Meet RealSAM Hub

The RealSAM Hub LogoCalibre Audio Library LogoTorch Trust logoLibrivox Logo Image of RealSAM Speaker subscription on a Google Home Smart SpeakerThe essence of RealSAM Pocket, on your Alexa or Google Smart Speaker.  Simple to Use. Voice Operated Media Player that can stream over 27,000 Audio Books. Designed for Visually Impaired People. Just £19.90 for a 1 year subscription.

It’s the most accessible Audio Book Streamer on the planet.  The RealSAM Hub subscription includes access and streaming of Calibre Audio, the Torch Trust Library and Librivox.  It also offers radio, podcasts, information on sight loss charities and Talking Newspaper access (currently limited).

  • No Waiting –  Stream instantly
  • No Borrowing Limits
  • 3 Libraries on board and more coming.

To get started, say to your Google Home Speaker “Talk to Real SAM” or to Alexa “Open Real Sam”.   Bring your speaker and a wifi connection to get going today.  No need to wait!

Some fine details:

  1. RealSAM Hub is our stand alone media service, where you can access thousands of books from multiple libraries, podcasts, internet radio and more.
  2. RealSAM Hub can be accessed on Google and Amazon Smart Speakers as well as via their relevant apps on Android and Apple iPhones.
  3. RealSAM Hub was previously known, as RealSAM Speaker.  But as we are not actually providing the speakers, we decided to change the name as it was confusing. Sadly it was more obvious to us after we launched.
  4. Existing RealSAM Pocket customers can sign up via the RealSAM customer portal, to access an existing customer discount and to have your bookshelves and bookmarks shared across your devices.
  5. The RealSAM Hub subscription will work on multiple devices however you will only be able to stream to one device at a time.
  6. There is no charges for content or services and all new content feeds are added automatically, to all devices.

Listening to AudioBooks with RealSAM on a Smart Speaker is a breeze.

Simply subscribe to the RealSAM Hub and you will receive an activation code by email.

Say to your google speaker “Hey Google Talk to Real Sam” or “Alexa, Open Real Sam”.

At this stage it’s Google or Alexa listening so you need to make sure you say “Real” and “Sam” distinctly and clearly.

Then it’s as simple as saying “Read me a Book

Photograph of a smart speaker against a white brick wall. Glasses and keyboard to the side.
You could however make a search a little more complex, and say something like “Find books by Louisa May Alcott or “Find books with title Little Women

To select from a specific library, you can either select the Library, by saying “List Book Libraries” or make it part of your search.  Just ask “List Books about Magic from Calibre Audio library

If you find something you like you can start reading it instantly.  It will also appear in your recent list (the Library is Recently Read) , bookmarked to where you left off.

If you find a book you like, but don’t want to read it just yet you will be given the option to add it to your bookshelf (the Library is My Bookshelf).

To get around its also useful to be able to say “List Contents” so you can select a point to move to.   “Jump Back 5” to go back 5 minutes or perhaps “Jump forward 5” to skip past some introductory parts.