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

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This product image released by Pinna shows the Pinna app displayed on a computer, mobile phone and tablet. The on-demand streaming service offers podcast, audiobook and music compilations for kids. (Pinna via AP)

(AP) — 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. 

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