“Read more.” Every year is one of the more popular New Year’s resolutions. We get so swamped with stuff it becomes so difficult there often doesn’t seem to be a minute to simply sit down with a book.
With audiobooks on Google Play, rolling out today in 45 countries and nine languages, you can turn your time stuck in traffic, on the treadmill, or waiting in line into reading time. Find your next great read at an affordable price, and enjoy it across Android, iOS and the web with Google Play Books, as well as on devices that include the Google Assistant, like Google Home and many others (where available regionally.) Here’s what you need to know:
Features of Google AudioBook
#1 Listen without a subscription. On Google Play, you can buy a single audiobook at an affordable price, with no commitments. You can also get a free preview of the book to make sure you’re hooked on the story and enjoy listening to the narrator’s voice.
#2 Enjoy your audiobook with your Google Assistant. Just say “Ok Google, read my book” to listen to your favourite audiobook hands-free with the Google Assistant on your phone or speaker, like Google Home. Try “Ok Google, who is the author?” if you need a refresher, or “Ok Google, stop playing in 20 minutes” to set a timer for bedtime reading. For now, the Google Assistant integration with audiobooks is available on Android phones and smart speakers globally in English.
#3 Weave reading into your day across multiple devices. Start your morning by listening to “Ready Player One” with the Assistant on supported Android phones, and continue listening on your laptop when you have a few moments of downtime during the day. You can pick up where you left off no matter what device you’re using, with the Assistant or the Google Play Books app on Android, iOS, Chromecast, Android Wear, Android Auto or even your laptop.
After a long and tiring day at school, office, market, wherever just download Google Audiobook and let the stories take you away.