Spotify Audiobooks Hit Oz

Rebecca Varidel
22nd Nov 2022

Where would we be today without our phones, our headphones and our music streaming service? 15 years ago who would have guessed that we would be able to access just about any song from the last 100 years. I remember being invited to the first, then the second birthday parties of Spotify. Huge fun, yet not as much as going down a tunes rabbit hole following recommendation after recommendation until I found these cool old 1920s protest songs. My longest new (old) music listening marathon was about 48 hours. What's yours? Then of course there are podcasts! And now we can listen to books too...

Starting today, Spotify users in Australia and the UK, Ireland, and New Zealand will be able to purchase and listen to a catalogue of more than 300,000 audiobook titles, with an ever-evolving user interface to help more people across the world connect with their next favourite music, podcasts, and audiobooks.

Australian users can now easily find audiobooks on Spotify alongside music and podcasts as a section in their library, in search, and in their recommendations on Home. Books will be available for a one-time purchase, and users can preview the content for free before purchasing. The audiobook library includes Australian titles such as The Other Side of Beautiful, The Boy from Boomerang Crescent, The Dry, Boy Swallows Universe and Growing Up Queer in Australia.

You can find the full details on Spotify’s audiobooks offerings on For The Record.