Spotify gives premium subscribers free hours of listening to audiobooks
Spotify gives Premium subscribers 15 hours of free audiobooks per month. This is reported by Engadget with reference to the company.
Starting October 4, premium subscribers will have access to more than 150 thousand audiobooks at no extra charge. At the moment, it’s about Spotify users in the UK and Australia. Later this year, Spotify subscribers in the United States will also get this opportunity.
“We believe that offering personalized music, podcasts, and audiobooks on a single platform gives you a superior way to connect with your favorite artists, podcasters, creators, and authors — all in one spot,” Spotify explained in its announcement.
The offer looks surprisingly interesting, but no less insidious. The fact is that when users run out of 15 hours of free listening, they will be offered to pay another $11 for the next 10 hours. But this is more expensive than Audible, which costs $8 per month and has no listening limit.
Meanwhile, Spotify users will be able to purchase any book from the streaming library separately, so there will be no need to pay for additional hours.
Recently, it was reported that Spotify is launching a new social feature. It’s called Spotify Jam and allows users to create a shared playlist.