Not nearly as good as Audible. Far fewer titles and missing a lot of features that Audible offers.
Where’s the news 3/5
By Running Daddy
I loved using Otto during my morning drive. I’d be up to date on world events without spending time reading papers or the web.
Unfortunately, the news seems to be pushed to the side for audiobooks and podcasts that just don’t scratch my itch.
I don’t recommend at all! 1/5
This app is free but then you have to make in app purchases which I don’t understand why. You should a least get one free book at the start then you make in app purchases, if there were no in app purchasing then this app would be great but come on $9.99 a month that’s just unnecessary.
you get your money’s worth! 5/5
this app is a great deal! it’s $10 a month, but that includes all of the books that you can read; you don’t have to purchase each individual book as you do with the amazon version!
I was so excited to be able to listen to unlimited audiobooks and the selection could be better but it’s not bad. The problem that I am having is listening to the books. It will go along fine for a chapter or two but then jumps ahead a few chapters and when I try to go back I will select a chapter, say chapter 8 and it will say “chapter 6” when chapter 8 is shown as selected. Not sure if this is an easy fix but it’s really frustrating. Would really like to love this app but it’s not there yet.
Not bad...glad to have another source for audiobooks and it unlimited
By panda lobster king
This was a bad app.i thout it was free but no it kast 💵😶😠👎
Easily one of the most valuable apps I’ve found 5/5
By Criss charming
Next to my podcast app and Blinkist, this app allows me to listen to as many books as I can, so I can go through books like wildfire! I mostly read self-help books like ‘act like a success, think like a success’ by Steve Harvey, and with this app I can go back to back with books to keep my mind working and my drive and motivation up. I’m super excited to see what other books they add on their reading lists, and hopefully soon they’ll add a suggestions page (maybe they already have one, I haven’t really looked into it or thought about it till just now 😅)
Otto app 1/5
The first day after they get my money everything works perfectly. The second day all I can do is listen to the sample and hear music for the book I started.
It’s really nice to listen too when ur on the go. My life is very busy so to enjoy my books while I’m cooking driving and also crocheting. Can’t get any better than this.
Can’t beat Otto! 5/5
Access to read any book I want? As many books as I want? Love it! The price is WELL WORTH IT! Makes Audible obsolete.
Can’t completely replace Audible 4/5
My biggest complaints right now are that you can’t speed up past 1.5x....after using audible and easily listening to 2x+ Otto sounds so slow to me and I can’t read as many books. Also, this app isn’t compatible with Apple Car Play which makes me so sad and means I can’t completely replace Audible with this app. Personally I think the library is AWESOME. They don’t have every book but they have most of them and plenty to keep you reading for a lifetime. It’s kind of weird how they split chapters. The book I’m reading now has made 5 minute chapters of the book and there’s no easy way to see how many hrs/minutes you are in a book. Knowing your progress is important I feel.
Needs Upgrades To Compete 2/5
I jumped at the chance to listen to more books for less. I have audible and could easily listen to 3-4 books a month, so this seemed like a good choice. Unfortunately, it’s lacking some key features which make Audible so great. For one, they should add the ability to bookmark your location. I often use the sleep timer and it’s frustrating to have to try and find your place again the next morning. Also, the playback is not very smooth even when I have all of the chapters of a book downloaded. For example, in the most recent book I listened to, each “chapter” was short, and was only a part of each book chapter, so every few minutes I’d have to wait a bit while the music played before the next track would start playing. I’d also have to agree with other reviews which say the selection is not up to par with Audible. I don’t mind that I wouldn’t have the downloads forever like with Audible, but do mind that the selection is limited. Overall, it’s an ok app, but without improvements I’ll probably switch back over to Audible.
Great App! Limited Mining & African Biz Content. 4/5
By Black Nazi
Perfect. but lacking content on mining & African business though. Hopefully more comes over time.
Terrible LYING app 1/5
This is a very deceptive app! I’m sure it says somewhere in the fine print that unlimited doesn’t really mean unlimited but what a terrible business strategy. Honestly! I am cancelling promptly.
Very good! I subscribed 5/5
Great app! I subscribed since I listened to audiobooks and podcast daily. I hope they continue to improve and put more stuff. I would like to see more Philosophy, neuroscience, psychology, history etc.
