Unlimited media subscriptions are all the rage these days, so it was probably inevitable that Amazon would eventually attempt to broaden its grip on the market. Expanding beyond movies and TV shows, the company today announced Kindle Unlimited, a $9.99 a month service which gives customers unlimited access to over 600,000 eBooks.
Kindle Unlimited is much like competing services Oyster, Scribd, and Entitle, but does have one notable feature … audio narration. Subscribers will be able to download audio companion recordings for more than 2,000 titles.
Access to those audiobooks are available at no extra charge through Whispersync for Voice, but Amazon’s wider Audible library is restricted – after a three-month trial period, you’ll need to pony up cash for audiobooks beyond the select few Kindle Unlimited Titles.
If you would like to test drive Kindle Unlimited, Amazon’s offering it free for 30 days.