Amazon’s Audiobook platform Audible Suno is now available as a part of Alexa skills in India. As a part of this, Alexa users in India will now be able to hundreds of hours of audio entertainment, multiple languages including in Hindi and English for free of cost without any payments or advertisements. These audiobooks are offered on all Amazon Echo and other Alexa built-in devices.
Speaking on the new feature and Alexa collaboration, Shailesh Sawlani, Country Head, Audible India, said, “At Audible, our constant effort is to provide easy access to world-class stories across popular genres. With this launch, we not only plan to elevate the experience for our Audible customers but also intend to introduce our most-loved stories to Alexa users through a handpicked selection of popular audio content. We believe in the power of storytelling and are excited to provide this experience to an even larger audience.”
Puneesh Kumar, Country Manager for Alexa Experiences and Devices, Amazon India, added, “With Alexa, an Echo smart speaker at home engages all family members with things that matter to them. Alexa’s role as a storyteller is highly appreciated by our customers. Last year, customers requested a story in English or Hindi at least every minute. With the availability of Audible Suno’s selection of world-class stories on Amazon Alexa, our customers can now easily discover some powerful narratives.”
Audible Suno is a free audio streaming service which gives the users unlimited access to hundreds of hours of audio entertainment. Users can call out “Alexa, open Audible Suno” or “Alexa, Audible Suno Shuru Karo”, to open the Audible Suno library, consisting of popular titles like Thriller Factory, Yoddha, Be Stupid with Vir Das, Azaad Awaaz, and many more. There are also genres such as Romance, Comedy, Thriller or Horror to browse the catalogue from.
One can also directly listen to stories by top narrators, such as Devdutt Pattanaik, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Tabu, Anurag Kashyap, Neena Gupta, and several others, by saying, for instance, “Alexa, ask Audible Suno to play a story by Anurag Kashyap”, to listen to Thriller Factory. A title can also be directly accessed by its name, for instance, “Ask Audible Suno to play Thriller Factory” or “Alexa, Audible Suno Shuro Karo aur Permanent Roommates Sunao”.
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