launches Unlimited Listening to Short Programs


, an Amazon Company and the largest Audiobook supplier launched today Channels as a Beta program, Free for members.

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70+ channels of fresh, curated listening.

Channels expands your listening options with an entirely new and diverse suite of programming.

now gives you even more to listen to. In addition to your monthly book you now have unlimited listening to premium shorter programs including ad-free podcasts, news, comedy, and exclusive shows.

  • Curated. Our editors have crafted new, engaging listens. Refreshed daily!
  • Convenient. Short programs are perfect for when you just have a few minutes.
  • Cost free. Unlimited listening is included with your membership.

Just launch the app, tap on Channels, and start listening.

Here is what Don Katz, the Founder and CEO of had to say with the launch of Channels:

Welcome to our beta launch of Channels, everyone.

From our origins—harking back to the time when commercialized the first digital audio player—we have believed the quality and character of daily life would be enhanced by little devices packed with the culture’s most compelling and artfully performed spoken words.

Today, many millions of people like you continue to redefine the concept of reading by listening to ’s audiobooks.

Now I’d like to invite you to explore a beta version of a new benefit of membership—an unlimited short-form listening service we believe will become as popular and addictive as ’s audiobook service—and I hope you’ll let us know what you think of this work in progress.

Just open your app for iOS and Android and tap on Channels to get an early look at an unlimited, on-demand service featuring a “best of” collection of news programs and compelling audio editions of magazine and newspaper articles, comedy shorts, lectures, short fiction and nonfiction, and other quality entertainment, information, and educational programming you won’t find anywhere else. Trailblazing original programming is also in the works, and this exciting lineup—much of it voiced by the culture’s most gifted creators—will elevate  Channels going forward.

As we test and work to improve this new listening experience, we welcome your feedback and ideas.

Please let us know what you like, and don’t like, at

And thanks for listening.

Don Katz

Founder and CEO

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