Booksonic - Audiobook Streamer

4.4
307 reviews
10K+
Downloads
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, with the option to use Artificial Intelligence to generate descriptions.
* 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
Feb 5, 2023

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Ratings and reviews

4.4
296 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
Mark Patel
May 8, 2023
I use this app daily and have done for a number of years. I love how it works with its own server, the simple design and automatic bookmarking features. Configuring it can be a little tricky, but mostly due to the technical nature of local/global IP addresses and port forwarding. If you listen to audiobooks and want something other than audible, this is fantastic!
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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

* Fixed a crash that sometimes happened when pressing media buttons
* Probably fixes a crash that sometimes happens on Android Auto