How to Find Audiobooks & Other Non-Music Content on Spotify

Stream audiobooks and podcasts, speeches, poetry and more

What to know

  • Search Spotify’s audiobook catalog: Open Spotify and choose Brow (in your mobile app, tap Search), to select the Word Category.
  • Search for more audiobooks in the home page search box. Enter audiobooks to browse the list.
  • You can search for podcasts by selecting Browse, or tapping Search. Then select Podcasts. Browse podcast episodes, categories, or playlists.

Spotify is a key player in the streaming music market. Spotify is not just a streaming music service. Its spoken-word content includes podcasts , audiobooks , self-help material, guided meditations and poetry. Here’s how to access Spotify audiobooks and other content.

Spotify’s audiobook library can be difficult to access or browse without searching for specific titles. Storytel has partnered with Spotify streaming platform to bring audiobooks to its subscribers and listeners. Access to the Storytel library should be available by late 2021. When it arrives, we will update this guide.

Spotify’s Word Category

The Word category is where Spotify’s content that is not music can be found. This category can be found at Spotify’s bottom on the Browse page. The Word section contains a variety of playlists that feature poetry, famous speeches as well as language-learning tutorials and literature. It also includes self-help content such as guided meditations, poetry, and even books.

To access content from Word:

  1. Open Spotify on the desktop. Select Browse in the menu. (To search in the mobile app, tap.
  2. Scroll down until you reach the Word section.
  3. Select . Spotify shows the most current spoken-word playlists.
  4. Browse to find the content you are interested in, and take pleasure in your spoken-word choices.

Audiobooks – More

The Word section contains an Audiobooks Spotify playlist. Search “audiobooks” in the search box at the home page to discover more audiobook content. Scroll down for a list of artists, albums, playlists, and more.


A wide range of audiobooks are available when you select an artist, album, playlist, or other topic.

To quickly locate a specific title, use Spotify’s search bar instead of scrolling through the many playlists.


Spotify has thousands of podcasts. Listen to your favorites on Spotify or search its archives to find new podcasts.

Spotify allows you to search for and browse podcasts:

  1. Open Spotify on the desktop. Choose Browse. (In the mobile app tap Search.
  2. Select Podcasts.
  3. Browse our featured podcast episodes. Scroll down to browse by category and explore different playlists.
  4. To listen to more episodes, hover over the cover art.