Published: Mon, January 22, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Grace Becker

It looks like the Google Play store will soon sell audiobooks

It looks like the Google Play store will soon sell audiobooks

Creating a single hub for it could mean that Google is committed to making the Google Play Store as accessible as possible to all types of fans.

A banner spotted on the Google Play Store teased that an audiobooks section is coming soon, a move that will challenge Amazon's domination of the market through its Audible business. The upgrade will open the door to a whole new section of the Play Store, loaded with the latest and greatest audiobooks from leading authors. But, we do know that whenever the audiobooks arrive, it seems (as mentioned in banner above) Google is planning to run a promotion to offer 50 percent discount on your first audiobook purchase.

Google now offers apps, games, movies, TV shows, music, e-books, and magazines via the Google Play Store.

Separately, a report from Android Police claims that the Google Play Books app would also be updated to include audiobooks. There is also no information on when the Google Play Store audiobooks section goes live.

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With this, Google is once again set to enter into a new domain of audiobooks. For example, the Audible Clips feature allows users to record their favorite lines from audiobooks that they can share with their friends and family.

Right now, Amazon is the dominating player in the audio book market.

The demand for audiobooks has steadily increased in an age where podcasts and other streaming media have surged in popularity. Yo need not have to read the content like in the case of the conventional book. The Amazon listing for the entry-level Kindle says, "Now, you can listen to the world's largest library of audiobooks on your Kindle - anytime, anywhere, while travelling, cooking, or when you just want to rest your eyes". Instead of reading books, people get converted towards listening to them through various devices.

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