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Alexa, read me a story: Audio content for kids on the rise

Posted at 2:02 AM, Feb 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-01 12:18:14-05

BY LEANNE ITALIE, NEW YORK — Audio content for kids is on the rise.

But navigating all the audiobooks, podcasts and music can be a chore for parents.

One-stop platforms carrying all three are popping up.

That's driven in part by a bump in podcast listening.

Spotify launched a new ad-free app, Spotify Kids, as a free extension for premium family subscribers.

Not yet available in the U.S., it's packed with singalongs, soundtracks and stories.

Pinna is among the latest to launch ad-free with a variety of content, including selections it produces itself.

Amazon's FreeTime Unlimited allows parents to customize a child’s experience without ads.