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Spotify Premium Users Can Now Listen to Free Audiobooks in the USA

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US users of Spotify Premium now get free access to the on-demand library of over 200,000 audiobooks. Not only this, but the 15 hours of listening each month are also accompanying. For a time now, you could add audiobooks to your collection on Spotify by purchasing them individually. Back in 2022, the company revealed a major announcement that it would make “free” audiobooks available to paying customers in selected regions.

If you need to top up in between paying cycles, you can purchase ten hours of additional listening for $12.99. Prior to its debut, Spotify raised the price of additional hours, which it had previously stated would cost $10.99 in the US. Spotify stated in a press release introducing the additional benefit that the 15-hour restriction “should get you around two average audiobooks per month.” Spotify customers in Australia and the UK have had access to audiobooks for weeks by now. Plan managers for Spotify Family and Duo accounts, as well as all Premium individuals, are eligible for this offer.

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The Settings tab of your account is where you can buy these top-ups. A bar that indicates the number of hours you have listened to and how long you can hear is also there. Audiobooks tagged as “Included in Premium” will be available for listening to US Spotify Premium customers starting on Wednesday. As per the business, almost 70% of the best-selling audiobooks are listed under the Spotify Premium catalog, which includes,

  • Classics like Paulo Coelho’s “The Alchemist”
  • Emily Bront’s “Wuthering Heights”
  • Britney Spears’ “The Woman in Me”
  • Jada Pinkett Smith’s “Worthy”
  • Kerry Washington’s “Thicker Than Water: A Memoir”
  • Jesmyn Ward’s “Let Us Descend”
  • Staci Robinson’s “Tupac Shakur: The Authorized Biography”
  • Jeanette McCurdy’s “I’m Glad My Mom Died”

Using the search box on the left, we had to choose the necessary entry in order to locate audiobooks.


Aastha is a Author of Samlover.com. With a degree in Engineering with IT, Aastha is deeply immersed in the realm of technology. Specializing in Android and Hardware. She is Passionate about technology at the service of digital entertainment that can be used through any platform. Music, movies and video games have always taken up a good part of his free time, but he doesn't give up outdoor activities, from simple walks to cycling and skiing. He has been producing editorial content for SamLover since 2022 and has run a computer and telephony store for 3 decades.

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Android Auto 12.2 beta is available to download

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Google is constantly releasing new updates for its infotainment system, and within a short period after its launch, Android Auto has already reached the 12th generation. With each new update, the company aims to innovate the system and elevate the overall user experience. Now, moving forward, Android Auto 12.2 beta is live for Android devices.

Android Auto 12.2 beta: what’s new 

Android Auto doesn’t sometimes bring significant changes with new updates; sometimes, it gets some internal changes that users may need to see visually. However, it may provide some improvement under the hood, enhancing the performance and stability of different existing applications. Meanwhile, if we talk about the changelog, the company has brought the same old changelog, so we cannot say directly what changes it comes with. Still, we hope the update may bring some innovation that will give Android Auto a new direction and make it more compatible with more applications.

How to get the latest beta update 

To get the latest beta update of Android Auto, you just need to go to the Google Play store and search for Android Auto. Now, scroll down to the beta program section. Here, you get the Join button. Just tap on it. Once the registration is confirmed, you will get a new update. Install it and enjoy the latest developments. Alternatively, you can also join the beta program through this link.

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Samsung One UI Home gets updated with June 2024 security patch

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Samsung has already started introducing the June 2024 security patch update for the eligible devices; as of writing, the update is available for the flagship devices, including Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S23 devices; with this update, the company hasn’t reached specific changes for the devices. However, a tipster has noticed that One UI Home has been updated to a new version.

For your information, earlier, the One UI Home was running with version 15.1.01.3, but after the update, it was updated to version 15.1.03.41. This indicates that users will get some visible changes to the home screen functionality that enhance the overall experience of the device interface.

As the new update for One UI Home comes with the June 2024 patch, you don’t have to do anything manually as usual. When you update your device to the latest version, it will push a new update and update the device to the latest version, automatically updating the One UI Home.

If you want to check whether a new update is available for your device, you can do that by following simple steps: On the Home screen, perform the pinch-out gesture, tap on the setting icon, and tap on the About Home screen. Alternatively, you can check the update from the Galaxy store app. It is worth noting that the new update for One UI Home has arrived for Galaxy S24 devices, and it is expected to be available to more devices with the update.

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Samsung might reintroduce two useful features of Good Lock’s Theme Park

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Samsung’s Good Lock is an application with an endless troop of software customization options that significantly makes Samsung’s One UI much better and highly customizable. This app has been around for years, while Samsung always focuses on integrating several useful features or modules along with certain relevant enhancements that ensure users a custom software experience. However, Samsung carried away two most useful features from its Good Lock’s Theme Park, but they’re probably coming back. 

After updating the Good Lock app recently, Samsung significantly separated two useful features from the theme park, including support for image customization folders and keycap shapes. Meanwhile, users faced a lot of inconvenience due to the changes held within the Good Lock’s theme park. Now, it appears like Samsung is thinking about restoring these features to Theme Park. 

Samsung could bring back the customizable folders and keycaps to Theme Park:

According to the information provided by Good Lock’s moderator from Samsung, some changes have been performed within the Theme Park module that certainly removed the ability to create customizable folders and keycaps. Meanwhile, the team is thoroughly reviewing this issue and could consider whether they could revert the features back to Theme Park. 

However, the moderator further stated that they are not sure whether both features will return to the theme park. In addition, it’s possible that Samsung could bring them back to the Good Lock’s functionality due to their usefulness and after listening to the user’s feedback. 

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