Published On: Tue, Jan 23rd, 2018

Google brings audiobooks to the Play store

Google’s Play store now facilities audiobooks. There is a good possibility that we usually consider of a Play store as Google’s app store for Android, though it has prolonged facilities support for movies, TV shows, magazines and ebooks, too.

The new audiobooks underline is rising in 45 countries and 9 languages.

The further of audiobooks feels like a healthy progression, though we was indeed astounded to hear that these weren’t in a store already. What took a association so long? “We know people wish to review some-more and audiobooks are apropos an increasingly renouned approach to incorporate books into a bustling lives,” Google Play Book’s conduct of product government Greg Hartrell told me. “Play Books has also been around for a prolonged time, charity over 5 million ebooks in 75 countries, and seductiveness in audiobooks is on a rise, along with audio calm generally (e.g. digital music, podcasts, etc.). But many importantly a users are seeking for them.”

Like on identical platforms, we can hear a preview of a audiobook on a Play Store and audiobooks are automatically partial of your family library, so we can simply share your audiobook duplicate of “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck” with everybody in your household.

One nifty underline here is a formation with a Google Assistant on your phone and on Google Home. Using this integration, we can simply ask a partner to review we your book and it’ll do that. You can also ask some simple questions about a book (“Who is a author?”).

Google’s pricing looks to be rival with identical offerings from Amazon, for example, and — during slightest for a time being — many of a many renouned titles are accessible for underneath $10, including Michael Wolff’s Fire Fury ($8.99) and John Grisham’s The Rooster Bar ($9.99).

The upheld languages are English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Korean, Japanese and Polish. The 45 countries where a use will be accessible embody many of Europe, as good as North and South America, Australia, New Zealand, India and a name series of Asian countries.

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