Was my favorite app 3/5
This was my favorite app. I’d be even willing to pay a little extra for unlimited audiobooks. However since the plan upgrade and app update all the books I try to listen to says will be available in 15days and so many hours and minutes. Listen don’t lie to people. Cancelling is never out of the question and can be done at the drop of a hat. If it’s unlimited make it unlimited. Netflix doesn’t have an issue like this.
It good for audio books 1/5
I liked the idea of unlimited audio books, because your borrowing and listening to them, not buying them like other apps! It sucked me when I saw the new Stephen king book, but after that it’s all old books that nobody really cares to read, just like all the other free audio book apps!
Must have for readers 5/5
It has ebooks, audiobooks, news, reviews and many other things. Perfect for avid readers and beginners alike.
Terrific App 4/5
By Mike K. M.
Love the price and book availability, but hope they grow their library even more in the coming years.
-Speed limited to 1.5x. Competitors allow up to 3x.
-On iPhone, the front screen only shows chapter length, not total book. When I glance down at my phone I like to see how much I’ve listened to of whole book, not individual chapters.
Update; they fixed the bugs and it’s working properly again. I love this app!
When they updated the app, it didn’t work. It kept telling me that I needed to wait 20 days until I could listen to a new book. Then I played around with it and it got fixed. So I listened to several books. Now a week and a half later, it’s saying that message again! It’s so annoying! I am hoping they fix this issue soon otherwise I’ll be canceling when my month is up.
Audio books 2/5
Hi This app is alright. I love the selection of books but not many kid ones. Also I wish the books were free I have looked at many websites, but somehow, this one seemed a little...off. I do hope that someday I will find an audio book app that’s free to use. But any way, this app wasn’t bad :)
This is a great App 5/5
This is a great app!!!! Always taking long car rides and music is always an issue on what to listen to, so we started listening to audiobooks. It was getting really expensive then we found this app now we can listen to whatever whenever as much as we want. Thank You Otto Radio You Are The BEST!!!
The GIll Family 🐟
So, so. 2/5
By 0 stars!!.
I want to love this app. Such a good idea, but driving down the road, all I hear is elevator music, no words. Super lame!
Cool idea. Horrible execution 2/5
I love the idea of having multiple books downloaded but they randomly become I downloaded and at time the book in the library are deleted.
Price went down and it’s all lies 1/5
I thought it was great that they dropped the price and made all books available UNLIMITED they said but now after listening to a few it’s saying 20+days till more are available so obviously there is a limit to to unlimited amount such a waste and lies.
Same as last person; paying unlimited but not true! 1/5
This is true that if you pay for “unlimited “ and go through two or three books you will get a message saying you have to wait til next billing period basically! I am very disappointed in Otto Radio false advertising because if I wanted to waste $10 on 3 books I would have just went to the library and got it free. I can’t believe they claim this and just updated the app last week (I have the current) - don’t waste your money because they aren’t truly unlimited audio books. Also very limited selection!
don’t not pay for this. 1/5
I just got this am I am paying for unlimited books but it says I have to wait 23 day to listen to my next book DO NOT PAY FOR THIS!!!!!!
One of my FAVES! 5/5
Otto Radio has quickly become one of my FAVORITE apps! I am unable to read due to multiple health issues but still enjoy books so being able to use audiobooks is amazing. Otto Radio has so many titles to choose from and for only $10 a month you really can’t beat that! I’m also bed bound due to my health so I really rely on distraction through audiobooks, movies, etc...unlimited downloads is such a bonus! You’ve got a subscriber for life!
Keeps Losing My Place! 3/5
I love the idea of Otto Radio, and am particularly pleased that more content has become available to subscribers. The three-star rating is purely because the app skips back to the beginning of the chapter whenever the app is re-opened. This was only once in a while until recently, but I find myself trying to locate where I was every time I open the app. If this were fixed, I’d be a 5 star rating for sure!
Best low-cost option for all the “must-read” audiobooks 5/5
I can’t believe the scope of what is a available on this app. It’s cheaper than its competitors with no limits per month and at least as wide a selection. Can’t stream online (yet), but ok with it as I usually have my phone on me anyway. So pleased and recommending to everyone I know!
