We’ve got recognized for months that Google has been making plans to promote audiobooks, and a contemporary APK teardown published that the announcement would come very quickly. In the end, audiobooks are after all rolling out on Google Play Books, and you’ll be able to even play them out of your Google Assistant speaker.

Audiobooks can be to be had in 45 nations and 9 languages beginning lately. In contrast to a few of Google‘s pageant, Play Books may not use a subscription for listening. Every audiobook can be offered “at an inexpensive value, and not using a commitments.” Unfastened previews are to be had, similar to with commonplace books, and you’ll be able to percentage purchases with Circle of relatives Library.

audiobooks now officially available from google play - Audiobooks now officially available from Google Play

In all probability unsurprisingly, Google Assistant will be capable of play audiobooks out of your account. You’ll use “Adequate Google, learn my ebook” to start out playback, and extra instructions like “who’s the writer” and “forestall taking part in in 20 mins” also are to be had (see extra instructions right here). Assistant integration is recently restricted to English language customers, and Android Auto strengthen is coming quickly.

The Audiobooks phase on Google Play goes reside at the moment, and the corporate is providing a 50% cut price to your first ebook. Costs appear to vary from about $five to $20.