The new feature is already available in the U.K. and Australia, and allows you to listen to audiobooks for 15 hours a month.
This move is part of Spotify’s broader strategy to become a one-stop shop for all things audio, offering users a wide range of content to choose from, including music, podcasts, and now audiobooks.
By offering instant access to a large selection of 150,000+ audiobooks, Spotify is making it easier for Premium subscribers, as well as managers for Family and Duo accounts, to discover and listen to audiobooks.
The company has partnered with respected audiobook publishers, including Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, and RB Media, to bring its users a wide range of titles, including bestsellers, new releases, and classics.
💬 We believe that offering personalized music, podcasts, and audiobooks on a single platform gives you a superior way to connect with your favorite artists, podcasters, creators, and authors—all in one spot.
Spotify is also making it easy for Premium subscribers to find and manage their audiobooks. The company has created a dedicated audiobook hub on its website and app, where subscribers can browse and search for audiobooks by title, author, genre, and more.
If you are a Spotify Premium member, and live in the U.K. or Australia – where the new feature is already available, you can go directly to this link on the web to browse the catalog of Spotify audiobooks.
Spotify Premium audiobooks will be available for the U.S. users in the following months. The company does not reveal plans for the rest of the world.
What the company is not boasting about is the monthly usage. You will be able to listen to Spotify audiobooks for only 15 hours per month.
15 hours? Really? An average audiobook takes around 10 hours, so within your “unlimited” Premium access to Spotify audiobooks, you will be able to finish one audiobook.
Hopefully, it may change, as the company claims it’s working on more ways to unlock access to Premium audiobooks.
Are you planning to try Spotify audiobooks when they finally arrive in your country?