How to listen to Audible on PC

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By Cliff Weitzman Dyslexia & Accessibility Advocate, CEO/Founder of Speechify in Audible on April 17, 2023
Enjoy Audible on your PC. Our step-by-step guide makes Audible on PC easy and accessible.

    How to listen to Audible on PC

    With Audible, you can enjoy your favorite books in audio format, making it an excellent option for those who prefer to listen to books rather than read them. In this article, we will provide a tutorial on how to listen to Audible on a PC.

    About Audible

    Don Katz founded Audible Inc. in 1995, and as the company evolved over time, it became the largest audiobook platform globally, providing millions of audiobooks and other audio content for listeners to stream or download onto their devices. Amazon acquired Audible in 2008, and Audible remains committed to providing the best listening experience to its users.

    Audible’s subscription options

    Audible has two subscription options, so let’s compare.

    Audible Plus

    Audible Plus is the base subscription and provides subscribers with access to the Audible Plus Catalog, a rotating selection of a seemingly unlimited selection of exclusive audiobooks, podcasts, and original content. However, these titles change on a regular basis, meaning you may not always retain access to your favorite books.

    Audible Premium Plus

    With Audible Premium Plus, you receive access to not only the rotating Audible Plus Catalog but also receive one credit a month. This credit can be used to purchase any audiobook from an extended selection of best-sellers, and once you purchase it, you can keep this title forever.

    Listening to Audible on a Windows PC

    There is an Audible app for Windows 10 that you can download from the Microsoft Store. The Windows app allows you to access your Audible account and download audiobooks directly to your PC. You can also access Audible by simply visiting the Audible website at

    Additionally, you can use Windows Media Player. However, if you prefer to use Windows Media Player, you will need to download the Audible files in the AAX format and use a third-party app like OpenAudible or AudibleSync to remove the DRM protection. Once the DRM is removed, you can transfer the audiobook to Windows Media Player and start listening.

    Benefits of listening to Audible on a PC

    Listening to Audible on a PC has several benefits. Some of the perks of listening on a PC include:

    • Larger screen — A PC screen is usually larger than a mobile device, which makes it easier to read and navigate the Audible app. This is especially useful if you are following along with a PDF companion document or if you have poor eyesight.
    • Better sound quality — If you have a good quality sound system connected to your PC, you can enjoy better sound quality than you would get from a mobile device.
    • Enhanced controls — The Audible app on PC offers enhanced playback controls, including the ability to speed up or slow down the narration speed and to jump forward or backward by specific time intervals.
    • No battery drain — Listening to audiobooks on a PC doesn’t drain your device’s battery as much as it does on a mobile device, which means you can listen for as long as you want without worrying about running out of power.

    How to access Audible on other devices

    Audible for Android, iPhone, or iPad

    If you want to listen to Audible on your Android, iPad, or iPhone, you can download the Audible Android or IOS app from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store. Once you have downloaded the app, log in to your Audible account, and you will have access to your audiobooks.

    Audible for Mac

    To listen to Audible content on a Mac, you can use the Apple Books app, which is compatible with macOS 10.10 or later. Another option is to use the Audible Cloud Player, which allows you to stream audiobooks directly from the Audible website using Safari on your Mac or from the desktop website,

    Speechify Audiobooks

    Speechify Audiobooks features a library of over 70,000+ titles across various genres, making it the perfect choice for people of all ages who love listening to their books. Whether you’re looking for a romance read, mysterious crime detective story, scary horror novel, light-hearted children’s book, sci-fi thriller, New York Times best-seller, or new release, Speechify has something for everyone with thousands of the best books. Try Speechify Audiobooks today on either the iPhone or Android app by visiting the Google Play or App Store and get instant access to thousands of public domain audiobooks and your first premium audiobook for free when you sign up.


    Which Apple devices can I use Audible on?

    Audible is compatible with a variety of Apple devices and operating systems, including:

    1. iPhone: All iPhone models that run iOS 10.0 or later
    2. iPad: All iPad models that run iOS 10.0 or later
    3. iPod touch: The Pod touch (6th generation) and later models
    4. Mac: All Mac computers running macOS 10.10 or later
    5. Apple watch: The Apple Watch Series 3 and later models

    How can I get a 30-day free Audible trial?

    When you sign up for Audible as a first-time user, you will be eligible for a 30-day free trial after selecting your preferred membership.

    Can I listen to Audible offline?

    Yes, you can listen to Audible books offline, which is useful when you do not have an internet connection.

    What file format can I download Audible books in?

    Audible audiobooks are downloaded in Audible’s proprietary Enhanced Audio Format (AAX).

    How do I connect my Audible and Amazon account?

    To connect your Audible and Amazon accounts, follow these steps:

    1. Go to the Audible website and sign in to your account.
    2. Click on your name in the top right corner and select “Account Details” from the drop-down menu.
    3. On the Account Details page, click on “Amazon” in the “Linked Accounts” section.
    4. You will be directed to the Amazon website. Sign in to your Amazon account if you are not already signed in.
    5. Follow the prompts.

    Does Amazon have free audiobooks?

    Yes, you can stream free audiobooks, podcasts, and more with your Amazon account.

    What is Whispersync?

    Whispersync is an Audible feature that allows you to seamlessly switch between devices and pick up where you left off. This feature ensures you can listen to audiobooks anytime and anywhere, without losing your place.

    Can I use Audible with iTunes or with my mp3 player?

    No, you cannot use Audible directly on iTunes, but you can download Audible audiobooks to your computer and then import them into iTunes to listen to them. However, you may have to convert the audio files from aax files to another format before importing them using an Audible converter.

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