Spotify launched audiobooks in late 2022, aiming to be your one-stop for all things audio. It has steep competition in Audible, a long-time favorite and one of the OGs in audiobooks. Which service is the best option?
Which Has the Bigger Catalog?
An audiobook service isn’t very useful if it doesn’t have the books you’re interested in listening to, so let’s look at catalog sizes. Who has more audiobooks to offer?
Amazon is strangely tight-lipped about how many audiobooks are available on Audible. Back in 2019, it had “more than 475,000.” More recently, Amazon only says “thousands” and “world’s largest catalog.” We can safely assume the catalog is quite large at this point.
Spotify launched with over 300,000 audiobook titles. That’s thanks in large part to its acquisition of Findaway, an audiobook distributor, in late 2021. 300,000 is a respectable number to start with, though it’s clearly not as vast as Audible’s catalog.
Subscriptions vs. On-Demand Purchases
The biggest difference between Spotify and Audible is the pricing models. Audible has subscription plans and credits, while Spotify operates with…
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