Spotify announces the launch of its audiobook service in the United States. The Swedish company says that a brand new user interface has been designed to listen to said books and integrate them with the music and podcasts you already listen to.
“This is just the beginning of Spotify’s audiobook journeyexplains the company. We have strived to create a seamless audiobook experience, and we will continue to develop and innovate in the future.” It is also specified that users who discover audiobooks in the Spotify app will be able to buy them on a web page. When they return to Spotify, they will automatically be saved to the library and available to listen to.
Listeners can also download content for offline listening, and an automatic bookmarking feature saves where they left off. Speed control is also included, with a variety of options to speed up or slow down the pace. Finally, a rating function will make it possible to publicly display the overall rating of the book.
The platform’s FAQ specifies that audio books are not linked to the premium subscription and that they must be purchased individually with a bank card. But this is not yet a problem, because the service is not available in France for the moment.