Google Search Adds New Dedicated Section for Audiobooks

December 5, 2017, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Audiobooks are gaining some renewed interest with the rise in popularity of podcasts. Keeping this in mind, Google has now decided to dedicate a section in its search results for audiobooks.

Users can simply search for a book in the Google Search, and the search engine will additionally display a new pane that will be dedicated for audiobooks. Convenient links will be added alongside the search results so that users will get guided to apps from which they can purchase the audiobook.

Google is currently providing audiobook links to Audible and Kobo in addition to its own collection in the Google Play Books. That said, Google Play Books is all set to welcome the new addition soon.

The support for audiobooks in Google Play Books was initially spotted earlier by Android Police, which reported earlier this month of the same through an APK teardown of the app. This was followed by the confirmation by Google.

The listing in the section will also highlight the price. In case it doesn’t fit with your budget, you can simply jump below to access the public library section from where the e-books can be borrowed. Users will be able to borrow in-stock books through digital download partnerships, most of which are offered on trial for no charges for a limited period.

The ebook listing will include only those libraries that are close to your vicinity and that have the book available. Whether or not you can use your library cards for all the public libraries might depend on your location.

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