Amazon and Sonos worked out an agreement to bring Alexa to modern Sonos speakers, but it was interesting
to see that audiobooks were incompatible. This has all changed today when Sonos announced that you can once again listen to Audible audiobooks on their speakers sometime in the next few weeks.
Sonos removed support for Audible from its speakers two years ago and wants to bring it back. The exact date is currently unknown. Users will be able to listen to Audible titles via the Sonos app. “With Audible on your home sound system, you can easily make books an everyday source of enjoyment for yourself and the whole family. Become a master multitasker and listen to audiobooks while you cook, do laundry, take a bath or work out. Start a story while the kids get into their pajamas and brush their teeth, so they’re already sleepy by the time they climb into bed,” the company said in a press release.
Whenever the service goes live, Audible will offer Sonos users two credits if they sign up for a 30-day free trial through the app, instead of the single credit it usually offers. It will also add Miles Davis’ autobiography for free.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.