Audiobooks go live on Google’s Play Store

A few days ago, Google was believed to have teased the launch of audiobooks on its Play Store. We knew it would only be a matter of time before the new section would go live, and now it has for 45 countries in nine languages. Google has announced the details, as Google Play audiobooks are now official.

Audiobooks are not entirely new to Google’s Play Store. Some have been available through Google’s Music service, but now there’s a dedicated section under ‘Google Play Books’ meant for audiobooks. Now that the section is live, we’d expect the selection of audiobooks to only grow. Take that Audible!

One can buy single audiobooks on Google’s Play Store or sign up for a monthly subscription. And right now, to celebrate their arrival, Google is hosting a promotion whereby Android users can take 50% off their first purchase. To get started, all you have to do is hit the link we’ve included near the bottom of this post or dive into the Play Store app to locate the  “50% off Your First Audiobook” promotional banner.

Google reminded us that audiobooks will work across all devices, not just Android phones and tablets. Select iOS devices are compatible as is the web. You can also ask the Google Assistant on Google Home or a ‘Google Assistant built-in’ device to read the books aloud. You can also access them on your TV by casting over Wi-Fi, and pick up where you left off on any device associated with your Google Account. Pretty cool stuff.

[Google Play – Audiobooks]

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