“Premium Spotify users in Canada, Ireland, and New Zealand can now enjoy free audiobooks with new perk launch”

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Spotify announced on Tuesday that it’s bringing its free audiobooks perk to Canada, Ireland, and New Zealand. Users in these markets will be able to access 15 hours of free monthly audiobook listening time. Spotify says users have listened to more than 150,000 titles since the free service’s launch last November. If you run out of listening hours, you can purchase additional 10-hour allocations for CAD $14.99, IRE €12.99, and NZD $19.99. Spotify recently launched a $9.99 per month plan that allows its free users to access its audiobooks collection in the U.S.

Coming Soon: Countdown Pages for Spotify Audiobooks Tease Anticipated New Releases

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Spotify is enhancing its audiobooks streaming service with a feature that may be familiar to the app’s music consumers: Countdown Pages. For audiobooks, the Countdown Pages will allow Spotify’s users to pre-save books ahead of their release. With the addition of the new Countdown Pages feature, Spotify hopes to grow the service’s adoption further by tapping into its larger global user base of over 600 million listeners. Otherwise, Spotify’s free users can now opt into a standalone audiobooks subscription for $9.99 per month, which debuted earlier this month. Countdown pages for audiobooks will launch in all markets where Spotify’s audiobooks are available, including the U.S., U.K. Australia, Canada, Ireland and New Zealand.

Spotify Introduces a New Audiobooks Service for Free Users at Just $9.99 per Month

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After adding 15 hours of free audiobooks listening to its subscription plan late last year, Spotify today is introducing a $9.99 per month option that will allow its free users to also access its audiobooks collection. With the addition, free Spotify users will able to continue to stream music and podcasts via its ad-supported service, but pay to listen to audiobooks without having to buy a Spotify subscription. However, the move could allow Spotify to upsell audiobooks to customers who aren’t as interested in its music service, or who regularly use another app for that. 15 hours is fairly generous, as it often encompasses more listening time than one audiobook alone, if not two shorter books. The company today also offered an update on the interest that free users have for audiobooks, noting that since launching audiobooks for its Premium subscribers, it’s seen a 45% increase in free users searching for and interacting with audiobook content each day.

“Discover 6 Fantastic Audiobook Apps That Stand Out from Audible”

Woman Listening Audiobook offers a 30 day free trial that comes with three free audiobooks. The platform lets you download titles for offline reading and listening, and allows you access titles across four devices. Spotify has started giving Premium members 15 hours of free audiobook listening every month. Many best sellers fall under 15 hours, which means you can enjoy a free audiobook every month. is an interesting audiobook app because it lets you buy audiobooks while supporting your local bookstores.