Oyster, the 'Netflix for books,' has finally arrived on Android

The popular service brings its buffet-style e-book subscription to more devices.

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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.

About the author

Associate Editor Nate Ralph is an aspiring wordsmith, covering mobile software and hardware for CNET Reviews. His hobbies include dismantling gadgets, waxing poetic about obscure ASCII games, and wandering through airports.


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