Last October the discount retailer Aldi launched an ebookstore and digital music store in Germany. Now it has brought the same service to Austria under Aldi's Hofer brand.
Hofer Life features a music service supported by Napster and an ebook service supplied by an unnamed company.
The Hofer Life eBooks app has not been released yet, but we do know that the Aldi Life eBooks app was developed the by Lenovo subsidiary Medion.
Local reports say that Hofer Life eBooks offers over a million ebook titles, including 400,000 German language titles. All the major publishers are on board, including comic book publishers DC and Marvel.
Hofer Life eBooks will have Android and iOS apps, and in the hardware department, Hofer is complimenting the ebookstore with a matching Android tablet. Launching tomorrow, the
Launching tomorrow, the Medion E6912 E-Tab is a 99 euro table with a 7" screen. It runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow on a 1.3GHz quad-core CPU with 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage.
This tablet also hs 3Ah battery, a microSD card slot, Wifi, and a SIM card slot for cellular connectivity. It comes bundled with a 10 euro credit for Hofer Life eBooks and a 60-day ps the music streaming app Hofer Life Music.