Easily the best app for audiobook listeners 5/5
I used to use tunein premium for consuming massive amounts of audiobooks. Tunein dropped audiobooks this winter and I was on a desperate search to find a replacement. I’ve tried many apps, but with the latest release Otto is officially my favorite app for audiobooks. I’ve noticed this spring that more and more books I’m looking for (non-fiction, history, biographies) are added and my initial concern about the smaller library is no longer relevant. The new pricing at $9.99 for full access to all books is perfection. I love the interface and design, it is quick, reliable, and beautiful. Cheers
Deceiving Update 5/5
I got an email saying my plan was upgraded and the price was dropped, but now I can’t listen to any books in my library. It tells me I have to wait 19 days for my next book when, before the upgrade, I could listen to all non-premium books whenever I wanted. Why am I paying for unlimited access to books I can’t listen to?
They heard 5/5
They just changed their protocol and it is amazing 🙌🏼!!! Unlimited access to 55k titles! I’m telling everyone about them!
I loved Otto -that’s what made me re-download it. However, there’s a missed connection somewhere. I’m
Paying the $15 it won’t let me download any books it keeps prompting me to join the free trial, and every-time I accept it says I’m already subscribed. So I wasted $15, and it’s infuriating because there no place on the app or the website that will allow to contact anyone! Very frustrating and extremely disappointing!
Horrible app 1/5
I can’t reset my password and I can’t seem to get a response from anyone. It’s charging me and I can’t stop it. Someone please help.
Stole money 1/5
Paid for the premium feature which gives you credits toward ‘premium books’ once a month (which is most of the books you would want to read) cancelled the premium service and lost the credits I had stored up. I paid for them already, what a scam.
Subscriptions keep disappearing 3/5
Example: I’m subscribed to Vox Today Explained. It suddenly stopped showing up on my feed. It won’t even let me get to the page and subscribe.
Great App 5/5
By Friday the 13 baby
Best audio book app I’ve found! All the books are read by professionals with voice acting. The selection is also amazing and all for 9.99 a month you don’t have to but the books like other audiobook stuff. Like Netflix for audio books!
By Dundoo Family
I’d like to cancel my subscription for Otto. How do I do it so I don’t get charged. I only used it for one day, the day that I installed. Pl advice. Thanks.
Not happy 1/5
By justin c 615
So I signed up for the trial, I looked at it that first day and yeah it’s a decent app. However it’s not something I could use and I thought I cancelled the subscription only to get billed a week later. I tried contacting customer support but no one got back to me. 👎🏼
Any title you search for us going to require you to pay extra. 1/5
Get ready to pay for “premium” if you want to read current titles, or best selling authors.
New version tool away the best reason to use Otto 1/5
This new version Took away Otto radio's best feature- a pre-made Playlist of your top news stories read to you... That was the WHOLE idea of Otto in my opinion.. Now it's just another podcast app..
“The Netflix for audiobooks” is bad marketing 2/5
By sad audiophile
I jumped at the chance to be able to have a service where I could get multiple, newer audiobooks in the month for a little fee. I did not realize that many of those audiobooks are free books available on multiple platforms. I also did not realize that there are levels of access. Of course after I subscribed to the $9.99 per month, the book I wanted to listen to was a “premium” title. The reason why Netflix is successful is because they curate their titles and rotate each month to give people access to even more (new/newish) titles throughout the year. I don’t know if that is the plan with this service, but it is more expensive with less quality titles choose from than I realized when I first signed up. Wishful thinking on my part, unfortunately the value and catalog is not really here.
**Please Fix*** Unable to share podcast 1/5
By Saleen SC281
I want to share the podcast episodes with friends, but when I click on the share button nothing happens.
App forced rating 2/5
Glitchy audio. Would still give it 3-4 stars but the app keeps trying to either force a rating or force me to email them. It’s a disruptive pain that interrupts an otherwise ok listening experience.
The books here are fantastic 5/5
By Abram Stonefist
I love this but I can’t figure out how to get more credits.
Looking 4 , 4 a long time 5/5
By Gilly in Da U.P. eh!
Great app for campers that do not get or want TV
By Tyler Petterson
Excellent! I have had this membership for 2 weeks now... it’s being great! Recently I went to Barnes and Noble and picked 5 books and searched them on Otto Radio and BOOM, I found them!