Spotify subscribers in the US now get 15 hours of audiobooks every month

In addition to music and podcasts, Spotify has recently been working to cement its presence in the audiobook space. Today, the company announced Premium users in the US will be able to stream 15 hours of free audiobook content monthly as a part of their subscription. This offering was previously only available to Premium users in the UK and Australia. The company says there's no need for users to do anything. Audiobooks that are available to stream will be marked as “Included in Premium” and users can hit play right away. Spotify notes that 15 hours is roughly two average audiobooks per month. If you end up hitting the limit, you can purchase a 10-hour top-up. The company says its Spotify Premium audiobook catalog now has something for everyone. Users with a Premium subscription can access over 70 percent of today's bestsellers, including Britney Spears’ The Woman in Me and Jesmyn Ward’s Let Us Descend. There are also many classic pieces of literature, like Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights. Spotify believes its listeners will "love exploring the depths of our 200,000-strong catalog, unearthing genres from 'cozy mystery' to 'historical romance.'" Books that aren't eligible for free streaming will need to be purchased outright. Those books will have a lock on the play button, which means you'll need to purchase the title. To make a purchase, you'll follow a link to your browser. Once that's completed, you'll be taken back to the app to listen to... Continue reading at 'Engadget'

[ Engadget | 2023-11-08 19:20:00 UTC ]
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Spotify subscribers in the US now get 15 hours of audiobooks every month

In addition to music and podcasts, Spotify has recently been working to cement its presence in the audiobook space. Today, the company announced Premium users in the US will be able to stream 15 hours of free audiobook content monthly as a part of their subscription.... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2023-11-08 19:20:00 UTC ]
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Spotify claims to have paid audiobook publishers ‘tens of millions’ in royalties

The streaming company says its payout model is competitive, but the Society of Authors has raised doubts about whether authors ultimately benefit Spotify has said that it has paid audiobook publishers “tens of millions” since allowing users 15 hours of audiobook listening in its Premium... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2024-02-01 16:08:34 UTC ]
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Audiobooks Are Booming. Spotify Wants in on the Action.

There are early signs that Spotify’s addition of audiobooks to its streaming service is helping drive audiobook consumption — already a growing market. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2024-01-29 17:00:09 UTC ]
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Spotify’s Streaming Audiobook Service Launches in the U.S.

A little over a month after launching in the U.K. and Australia, Spotify's new streaming audiobook service is now available the U.S., meaning that tens of millions of Spotify premium subscribers now have access to a catalog of more than 200,000 audiobook titles—including titles from all the Big... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-11-08 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Spotify’s new audiobook streaming could have ‘devastating effect’, says Society of Authors

The industry body says the music giant’s move to make more than 150,000 titles available has not been discussed with authors and may compete with salesThe Society of Authors (SoA) has said it is “deeply concerned” about Spotify’s new audiobook provision. The industry body cited “the devastating... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-10-11 15:40:05 UTC ]
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Spotify CEO Daniel Ek explains the company’s new audiobook subscription plan

Ek blames Apple for holding back his company’s first foray into audiobooks and confirms his company is in talks with Google about in-app purchases. Spotify is doubling down on audiobooks: Paying subscribers of the music service will now have access to up to 15 hours of audiobook listening as... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2023-10-03 16:30:00 UTC ]
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Spotify accuses Apple of impeding its fledgling audiobook business

Spotify launched its audiobook business just last month with 300,000 titles, but is now saying that Apple is engaging in "anticompetitive" behavior that is impinging the new business, the company wrote in a blog post. It said that Apple rejected its audiobook purchasing system three times due to... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2022-10-26 07:02:10 UTC ]
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Spotify takes on Amazon with a huge leap into the audiobook business

With more than 300,000 audiobook titles available to purchase a la carte, Spotify says this is ‘just the beginning.’ After taking on Apple and Pandora, Spotify appears to be setting its sights on Amazon.Read Full Story Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2022-09-20 17:05:45 UTC ]
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David Sedaris and Tracey Ullman voice one of this month’s best audiobooks

The narration of ‘Carnival of Snackery’ is wonderful. Other great listens: ‘The Five Wounds’ and ‘Psycho by the Sea’ Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-12-05 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Spotify Gets Into the Audiobook Business

Looking to accelerate its expansion into the audiobook market, the Swedish audio streaming subscription service giant Spotify has agreed to acquire Ohio-based digital audiobook distributor Findaway for an undisclosed price. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-11-12 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Spotify acquires audiobook platform Findaway

Spotify could soon be home to a lot more audiobooks. The streaming service has acquired audiobook platform Findaway, the companies announced. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the acquisition suggests Spotify is looking to build out its own library of audiobook titles.Findaway is an... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2021-11-11 21:00:04 UTC ]
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Best new audiobooks to listen to this month

For your entertainment and education: stories by Lianae Moriarty, Honoree Fanonne Jeffers and Alan Taylor Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-10-18 12:00:00 UTC ]
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15 Nonfiction Black History Books to Read This Month

A list of nonfiction Black history books you can read this month to learn more about the history of racism and being Black in the U.S., including Men We Reaped: A Memoir by Jesmyn Ward. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-02-09 11:31:00 UTC ]
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Danger and Depth in Literary Thrillers: This Month’s Audiobook Recommendations

“A spoonful of honey makes the medicine go down,” says S. A. Cosby on the appeal of thrillers. The medicine he’s referring to is themes like racism, poverty, and income inequality woven throughout his debut novel, Blacktop Wasteland. “It’s easier to talk about those things,” Cosby says, “if... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-11-23 09:48:50 UTC ]
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Ken Follett’s latest epic is among the best audiobooks this month

Set aside 24 hours to listen to Follett’s prequel. Other great new audiobooks: “Shuggie Bain” and “His Only Wife.” Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-11-17 13:00:00 UTC ]
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For your pandemic playlist: 3 new audiobooks that will whisk you away — for a few hours, anyway

Intricate plots and distant locales in “Winter Counts,” “Agent Sonya” and “The Searcher.” Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-10-14 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Spotify Eyes Audiobooks

The music streaming giant is poised to enter the audiobook market. Here's what that means for publishers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-09-25 04:00:00 UTC ]
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15 Entertaining Historical Fiction Audiobooks

I'm fairly new to the genre and historical fiction audiobooks have been an excellent way to introduce these stories into my repertoire. Treat your ears. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-06-03 10:38:40 UTC ]
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5 Under 5: Audiobooks Under 5 Hours for One-Day Listening

If you're looking for the satisfaction of finishing a great book in a day or two, check out these short audiobooks under 5 hours. Continue reading at Book Riot

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