Amazon and Audiobooks.com sell digital audio books online, while volunteer organizations such as Project Gutenberg and LibriVox offer free audio books in public domain on their websites. Google and Apple dedicate a section to both free and paid audio books in their mobile marketplaces as of 2015.
Free audio books are available from organizations such as LibriVox, Lit2Go and Internet Archive. Books at these organizations are in the public domain and narrated by volunteers. Audible, an Amazon company, provides a free audio book if you sign up for a paid membership. These include bestsellers an
Some types of audio systems include Hi-Fi music systems, wireless music systems and MP3 docking systems. Other examples include home theater systems, portable music systems, and CD or radio cassette players.
It is possible for people to check out electronic editions of books on the Internet using their library card or joining a free library site like Open Library. Local libraries have online catalogs that include certain titles available for download onto a computer or mobile device.
To find out what books are at your local public library, perform a search at your local library's website or your local library system's website. You also can search for books at WorldCat.org.
As of 2015, Podiobooks.com and LearnOutLoud.com are two websites that offer free podcasts of audio books. Whereas Podiobooks.com focuses on serialized fiction books, LearnOutLoud.com's podcasts primarily provide educational audio books.
YouTube is the largest online video sharing platform. Users create accounts and upload videos. Most of the content is free; however, there are channels that charge a fee for streaming movies and showing live events.
As of 2014, YouTube reports that over 1 billion unique visitors use its website each month. Every month, over 6 billion hours of video content are watched on YouTube. Every minute, users upload 100 hours of videos to the site.
YouTube is the world's most popular and frequently visited video streaming website. The site's users watch about four billion hours of video per month and upload more than 70 hours worth of video every minute.