Audible announced today that they are expanding their compatibility to include; Creative MuVo TX, MuVo TX FM, MuVo Micro, and MuVo Slim portable digital audio players. Audible has a library of over 6,000 titles available for download from www.audible.com. Included in the launch will be a free month of service for owners of MuVo players. Just go to www.audible.com/software and download their installer to use their service.
See press release below.
Audible, Inc., the leading provider of digitally delivered spoken word audio, today announced that the Creative MuVo TX, MuVo TX FM, MuVo Micro, and MuVo Slim portable digital audio players are now fully AudibleReady and compatible with the Audible Internet audio service.
“We are delivering on our commitment to working with Creative to bring Audible content and services to more Creative audio players,” said Foy Sperring, senior vice president, Strategic Alliances, Audible, Inc. “We intend to continue to enhance the experiences of owning Creative digital audio devices with Audible’s end-to-end technology and a consistent flow of world-class premium listening.”
“By deepening Audible’s valued relationship with Creative to include support for the popular MuVo TX and MuVo Micro devices, we give users the ability to enjoy great literature and publications on a portable player,” said Lisa O’Malley, senior brand manager for portable media, Creative Labs. “Compatibility between Creative Labs’ MuVo TX, MuVo TX FM, MuVo Micro, and MuVo Slim and the audible.com audio service represents our focus on integrating the best premium online audio services with state-of-the-art devices.”
In a co-marketing effort for Audible’s flagship AudibleListener(R) flat-rate monthly membership program, users of MuVo TX, MuVo TX FM, MuVo Micro, and MuVo Slim players will be offered one free month of AudibleListener, Audible’s unique membership plan that offers audio programming online that would otherwise cost more than $50 on tape or CD. Users will be able to choose between PremiumListener, a package of any two audiobooks from Audible’s industry-leading collection of 6,000 titles (regularly $21.95), or BasicListener, one audiobook and one 1-month subscription (regularly $14.95) from Audible’s Subscription Center.
All Creative MuVo TX, MuVo TX FM, MuVo Micro, and MuVo Slim players are ‘field upgradeable,’ meaning that users of these devices who go to www.audible.com/software and install the free AudibleManager desktop software can install a firmware upgrade that enables storage and playback of Audible’s valuable audio programs.
The MuVo 256MB devices can store and play more than 30 hours of Audible’s audio files in Audible Format 3, while the MuVo 512MB devices have the capacity to store and play more than 60 hours of Audible audio. The MuVo Micro 1 GB device can store and play back more than 125 hours of Audible’s downloadable audiobooks and other spoken word audio programs.