Cozy: an audiobook player for Linux


Si need a modern audiobook player for their favorite Linux distribution, they can choose to use the next app we'll talk about today, Cozy.

This is a modern audiobook player for Linux, this program uses the latest GTK3 technology and is one of the most attractive tools for managing audiobook files on the platform.

Audiobooks they offer an easy way to "listen" to your favorite books from your mobile devices or even on your computer.

They're especially great to listen to while doing something else, whether that's working out at the gym, cooking in the kitchen, or staring into space on the way home.

You can listen to audiobook files on a normal music player like Rhythmbox, Clementine or VLC. Virtually any media player capable of playing music files can play audiobooks.

For example, audiobooks do not have an "artist" but a "reader"But you can also sort by "author" or "book title" - all metadata fields that most desktop music players don't show.

This makes navigating and managing audiobook files a bit tricky.

Audiobooks they are also much longer than a normal music file (often several hours long). A regular music player will not mark your position. Next time you want to go back to your chair to listen to a couple of chapters

Audiobooks they are also much longer than a normal music fileSo you'll want an audiobook player that remembers where you last stopped. Otherwise, you will have to make continuous mental notes about the whereabouts you left behind.

About Cozy

Cozy Supports DRM, mp3, m4a, flac and ogg audiobooks and one of its features that we can highlight is that it remembers that the last playback position allows you to order and view audio books, author, reader and headings, as well as to integrate MPRIS.

The updated version adds Cozy's fully customizable sleep timer feature that improves exporting and receives support for m4a / mp4 playback.

But unfortunately it is not yet compatible with m4b.


Here are some features:

  • Import all your audiobooks to a cozy place to explore them comfortably
  • Listen to DRM mp3, m4a (aac, ALAC,…), flac, ogg audio books
  • Remember your playing position
  • A timer can be set to shut down the application.
  • Sort your audiobooks by author, reader and name
  • Drag and drop to import new audiobooks
  • Add multiple storage locations
  • Offline mode! This allows you to keep an audiobook on your internal storage if you store your audiobooks on an external or network drive. Perfect for listening on the go!
  • Mpris integration (media keys and playback information for desktop environment)
  • Developed in Fedora and tested under elementaryOS

The application has a fairly practical interface, which is "rewind" and "pause" We can find them in the left corner of the toolbar, not after the reproduction of the section.

The "Author" and "Reader" filters are now displayed in the sidebar, while the author information is added to the snippet metadata, which is displayed on each audiobook cover.

How to install Cozy on Linux?

In order to install this excellent application on our system, We can do it with the help of Flatpak packages.

It is enough to have the support added to our system to install applications of this technology, if you have not added it yet, you can review the next post where I share the method.

Now being sure of being able to install Flatpak applications on our system, we are going to open a terminal and we are going to execute the following command:

flatpak remote-add --user --if-not-exists flathub

flatpak install --user flathub com.github.geigi.cozy

And ready with it, we will have installed the application in our system which is now ready to be used and you can find it in your application menu.

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