Semu Audiobooks & Podcasts 4+

Audiobooks in African dialects


Designed for iPhone

    • 4.6 • 36 Ratings
    • Free

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Are you struggling to find time for your favorite reads? Do you want to listen to Ethiopian Podcasts on your way to work or home? Download Semu and listen to Audiobooks and Podcasts from the comfort of your phone.
Semu offers a library of Audiobooks and Podcasts in several Ethiopian and East African Languages. Enjoy more than a hundred free & paid Amharic, Afaan Oromoo, Tigrinya, and Guragigna Audiobooks. Listen to podcasts produced by Ethiopian Podcasters.
Share a link to your favorite audiobooks with friends and family
Gift books to your loved ones
Classic literary works by Ethiopian authors such as Adam Reta, Yordanos Almaz Seifu Alemayehu Gelagay, Mihret Debebe, Andargachew Tsige, Mulugeta Lule and more.
An extensive genre of audiobooks and podcasts.
Enjoy a collection of free Amharic books, Amharic poems, free Afaan Oromoo books, Tigrinya books, Guragegna books, and more all available for download.
Listen to weekly podcast episodes ranging from literary discussions to tech.
Find a collection of free Ethiopian kids’ books in several languages
Our audiobook and podcast app is designed to offer you the best user experience.
The app is translated into several languages such as Amharic, Afaan Oromoo, Tigrinya, Guragegna, Somali, Swahili, English, and French to be used in the language of your preference.
Offline streaming allows you to download Audiobooks and Podcasts to listen to them anytime.
Add an audiobook to your wishlist
Easily get audiobooks with Telebirr within Ethiopia
Buy audiobooks through Strip if you live outside Ethiopia
Create a personal Podcast Playlist
A personal library of your started, not started, finished, and downloaded audiobooks
A personal library of your Podcast channels, episodes, playlists, and downloads
Take notes as you listen
Use a sleep-timer to listen before bedtime
Continue listening from wherever you stopped previously
Instant 15 seconds forward and backward rewind
Semu Audiobooks is the best app for audiobooks and podcasts in Ethiopian languages. Enjoy!
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What’s New

Version 3.2.3

Bug fix and stability improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Zjote ,

Well built app

Very clean looking app! And what a noble mission this is. This will push the needle further in increasing accessibility and quality of our art. Thank you to the developers!

Edit: Things I’d like to see added are a Now Playing tab or banner, more info on the books such as publication dates and also an ability to rate books. I love this app.

Spotifysucksshittyappofalltimw ,

Perfect Audio Book App

Hello, the Semu app has been great! I’ve only used this on 1 book thus far. A book shows as “free” with subscription. But it’s not really “free” because I need to subscribe to a payment plan and pay a monthly subscription to get the “free” audio book. I don’t read amarigna books often, I pick up a new amarigna book maybe 5 times a year. I read recommended books only for pleasure in between my other readings. I wish this app accommodates subscribers like me who do not read a new amarigna book every week. This app was recommended to me by a book club member. Who like me doesn't read amarigna books often. I did recommend this app to family and friends. Since buying amarigna books isn’t often quick and fast this is an amazing convenience. I love the notifications for new audio book updates as well. Most importantly it’s user friendly and simple to navigate. One thing I noticed is my elderly father had trouble searching for the app I did have to help him and I also thought it was odd the iOS App Store hides this app and it took us a few attempts to find it. Anyway, will be back if I get another book recommendation.

Tikur_Anbesa ,

Very encouraging & loads of potential

This app has loads of potential to bring Ethiopian & Eritrean literature to the digital era. Only need to work on availability of audio books, maybe produce audiobooks with better audio quality. Options are still limited & somewhat uninviting & counterintuitive that users are not able to order an audiobook within the app…

The latest update keeps the app crashing & mostly it doesn’t even start. It’s buggy & those bugs need to be squashed.


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