Amazon’s new Kindle Unlimited service is a dream come true for heavy readers.
US$10 a month will provoke access to more than 600,000 books, not to mention a selection of 2,000 audio books, in a Netflix-like service which offers unlimited content for a monthly fee.
Amazon isn’t the first company to offer a monthly all-you-can-read service. Scribd and Oyster offer unlimited access to their libraries for US$9.95 and US$8.99 respectively, but Amazon’s 600,000 library has the upper hand in terms of selection size, and holds the weight of the Kindle name behind it.
Sadly Kindle Unlimited is – you guessed it – only currently available for US readers, which should come as no surprise. Historically, UK gadgeteers have to wait a fair while before Amazon’s products and services land on their shores. The Fire TV and Amazon Fire Phone have yet to make their way across the pond.
Still, it’s only a matter of time before we’re all diving into books without worrying about whether or not we’ve wasted our money on an awful story.
Currently Kindle Unlimited is supported by Kindle devices, iOS, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, PC, Mac and Windows 8. So pretty much every platform under the sun. Bar Linux. Sorry penguin fans.
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