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TuneIn adds 120,000 audiobooks to premium service

Streaming audio service TuneIn has integrated more than 120,000 audiobooks into its platform, which are immediately accessible to all subscribers of its premium tier, the company announced on Tuesday.

The library of audiobooks available on TuneIn spans a variety of genres and languages, officials at the company affirmed.

“Audiobooks are experiencing a period of unparalleled popularity and growth,” Richard Stern, the CEO of TuneIn, said on Tuesday. ““Adding them to our platform’s robust spoken-word offerings will create tremendous value for our premium listeners. From sports talk to sports memoirs, or true crime podcasts to a cracking mystery, our listeners can have it all for one low price with no gotchas. It’s a tremendous value for fans, and we’ll continue to expand our selection in months ahead.”

Those who use the free version of TuneIn will be able to stream five-minute previews of audiobooks, with the chance to unlock the full book by upgrading their subscription. Some classic books will be available to free users without charge, though the audiobooks will have advertisements.

TuneIn Premium costs $10 a month and also includes ad-free access to curated music streams, sports broadcasts and audio simulcasts of domestic and international news channels.