Didnâ€™t get your fill of Amazon news among the 70 or so announcements at todayâ€™s Alexa event? Good news, Audibleâ€™s got something to add to the deluge. The Amazon-owned audiobook site just announced the availability of its Apple Watch app.
The offering brings pretty much what youâ€™d expect. You can listen to audiobooks and manage your library directly from the small screen. Itâ€™s a pretty logical next step for the service, given the focus Apple has put on smartwatch audio, between last yearâ€™s addition of an LTE version of the watch and the recent announcement of a native podcasting app for the platform.
This also goes a ways toward justifying the recent addition of Aaptiv fitness routines, which Audible added a few weeks back. The offering made some sense on the phone, but bringing the course directly to a fitness/health-focused product like the Apple Watch helps complete that vision.Â Those workout and meditation offerings are free to Audible users through September of next year.
Source: Techcrunch Disrupt