Amazon Continues Dominance with Audible Channels

audiobooks, amazon, audible, channels, podcastsEven though they’re gaining momentum, I’ve never been a big fan of audiobooks. Amazon, of course, owns the market with both Audible and Brilliance. Although it didn’t receive a lot of fanfare last week, Audible introduced one of the most interesting and long overdue services that I’ve seen in a long time.

I’m talking about Audible Channels, which takes short-form listening to an entirely new level. Some have mistakenly written Channels off as nothing more than a glorified podcasting option, but it’s much more than that.

First of all, thanks to Channels, I’m finally able to listen to periodicals. Popular brands like The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and Bezos’s own Washington Post are just a few of the feed options. Rather than having to find the time to read a few newspaper articles each day, I can quickly zip through them with the combination of phone+Bluetooth+car radio during my morning commute.

Much more.


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