Oyster, an e-book subscription service that originally launched on a limited basis for the iPhone last month, has been expanded to the iPad and is now available for all users.
Described as Netflix for e-books, Oyster offers access to more than 100,000 e-books for a $9.95 monthly fee. The service is currently limited to iOS and is growing rapidly, with additional titles being added on a regular basis.
Oyster for iPad functions similarly to other e-book reading apps like iBooks, allowing users to select content from a dedicated library that can be read within the app. Pages are turned via scrolling, and it incorporates a darker night time reading mode. The app functions in both landscape and portrait mode, and books that are downloaded can be synced between devices.
Download the app to get unlimited access to thousands of books, available anytime, anywhere. Requires an Oyster paid subscription.
With Oyster, members enjoy instant access to more than 100,000 titles including everything from international bestsellers and celebrated classics, to cult sci-fi and seminal biographies. Designed and developed for mobile reading, our editorial sets, related titles, and personalized recommendations get you into a book you’ll love in as few taps as possible.
In addition to iPad support, the new update also brings an iOS 7-style redesign and better content discovery in the form of additional recommendations and genre-based recommendations. Newly added books are also readily available, featured directly on the home screen. Book opening animations have been improved, and a number of bug fixes have also been included.
Oyster is a universal app that can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link] The service costs $9.95 per month, but the company is currently offering all new users 30 days of free access.