Spotify’s free audiobook perk is now live for US Premium subscribers

From The Verge: Spotify Premium subscribers in the US can now access the streaming platform’s on-demand catalog of over 200,000 audiobooks, alongside 15 hours of listening each month for free. Ten hours of additional listening can be purchased for $12.99 if you need a top-up between billing cycles. Spotify originally announced that the price for more hours would be $10.99 in the US, but the price was increased before launch.

Audiobooks will appear on the Spotify home feed, and specific titles can be searched for just like music tracks. Spotify has also curated a selection of nine suggested audiobook titles if you need some recommendations on where to start. Audiobook access has already rolled out to paid Spotify subscribers in the UK and Australia.

There’s a wide selection of audiobook content to select from across a variety of genres, with Spotify claiming that 70 percent of its catalog is comprised of bestselling titles. This includes classics like Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, modern romance novels like Colleen Hoover’s It Ends With Us, and other books from independent authors and the “Big Five” publishers — Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin Random House, and Simon & Schuster.

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