Subscription services for movies and TV shows have been on a roll in the US market, with the advent of Netflix, Hulu and even networks like HBO. Oyster is paving the way for this kind of book acquisition and finally, it has made its way to the Android platform, with a 30-day free trial that is sure to get bookworms’ hearts racing.
Dubbed the “Netflix of books”, it functions the same way as the video subscription services. You sign up for a certain monthly fee and you get access to over 500,000 books in their library, including New York Times bestsellers and well-known authors and their works. Another great thing about this app is that you can save the books for offline reading so you don’t need to always be connected to access your saved titles.
Based on the insight that people find their next books to read by looking at what their peers are reading, you can follow your friends who are also using the service and see what they’re reading. And since we are also living in a time where you want to tell everyone you know what you’re reading, books, quotes and your in-app activities can easily be shared on Twitter, Facebook and even Instagram.
The 30-day free trial is to help out those who are still not convinced they need a service like Oyster. Once you’ve decided that you can’t live without this, then you have to shell out $9.95 per month. But if you decide the next month that you’ll just stick to your normal ebook purchase, you can cancel the service anytime.
Download Oyster at the Google Play Store