Listen to audiobooks on Google Home

You can listen to audiobooks from Google Play Books on your Google Home device. You can’t buy audiobooks or listen to audiobook samples on your Google Home. 

Step 1. Buy and download audiobooks

You can explore and buy available audiobooks to listen to on your Google Home device.

  1. Open Google Play Books.
  2. Search for an audiobook or browse recommendations.
  3. To learn more about an audiobook, click the cover image.
  4. To download the audiobook, click the price and then Buy.
  5. To listen to a sample, click Play Sample.

Step 2. Listen to audiobooks using voice commands

Make sure you’re signed in to the same Google Account you used to buy audiobooks from Google Play.

To do this... Say "Ok Google" or “Hey Google,” then..
Continue playing most recently listened to audiobook “Read my book”
Request an audiobook from your Library "Read <audiobook title>"
Pause  "Pause"
Resume "Resume", "Continue"
Stop  "Stop"
Skip ahead “Skip <amount of time>”
Skip back “Go back <amount of time>”
Play previous chapter “Previous chapter”
Play next chapter   "Next chapter"
How much time is left in the book “How much time is left?”
Find out the author “Who wrote this?”
Control volume "Set volume to 5", "Set volume to 40%"
Play audiobooks on your speakers, TV, or video device. Note: Device linking is required. “Read my book on living room TV”, “Read <audiobook title> on Chromecast”

Voice Match and audiobooks

If you’ve set up Voice Match, you can listen to the audiobooks you’ve bought. Guests or housemates can listen to audiobooks purchased by the first person who set up Voice Match. Here’s more on Voice Match and media. 

You can also use Family Library on Play to share audiobooks across family members.To allow others in your household to listen to your audiobooks, set up Family Library. Then anyone who’s set up Voice Match can listen to shared purchases in the Family Library.


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