Sonos is the first Wifi home sound system which integrates the Wifi and Hifi music technology to change the experience of listening to music. With incredible sound quality, most Audible fans prefer to listen to Audible audiobooks through the Sonos speakers when they are at home. However, due to an incompatible update with the Audible integration on Sonos, the Audible service is deleted in the Sonos devices. As a result, people are not able to play Audible audiobooks online directly on Sonos for a long time. Good news is that there is another way to play Audible files through external media sources by the Sonos. Also, Sonos team made the decision to work with the Audible team to bring the Audible service back this year.
How to Play Audible Audiobooks on Sonos through the Line-in Connection
Sonos supports to play music from either internet or media devices like phones, tablets, computers and TVs which are connected. There are several Sonos products such as Sonos PLAY:1, PLAY:3, PLAY:5, PLAYBAR, PLAYBASE CONNECT, CONNECT:AMP. By connecting different Sonos product combinations via Wifi, it can bring the music to as many rooms as you want.
Currently the feasible way to play Audible files is through the line-in connection. What you need to do is connecting your external devices to your Sonos via an audio cable. After that, it will stream the audio to your Sonos speaker easily whenever you play the Audible files on the Audible players from your external devices. Not all the Sonos products support this line-in connection, please make sure you have one Sonos device which supports this. By the way, you can enable the 'auto play' on the Sonos so that the music can be played automatically when the external devices are connected. Else you need to select 'line-in' from the Sonos music menu on the Sonos Controller.
How to Remove DRM from Audible Audiobooks to Play on Sonos Freely
Though Sonos can play Audible files through the line-in connection, it is not so convenient because in this way it requires to play them on the specific players such as Apple iTunes, Windows Media Player or Audible Manager and keep your devices connected via the audio cable. So is there another way to play them like common music files without line-in connection instead connecting to a same Wifi network? The answer is yes. You can wait until the Sonos team bring the Audible service back to the Sonos controller by this summer. Or if you don't want to wait, you just need to remove the DRM from the Audible files first, then you will be able to use the Sonos controller to select the right Audible files to play easily without the requirement to authorize the devices and connect via Line-in connection.
TunesKit Audible Converter is a professional tool to remove DRM from Audible files. With the user friendly interface and simple converting processes, it is effortless to remove the DRM and convert Audible files for Sonos quickly. Besides, it supports both PC and Mac, you can download either the Windows version or Mac version TunesKit Audible Converter for Mac to have a try.
Following is the detailed instruction on how to remove DRM from Audible audiobooks:
1Prepare the Audible files
Download Audible files from Audible Download Manager and then locate the .AA or .AAX media files from your computer folder. After that, you can drag them to the software main screen to get started to remove DRM. Or click the adding files icon at the top center of the conversion window.
2Choose a Sonos compatible format
Sonos supports to play multiple formats such as AAC, MP3, WMA, FlAC, WAV, OGG, etc. Please just pick up one output format you want, for instance MP3. Currently TunesKit Audible Converter supports almost all popular audio formats.
3Convert the Audible audiobooks
You can click 'Convert' button to convert all the Audible files. After converting, the DRM will be removed and you can use the Sonos controller to add the audio files and play them on your Sonos devices. You don't need to connect your devices to the Sonos via line-in connection, it will be ok to just connect it to the same Wifi.