Spotify Premium subscribers can now enjoy a vast library of over 200,000 audiobooks, marking a significant expansion of the platform's offerings since it first introduced audiobooks just over a year ago.
Those with ad-free access to the service can now delve into 15 hours of audiobook content each month without any additional charges.
Previously, users had to make separate payments to access audiobooks within the Spotify app.
The next chapter is here! Over 200,000 audiobooks are now available to Premium subscribers in the U.S. 📖 https://t.co/5WR1v9bhd8— Spotify News (@SpotifyNews) November 8, 2023
According to Spotify's recent release, the 15-hour limit is designed to accommodate approximately two average-length audiobooks per month.
In case listeners exceed this limit, they have the option to purchase an additional 10 hours of listening for $12.99.
The audiobook selection includes a diverse range of titles, featuring bestsellers such as Britney Spears' "The Woman in Me" and Bonnie Garmus' "Lessons in Chemistry," alongside classics like "The Lord of the Rings" and Stephen King's "It."
Furthermore, seven out of the top 10 titles currently dominating the New York Times bestsellers list for fiction and nonfiction are available for streaming at no extra cost.
Spotify has thoughtfully curated a list of audiobooks catering to various preferences, from titles suitable for commutes to those ideal for first-time listeners.
In a survey conducted in September, Spotify discovered that 72% of Gen Z and Millennials are avid audiobook listeners, with 70% of them expressing a likelihood to continue exploring audio content.
This move to enhance the audiobook offerings aligns with the evolving preferences of the platform's user base.
The monthly pricing structure for Spotify's premium plan varies:
- It starts at $10.99 for individuals
- A duo account is available at $14.99
- A family account is offered at $16.99
The addition of free access to a substantial audiobook collection definitely further enhances the value proposition for Spotify's premium subscribers.