Top 3 Ways to Listen to Audible Audiobooks on Google Home

Posted by Adam Gorden on Dec. 20, 2017 5:40:21 PM.

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"What is the best way to listen to Audible audiobooks on Google Home? I currently don't have Chromecast Audio or and other dongles. It will be awesome if someone can show me how to do that." - Asked by Luke Allen from an audio forum.

Google Home is a brand of smart speakers developed by Google. It was first released in May 2016. With the smart voice assistant, users can easily interact with it to play musics from a large number of built-in service such as YouTube Music, Spotify, Pandora, TuneIn, iHeartRadio etc. However, since Google and Amazon are two long-time competitors, Audible audiobook is not added to Google Home. Hence, it is not possible to natively listen to Audible audiobooks. Do you have the similar requirement like Luke? You can follow me to learn the top 3 ways.

Cast Audible Books with the Google Home app

Google Home comes with the app for both Android and IOS. It is a highly recommended way to download the it to your mobile phone and then cast Audible audiobooks to Google Home.

1. Make sure both of your mobile phone and Google Home speaker are connected to the same network.
2. Install Google Home app to your phone. When it is done, you will see the main screen of it.
3. Click the burger button on the Google Home app main screen and then choose 'cast screen/audio' menu.
4. You should see the name of your mobile phone, tap to select it and click 'OK' to confirm.
5. Finally the audio playing from your mobile will be cast to the Google Home speaker without lag and you can launch the Audible app to start to stream your audiobooks.

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Stream Audiobooks to Google Home through Bluetooth

To pair your phone and stream any audio you want to Google home, you can either use the voice assistant or Google Home app.

The easiest and fastest way is by voice. Just say "OK, Google, Bluetooth pairing", then the smart speaker will automatically search the nearby Bluetooth devices and you can choose the right Bluetooth device you want to connect. Please make sure the Bluetooth is turned on from your phone first.

The other way is by using the Google Home app. You can go to the 'Settings' menu and then scroll to the bottom to find and tap the menu 'Paired Bluetooth Devices' and tap 'Enable Pairing Mode'. After that, you can go to your phone to enable the Bluetooth to connect to Google Home speaker.

When the Bluetooth connection is set up, you can play Audible audiobooks on the phone and mirror the audio to the speaker.

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Upload Audible Files to Google Play Music to Play from Google Home

If you don't have a device which supports Google Home app or Bluetooth, don't worry, there is also a fantastic way to upload Audible aduiobooks to Google Play Music.

Before you do that, you just need remove the Audible DRM protection from Audible audiobooks. TunesKit Audible AA/AAX Converter for Mac/Windows provides an all-in-one solution to convert Audible to universal MP3 files within several clicks. To learn more details, you can visit: How to Convert Audible Audiobooks AA/AAX to MP3.

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Once you have get the MP3 audiobooks, you can upload them to Google Play Music via the Google Play Music Manager or the plugin for Chrome. I will illustrate it by using the Chrome browser plugin.

1. Make sure your Chrome browser is up to date, then you can download and install the Google Play Music for Chrome plugin.
2. Launch Google Play Music, you will see the main screen of it.
3. Click the three-horizontal-line menu and choose 'Upload music'.
4. You can follow the screen instruction to select music from your computer to upload.
5. Since Google Play Music is a built-in app, you can simply control your Google Home by voice or the app to play the uploaded audiobooks after uploading.

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