Looks Like Audiobooks Are Coming to Google Play

It looks like the Google Play store will soon sell audiobooks

Now, though, it appears audiobooks are being added to that list.

According to report in 9to5Google, Google on Friday ran a promotional banner announcing the arrival of the audiobooks in the Play Store. A Google Play update that went out previous year had codes showing that the store is preparing to launch audiobook support. You can see that these apps are downloaded frequently-some over a billion times-but they come with Android, and I think these figures are suspect. The tear-down also revealed that Play Books will let users cast the audiobooks on Chromecast.

A glimmer of a shadow of a possibility that Google Play will soon be offering audiobooks has the bibliophiles of the internet buzzing.

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If you like having your literature read out to you, keep your eyes on the Google Play Store, as it looks like a dedicated audiobook section is on the way - and if you're quick you might be able to get a hefty discount on your first purchase when the changes go live.

Google Play's music library does host a selection of audiobooks, but the implementation has always felt a little sloppy. Android March debuted in October, 2008.


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