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Prestissimo is an open source library that adds variable speed playback functionality to your audio applications. It is a free drop-in replacement for the Presto Sound Library Open Beta. It is used to speed up podcast and audiobook playback.

You must use a podcatcher or audio player that supports Presto. The player will provide the interface to control playback speed. This means you will not see Prestissimo in your app drawer because the app installs as a service.

If you currently use Presto or another service that uses the Presto API, you should uninstall it before installing Prestissimo.

Prestissimo should work with any app that supports Presto, but it is currently confirmed to work with:
- AntennaPod
- BeyondPod
- Akimbo

Prestissimo currently supports Android 4.1+ only.

The code for Prestissimo is open source, Apache licensed, and available at

Internet permissions are required for streaming purposes.
Read external storage required to read and play the media files.

Recently changed in this version

Version 1.0:
Bug fixes and stability improvements.

Version 0.5:
Added KitKat support. KitKat requires new permissions (read external storage) in order to read and play the media files.

Version 0.4.3:
Bug fix causing a force close when a new track is initialized.

Version 0.4.2:
Fixed the extremely slow playback bug.
Fixed an issue where the very end of a track was getting cut off.
Fixed a few other bugs that could trigger a force close in corner cases.

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Comments and ratings for Prestissimo
  • (70 stars)

    by Christian Skålvik on 24/03/2014

    Really love this. Been using it with Podkicker Pro

  • (70 stars)

    by Tom Roseveare on 02/02/2014

    Integrates really well but was hoping for 0.x options actually!

  • (70 stars)

    by Mirko Friedenhagen on 21/01/2014

    Voices are a lot less squezzy than I thought them to be.

  • (70 stars)

    by john simano on 27/11/2013

    Very nice app. My only request is for slower than 1X playback. Thanks!

  • (70 stars)

    by seamount high on 22/11/2013

    Simply installed it and it just works seamlessly with AntennaPod. The only downside is it doesn't has option to down the play speed once it gets it up. Better still if there is also a option for normalising.

  • (70 stars)

    by Steve Pomeroy on 22/11/2013

    Works great with AntennaPod!

  • (70 stars)

    by Wm Brian Savacool on 06/11/2013

    This seems to have less lag than what BeyondPod uses natively. For those whining about the $4 that aocate was charging for presto, think about this. He put forth a lot of work and released something that was pretty rare. You should be grateful for this p