Audible.com Launches Mobile App for Windows Phone
Audible’s Latest Mobile App Makes More Than 100,000 Audio Titles Available for Instant Download on Windows Phone
NEWARK, N.J. – June 20, 2012 – Audible, Inc., the leading provider of premium digital audiobooks and entertainment, and an Amazon.com , Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) subsidiary, today announced the release of its mobile application for Windows Phone, available immediately for download from Windows Phone Marketplace. Built specifically for the Windows Phone platform, Audible for Windows Phone allows users to wirelessly browse, sample, and purchase from more than 100,000 audiobooks and more using Windows Phone’s unique design and user interface.
“Our customers love the convenience of having their Audible content accessible on any device they choose,” said Ajay Arora, Vice President of Mobile Applications at Audible, Inc. “Now, with the launch of our new Windows Phone app, the complete Audible experience can be enjoyed by millions of devoted Windows Phone customers, all of whom will now be able to find and listen to their books anytime and anywhere.”
“Windows Phone is backed by a rich developer ecosystem that is creating a variety of quality apps and games, like the Audible app, that take advantage of the phone’s unique features and design,” said Todd Brix, senior director, Windows Phone Marketplace, Microsoft Corp. “With the ability to pin Audible titles to the Start Screen, the Audible app is a great example of the kinds of rich applications available on the Windows Phone Marketplace that enable people to get the most out of their phone,” he continued.
In addition to a robust set of audiobook playback features, Audible for Windows Phone enhances the audiobook listening experience with features including:
- Wireless transfer from your Audible library to your phone
- Background audio support enabling listening while using other apps
- Ability to keep track of personal listening stats and earn badges
- Share bookmarks and favorite titles with friends via Facebook and Twitter
- Pin Audible titles to your Start screen using Live Tiles
The Audible for Windows Phone App is available for free download from Windows Phone Marketplace and is compatible with devices running Windows Phone 7.5 and higher. For more information, please visit audible.com/wireless/windowsphone.
ABOUT AUDIBLE, INC.
Audible, Inc., an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), is the leading provider of premium digital spoken audio information and entertainment on the Internet, offering customers a new way to enhance and enrich their lives every day. Audible’s mission is to establish literate listening as a core tool for anyone seeking to be more productive, better informed, or more thoughtfully entertained. Audible content includes more than 100,000 audio programs from more than 1,800 content providers that include leading audiobook publishers, broadcasters, entertainers, magazine and newspaper publishers, and business information providers. Audible is also the preeminent provider of spoken-word audio products for Apple’s iTunes® Store.
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