Amazon Prime Adds Access To Audible Channels
September 13, 2016 at 7:49 AM (PT)
In a move that expands the available audience for its subscription podcasts, AUDIBLE has announced that its AUDIBLE CHANNELS original audio programming network is now available as an unlimited free service for all AMAZON Prime subscribers. In addition, Prime members can also choose from a rotating selection of more than 50 audiobooks from AUDIBLE’s audiobook catalog.
“As a longtime AUDIBLE member, I cannot wait for Prime members to discover this new premium spoken-word experience—for free,” said AMAZON Prime VP GREG GREELEY. “Tens of millions of members in the U.S. already enjoy the many benefits of Prime including unlimited fast, free Prime shipping, Prime Video, Prime Music, Prime Photos, and exclusive products and discounts. Prime provides a one-of-a-kind digital-physical hybrid benefit experience and now members can add AUDIBLE CHANNELS and audiobooks to their daily habits.”
Shows currently in the AUDIBLE CHANNELS lineup include "PRESIDENTS ARE PEOPLE TOO!," NICK OFFERMAN's "BEDTIME STORIES FOR CYNICS," "HOLD ON WITH EUGENE MIRMAN," and standup series "LIMELIGHT," plus lectures from "THE GREAT COURSES." Coming soon, with previews available now, are JON RONSON's "THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT," the MADOFF scandal documentary "PONZI SUPERNOVA," "DAMNED SPOT," true-crime series "WEST CORK," and "EXTRA CREDIT WITH NEAL POLLACK."
“The ultimate mission of AUDIBLE CHANNELS is to invent new ways to unleash the power of well-composed and artfully spoken words,” said AUDIBLE Founder and CEO DON KATZ. “As millions of people every year discover the joy and utility of quality listening, AUDIBLE CHANNELS will be the place where superior short-form audio information and entertainment captures and conveys a compelling sense of the world for daily consumption in fast-twitch time. We’re thrilled to make this evolving listening innovation available to Prime members.”