Sonos mistakenly published a blog post a couple of weeks ago announcing that Audible support had finally arrived. The company quickly took down the post and confirmed that it was working on the feature and that it would arrive soon. That day is today. Sonos has officially announced that Audible is now supported, no more take backs.
It was only a matter of time before Audible support arrived seeing as how Sonos One speakers are already compatible with Amazon Music and Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant. It made no sense for Audible to be missing from the party.
This isn’t actually the first time that Audible support is rolling out to Sonos. It used to be present before but was actually pulled about two years ago when Sonos discovered that there was incompatibility between Audible and Sonos after an update.
Sonos users will now be able to listen to audiobooks using Audible from the Sonos App and directly from the Audible app as well. To get started, users have to add Audible as a service in the Sonos app or they can just play directly from the Audible App to Sonos. While it’s not present at launch, Sonos has confirmed that support for Alexa voice control “will follow.”
In celebration of its return to Sonos, Audible is offering new subscribers two credits when they sign up for a 30-day free trial using the app. It usually offers a single credit to new subscribers. They will also get Miles Davis’ autobiography for free.