Google Play Store Audiobooks Section Coming Soon To Challenge Amazon Audible

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The company has teased a banner promoting the arrival of audiobooks.

At the moment, the link does not appear to work, and the banner does not state exactly when audiobooks will be available.

Google now offers apps, games, movies, TV shows, music, e-books, and magazines via the Google Play Store.

When the banner was clicked, it didn't work and is not appearing for everyone.

Further reports indicate that aside from expanding the capabilities of the Google Play Store, this move to include audiobooks is expected to go head to head against Amazon's market, especially the two tech giants are in the middle of a war on smart devices.

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Interestingly, the banner also reveals that Google will offer 50 percent off on the first title as well.

It seems Google is planning to sell audiobooks on its Play Store. Based on the speculation, we expect the launch before the end of Q1 2017.

Currently, the Google Play Store houses a few audiobooks but it is unfortunately not as extensive as the library of Amazon.

Then again, things will get a bit more cluttered with the addition of an audiobooks section. Other companies too are improving support for audiobooks, so Google needs to offer all categories of digital products through its Play Store. This clears that the giant will definitely going to add Audiobooks section to the Play Store as the ads are already live on some user's website and mobile apps. We don't have any specifics right now, but a recent tear-down of the Google Play Books by The Android Soul suggests that the Play Books app is also gearing up to bring the audiobooks integration. It said that audiobooks and ebooks will be divided into separate tabs.

Google audiobooks will take on Amazon, which recently introduced support for audiobooks on its Kindle devices.

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