Alexa celebrated its third anniversary in India earlier this week. Joining the celebrations, Audible today announced that it will be offering select audiobooks to Alexa users for free.
Audible, which is the audiobook and podcast service owned by Amazon, said that it is offering three of its best-selling audiobooks free of cost. The list includes ‘How to Win Friends & Influence People’ by Dale Carnegie (narrated by Shernaz Patel), ‘Great Stories for Children’ by Ruskin Bond (narrated by Adnan Kapadia) and ‘Cracking the Code’ by Ayushmann Khurrana (narrated by Manish Dongardive).
Audible said that these will be available free of cost exclusively to all Alexa users in India from February 10 to February 28.
To access these audiobooks on Amazon Echo or any Alexa-powered devices, users need to simply say, “Alexa, what’s free from Audible?”. In response, Alexa will share the names of three audiobooks. To pick one, users can say the name of the title. For instance, users can say, Read Great Stories for Children to open that book. Alexa users can also say the title of the audiobook to start listening to it.
Audible said that in India, Alexa customers can access Audible stories through simple commands like ‘Alexa, tell me a story’ and ‘Alexa, open Audible Suno’. The top six most requested Audible audio-shows by Alexa users include Suno Mahabharata by Devdutt Pattanaik Bhoot Kaal and Yoddha by Neelesh Misra, Thriller Factory featuring Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Anurag Kashyap and Tabu, Permanent Roommates featuring Sumit Vyas and Nidhi Singh and Kaali Awaazein featuring Amitabh Bachchan.
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