Google Play Store to Soon Offer Audiobooks

Google Play AudiobooksBibliophiles would be delighted to know that Google Play would soon be offering audiobooks.

Not only that, a customer will get 50 percent off his or her first audiobook purchase, according to a teaser banner.

9to5google.com first reported on the banner.

(Read: Google Play Teases Audiobook Sales Ahead of Official Arrival, Will Offer 50% off First Title)

The banner read: “Audiobooks now on Google Play” with the subhead “Get 50% off your first title.”

Twitter user @AuthorTWBarton said: “Good news for Authors. Looks like Google will be offering audiobooks in the Play store in the near future.”

Link Doesn’t Work Yet

When the link was tested by 9to5google.com last week, it doesn’t work, and there is yet no indication when the link would go live, but the site said: “it seems to be appearing for all users both on the web and within the Google Play app on Android.”

The site also said that although Google Play music library already offers a selection of audiobooks, “the implementation has always felt a little sloppy.”

While a separate place for buying audiobooks on Google Play would benefit bookworms, but it remains to be seen when will it be accessible.

Mashable sought Google about the teaser banner on audiobooks to be offered on Google Play but has not issued any statement.

Google Play is the go-to portal to download apps and games on an Android device, and with the teaser banner, audiobooks would soon be downloaded from the site.

Direct Competitor

Meanwhile, Android Headlines said Google is out to compete with Amazon Audible, which sells audiobooks.

(Read: Audiobooks Coming to Google Play Store, First Title 50% Off)

What’s Next?

Aside from apps and games that can be downloaded on Android gadgets, Google has teased about the coming sale of audiobooks on Play.

What can you say about this development? Share your thoughts by commenting below.

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