Have you ever wondered about the history of the places you pass while traveling on a road trip? Do you wish to learn more about the culture, people, and events of the lands you explore? If so, then Autio is the app for you. Autio is a network of stories you can listen to while traveling or on a road trip, allowing you to explore and learn about the places you visit in a fun and engaging way.
Autio has an extensive library of over 10,000 location-based audio stories from coast-to-coast, narrated by master storytellers such as Kevin Costner, Phil Jackson, and John Lithgow. These stories have the power to bring the landscape, its people, and its history alive as you pass through it, making for an unforgettable travel experience.
Each pin on the app offers an answer to questions you may have while on the road, such as “I wonder how this town came to be?”, “Who was that mountain peak named after?”, and “Who were the first people to live in this area?” Autio’s audio vignettes are professionally edited and narrated, combining to paint a picture that you’re unlikely to get from a history book or visitor’s guide.
Autio uses your location to notify you of nearby audio stories. Once you begin playing stories, Autio will continue playing nearby stories as your location changes. Stories are typically 3-5 minutes long, making them perfect for travelers on the go. And, with new stories added every week, no two journeys are ever the same!
Autio is not just for road trips. Users love to browse stories ahead of a trip to get inspired, listen to stories while doing errands around town or chores at home, as well as tune in while traveling by air or rail. Autio is an invitation to discover and a hands-free experience that delights, informs, and entertains by fostering a deeper connection with the people, places, and histories of the land you are traveling through.
Autio’s library of stories celebrates every voice and perspective, embracing the diversity of cultures, people, and places you discover along your travels. Autio strives for a storytelling culture anchored in truth, politically unbiased, and welcoming of every walk of life, including all ethnic, gender, orientation, cultural, and religious identities.
Autio does not share any location data, ensuring that no advertisers have access to your location, and Autio does not share this data with third parties. The app is currently available in English, and stories are currently available only in the United States.
Autio was founded in 2017 by a small group of passionate road trippers and launched in 2020 by a growing team across the US. Woody Sears, the CEO, is an entrepreneur who has been essential to the growth of many startups and successful businesses in the consumer and mobile technology industries. Bill Werlin, the Co-Founder of Content, has a passion for storytelling and has been instrumental in curating Autio’s extensive library of stories.
Autio is a unique app that allows travelers to explore the places they visit in an engaging and educational way. With thousands of stories available, new stories added every week, and a commitment to diversity, Autio is an ideal app for travel enthusiasts who want to enrich their travel experience.