Last Updated: 2023-04-24

Best audiobook apps for Android

List of apps on the page. Sorted by rating on Google Play.
# Logo App Score Ads IAP Installs
1 Smart AudioBook Player Smart AudioBook Player 4.8 No Yes 5M+ installs
2 Amazon Kindle Amazon Kindle 4.7 Yes No 100M+ installs
3 Scribd: Audiobooks & Ebooks Scribd: Audiobooks & Ebooks 4.7 No Yes 10M+ installs
Logo Smart AudioBook Player

No Ads In-app Purchases 5M+ installs

You can adjust how far it rewinds after pausing, whether it should automatically begin playing again after a phone call is ended, and even minutely adjust the reading speed to compensate for uncomfortably slow or fast narrators. Smart AudioBook does exactly what it sets out to do, and does it simply, directly, and perfectly. Has all of the advanced options and features that you might need, including an equalizer, timers, a character editor for following a story, the ability to define chapters manually, and a whole host of other goodies. You simply put your audio files in subfolders of a folder, making sure the files are numbered sequentially, setting the app to that folder, and there are your books, ready to go. Audiobooks in all sorts of janky file formats all play flawlessly, and the UIs for the app, widget, notification, and Android Auto are all well designed and intuitive. Small footprint, doesn't drain battery, has a useful widget, always saves place in book, handles cover art, and can cast to other devices.

Logo Amazon Kindle

Contains Ads No purchases 100M+ installs

There are tons of options for customizing the pages in any book, such as changing the background color, text size, and fonts. Kindle provides access to thousands of free books, as well as features for notes and highlighting, even a dictionary. The pacing of the story was just right, with a perfect balance between action and introspection.

Logo Scribd: Audiobooks & Ebooks

No Ads In-app Purchases 10M+ installs

The app makes it a breeze to read and listen to books on various devices. On top of this, the vast selection of available books and other media is as fabulous as their flat pricing structure. Allowing a user to switch from an ebook to an audiobook, or vice versa, and pick up at the same spot. Copied text pastes with info about where it came from, making things easier. Scribd also has a ton of articles, podcasts, documents, and book summaries.