Audiobooks are coming very soon to Google Play

Allan Goodman
January 23, 2018

That includes movies, TV shows, music, books, comics, and more.

A glimmer of a shadow of a possibility that Google Play will soon be offering audiobooks has the bibliophiles of the internet buzzing. News portal 9to5google has now reported that a banner appeared on Google Play for several users stating that audiobooks were now available on Google Play.

As for where you'll find them, audiobooks will likely live right alongside their digital word counterparts on Google Play inside the Books section, with a spotted banner ad detailing a 50% off deal with the purchase of your first audiobook. There is no official confirmation from Google Play about audio books being added to the collection or when exactly that may be happening. "At the time of publishing, that link doesn't work and simply 404's, but it seems to be appearing for all users both on the web and within the Google Play app on Android", says 9to5Google. Based on the speculation, we expect the launch before the end of Q1 2017.

As of now, there is no information of when this specific section will be introduced, and how they will be accessed.

Audiobooks are already available through Google Play's music library, though the implementation is a bit haphazard.

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Meanwhile, several companies have recently been improving support for audiobooks.

The Audiobooks advertising banner on Play Store itself looks very reasonable to assume that the Audiobooks on Play Store will be the reality soon.

Amazon now dominates the market, however, with its ownership of Audible, but it appears Google is about to make a big push back.

Thanks to some digging by the folks over at Android Police, we also know that the Google Play Books app is about to be upgraded with audiobook support. It said that audiobooks and ebooks will be divided into separate tabs.

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