On-Demand Streaming Revolution Moving from Home WiFi to In-Car Infotainment Centers
TORONTO, Sept. 17, 2013 /CNW/ - Just as digital downloads once displaced physical media like CDs, streaming is replacing digital downloading as the media consumption technology of choice across multiple media platforms, as the success of streaming platforms like Netflix and Pandora demonstrate. Streaming doesn't require the user to save content on a device hard drive like downloads do; instead, users just select content and watch or listen instantly from a cloud-based service. Audiobooks.com, the only service that allows members to stream and download audiobooks, is poised to capitalize on streaming's marketplace momentum as new technologies spring up to support consumers' appetite for streaming on demand.
"Audiobooks.com is leading the streaming revolution in the audiobooks space," said Sanjay Singhal, CEO of Audiobooks.com and a veteran of numerous successful technology and retail startups as well as several Fortune 500 telecommunications and broadband companies. "While other services require users to download and store content, we give members a choice of on-demand streaming or downloading for times when they can't access broadband for streaming."
To better support both streaming and downloading on the go, Audiobooks.com just announced the release of updated versions of the company's free iOS and Android apps. Featuring an intuitive new user interface, the newly released apps are available at Apple's App Store for iPhones, iPod Touch and iPads or at Google Play for Android devices. Members can use the apps to stream content on demand, choosing from tens of thousands of audio book titles like The Hunger Games trilogy and the Twilight series as well as popular best-sellers such as Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card, Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman and Hidden Order, a thriller by Brad Thor.
Today, travelers and commuters often download audiobooks for listening during a road trip or on the way to work, but emerging technology is expanding access to streaming platforms on the go. A recent Consumer Reports article noted that "in-car electronics is the fastest-growing area of auto technology," with sophisticated "infotainment centers" delivering access to an array of media platforms for drivers and passengers, including media streaming capabilities.
"Streaming technology is changing the way people access content across the media spectrum," Singhal, noted. "Broadband access is on a steep upward trajectory, and new technologies are supporting expanded access to streaming platforms everywhere. Audiobooks.com is the only player in the industry that is delivering audiobooks in the on-demand streaming format consumers increasingly prefer."
The new versions of the Audiobooks.com apps are available now for free at the Apple App Store or Google Play, providing an improved user experience for members to stream audiobooks on demand or download content. To learn more, please visit www.Audiobooks.com.
Audiobooks.com provides the first on-demand streaming and downloadable service for audiobooks, 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 Cloud Bookmarking, its proprietary technology that synchronizes users' last listened-to bookmark position across all devices. Find out more at www.Audiobooks.com.
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Dan Palumbo, 609.75.9115, [email protected]