[Audiobooks] Bookmark Audio Books and separate them from music

Please implement bookmarks for audio books and separate them from music.


There was an idea for bookmarks in audio books. Sadly it was closed, because one half of the idea (save the position in podcasts) has been implemented, even though nearly all of the 30 pages was about people wanting this for audio books.


As the moderator posted "If you'd like to see the same behaviour for audio books, we'd recommend making a new Community Idea for this.", so this is it.


There are many other audio book bookmarks requests, but they were all closed as duplicates because of the now closed idea. 


As an additional aspect to this, please ensure a separate handling / tagging of audio books and music. When alternating between listening to audio books and music the Spotify engine starts putting book chapters in your recommendation playlists, which doesn't make any sense whatsoever.


On another topic - if you'd appreciate more choice on caching and saving on mobile data, please check this idea out.




Updated on 2020-02-24

Hey folks,

We appreciate you coming to the Community, and adding your votes and comments to this idea.

We're setting this idea to 'Not Right Now', as this isn't something we have any immediate plans to implement.
If we do have any new info to share, rest assured we'll check back in here with a new status.



Thank you guys for all your workaround ideas, but Spotify really should implement "bookmarks" in their apps. I hope it will happen sooner rather than later!



I just want to mention quickly that (sorry but it's true) Deezer even has its own app just for audiobooks. It works very well and has all the features you could want for audiobooks. For this reason, I would suggest spotify to at least fix the most pressing problems for audiobooks (for example, a proper search function for audiobooks with their own categories, the possibility to remember the position or that episodes of audiobooks do not appear in mixes, because this can be really annoying). Otherwise, Deezer is simply the better choice for the same price, the same music selection, but a much better range of audiobooks.


C'mon spotify!! 

Audiobooks now.

Casual Listener

Social functions like Blend/shared playlists and Wrapped are so awfully affected by this, Blend is unusable for my account. The last one was filled with 47 songs of my friend vs 2 random audio book chapters (that were removed from Spotify and unplayable) and a single song of mine, just because I listen to audiobooks when going to bed. My #2 artist this year was Nightwish and #1 .. Star Wars, Great x) My favourite songs were the starting chapters of my favourite Episodes.
I don't know how this separation isn't completely intuitive design wise.

Gig Goer

My ticket is from 2018 and it is such a basic issue that the only reason it is not implemented is because:
a) Spotify doesn't care about end user issues as long as they pay.

b) Audiobooks are just for show and not for practical use.

c) They can get away with it.


It's like selling a couple a four door car, but the back doors don't work. But hey - you only notice that when you try to use them, otherwise the car is fine, so no problem - right?