Sonos has announced that it now supports Audible on its wireless speakers. Audible is Amazon's audiobook service that costs $149.50 for a year subscription of $14.99 per month. It's a great service and it's now available on Sonos, which gives users another avenue to listen to their favorite audiobooks. What this means for Sonos users is that, they'll be able to start streaming Audiobooks from Audible to their Sonos speakers over WiFi, and be able to control it from within the Sonos or the Audible app.
Audible is a great service from Amazon, where you can pick up two audiobooks each month, for $14.99. Which is a pretty good deal, since these books would cost more than that individually. Audiobooks have become pretty popular in recent years since many people are in the car, or at the gym and want to read some new books, and Audible makes that possible. Audible was already available on most platforms, so it's good to see that it is now available on one more platform – Sonos. Those that have not signed up for Audible yet, can take advantage of a free 30-day trial from Audible using the link at the bottom of this article. It's a great way to take advantage of Audible and check out the service before popping down some cash.
Sonos is a bit different from your traditional speaker system. Sonos does not use Bluetooth, and instead streams over WiFi. Sonos also requires that services be added through its own app. This could seem like its over-reaching for users, but it actually makes for a better user experience. As you are able to control the audio, no matter the source, from within the Sonos app. So not only can you control the volume, but you can also skip to the next song (or in Audible's case, the next chapter). It puts all of your audio sources in one location. Additionally, since it is streaming over WiFi, you do get better audio quality than you would over Bluetooth. If you don't own a Sonos speaker just yet, the Sonos One is a great one to pick up. It's a bit pricey at $199, but definitely worth it – and better yet, there's Alexa built-in.