Oyster: Like Netflix for books

Oyster: Like Netflix for books
New service will give users access to 100,000 books for a low monthly fee.

People have had access to movie and music streaming services on their smartphones for a while now, but a new company is trying to do the same with books.

Reading books on a mobile device is old-hat. And it used to require that each book be purchased separately.

Oyster, a New York-based company, aims to create a Netflix-like service for books. One that gives users access to thousands of titles with a few taps of the old touchscreen, reports Techlicious.

For $9.95 a month, readers will have access to 100,000 titles – ranging from contemporary best sellers to classics – with new titles added regularly.

Invitations for the service can be requested on the service’s website now. Oyster is currently only available on iOS devices – iPhones and iPods – but will soon be extended to Android phones and tablets, including Kindles, in the near future.

By Bryan Hood 
sursa: new york post.com