Audible on Alexa - How to Listen to Audible Books on Amazon Echo

Posted by Adam Gorden on December 27, 2018 07:57:05 PM.

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Audible audiobooks allow you to "read" a whole book while doing other things. If you happen to own an Amazon Echo at the same time, things would become much easier as it allows you to listen to those Audible books on Alexa using just your voice. With the smart Amazon Alexa, the built-in voice assistant of Echo, you can freely control the playback of any Audible audiobook merely via voice commands. Here are two simple ways to set up Audible and Amazon Echo so as to listen to Audible on Alexa.

Method 1. Listening to Audible on Amazon Echo via Alexa

In general, Alexa can read most of your books with the exception of comics and graphic novels on any Echo device as long as you're logged into your Amazon Audible account on Echo. Let's go through the whole process and start listening.

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Step 1. Open Alexa app on your mobile device.

Step 2. Tap on the hamburger icon at the top left corner and select "Music, Video, & Books."

Step 3. Scroll down to the "Books" section, and tap "audible".

Step 4. From the list of all the Audible books, choose any title and ask Alexa to read it. Simply say: "Alexa, read [name of a book] from Audible" and it will start reading the audiobook for you as you wish.

Commonly Used Audible Commands for Alexa

There are some basic voice commands you can give to Alexa and ask it to pause, stop, go forward or back while listening to Audible books on Amazon Echo. They are:

Method 2. Using 3rd-party Audible to Echo Converter

The alternative way to play Audible on Amazon Echo is uploading the audiobooks to Amazon Music account with the help of Audible to Echo converter software. This solution is highly recommended for Audible users who want to make a backup of your audiobooks on different devices and platforms.

In fact, all Audible books are protected with DRM copyright technology, because of which, only selected devices are allowed to play the audiobooks. If you want to transfer and share them on any other MP3 player or mobile device, you should get rid of the DRM lock from those Audible audiobooks firstly. To get it done, TunesKit Audible AAX Converter is a great assistant that could help a lot.

It's a smart and unique Audible DRM removal tool that can easily remove DRM from Audible audiobooks while converting the audios from AAX to MP3 or other formats. After that, you'll be able to upload the DRM-free Audible audiobooks to Amazon Music account for listening on Alexa with voice commands.

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#Guide 1: Remove DRM from Audible Audiobooks

This is the complete tutorial of converting DRM-ed Audible audiobooks to unprotected formats by using TunesKit Audible AA/AAX Converter.

Step 1Add Audible audiobooks

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After launching TunesKit Audible Converter, click "+" button to add the book files from your Audible to the software. You can also drag and drop the Audible audiobooks into the converter directly.

Step 2Set output format

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Switch to the "Format" panel at the bottom left to set the output profile of the audio files. To keep the 100% lossless quality, you should choose the Lossless output format. Otherwise, you can select MP3, AAC, M4A, WAV, etc. as you like. In the "Format Settings" window, you can also adjust other parameters like codec, channel, sample rate, bit rate, etc.

Step 3Unlock DRM from Audible audiobooks

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Now, click the "Convert" button and the program will start to convert your Audible books to DRM-free formats at up to 100X faster speed. To locate the converted audio files, you should simply click the "history" icon at the top center.

#Guide 2: Stream and Play Audible Books on Alexa

Now you can follow these steps to start listening Audible audiobooks on Amazon Echo via Alexa.

Step 1. Install the Amazon Music on your Mac or PC.

Step 2. Open the app and then copy the converted Audible files into "My Music" section.

Step 3. Once the audios are imported to your Amazon account, you can then play them on Echo speakers using just your voice.

Final Words

To listen to Audible on Amazon Echo, the perfect solution is directly connecting Audible to Alexa. But if you need to back up the Audible books at the same time, a 3rd-party software like TunesKit Audible AAX Converter is a nice option to help you stripping DRM from the books.

Disclaimer: When converting Audible audiobooks, it's solely encouraged for personal backup purpose. Any commercial use of the converted Audible books is strictly forbidden.


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