Listening to audiobooks is very efficient and I can be doing some work and listening to an audiobook at the same time. Audible works on mobile and requires an Amazon Prime account. There are times when I don’t have my Phone in proximity but wish to listen to a title. There are a number of ways through which you can reduce the dependency on your Phone. Recently, I wrote an article on how to listen to Audible on Mac, I realized we need to do the same write for PC. Let’s Begin.
How to Listen to Audible on PC
1. Listen online
Audible has a cloud Player which lets you stream your titles online. Now It does work but the features are not the same as the app. I’ve experienced so many errors during the playbacks. Sometimes the player won’t load or it would start from the beginning. This should be an option only when you have no other choices.
To get started, log in with your Amazon Account on PC, select a title from the Library. The player would load up in a new pop up tab, make sure it isn’t blocked.
- You can stream, download, add bookmarks
- Change playback speed.
- The cloud player crashes sometimes
- Doesn’t sync the position and bookmarks.
2. Use the Window 10 App
Now, If you have Windows 10, Audible is available on the Microsoft Store (sorry Mac users) and you can use that instead, to listen to your audiobooks.
Downloading Audible for Windows 10 is easy. Press Start and go to Microsoft Store. Search ‘Audible’ and press Get. Alternativly you can click on this direct link.
Launch Audible and you’ll see the login page. Enter your Amazon or Audible login credentials and you are in.
Now you can search for your titles in the library or download new ones.
- Easy to use UI
- Changle Playback speed, sleep timer, bookmarks etc
- Buy audiobooks from the app
- An additional tool called “Send a Book”
- Available only for Windows 10 and Windows 8
- Buggy Search feature
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3. Using Android Emulator
If you don’t have Windows 10/8 on PC, there are still better workarounds. For Example, we can emulate the Android App with an emulator. There are so many free emulators available for your PC which you can use for running Audible. I’m going to use Nox emulator, it’s free and gets the job done.
Go to Nox official website and click on the download button. The file is for 384 MB so shouldn’t take much time to download. Once Finished, install the setup
You can either install apps from Google Play Store like you do on your Android smartphone or you can download the apk file from the web browser inside Nox and then install it. I prefer the second way, as it’s more convenient.
On the home screen of Nox Player, you should see a Browser, click on it and go to Google and search for Audible android apk. In the search results, you should see a link from Apk mirror, click on that. Alternatively, you can use can copy paste this link.
You have successfully installed the Audible smartphone app on your Mac. Since it’s optimized for a phone screen, it will switch to a vertical view. Log in to your Amazon account and you should all your purchased audiobooks under library section because the UI is intuitive and you get all the options like playback speed control, sleep timer, switch to chapters easily.
Log in with your Amazon account and you’re done. You can also listen to Audible channels
- Works with any windows version
- Audible Channels
- Performance is a little slow
There is another workaround if you wish to listen to your audiobooks on your MP3 player or old iPod. You would have to extract the files by pasting the following command in the Run Dialog Box.
The only problem is you would have to find a way to convert the aax files to mp3 first. OpenAudible is an opensource software which does just that. This is usually helpful when you have an older iPad with no Audible app. The setup is easy, once installed simply import the aax file and conversion process with a start when you click on the Audiobook.
How do you listen to Audible on PC?
We showed you a few alternate ways to listen to audible on PC, you can use the cloud player to use it in the web browser. The official Windows10 app works great, but you don’t have to get Windows 10 to do that and can always use an emulator. Tell us what you think in the comments.