Give binge-watching a break with these cool audiobook platforms
With the restrictions around the weekend tightening up, you are going to need some audio companionship every now and then to make the hours just whizz by!
If you have a flair for binge-listening, we have chosen some of the top audiobook apps to make listening to books online real fun. From the feature-rich apps to the ones that offer a wide variety of genres, the list gives you all. So, get comfortable and get your earbuds plugged in!
1. Pocket FM- Pocket FM is one of the top audiobook apps right now that features several audiobooks, stories, and podcasts across several categories such as romance, suspense thrillers, drama, and much more. The app remains one of the top OTT platforms for audio content, and its top 3 audio shows in India have recorded over 50 million plays already. Available on iOS and Android, it allows free audiobooks access, with a nominal VIP subscription for unlimited access to audiobooks and an ad-free experience. Pocket FM recently became the first audio brand to launch a music video, Bedard, themed on Ye Rishta Kaisa Hai, Pocket FM’s top Hindi audio show, which has over 100 million plays worldwide.
2. Storytel- Storytel is yet another popular that gives access to audiobooks where listeners can switch between listening and reading mode. It also offers listeners to adjust their listening speed. The app is child-friendly and hosts a kid’s portal with a huge library of children’s books. Users get a 14-day free trial, post which they sign for a paid membership.
3. Audible- Audible in the last few years has grown to be a global brand and hosted one of the largest collections of audiobooks. From entertainment, fiction, spiritual content to children’s books and self-help books, Audible audiobooks offers a massive variety. The app is free to download but users can only access the content via a paid membership. Like standard Amazon products, the app offers a 30-day trial to stream your first audiobook free. It also offers features such as offline listening, regulating narration speed and allows you to exchange a book for another, if you don’t like reading one.
4. Google Play Books – Google Play Books is also a popular app for reading ebooks, audiobooks, and comics, available on Android and iOS. You can choose from millions of bestselling ebooks and audiobooks depending on your interests. It doesn’t operate on a subscription model but allows a preview of the book post which users can purchase the product. The app automatically syncs the data between iOS and Android devices. You can also continue narrations on your laptop or phone depending on what device you are using!
5. Apple Books –Apple Books allows users on iOS to access audiobooks on apple devices, such as iPhone and iPads, and even Apple Watches. Just like Apple Music, it allows you to purchase audiobooks directly. Apple Books may not have the largest collection of audiobooks, but it is a good audiobook app for iOS users who love the Apple experience!