[Solved] Can You Listen to Audible Audibooks on Chromebook

Posted by Adam Gorden on Jan. 23, 2018 5:40:15 PM.

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"Hi, I'd like to get an Pixel book to enjoy Audible audiobooks and learn the English Language. But I found online that at the time being, there are only Android, IOS, Windows version of Audible apps available. Is it true and is there a workaround? I am kind of worried if I couldn't play Audible books on Chromebook." - Asked by Samuel Baker.

Chromebook is designed for lightweight use like surfing online, listening music, playing movies. With the fashionable design and relatively low price, they are very popular among students. On the early versions, the Apps for Chromebook are relatively limited. Fortunately, Google has redesigned the Chrome OS to make it possible to install apps directly from Google Play store. Referring to the issue above, you can simply install Audible app or convert Audible Audiobooks to common files..

How to Install Audible to Chromebook for Listening Audiobooks

Some Chromebooks are compatible with Android apps such as the HP Chromebook 14 CB3, Samsung Series 5 Chromebook. To get started, you can update your Chromebook system first. Then you can follow the steps to sign in the Google Play Store and install Audible into your Chromebook to play Audible books.

1. Click the account photo and click 'Settings' icon on your Chromebook.

2. On the Play Store section, find and turn on the option 'Enable Google Play Store on your Chromebook'. Please note this option will only show on compatible devices.

3. Then follow the screen instruction to choose and accept the agreement and sign in the Google Play account.

4. After that, you can search 'Audiobook for Android' to find the Audible app and download it to your Chromebook.

5. On the Audible Manager, please sign in and then go to the library to download the Audiobooks and start listening.

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Remove DRM from Audible AA/AAX Files to Play on Chromebook

However, as aformentioned, some Chromebooks just don't support to install Android app, so you may not be able to use the solution above if you unfortunately got such an old one. In addition, Audible audiobooks are copyright protected, some possible server errors or lacking of internet connection may cause you fail to play Audible audiobooks. So you can try the alternative solution to convert your DRM audiobooks to common audio files by a dedicated DRM audiobook converter from TunesKit.

TunesKit Audible Converter for Mac/Windows make it easiest ever to convert any Audible audiobooks you throw at it. The converting speed could reach up to 100X speed and no other products come close to it. By using the latest decyphering technology, the audio files won't be touched during converting so that the quality will be kept 100%. What makes it even better is that TunesKit offers a free trial version and 60 days money back guarantee if the software doesn't work as advertised.

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Detailed tips to convert Audible audiobooks to Chromebook:

1Load Audible files

add audible audiobooks

The best way is to drag and drop the Audible audiobooks from your computer folder to the TunesKit software main screen. If you haven't download the Audible audiobooks yet, you can follow this instruction: How to Download Audible Audiobooks.

2Set the parameters of the Audible audiobooks

choose output format for chromebook

The media files supported by Chromebook are WAV,3PG, AVI, MOV, MP4, M4A, MP3, MKV, OGV, OGM, OGG, OGA, WebM, so please pick up one compatible format. MP3 is highly recommended for its wide popularity.

3Strip copy protection from Audible files

convert audible audioboks

When everything is ready, you can simply click 'Convert', TunesKit will convert your audiobooks and remove DRM protection simultaneously. Depending on the number of files you convert, the time it takes may vary. But in general, it should be very fast.

4Transfer converted audiobooks to Chromebook

play media files on chromebook

After you converted the DRM free MP3 files, you can transfer them to your Chromebook via an USB flash drive and use then open the media files by clicking 'Files' app and start playing them with the built-in media player.

Besides transferring via USB, you may also upload the DRM free audiobooks to your Google Play Music app and enjoy audiobooks from there easily on your Chromebook.


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