Google has waded into the audiobooks niche with the launch of a new audiobook store as part of its Google Play Books service.

Google Audiobooks now Available for Android, iOS and Google Home
Google Audiobooks is available on Android, iOS and Google Home. Image: Google

 

 

While Google Play Books has been around for quite some time, it did not have the audio feature. According Greg Hartrell, it’s head of product management, Google Play Books has over 5 million ebooks in 75 countries.

 

It is therefore feels only natural that Google Play Books had to progress to include audiobooks; a product development move set to ensure revenue maximization.

Customers can purchase audiobooks via the Google Play Books apps for Android and on the web. The service is also available on Google Home speakers, Chromecast and on the iOS platform.

Compatibility across the board means that users can just pick from where they left, irrespective of device.

The service is also integrated with Google assistant, meaning customers can give voice instructions and their phone or speaker (Google Home) can start playing the requested title.

Available languages

The audiobook service will be in nine languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Polish, Korean and Japanese.

Regions available

It will be available in North & South America, most of Europe, Australia, New Zealand, India and some Asian countries.

Pricing is also competitive given most popular titles are retailing for below $10.

You can also read  How your private information might be stolen through web browsing history

Google is set to shake up the space that has long been the preserve of Audible; Amazon’s audiobook service.

Looking for a place to buy quality laptops in Kenya at an affordable price, with 24 hour delivery visit: www.laptopkenya.co.ke
Get our 2018 News on Facebook
  • You need an instant unsecured soft loan via mpesa?: Check our Loan Page Here
  • Learn how to buy and sell Bitcoins through Mpesa in Kenya: Read Our Detailed Article
  • Sell your Digital products like ebooks online in Kenya at: Muthurwa.com
  • Learn how to start and make money through blogging in kenya: Making Money Through Blogging in Kenya