plappa 4+

Self-hosted Audiobooks

Leo Wehrfritz

    • 4.8 • 51 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Disclaimer: plappa only works in connection with a Jellyfin or AudioBookShelf media server!

plappa is an audiobook player/client for Jellyfin, Emby and AudioBookShelf, the popular self-hosted media server.

- Support for most common audio formats
- Purpose built for audiobooks
- Save and sync playback states via iCloud or your AudioBookShelf server
- Reads metadata like author, narrator and others
- Download audiobooks and podcast episodes for offline listening*
- Support for podcasts, collections and series with AudioBookShelf

* plappa allows you to unlock additional features like downloads and customization options through optional in-app purchases:
You can choose between a one-time purchase or an auto-renewing subscription (1 month free trial included).
The one-time purchase unlocks all current and future updates. With the subscription, all features are available for the duration of your subscription.
Both the subscription and one-time purchase can be shared with your family.

plappa is licensed under the Apple standard EULA:

What’s New

Version 1.3.0

New Features:
- Added an “up next”-queue
- Added support for playlists
- Added bookmarks to now playing view
- Added support for shortcuts
- Added option to send definable headers with all network requests
- Added option to automatically reset sleep timer when resuming playback
- Added sleep timer option for end of next chapter

- Improved performance in all lists, especially collections and series
- Fixed a bug causing audiobooks to incorrectly appear as played in ABS
- Fixed an issue causing certain file formats not to play with ABS (OPUS and WAV)
- Fixed an issue causing plappa incorrectly assuming a file is not playable
- The remaining time displayed in the player now respects the playback speed

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

Aion Kadameia ,

Amazing app by an awesome developer

I used to use the audio bookshelf app but never liked the UI or UX. Plappa is a beautiful app and feels like a native iOS app with nice UI & UX. My needs are simple and the app for the most part provides all features I need. Probably the only thing missing that I would like is a way to mark certain timestamps with a short note so I can refer back when needed. However that’s not a dealbreaker considering the experience the app offers. Also a big shoutout to the developer. He is responsive and constantly updates the app and incorporates feedback. If you scroll down the reviews you will see that he is receptive and responds to each of them. I had a couple interactions with him on Reddit and it was evident to me that he cares about his users and takes feedback seriously. Overall solid app by a passionate developer and excellent support.

Developer Response ,

Hey Aion, there’s an option to add Bookmarks with AudioBookShelf (bottom right of the player), but I don’t see why I shouldn’t add something similar for Jellyfin/Emby!

KaptenKrunch ,

Love the app!!

I just setup audiobookshelf a couple of days ago and found my way to this app and it’s fantastic! Thank you very much for developing and maintaining it. You are a true gentleman and scholar! 😁

However I do have one suggestion for an improvement. How difficult would it be to add a shortcut to the bookmarks from within the player? Right now, only the chapters can be accessed from the player shortcuts. I constantly make bookmarks as I have been known to accidentally tap the progress bar when picking up my phone and completely lose my place in my book. Currently the only way I know to access my bookmarks is to close the MiniPlayer, go back to the book on the Home Screen and then click over to the bookmarks tab.

Developer Response ,

Hey KaptenKrunch,
Thank you for the feedback!
This exact feature has already been requested, I‘ll make sure to add it with a future update.

Should you have any other feedback or suggestions, feel free to reach out at!

appleuser227 ,


Throughly impressed with the app. Only one but for the last 3 weeks and it’s strange how it happened.

In the Podcasts library, it no longer lists all my podcasts. I see “Where you left off” and “Recently added” in the home, but the Podcasts and Playlists tab show up as empty. I also can’t search for the Podcasts by name to find my list. I’ll update once it’s fixed.

Even with the issue, I couldn’t recommend this enough along with Audio bookshelf!

Developer Response ,

Hey appleuser227,

That’s surely a bug. Can you send me the debug logs from plappa to
You can find them at the bottom of the settings tab.

App Privacy

The developer, Leo Wehrfritz, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Some in‑app purchases, including subscriptions, may be shareable with your family group when Family Sharing is enabled.

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