Audio Books on Google Play Store May Be Coming in 2018

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The banner may have been a mistake, but it confirms the previous rumours about upcoming launch of audiobooks in the Play Store. Now, it seems that audiobooks are all set to join the list.

Further, the offer was linked to a separate category, which was distinct from the audiobooks on offer in the Google Play Music segment. An update for Play Books app specifically mentions "audiobooks", as well as audio playback controls like play and pause.

When the banner was clicked, it didn't work and is not appearing for everyone. It looks like Google Play is about to go into audiobook territory as well, and you might even get 50% off for the first one that you buy through Google's content store.




A glimmer of a shadow of a possibility that Google Play will soon be offering audiobooks has the bibliophiles of the internet buzzing. This clears that the giant will definitely going to add Audiobooks section to the Play Store as the ads are already live on some user's website and mobile apps. All the reports suggest that, the giant will soon come up with this dedicated Audiobooks section on the Play Store sometime this quarter. But it seems that the company is laying the groundwork for an audiobook store.

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. The code points to audiobooks in the store, and that the app will allow users to navigate through the chapters using chapter titles - Audible's app allows for similar navigation, but only by chapter numbers - and that the app will allow users to keep track of their progress on multiple devices.

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

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