Google Play wants to read books to you

Audiobooks now available on Google Play Store, that's what is more convenient for readers
Google Play Audiobooks Section Going Live Right Now
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25 January, 2018

Alphabet's Google yesterday introduced audiobooks to its online store, making its smart speakers and virtual assistant more competitive with Amazon's Echo devices and Alexa voice assistant.

Unlike Amazon's Audible service, users can buy individual Google audiobook titles without any membership and without any commitment to buy more.

Those who purchase audiobooks via the Google Play Store will be able to access them on Android, iOS, and the web.

With audio books, Google is entering a space that has always been dominated by Audible.

Google is getting into the audiobook business: The company launched a new audiobook store as part of its Google Play Books service Tuesday, promising competitive prices with a pay-as-you-go model. Even though you can purchase without a subscription, there is still quite the push to have you sign up for the regular complete subscription. Google is also offering dozens of top titles and best-sellers for under $10 to celebrate the launch.

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Family sharing. You can share your audiobooks with everyone in your family through Family Library for no additional fee. Nine languages and are expected to be affordable across the Android platform. Google Play Store will display various sections of book categories that will allow users to search book of their interest very easily. Users will be able to resume listening where they left off regardless of whether their the book is loaded onto an Android, iOS, Chromecast, Android Auto or Android Wear device.

Adding Google Assistant to the mix only makes things that much more appealing. It will be coming soon to the Assistant on Android Auto in the U.S.

Enjoy your audiobook with your Google Assistant. It works according to what you instruct Google Assistant to do.

Holding a book for hours and hours to read about your favorite story is quite tedious, isn't it? Lots of people today use the time spent cooking or working out to enhance their knowledge by loading up an audiobook on their smartphone (or another device).


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