Just two after being spotted in the Play Books V4 update, Audiobooks are now finally official. audiobooks are now available for Android, iOS, and Home speakers. It now join the list of movies, music, TV, and ebooks offerings from Google.
It don’t need any subscription and titles can be purchased directly from the Play Books app or Google Play Store. Google is also offering a free preview of the book and you can also share the audiobook with family members through Family Library for no additional fee even if there are reading from a different device.
Furthermore, Playbooks also gets support from Assistant and will respond to command “Ok Google, read my book” to listen to the book hands-free on Android phones, Home Speakers. Assistant can also respond to queries like “Who is the author” or “Ok Google, stop playing in 20 minutes.” However, Assistant on Android Auto in the U.S is not available just yet but will be coming soon, said Google.
Audiobooks also work cross-platform giving you the flexibility to continue from you left off. As an introductory offer, Google is offering 50% on selected audiobooks. You can explore the list of audiobook titles available from here. It is available across 45 countries including India.