Deutsche Bahn Debuts Free Streaming Audiobook Library on ICE Trains
Earlier this month the railway added newspapers, mobile games, radio plays and audiobooks to ICE Portal, its in-train entertainment system.
Passengers can access German newspapers like Bild am Sonntag, Welt am Sonntag, Handelsblatt, and Süddeutsche Zeitungm as well as the Financial Times.
A total of nine audiobooks and radio plays will be available at any one time, including titles by Simon Beckett, Andreas Eschbach, and David Baldacci as well as radio dramas featuring Sherlock Holmes and Jules Verne. The selection will rotate.
The content can be accessed from a mobile device’s web browser over the train’s Wifi network. The audiobooks and radio plays are free, but the newspapers must be paid for.
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