Audiobook comes to Apple Watch and Android Watches
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Audiobooks can make traveling or commuting a breeze, and Audiobooks.com announced their full compatibility with both Apple and Android wearable technologies, making them the only premium audiobook service to provide that option to their customers. The new smartwatch application will be available for both iOS and Android users, covering just about every person that has a smartwatch in the market.
“We recognize how important innovation and convenience are to our customers, so offering them the option to listen with Apple and Android watches was important to us,” says Ian Small, Audiobooks.com CEO. This expansion into wearable technology is in addition to Audiobooks.com’s availability on tvOS, Sonos, CarPlay, Android Auto, and select infotainment systems in GM, Land Rover and Jaguar vehicles.
With the new features users can launch the Audiobooks.com app from their smartwatch, or browse and listen to any audiobook in their My Books library. There are also built in controls to play, pause, forward, rewind and adjust the volume of the content you’re listening to. This announcement follows the recent Wear 2.0 version update for Android, with which Audiobooks.com is fully compatible when coupled with the mobile app.
If you are new to Audiobooks.com, a company that just started back in 2011, the company is an app-based streaming and download service built exclusively for audiobooks. The service offers fast and easy access to over 100,000 titles to booklovers around the world, and getting started is pretty easy. Subscribers can listen to their audiobook of choice on any Internet-enabled device via the free Audiobooks.com app. The company’s proprietary technology synchronizes users’ last listened-to position across all devices, creating a seamless user experience.
The service is a big competitor for Amazon’s Audible service, which also offers new and former releases in audio-book form. If you have been falling behind in the latest releases, you should definitely take advantage of both company’s free-trial offers, and catch up while you are in the car or on the train.