there is . This time he proposes a plan that has little to do with music. The audiobook access tier (which is US-only for now) offers 15 hours of audiobook listening each month for $10. You’ll have access to Spotify’s library of more than 200,000 tracks. You can, of course, still listen to ad-supported music through Spotfy’s free tier.

At first glance, it might seem odd that Spotify would offer an audiobook-only tier at this price. Spotify Premium, which costs $11 per month, has the same 15 hours of audiobook listening time, as well as other benefits. However, audiobooks often take anywhere between seven and 11 hours to listen to.

As such, Spotify falls short to some extent. This platform offers one audiobook credit per month for $15. So, for $5 less with Spotify, you might be able to listen to roughly two books a month (unless you prefer to enjoy epic novels that are about 1,000 pages long in print). However, it is worth bearing in mind that unused listening time does not carry over to the next month.

Spotify noted that since it started with Premium subscribers at no additional cost in November, there has been a 45% increase in those on the free tier searching for and interacting with audiobooks every day (the company also sells audiobooks on its web player). This spike in interest is a decent enough reason for Spotify to try an audiobook-only subscription tier.