The ‘Netflix for Books’ app offers new features to users

The Oyster book app has released new features to make the app more user friendly. (Photo courtesy Oyster)

Oyster, a startup company based in New York, has released new features to the app to better meet user requests.

The iPad app has been released to allow users to be able to have a polished version of the app. The update boasts a darker design, a bigger screen, cross-device syncing and better personalization features to help readers find books that meet their taste.

“We’ve spared no detail to deliver Oyster as a beautifully polished, all-in-one reading experience,” the Oyster media kit said.

Along with the update, the app is now open to anyone who wishes to have the service. Invitations through the company are no longer required. Anyone can download the app for free and sign-up for a monthly subscription.

A free month-long trial of the app is also now available to allow users to get an idea of the book selection and app performance before committing to a subscription.

New titles have been added to the library including “Pretty Little Liars” by Sara Shepard, “The Godfathers” by Roberto Otta and “The Lord of the Rings” by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Oyster was released earlier this fall as an alternative to buying a copy of every book that intrigued readers. The subscription service is available for $9.95 a month with new titles added weekly. All basic features, including social circulation and access to the last 10 downloaded novels when outside of Wi-fi service or cell coverage, are still available as part of this update.

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