December 1, 2023

After launching an audiobook market for the streaming service final fall, Spotify introduced this week that Premium customers will quickly have entry to over 150,000 audiobooks as a part of their subscriptions. Beginning tomorrow, Premium customers within the UK and Australia will be capable of hearken to audiobooks for as much as 15 hours a month with out paying any extra cash. Spotify says that this function will come to the US as nicely earlier than the tip of 2023.

The Wall Avenue Journal reported on the upcoming arrival of this function in September.

In a weblog publish, the corporate revealed that Spotify Premium people and the plan managers of Household and Duo accounts can get pleasure from 15 hours of audiobook listening time each month. They’ll hearken to a single ebook or soar between a number of books till their time expires.

In case your free listening time runs out earlier than you end your ebook, you possibly can both await it to reload after the following month-to-month billing cycle or buy a 10-hour top-up. You should buy as many of those top-ups as you want, however Spotify didn’t say how a lot they’d price.

Spotify explains that each ebook labeled “Included in Premium” is accessible with this function. The corporate says that its audiobook catalog “at the moment encompasses upwards of 70% of bestselling books, with titles from main publishers together with Hachette, HarperCollins Publishers, Macmillan, Penguin Random Home, Simon & Schuster, and RB Media, in addition to unbiased authors and publishers globally, together with Bolinda, Dreamscape, and Pushkin.”

The function shouldn’t be but accessible on the time of writing, however you may get a headstart by trying out Spotify’s audiobook hub. Some current standard books clocking at underneath 15 hours embrace Richard Kadrey and Cassandra Khaw’s “The Lifeless Take the A Prepare,” David Grann’s “Killers of the Flower Moon,” and Emily Henry’s “Joyful Place.”