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Love listening to audiobooks on-the-go? Discover how to listen to Audible on your Android device.

How to listen to Audible on Android

You can listen to Audible on your Android device with just a few simple steps. Whether you are taking an extended commute to work or just want something to pass the time, listening to an audio version of your favorite book is a great way for everyone to enjoy literature. But how exactly do you get started? In this article, we will look at how easy it is for Android users to access and play Audible’s content on their devices. We'll cover downloading and setting up the app so that you'll be ready in no time.

How to use the Audible Android app

Listening to Audible audiobooks on your Android device is easy with the Audible app from Audible, Inc., an Amazon company. With access to over 200,000 audiobooks, including best-sellers, new releases, and free audiobooks, you can enjoy your favorite titles anytime, anywhere.

To get started, download the Audible app from the Google Play store. Once installed, sign in to your Audible account or create a new one if you don't already have one. You can then browse and purchase audiobooks from within the app.

Sign up for Audible on Android

Signing up for Audible on an Android device is a straightforward process. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Install the Audible app from the Google Play Store
  2. Once the app is installed, open it and tap the "Sign In" button at the bottom of the screen.
  3. If you already have an Audible account, enter your email address and password to sign in. If you don't have an account, tap "Create account" and follow the prompts to create a new account.
  4. Choose between Audible Plus or Audible Premium Plus membership options. Audible Plus offers unlimited access to a rotating selection of audiobooks and podcasts, while Audible Premium Plus offers all the benefits of Audible Plus, plus one credit per month to purchase any premium audiobook.
  5. Enter your payment information to start your membership. You can use a credit card or debit card to pay for your membership.
  6. Once your membership is confirmed, you can start browsing and listening to audiobooks in the Audible app.

The IOS Audible App

If you have an iPhone or iPad, you can also access Audible. Simply download the app from the App Store and follow the same steps as discussed above for Android.

More about Audible Plus vs. Audible Premium Plus

Audible Plus and Audible Premium Plus are two subscription-based services offered by Audible. While both services provide access to a vast library of audiobooks and podcasts, that can be streamed or downloaded for offline listening, they’re slightly different, so let’s break them down so you can choose the plan that’s right for you.

Audible Plus

Audible Plus is the more affordable option, offering unlimited access to a rotating selection of audiobooks and podcasts. This means that while you have access to a large number of titles, the selection may change from month to month. With Audible Plus, you can listen to as many titles as you want each month, but you don't get any credits to purchase additional titles.

Audible Premium Plus

Audible Premium Plus, on the other hand, offers more benefits and flexibility. In addition to unlimited access to Audible Plus's rotating selection of titles, Premium Plus subscribers receive one credit per month that can be used to purchase any audiobook in Audible's extensive library, and once purchased you can keep this title forever. Another advantage of Audible Premium Plus is that it includes access to Audible's exclusive content, including Audible Originals, which are original podcasts created exclusively for Audible members. Audible Originals often feature celebrity narrators and cover a wide range of topics, from true crime to self-improvement to sci-fi and fantasy.

How to listen to Audible books offline

To listen to Audible offline, simply download audiobooks to your device over Wi-Fi by following these steps:

  1. Open the Audible app on your device.
  2. Navigate to your Library, which can be accessed by tapping the three horizontal lines in the top left corner of the screen and then tapping "Library" from the menu that appears.
  3. Find the audiobook you want to download and tap on it. If the audiobook has not been downloaded yet, you'll see a "Download" button next to it. Tap the "Download" button to start the download process.
  4. Once the audiobook has been downloaded, you can listen to it offline by going back to your Library and selecting the downloaded audiobook. Tap the "Play" button to start listening.
  5. While listening to the audiobook, you can use the playback controls to adjust the playback speed, set a sleep timer, or skip forward or backward.
  6. When you're finished listening, simply tap the "Pause" button to stop playback. The audiobook will be saved to your device, so you can listen to it offline again in the future.

Features of the Audible app

Whether you’re listening to Audible on an Android, IOS, Microsoft, or Samsung device, the app has many features. Here’s an overview of just a few of the features you’ll find on the app:

Whispersync — Whispersync allows Audible playback on multiple devices, so you can switch seamlessly between your Android phone, tablet, e-reader, or even your Apple device.

Speed control — You can always manage and control narration speed, allowing you to listen at a pace that’s convenient for you.

Sleep timer — The sleep timer is a feature that allows you to set a timer for the audiobook playback to automatically stop after a specified period. This is useful for those who enjoy listening to audiobooks at night and want to fall asleep while listening.

Bookmarks — Bookmarks allow you to mark a specific point in an audiobook so you can easily return to it later. This is useful for when you want to take notes, pause listening, or simply want to remember a particular section of an audiobook.

Bluetooth integration — Audible supports Bluetooth integration, which allows you to listen hands-free to audiobooks wirelessly through a Bluetooth-enabled device, such as a speaker or headphones.

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FAQ

If I don’t want to listen to Audible on my Android, what are my other options?

You can access audiobooks through Libby, Overdrive, or Speechify Audiobooks.

What is the Audible app on an Android phone?

The Audible app on an Android phone is called “Audible: Audio Entertainment” in the Google Play store.

Cliff Weitzman

Cliff Weitzman

Cliff Weitzman is a dyslexia advocate and the CEO and founder of Speechify, the #1 text-to-speech app in the world, totaling over 100,000 5-star reviews and ranking first place in the App Store for the News & Magazines category. In 2017, Weitzman was named to the Forbes 30 under 30 list for his work making the internet more accessible to people with learning disabilities. Cliff Weitzman has been featured in EdSurge, Inc., PC Mag, Entrepreneur, Mashable, among other leading outlets.