Oyster, the Netflix of e-books, arrives on the iPad


After launching last month for the iPhone, Oyster, a Netflix-like app for reading e-books, is available for the iPad.

Oyster is a subscription service that gives users access to more than 100,000 e-books for $9.95 a month.

Besides launching an iPad version of its service, Oyster announced that users no longer need to request and receive an invitation to use the service as they did when the app was initially launched.


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The startup also said that users who are interested in the service can try it out at no cost. Oyster said new users will be allowed a 30-day free trial that they can use before signing up to pay for the service.

Oyster launched to much fanfare in September as an app for the iPhone but almost immediately many began asking when an iPad version of the app would launch, since many users prefer using their tablets for reading e-books. It didn’t take long for Oyster to move to Apple’s tablet.

As for Android, Oyster said users can expect the service to launch on Google’s mobile platform next year.


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