Amazon has finally launched Audible, its audiobooks subscription service, in India. Price starts at just Rs. 199 per month (roughly $2.70) and Audible is offering a 30-day free trial to all users, with many users also seeing a 90-day free trial option with a credit towards three free audiobooks.
An Audible India subscription claims to offer “over 200,000 audiobooks” that you can start listening to on your Android or iOS device by downloading the Audible app. Amazon notes that Audible in India still in “beta” with “more new and exciting Indian & international audiobooks” being added to the catalogue “every day”. You can also listen to audiobooks via the Audible website.
Similar to Prime, Amazon is offering Audible in India at a significant discount compared to the US. An Audible subscription costs $14.95 per month in the US, so the India pricing is less than one-fifth of that amount.
There are some key differences though, as Audible subscribers in the US get access to three titles (one audiobook + two Audible originals) per month at that price, while subscribers in India will be restricted to just one title a month.
In other words, you get one credit a month that can be redeemed towards any title that’s part of the Audible India catalog, regardless of its price. This book gets added to your Audible Library and you can listen to it at your convenience.