Most common devices used to listen to an audiobook in the United States in the last 12 months as of April 2017

Devices used to listen to audiobooks in the U.S. 2017 This statistic provides information on the devices used to listen to audiobooks in the United States as of April 2017. During the survey, 33 percent of respondents stated that they used a CD player to listen to audiobooks in the last 12 months.
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Share of audiobook listeners
Smartphone57%
Desktop or laptop computer52%
Tablet50%
CD player33%
Portable MP3 player/iPod31%
Bluetooth connection through a speaker29%
Voice-enabled wireless speaker (Amazon Echo, Google Home)19%
Share of audiobook listeners
Smartphone57%
Desktop or laptop computer52%
Tablet50%
CD player33%
Portable MP3 player/iPod31%
Bluetooth connection through a speaker29%
Voice-enabled wireless speaker (Amazon Echo, Google Home)19%
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This statistic provides information on the devices used to listen to audiobooks in the United States as of April 2017. During the survey, 33 percent of respondents stated that they used a CD player to listen to audiobooks in the last 12 months.
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Release date
June 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
March 20 to April 8, 2017
Number of respondents
1,838 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Special properties
among respondents who reported ever having listened to an audiobook
Method of interview
Online survey

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