App FAQ

Everything you need to know about the Libro.fm app, available on iOS and Android.


Does Libro.fm have an app?

Yes! Listening through the Libro.fm app is the best audiobook experience. Download the free Libro.fm app in the App Store or Google Play Store and log in with your email and password. If you have any trouble with the app, send a note to hello@libro.fm.


Anatomy of the Libro.fm App

  1. View folder contents
  2. Download from cloud icon
  3. Number of audiobooks in folder
  4. Smart (auto-generated) folders
  5. Create tag button
  6. Custom tags
  7. Genre (auto-generated) folders
  8. Your library button
  9. Search button
  10. Menu (refer, settings, help) button
  1. Back to library button
  2. Audiobook information
  3. Progress indicator
  4. Play/download button
  5. Tag audiobook
  6. Delete audio from device
  7. Mark as finished
  8. Audiobook description
  9. Mini-player
  10. Quick controls (skip back, play/pause, skip forward)
  1. Close window
  2. AirPlay button
  3. Track progress indicator
  4. Audiobook controls (skip back, play/pause, skip forward)
  5. Listening speed
  6. Sleep timer
  7. Bookmark
  8. Track/bookmark list

Downloading the app

To download the Libro.fm listening app, visit the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Search for “Libro.fm” and install the app. If a Kindle is your only listening option, follow the Kindle instructions (these instructions are long and complicated, as Amazon does what they can to prevent customers from being able to use their competitor’s services on their devices).


Logging into the app

Log in to the Libro.fm app with the email and password that you used to create your account on the Libro.fm website. Once logged in, your purchased audiobooks will automatically appear in your library. If you’ve forgotten your password, you can reset it on the Libro.fm website.

To ensure that you have the best possible experience with Libro.fm, we are no longer supporting Facebook login. You can continue to use the Libro.fm app as normal. However, the next time you log out of the app, you’ll be prompted to enter your new password to log back in.

Please add a password on the website using your email address:

  1. Log in to the Libro.fm website using the “Log in with Facebook” button.
  2. Go to your Account page.
  3. Under the Account Info section, select the “Set password” option.
  4. Set a password for your account.

Resetting your password

If you don’t know your password, you can reset it here. Log into the app with the same username and password created on the Libro.fm website.


Downloading and playing your audiobook

To save memory on your device, all your purchased audiobooks are stored in the cloud by default.

You can tell which audiobooks are stored in the cloud by the icon on the cover. You can also use the filter bar at the top of your library to show all downloaded audiobooks.

To download an audiobook to your device, simply tap on the cover and select “Download audiobook.” You’ll then get a progress bar showing the status of the download.

Once downloaded, tap on the cover and tap “play audiobook” to begin listening to your audiobook.


Organizing your audiobooks

  1. You can create and assign tags to keep your audiobooks organized.
  2. When you complete an audiobook, it will automatically be marked as “Finished.” If you’d like to mark an audiobook as “Finished” before you’ve completed it, simply click the “Mark as finished” button.

Deleting your audiobooks

To delete an audiobook, simply tap on your audiobook. Under the right side of the “Play audiobook” button you can select “Delete audio.”

You will still be able to re-download your audiobook at any time as the audiobook will remain visible in your folders.


Buying more audiobooks

It’s not possible to purchase audiobooks through the app at this time. Please visit the Libro.fm website to buy your audiobooks. We recommend adding a website bookmark link to Libro.fm on the homescreen of your phone to easily access the website (how to set up a bookmark on iOS). Purchased audiobooks will automatically appear in your Library. However, you might need to refresh your app by swiping down in the library or by opening and closing the app.


Creating bookmarks

Use bookmarks to quickly navigate back to memorable moments in your audiobook.

From the play screen, simply tap bookmark icon at the bottom of your screen and enter a title for your bookmark.

To view your bookmarks, tap the tracks icon in the bottom right corner and select the “Bookmarks” tab. To delete a bookmark, swipe it to the left and tap “Delete.”


Refreshing your library

Your Library will automatically refresh when you open the app or navigate back to your library. However, if you’d like to force a refresh, simply swipe down in the Library.


Troubleshooting downloads

If you have trouble downloading your audiobook, please try the following:

  1. Give your device a hard reset by powering down and trying again.
  2. Make sure you have a good WiFi connection.
  3. Check to see if you have enough memory on your device to download.
  4. Uninstall and reinstall the Libro.fm app.

Syncing

Listening position and bookmarks can be synced between all of your devices. To turn syncing on or off, go to settings in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Switch “Cloud Sync” on or off depending on your preference. 


Accessing supplemental materials

Some audiobooks come with supplemental print material, such as reading guides, accompanying infographics, or charts. You can access this material through the Libro.fm app by going to the audiobook screen, scrolling down, and selecting the material that you’d like to see under “Audiobook extras.” You can also access supplemental material on your account page.