Spotify has revolutionized the music industry, and the music streaming service has recently announced its expansion into the audiobook industry. Spotify audiobooks are now available to subscribers in the United States, and they’re proving more popular than anyone expected. We’ll take a look at why Spotify users love audiobooks so much. What else they’re using their subscription for, and how audiobooks are improving their business lives – as well as making them better listeners in general!
The power of audiobooks
Streaming is huge, but audiobooks have also become incredibly popular over recent years. And for good reason: listening to an audiobook can be just as informative and entertaining as reading one. It’s also much easier on your eyes when you’re sitting at your desk or commuting from point A to B. You might even end up using it as an extra resource for work, school, or research. If nothing else, it’ll get you through some of those longer commutes. For musicians, writers, and entrepreneurs alike, there’s never been a better time to pick up an audiobook—and that makes Spotify’s new partnership with Audible all the more exciting. This could be great news for fans of both services.
The benefits of both Spotify and audiobooks
Spotify is one of those services that has really changed how we consume media. The ability to listen to music with no cost as long as you’re willing to put up with ads, or purchase your favorite songs without commercials on other platforms like iTunes, is a pretty ingenious way to provide music for people who want it. Fortunately, Spotify is now offering audiobooks. Audiobooks are great for helping you learn new things when you don’t have time to sit down and read. And the trend is also increasing on daily basis.
A synergy between the two could be revolutionary
Spotify is one of those tech giants that is working hard to conquer every single aspect of our life. When it comes to music, Spotify may not be as popular as Apple Music or even Google Play Music, but among audiobook fans, it has taken over completely. The app has everything an audiobook fan could ever wish for: you can choose any book from their vast library, listen to samples, add them to your playlist and sync your reading progress with other devices. So why not combine it with another service on which we spend hours every day?
What Could Ever Go Wrong?
Spotify is an incredibly popular streaming service, with over 140 million users. Having access to so many different types of music can be quite exciting, but it can also lead to trouble. Research has shown that music releases dopamine into our brains, encouraging us to consume more. This means that if you listen to a song you like, your brain will try and encourage you to listen more – leading to more consumption! Using audiobooks instead has been shown to reduce consumption by as much as 65% because audiobooks are actually harder for our brains to process than music (the above research was done specifically with audiobooks). Since we have to concentrate on what’s being said rather than letting our minds wander through songs we’ve heard before, less dopamine is released overall.