The Google Play Store sells all kinds of media and has done so for many years, but now there’s one more category the company is getting into in a big way. That would be audio books. Audio books are now on sale from Google Play in 45 countries and in nine languages. Audio books are available on pretty much any device you would want to use: Android, iOS, the web and Google Home speakers.
If you want to play a book on your phone, you’ll need to download the Google Play Books app. Those who prefer to use Google Assistant, can just say “Hey Google, read my book” and your phone or speaker will continue reading the most recent book you were listening to. Your location in the book will sync across devices, so you won’t have to try and find your place when listening across multiple devices. I think we all hate that.
Audio books will be available without a subscription. Amazon’s Audible service lets you do this too. Since Google’s service just launched, we can’t say how prices will compare to Audible, but they will likely be very similar. Google is offering several titles for less than $10 as part of an introductory sale as well.
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