Audiobooks have handiest been to be had on Google Play for slightly two months, however Google is already running arduous on making improvements to the revel in. In a weblog publish nowadays, Google published some of the new options and enhancements it’s been including to make it much more stress-free to hear an audiobook with Google Play, whether or not at the app or via Google Assistant.

With ‘Sensible Resume,’ playback will now intelligently resume a couple of moments ahead of the place an audiobook used to be paused. Resuming a ebook mid-sentence after a person needed to interrupt their listening can also be quite jarring, so Sensible Resume rewinds again to the start of the phrase or sentence the listener used to be directly to show you how to practice alongside. Every other helpful addition for readers who’re in a hurry is the facility to hurry up and decelerate the playback velocity of the ebook any place from 3x right down to zero.5x.

For many who learn the usage of the Google Play Books app, you’ll be able to now additionally save a favourite second in an audiobook with the brand new Bookmarks capability, identical to you already can with common ebooks. At the Google House app, audiobooks can be added to a morning regimen with Google Assistant, so announcing “Good enough Google, inform me about my day,” to your shuttle to paintings will will let you find out about site visitors, let you know of calendar appointments for the day, and proceed taking part in the audiobook you might be lately studying.

In the end, Circle of relatives Sharing may be coming to ebooks and audiobooks in 13 new international locations: Belgium, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Chile, Mexico, Japan (audiobooks handiest), and South Africa. Books can also be shared with as much as 5 other other folks (relying at the ebook), and can also be learn on both the app or the internet.