Booksonic - Audiobook Streamer

4.3
272 reviews
10K+
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Booksonic is a platform for accessing and streaming the audiobooks you own wherever you are. Perfect for those boring bus rides!

Some notable features are:

* Supports multiple servers
* Offline support
* Variable playback speed
* Sleep timer with shake to reset functionality
* Support for almost all audio formats
* Book descriptions, either you add your own to the server or the app will look it up online.
* Chromecast and DLNA
and much much more


The app contains a demo server that gives you access to old classics but if you set up you own server you can stream all of your books as well.
Information for setting up your own server is available at https://booksonic.org

You can visit the demo server at https://demo.booksonic.org

If you want to know more about the app before purchase you can check out the subreddit on https://reddit.com/r/booksonic

Booksonic was awarded the “App of The Day” by MyAppFree in September 2020 and then again in May 2021
Updated on
Aug 8, 2022

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4.3
272 reviews
A Google user
January 31, 2020
This app works great for books with separate files for chapters but fails hard for books where the entire book is one file. It seems like once you pause or bookmark a book it stops downloading or something. I had a 16 hour book cut off at 6 hours yesterday and now I can't even get it to refresh back to the correct duration. This is the second time this has happened. It's extremely frustrating.
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Popeen
February 3, 2020
Hmm, it should keep downloading even if you pause or bookmark. I will look in to this, thanks for letting me know. If it happens again it would be great if you could send me a log file directly after it happens. You can do that from Settings->Support->Send log
Jon Verplaetse
August 24, 2020
Great effort and its close to being good, but this is kind of the only game in town outside plex, so thank you to the developer for your effort. Server was kind of a pain to install, got tomcat failures until I gave up and used the docker version. Not the end of the world. However, the M4B file support is not there at all. First, the server was trying to transcode it to mp3 and failing miserably, making invalid files that wouldn't open. OK, so I disabled the transcoding, redownloaded the file, still doesn't play with the android app. However, there is nothing wrong with the file as I can take the downloaded book and play it with any other audiobook app. So this is purely a player problem in the android app. So now what, do I spend a ton of time converting from a lossless format to mp3 so this app works? Do I use this app soley as a download management app and play books with another app? Edit: I did go through the work and converted everything to chapterized MP3 and its been flawless with that so far. App has issues with M4B files and some large single MP3 files. If you split them, fix the metadata, seems like it works just fine.
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Popeen
August 20, 2020
Yea the m4b support is very hit and miss, it seem like more miss then hit lately unfortunately As for Air, no not at the moment. That said, adding features to Air will be much more possible then the old server so I'm hoping to better support it in the future. I'm also looking at natively support it in the app so that transcoding won't be necessary
Robert Campbell
July 28, 2021
The server software works great, however the android client not so much. It especially seems to have issues with large files, it often won't remember positions within a book, it fails to download properly, I can't even scrobble to a location in the book because it'll just not do anything. It's essentially unusable unless your book library is split into much smaller mp3's. Could you at least add a download progress so we know if anything is happening?
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Popeen
July 28, 2021
Sorry to hear that. I will try and replicate the problem with large files and if I can I will get a fix in the next version. When a file is downloaded you get a notification showing the progress, the percent that has been downloaded will also show next to the filename. Contact me at support@booksonic.org for help if this is not showing up for you.

What's new

* Changed max playback speed to 5X
* Added Bookmarks to main view
* Added showing file suffixes, can be turned off in settings
* Updated dependencies