Integrated App Makes It Easier to Stream or Listen to Downloaded Audiobooks on the RoadTORONTO, May 7, 2015 — (PRNewswire) — In a continued effort to revolutionize the in-car audiobook experience for drivers and commuters, Audiobooks.com today announced the release of a new version of the iOS mobile app that is fully supported by and optimized for CarPlay—the only audiobook app available for Apple's new in-car platform.
With the rise of more powerful technology being built into in-car infotainment systems, Audiobooks.com has made the in-vehicle experience a high priority in guiding product development. Partnering with several prominent car manufacturers offered the first opportunities to integrate the streaming service into several proprietary in-car entertainment systems. Now, with the release of CarPlay as an open platform for both automotive and aftermarket manufacturers, the company has released a fully supported CarPlay app to bring the optimized experience to more drivers.
"Using an application in-car is a completely different experience from using it on a phone or a computer. Integrating with CarPlay was a high priority for us because we wanted to give drivers the best audiobook experience that this new technology would allow," said Ian Small, Audiobooks.com General Manager. "Across the browser, mobile and in-car versions, our app feels the same but acts differently to take advantage of the strengths and weaknesses of each platform."
In addition to the added CarPlay integration, the new app also offers significant updates and changes to the user interface, including a sleek, updated design and more streamlined and intuitive navigation.
"We have the only audiobook app on the market supported by CarPlay, and we're fully integrated with select in-car entertainment systems," said Sanjay Singhal, CEO of Audiobooks.com. "Our new app makes it even simpler for Audiobooks.com users to listen to audiobooks during their daily commutes or on extended road trips, and our relationship with top manufacturers makes Audiobooks.com THE in-vehicle audiobook provider."
Consistently committed to innovation, the Audiobooks.com team continuously improves the audiobook experience for customers and works with global partners to make listening to great books online easier. Users can try Audiobooks.com free for 30 days. Find out more at 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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Emily Storz, SSPR, 267-758-2642