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Solved: 3 Ways to play Audible Audiobooks on Google Home

Google Home supports Google Play Music, YouTube Music, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and Pandora. You can select a default player to handle all your music-related requests, so that you don’t have to specify an app each time. However, it doesn't support Audible, the famous audiobook app. Many people ask is there any way to play Audible Audiobooks on Google Home? The answer is yes. Here in this article we will show you 3 ways to enjoy Audible audiobook via Google Home.

Method 1 Play Audible on Google Home using Bluetooth

You can play music that's stored on your mobile device (phone or tablet) or computer on Google Home using Bluetooth. This includes iTunes Music, Audible, Apple Music and personal playlists.

Step 1. Pair your mobile device & Google Home

From the Google Home app

  1. Open the Google Home app, in the top right corner of the app Home screen, tap Devices.
  2. Find the device card for the Google Home you want to pair with Bluetooth.
  3. In the top right corner of the device card, tap the device card menu - Settings - Paired Bluetooth devices - Enable Pairing Mode.

From your mobile device's Bluetooth settings

  1. On your mobile device's Home screen, tap Settings - Bluetooth.
  2. Turn on Bluetooth.
  3. Tap the name of the Google Home you'd like to pair.

Step 2. Play Audible on Google Home

Once your mobile device is paired and connected to Google Home, use basic and advanced music commands to listen to Audible audiobooks.

Method 2 Cast Audible Audiobooks with the Google Home app

This option is only availble for Android users.

  1. Connect your Android device to the same Wi-Fi network as Google Home.
  2. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  3. In the top left corner of the Home screen, tap  Menu - Cast Screen / audio.
  4. Select your Google Home. 
  5. Start playing your Audible audiobooks. 

Method 3 Upload Audible Audiobooks to Google Play Music

You can hear different music from Google Play Music (free and premium), Spotify (free and premium), Pandora, YouTube Premium, Deezer Premium+ on Google Home. Google Play Music offers free music storage service which allows you to upload and store up to 50000 songs. So if you can upload Audible audiobooks to Google Play Music, you can then enjoy them on Google Home. However, the Audible AA/AAX audiobooks you purchased and downloaded are DRM protected. To upload Audible audiobook to Google Play Music, you need to remove the Audible DRM first. Follow below steps.

Step1: Install Audiobook Converter
Download Audiobook Converter free trial version.  Follow instructions to install it on your Mac or Windows.

Step2: Select Audible Audiobooks
Launch Audiobook Converter and you will see all Audiobooks in your iTunes Audiobooks library will be shown on the Audiobook Converter interface.  Choose Audible audiobooks you want to play on Google Home by clicking the option box next to the audiobook name. This Audiobook Converter supports batch conversion, so you can select as many Audiobooks as you like or click the top check box to select all audiobooks.

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Step3: Customize output settings
Modify output settings such as output format, output folder, bitrate, samplerate in the bottom area. You can also click "Options" button on the toolbar to change conversion speed, file name format, etc.

M4B to MP3 converter preferences

Step4: Start removing Audible DRM
Click "Convert" button to start removing Audible DRM and convert AA/AAX audiobooks to the format you choose. Ondesoft Audiobook Converter is capable of the remaining work and you can leave it alone and do whatever you like.

Step5: Upload DRM-free Audible Audiobooks to Google Play Music
When the converting is completed, go to the output folder to find the converted audiobooks. Log in your Google Play account and upload the DRM-free audiobooks. You can upload up to 50,000 songs and listen on your mobile device, computer, or Android TV. Check https://support.google.com/googleplaymusic/answer/1075570?hl=en for the details.

Now ask Google Home to play your audiobooks via voice commands.

Notice: Unregistered users can only convert each audiobook for 3 minutes. However, you can break the limitation by purchasing a full version.


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