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Audible takes on Spotify by adding thousands of free podcasts

Audible takes on Spotify by adding thousands of free podcasts

Amazon has taken steps to grow its Audible platform into a proper podcast destination, announcing the arrival of thousands of free podcasts on the platform. Audible is still largely known as a destination for audiobook content and, more recently, dramatized audio productions. However, the company has expanded into the podcast genre with a number of original shows.

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Audible and NBA team to launch podcast based on hit documentary

Audible and NBA team to launch podcast based on hit documentary

Amazon's Audible audiobook service has teamed up with the NBA to launch a new sports podcast that builds upon a recent hit documentary called The Last Dance. The announcement comes amid Audible's big change in how the platform works, giving the public unlimited access to thousands of pieces of audio content under a new monthly subscription tier.

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Audible adds an unlimited access plan with a surprising monthly price

Audible adds an unlimited access plan with a surprising monthly price

Amazon's Audible audiobook service has finally introduced an unlimited plan that gives subscribers access to a huge library of content at a single monthly rate. Given the current price of $14.95 per monthly credit, subscribers would naturally assume the unlimited plan must have a shocking monthly subscription cost, and that's true -- but not in the way you think.

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Danger 5 comedy show is returning, but this time as an Audible podcast

Danger 5 comedy show is returning, but this time as an Audible podcast

Audible has resurrected an Australian comedy series called Danger 5, but it has returned in the form of a podcast. Called Danger 5: Stereo Adventures, this podcast is written by the creators behind the original show; the original cast has returned for the audio show, as well, including Shaun Micallef for narration. This is the latest production labeled as an Audible Original.

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Audible nears settlement over controversial AI captions feature

Audible nears settlement over controversial AI captions feature

Back in August, Audible was sued by a handful of major publishing houses that took issue with its then-newly introduced AI-powered captions feature. As first revealed in July, Audible wants to introduce a captions feature that shows scrolling text in a window as an audiobook plays. The feature would prove useful for users, but raised questions over whether the company has the right to reproduce and deliver the text.

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Amazon’s Audible sued over AI-powered audiobook captions plan

Amazon’s Audible sued over AI-powered audiobook captions plan

Amazon's audiobook company Audible is being sued by publishers over its plan to offer AI-powered captions. Five major publishing houses are behind the lawsuit, including Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster, which filed their complaint with the Southern District Court of New York. The 'Captions' feature was revealed by Audible in July.

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Audible pens major original content deal with Skybound Entertainment

Audible pens major original content deal with Skybound Entertainment

While Amazon, Netflix, and other companies are busy creating original video content, Amazon-owned audiobook company Audible has penned a new multi-year deal with Skybound Entertainment, the entertainment company responsible for The Walking Dead comics. Under this new deal, Skybound Entertainment will create several original audio works for Audible, all of them destined to be exclusive to Amazon's platform.

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Audible is adding audiobook captions and publishers are mad

Audible is adding audiobook captions and publishers are mad

Amazon's Audible has announced plans to add captioning to audiobooks and publishers aren't happy about it. Though many users are receptive to the idea of 'close captioning' for audiobooks, which Audible announced last week, the publishing industry is revolting against the plan, in some cases demanding the feature be made unavailable on certain titles.

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Audible reveals William Gibson’s Alien script as audiobook drama

Audible reveals William Gibson’s Alien script as audiobook drama

Amazon's audiobook service Audible has revealed plans to turn the Alien III script by William Gibson into an audiobook drama. This will be the first time the script has been as an audiobook, bringing the unfilmed installment in the popular franchise to life. The new offering, which is available for pre-order, will join Audible's existing Alien content.

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