthly charge. The consumer-friendly Audiobooks.com subscription service allows users to cancel at any time.
“The introduction of the unlimited, cloud-based service allows Audiobooks.com to once again revolutionize the audio books industry,” said Sanjay Singhal, Chief Executive Officer. “We believe our ability to empower users to use Audiobooks.com from anywhere using a mobile device, the cloud-based bookmarking function and the affordable access to thousands of bestsellers will transform the way customers use audio books.”
The Audiobooks.com concept was developed in 2011 by a team of audio book enthusiasts who are committed to achieving marketplace leadership by delivering superior value to audio book customers. Learn more about Audiobooks.com at www.audiobooks.com.
Audiobooks.com provides the first unlimited, cloud-based service for audio books, delivering access on any Internet-enabled smartphone or PC, including Apple iPhones and iPads and Android smartphones or tablet devices. The company is the first and only provider of cloudmark sync, its proprietary technology that synchronizes users’ last listened-to bookmark position across all devices without requiring a special browser plug-in or dedicated application. Find out more at www.audiobooks.com.[/spoiler]