[Audiobooks] Bookmark Audio Books

Please implement bookmarks for audio books.

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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. 

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

 

 

 

Updated on 2018-11-18

Marked as new idea.

Comments
murpsel
Gig Goer

Btw. if I understand the rules correctly, we need 100 kudos or more (in a year, but faster is probably better) to be considered for this idea, so do keep voting it up if you come across this and agree it sounds like a feature you'd like.

 

Thanks! :)

RoterOktober
Newbie

Hi,

this is really a must-have feature for audio books! I do not understand why this feature is not available as Spotify has many audiobooks! It is really annoying when you move to a podcase or to some music and you loose your position in the audiobook!

Please implement this feature!

michaelruder
Newbie

I agree that this feature is very important for audiobooks.

It would be great to see this implemented by Spotify.

As mentioned above, it is already implemented for Podcasts.

Rock Star 22
Rock Star 22
Status changed to: New Idea

Updated on 2018-11-18

Marked as new idea.

freda42
Casual Listener

Yes, please! This is a feature request that goes back to 2012! Can’t believe it still hasn’t been implemented!

Lukas_
Newbie

I'd love to see this!

kaitux
Newbie

Sometimes i cant believe the time we are living in. Seriously...

 

Its end of 2018 and Spotify - which labels itself as one of the best music apps around - doesnt have a simple bookmark feature for audiobooks. The progress of technology really strikes back here. I mean my 10+ year old iPod had this feature. 

Why the **** do we have to vote for this ANOTHER time?!? Why do we even had to vote for this in the first place?

 

Dear Spotify Team... This is the very very basic thing of audiobooks i need you to understand: You dont listen a whole audiobook (35+ hours) in one session. You do this in parts. Over time. Like reading a book. Fun fact: That's why its called audiobook. And guess what is helpfull during this process? Yeah. A ****ing bookmark!!

kutikula89
Newbie

Yes please

phlehmann
Casual Listener

Yes please. Please just copy the excellent podcast functionality for the audio books category.

murpsel
Gig Goer

I just hope this comment isn't true, otherwise we've got a long way ahead ...

2000 Kudos for an idea

 

In the meantime my workaround: 

  1. Create a new list "! Bookmarks"
  2. Listen to your book as you would normally
  3. When you want to switch to a different book or listen to music, add the current chapter to you list "! Bookmarks"
  4. Do your thing
  5. Look up the latest entry in your "! Bookmarks" list to know where to continue your book.

Not very elegant, but at least workable. I've also considered using an abandonded older phone just for listening to books, that should also work.