This free app for iPad and iPhone lets you listen to audiobooks on Spotify without all the fuss.
Fabian Frey, a computer science student from Munich, Germany, has long been discontented with Spotify’s many drawbacks in listening to audiobooks.
As a music app rather than an audiobook player, Spotify is known to lack basic must-have features, such as playback speed control, bookmarks, and a sleep timer, what can be a real nightmare for audiobook lovers.
Fortunately, Fabian decided to take action – and that’s how Eary, a free app that solves all these issues, was created.
How does Eary app work?
Eary connects to your Spotify account and syncs with all the content made available by Spotify: such as search results, album-, track- and artist information, cover arts, and audio. It works as a search for audiobooks, which can later be packed into an in-app internal library and played anytime, anywhere.
The app automatically saves the playback position, so that you can start listening where you left off. Eary also enables a sleep timer – a feature that allows you to set a timer for when an audiobook should stop playing, ensuring that you will not wake up to find out that the audiobook had finished.
Users can also insert bookmarks, browse in dark mode, and jump directly between chapters.
And, before you ask – no, it does not gather any personal information. All data is stored locally on your device.
The app is available in both English and German and compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. A Spotify Premium subscription is required, and the app takes up 97 MB of internal space.
A recent update enables offline mode, making it possible to listen to audiobooks via Eary if they had been previously downloaded.
However, at the beginning and end of listening, you should have at least a short Internet connection for the playback position to sync.
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