Audible discontinues daily audio digests of NYT, WSJ and Washington Post stories

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Audible, the Amazon-owned audiobook service, has shut down its daily audio digest of stories the new York Times, wall street journal And Washington Post.

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Audible programs, which were available as a perk to Audible customers, had been around for more than two decades in some cases. The decision to close Digest reflects the growing number of daily news podcasts and the rise of other services offering human-perceived audio of newspaper and magazine stories.

In response to GeekWire’s inquiry about the move, an Audible spokesperson sent copies of the email alerting customers to the change. Messages directed to customers Lineup of podcasts on Audible, and especially recommended npr first As in “another way to get your news fix”.

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Audible and Amazon Music added a podcast in 2020. the new York Times is testing a new audio product of its own, many times acquired audimo, which presents human-tended stories from various publications, in 2020,

Audible’s newspaper audio digest features human storytellers reading a selection of stories from each newspaper. Audible’s New York Times Audio Digest Launched in February 1999, about a year ago from Amazon made its first strategic investment in audible. heroine Acquired Audible in 2008,

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Times Digest ended on 31st December, magazine on 30 November, and Post on 13 November.

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