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Sonos speakers will soon be able to stream Audible audiobooks again

Sonos speakers will soon be able to stream Audible audiobooks again

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Sonos will soon once again supports Audible streaming on its smart speakers after abruptly removing the audiobook service two years ago. The company mistakenly published an announcement page and then took it down, but Android Police copied it here.

“We’re actively working to bring Audible to Sonos, but this feature is not yet available. This blog post was published erroneously,” a spokesperson for Sonos clarified, noting that there is no specific timeline to share as to when support will return.

Sonos One speakers are already compatible with Amazon’s Alexa and Amazon Music, so it was surprising that the Amazon-owned Audible audiobook service has remained absent for so long. The support was initially removed when Sonos staff discovered an incompatibility between Audible and Sonos integration after an update.

According to the now-deleted press release, to celebrate its eventual return, 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, aptly titled Miles, as an attempt to sweeten the deal.

Update March 6th, 4:00 PM ET: This article was updated with a statement from Sonos, clarifying that the integration is not live yet.