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How to buy and listen to audiobooks on Spotify

From beats to books, Spotify’s got your ears covered.

Published onOctober 12, 2023

Audiobooks offer a hand-free way to consume literature, whether on a long drive or relaxing at home. While Spotify is primarily known for its music and podcast library, it has made audiobooks available for you to enjoy. We’ll walk you through how to buy audiobooks on Spotify, so you’re never without a good book.


To buy audiobooks on Spotify, click the Search icon on the web app, select the Audiobooks tab, choose your desired audiobook, and click Play > Get email. Check your email for the link, which will direct you to the audiobook’s page for purchase. Click on Buy, and the audiobook is yours after the checkout process.

To listen to your audiobook, open the Spotify app, go to Your Library > Audiobooks, select your audiobook, and tap on the Play button.


How to find audiobooks on Spotify

Discovering audiobooks on Spotify is a breeze, thanks to the platform’s user-friendly interface. Follow these steps to find them:

  1. Tap on the Search icon from your app’s home screen.
  2. Select the Audiobooks tab.
  3. Look through the books and tap on the one you want.

How to buy and listen to audiobooks on Spotify

Spotify has free and paid audiobooks. The paid ones have a lock sign on the Play button that disappears after you’ve purchased the audiobook. Here’s how to buy audiobooks on Spotify:

  1. Click on the Play button with a padlock sign.
  2. Select Get email to receive a direct link to buy the audiobook in your mail inbox.
  3. In the mail, tap on Buy Audiobook to visit the website to purchase the audiobook.
  4. On the website, select Buy to begin the checkout process.
  5. Once you finish the process, the audiobook is yours.

Note: You can only buy audiobooks on the Spotify web app. However, you can find and listen to your purchased titles on both mobile and desktop.

After you’ve bought the audiobook, you can listen to it on Spotify by following these steps:

  1. On your Spotify app, go to your Your Library.
  2. Tap on the Audiobooks tab.
  3. Select your audiobook and tap on the Play button to start listening.

Are audiobooks free on Spotify?

Spotify has several audiobooks you can listen to for free. However, you have to purchase the majority of titles on the platform. If you want to listen to a paid book, follow the steps above to buy it.

Frequently asked questions about Spotify audiobooks

These audiobooks are locked because you haven’t purchased them. You have to buy the audiobooks to unlock them.

You may not be able to listen to audiobooks on Spotify if they are not available in your region. Currently, audiobooks are only available in the US, UK, Canada, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.

No, you don’t get audiobooks with Spotify Premium because they are separate from the Spotify subscription. Audiobooks are available for a one-time purchase and are accessible to free and premium users.

Yes, you can download audiobooks on Spotify to listen to them offline at a later time.

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