Spotify introduces $9.99/month audiobooks tier for U.S. free users

TechCrunch March 1, 2024, 05:00 PM UTC

Summary: Spotify introduces a $9.99/month "Audiobooks Access Tier" for U.S. free users, offering 15 hours of audiobook streaming from a collection of over 200,000 titles. This move aims to upsell audiobooks, compete with Audible, and make the Premium product more appealing. Since launching audiobooks for Premium subscribers, Spotify has seen a 45% increase in free users interacting with audiobook content daily. Spotify has over 600 million monthly active users and 236 million paid subscribers.

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