Looking at the increasing inclination towards the use of voice commands and personal digital assistants, Google announced the launch of Google audiobooks on the Google Play store in India. Users can now experience their favourite literature read out to them by instructing Google Assistant to read their book. From Jhumpa Lahiri’s ‘Unaccustomed Earth’, to ‘Astrophysics For People In A Hurry’ by Neil Degrasse Tyson, to Chetan Bhagat’s ‘One Night At The Call Center’ and numerous others, the user can simply say “Ok Google, read my book”.
Google audiobooks on Google Play, is available in nine languages across 45 countries. Users can listen to their favorite audiobooks across Android, iOS and the web, as well as on devices that include the Google Assistant, like Google Home, said Google.
“We are rolling out Google audiobooks, for users who prefer books to be read out to them. The Google Assistant integration with audiobooks is available on Android, iOS, Chromecast, Android Wear, Android Auto or even your laptop,” said Greg Hartrell, Head of Product Management, Google Play Books.