How to Play Audible Audiobooks on Bose SoundTouch 10/20/30

Posted by Adam Gorden on Nov. 28, 2017 4:45:21 PM.
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SoundTouch is an easy, Sonos-like wireless music system with surprisingly punchy bass developed by the reputed audio company Bose. There are mainly 3 models SoundTouch 10, 20 and 30. Each combines the hardware and the software SoundTouch app which can be installed on Windows/Mac computers or mobile devices.. Streaming your local music and internet music like Spotify, Deezer, TuneIn to any rooms has never been easier. However, like Sonos music system, SoundTouch doesn't come supports Audible Manager and any other copyright protected audio files. Someone may wonder are there other walk-around solutions to play Audible audiobooks on SoundTouch? The answer is positive. Following I will offer the top 2 ways to do this for you.

How to Stream Audible Audiobooks to SoundTouch via Bluetooth

Compared to Sonos's excellent music system, Bose SoundTouch doesn't support as many music streaming apps. but it supports the Bluetooth connection feature. This offers a pretty easy way to enjoy music from a lot more devices in a straightforward way. So it is highly recommended you to stream Audible audiobooks to SoundTouch speaker via Bluetooth. What you need to do is to pair your device which has the Bluetooth with the SoundTounch sound system. Once it is paired, a record of the connection information is stored in the memory of each device and you don't need to pair again in future. Before you begin, please make sure your SoundTouch system supports Bluetooth too.

1. Install the SoundTouch app. You can install it to your phone, tablet or computer etc. , then it will become a controller.

2. Turn on Bluetooth on SoundTouch. Open the SoundTouch app, click the three-dash icon in the top left corner, click "Settings" > "Speaker Settings“, you will see the SoundTouch system details. Then choose "Bluetooth" menu and click ”Pair".

3. Turn on the Bluetooth on your other Bluetooth device. You can go to the settings of the Bluetooth device such as your phone or tablet you want to pair and turn on the Bluetooth.

4. Pair the devices. In the device's Bluetooth settings, you can click 'Search for devices' or 'Add new device' to set up the Bluetooth connection.

5. Stream Audible audiobooks to SoundTouch. Once the Bluetooth connection is setup, you can simply play the Audible audiobooks from your phone or tablet, then it will stream to the SoundTouch automatically.

How to Sync Audible Audiobooks to SoundTouch from Computer/NAS Drive

Play Audible audiobooks on SoundTouch through Bluetooth is simple, but not all of your devices support Bluetooth. For instance, the previous SoundTouch series 1 and series 2 and some computers or NAS drive don't support Bluetooth. Please don't worry, besides the Bluetooth streaming, you can also remove DRM copy protection from the Audible audiobooks and convert the AA/AAX files to a well recognized format of music files for your SoundTouch system by a third party Audible converting tool.

TunesKit Audible Converter/Mac is an exquisite software to bypass DRM from Audible files with best accessibility. Unlike other tools in the market which requires you to authorize them Audible files to play on iTunes before you can start to convert them, TunesKit Audible Converter won't have this hassle. Normally you just need to drag and drop to import all your Audible AA/AAX files and click "Convert' button to convert all of your Audible files.    

Following is the step-by-step guide on how to remove DRM from Audible audiobooks:

1Load Audible audiobooks

prepare audible audiobooks

In order to convert the Audible files, you can download them to your computer through the Audible Download Manager on Windows or iTunes on Mac first. After that, you can drag them to the software main screen to get started to remove DRM.

2Customize output settings (optional)

choose output format for Sonos

SoundTouch supports to play copyright free music files such as MP3, AAC, M4A, WMA, OGG, etc., so you just need to pickup one of the output format you want. The default output format of TunesKit Audible Converter is set to MP3. You may keep the default MP3 or specify one format you want. In addition, TunesKit software has abundant options for you to customize your Audible audiobooks such as editing the Tab info, splitting audiobooks and adjusting the playback parameters.

3Convert the Audible audiobooks

convert audible audioboks

To convert all your files, you just need to click 'Convert' button. The converting speed is fastest with 100X faster speed. No matter how many files you imported, they will be converted quickly. When it is done, you will get the SoundTouch compatible music files.

4Play converted audiobooks on SoundTouch

Sound Touch supports to play audio files from a NAS drive or a computer with iTunes or Windows Media Player. You just need to add a new music library to your SoundTouch after getting the copyright free Audible audiobooks.

1. Open the SoundTouch app from the device where you installed it before.

2. Click the top three-dash menu and choose "Add Service". Then select 'Music Library on Computer' if you want to import your converted Audible audiobooks from a computer or select 'Music Library on NAS" if your music library is stored on a NAS drive.

3. After that, you can choose the type of library to be added by selected the blue circle next to Windows Media Player, iTunes or NAS drive. Note: If you are using Windows Media Player or iTunes library, please make sure you have enabled the option of sharing the library.

4. Input a name for the new library and select "Add Music Library".

5. It may take a few minutes for the music library to sync to your SoundTouch, please wait patiently. When it is completed, you can play the music files freely.    

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