Amazon’s Audible is making moves recently that is turning it’s read aloud books service into another podcast app.
Amazon recently announced that its catalog now contains 100,000 free (ad-supported) podcasts that are available on other platforms which includes Pod Save America, This American Life and Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend. These new shows and others are now available through the app and will soon show up on Audible’s new podcast landing page.
The podcasting competitive landscape includes Apple Podcasts, Spotify and others. Spotify claims it has at least a million podcasts available to listeners while Apple claims it has 1.5 million podcasts. Audible currently has 11,000 podcasts and will likely grow its offerings over time.