Flipboard isn’t just for reading anymore. The social magazine has added audio content from NPR, Public Radio International, The New Yorker, Slate, and SoundCloud. This gives Flipboard users much of the same flexibility in audio as they have in reading.
Also, readers can now Flipboard articles to Readability, a popular read-it-later service.
Flipboard users simply need to login with their SoundCloud credentials if they want to listen to something that has been saved through that service. The audio options keep a consistent interface with the rest of the sleek, minimalist Flipboard content.
Given the large amount of content that can be pulled into Flipboard, it is easy to imagine the service growing into audio and potentially video. Flipboard clearly has eyes on being just more than a digital magazine, but potentially an entire platform for digesting content.
A Flipboard Readability combination is a very welcome addition, as the easy-to-read iOS app makes for a superior format for reading longer form content that one may obtain from the Flipboard feed.
Earlier this year Flipboard released an iPhone version, which included several design tweaks to reformat the tablet reader for the smaller screen.