The concept of “listening” to books, aka audiobooks, took some time to get used to, but now it’s everywhere and… by everyone. Amazon’s Audible is my favorite and one of the most popular ones out there. Their library and quality are top-notch. I also love Storytel. I have some experience with Audiobooks.com, Scribd, etc., as well. My latest addition to this is: Apple Audiobooks.
They recently came to the news for their “Digital Narration Technology” or, in other words, AI Audiobooks. Thanks to OpenAI’s ChatGPT, people are getting familiar with the power and smartness of “AI” – Artificial Intelligence. They can answer your questions (almost uniquely) as if it is in front of you in person. Apple is adding this “AI” technology to their audiobooks; instead of human narrators, we can experience the same audiobooks narrated by AI. Still trying to figure out whether we are ready for this, but let’s see how this goes. But let’s go to the main topic.
How To Get Apple Audiobooks And Listen To Them?
If you want to buy Apple Audiobooks and listen to them, then you need an iPhone, iPad, Mac, or similar device to experience this. Open your “Books” app > Under “Apple Books” > “Audiobooks Store”. You can click on that and browse. Or you can go to this link directly > Click on the “View in Apple Books” option. It’ll open the “Apple Books” app on your respective device. You can see the “Top Charts” and other categories here.
When you click on that, you can see the audiobook description along with the price and preview. You can listen to the preview and finalize your purchase. You can also check the narrator’s name, audiobook duration, etc. You can click on the “Price” to buy the audiobook. Then you can use the “Books” app to access the audiobooks and listen to them. All your audiobooks will be available under your “Library” section. For example, if I want the audiobook of “The Guest List” by Lucy Foley, I have to search their store or pick one from their list. Then click the price button to buy it. It’s as simple as that.
Apple is a reputed brand, and I immensely love its “Apple Music” service. I listened to a few of their audiobooks, and they were also good. But it’s a long way to becoming something mainstream. I will look forward to that because they have a lot of potentials, considering how well they did with their music audio quality and library. For the time being, I still recommend investing your money in Audible. You can start using Audible for free, get some audiobooks, and proceed further for a long-term membership.
You can check our full Audible review – We covered all the points, pros, and cons. If you are into the “Apple Ecosystem” you can try this and let us know your experience in the comments below. You can also share with us which is your favorite audiobook app. Happy listening!
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