Cost starts at just Rs. 199 a month (approximately $2.70) and Audible provides a 30-day free trial to all consumers, with many users also seeing a 90-day free trial alternative with a credit towards three free audiobooks.
An Audible India subscription claims to offer”over 200,000 audiobooks” that you can begin listening to in your own Android or iOS apparatus by downloading the Audible program. It is also possible to listen to audiobooks through the Audible website.
Similar to Prime, Amazon is offering Audible in India in a significant reduction compared to the United States. An Audible subscription costs $14.95 per month in the US, so the India pricing is less than one-fifth of that sum.
There are a number of key differences though, as Audible subscribers in the US get access to three titles (just one audiobook + 2 Audible originals) a month in that price, while subscribers in India is going to be restricted to just 1 title a month.
In other words, you receive one credit a month that may be redeemed towards any title that’s part of the Audible India catalog, regardless of its cost. This book gets added into a Audible Library and you’ll be able to listen to it at your convenience.
Amazon highlights that readers will be able to keep the audiobooks currently present in their Audible Library even after they cancel their membership. You can roll over up to six unused credits to another month in case you don’t see anything you like in a specific month, and even exchange names you do not like after you have redeemed a charge.
Audible members will have the ability to buy extra audiobooks outside of their free monthly charge at a 30 percent reduction in contrast to the books’ usual price.
The Audible launch is Amazon’s latest effort at expanding its footprint in the Indian market. The e-commerce giant is coming from the back of a successful festive period, where it hosted three large sales in as many weeks to rival the Walmart-possessed Flipkart.
Amazon’d launched Prime at India a bit over two years back at an introductory price of Rs. 499 (approximately $6.80), doubling the price into Rs. 999 (roughly $13.70) around one year ago. Aside from fast delivery, Prime readers in India get access to Prime Video, Prime Reading, Amazon Music, and much more, although an Audible subscription service will not be part of Prime benefits, and that is how it is other markets as well.
Though Amazon doesn’t break down Prime membership numbers by state, the firm did reveal in April this year that it had more than 100 million Prime members globally .
To recall, Prime membership prices $119 (approximately Rs. 8,700) at the united states, though subscribers in Amazon’s home nation get to appreciate wider benefits than their counterparts in India and other markets.