Oyster, the 'Netflix for books,' has finally arrived on Android
The popular service brings its buffet-style e-book subscription to more devices.
The popular book-subscription service Oyster has finally arrived on Android devices, Amazon's Kindle Fire, and the Barnes & Noble Nook HD.
Launching today, the Android iteration of "the Netflix for books" sports a new, responsive design tailored for the myriad Android device display sizes and new fonts to choose from. The app now also offers a "read time" feature, which aims to give readers an idea of how long it'll take to finish a book.
Oyster's buffet-style approach to reading has proven popular: $9.95 a month gets you unfettered access to a library of over 500,000 e-books, including titles from massive publishers like HarperCollins, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Simon & Schuster. There's even a children's section stocked with kid-friendly books, including some titles from Disney Publishing.
We've covered Oyster a few times in the past, and it's generally been well-received, with the exception of its egregious lack of Android support. What say you now, book fans -- is it time to take the plunge? Sound off in the comments.