[All Platforms] Bookmark Position in an Audiobook or Podcast

Hey there,

Now that Spotify have added a bunch of Audiobooks and Podcasts, I think it would be a nice idea to have the option to:
Pause your audiobook/podcast > go back to listening to music > and then be able to get back to your book/podcast and pick up where you left of, without having to memorize the time that you paused.

What do you think?

 

Have a good enough day!

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Updated on 2018-10-15

Hey everyone,

Thanks for coming to the Community.


We're setting this one to implemented.
Although there's not a specific 'bookmarking' feature, Spotify does now keep track of where you left off in a podcast, and store that progress for you across your devices and sessions.

If you'd like to see the same behaviour for audio books, we'd recommend making a new Community Idea for this. In the meantime, we've passed all of your feedback along to the right teams.

Thanks!

Comments
Newbie

Thanks @klookster11!

Since the topic is almoste three years old I don't think we'll hear back from than any time.

Maybe the structure of audio books is down to monetization, maybe they don't have to pay the full royalities to authors when you only listen to part of the chapters. While when having it as a podcast the full royalities might be due the moment one starts listening to the book.

But that would a big disadvantage for the authors and I don't know why they should agree to the "current" terms.

 

Might also be just lasyness 😄

Newbie

Please look into this. It would be very well received. *Bookmark option*

Newbie

Ich finde die Funktion, Lesezeichen zu setzen, sehr wichtig, ohne diese machen die Hoerbuecher keinen Spass und Sinn!

Ich moechte gerne mir einen bestimmte Stelle merken und sie spaeter nocheinmal anhoeren (ohne mir umstaendlich Notizen machen und Links schicken zu muessen). Und ich moechte, gerade wenn ich mehrere Hoerbuecher hoere, im jeweiligen Hoerbuch an der zuletzt gehoerte Stelle weiterhoeren ohne grossen Aufwand. Wenn es so bleibt, ist es zu unkomfortabel und ich wechsel lieber wieder zu Audible.

 

Und ich wuensche mir ein deutschsprachiges Forum

Und eine Funktion, die alle Umlaute und verbotenen Buchstaben markiert anzeigt, die nicht erlaubt sind, so dass ich den Text nicht zwanzig mal lesen und korrigieren muss!

Newbie

Ich finde die Funktion, Lesezeichen zu setzen, sehr wichtig, ohne diese machen die Hoerbuecher keinen Spass und Sinn!

Ich moechte gerne mir einen bestimmte Stelle merken und sie spaeter nocheinmal anhoeren (ohne mir umstaendlich Notizen machen und Links schicken zu muessen). Und ich moechte, gerade wenn ich mehrere Hoerbuecher hoere, im jeweiligen Hoerbuch an der zuletzt gehoerte Stelle weiterhoeren ohne grossen Aufwand. Wenn es so bleibt, ist es zu unkomfortabel und ich wechsel lieber wieder zu Audible.

 

Und ich wuensche mir ein deutschsprachiges Forum

Und eine Funktion, die alle Umlaute und verbotenen Buchstaben markiert anzeigt, die nicht erlaubt sind, so dass ich den Text nicht zwanzig mal lesen und korrigieren muss!

Newbie

 Bookmarks are Essential to listening to an audio book.  I bought spotify hearing thatthey have audiobooks.  Well it's impossible to find the last spot you listened and therefore very frustrating as one end up listening to the same parts over and over again! I never listen to one book in one ! Think I'll cancel my membership if this isn't reopened.

Newbie

Why are we still waiting for a feature like this? Listening to podcasts and audiobooks makes absolutely no sense. This is a must have feature if your advertising a feature like this.

Newbie

spotify is **bleep** and stays **bleep**. they make so much horrible decisions and dont communicate with the community at all. im so much happier since changing to deezer. **bleep** there isnt even a **bleep** spotify app for most smart tvs anymore since spotify took it back to "update it". deezer has it all guys. never missed any tracks i played on spotify. there are even websites helping you rebuilding your playlists in deezer and vice versa with a few simple clicks.. the only thing spotify will listen to is money, so show them your backs and leave this **bleep**ing unfriendly company

Newbie
Thanks for the suggestion. I'm going to try that other one.
Casual Listener

When will you realise this requirement? It's been raised long ago.

Newbie

Hi,

I got the same Idear. As I see this one exists for a long time and there isn‘t any kind of option like this now. Really sad!