[Solved] Can You Listen to Audible Audiobooks without Wifi

Posted by Adam Gorden on May 22, 2018 5:03:07 PM.

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"I usually stream audibooks on my home Windows computers with the Audible Cloud Player. It is easy and convenient. But it won't work if there is no Internet connection or Wifi. I wanna know if it is possible to download them to listen on a plane as my family is going to have a trip aboard next month. I am grateful for any help." - Asked by Sydney Torres.

Usually we don't have access to Wifi after we leave our home, office. It is rather difficult to play Audible online. Sometimes even if we have the mobile internet connection, the cost of using the cellular data for online listening could be high. Thus, playing Audible offline is one of the best ways. You can either download and play audiobooks through the Audible app or use a third party software to remove DRM protection. Here I will show you the full tips to do that.

Listen to Audible Books Offline with Audible App

Different from standard audio files, Amazon Audible audiobooks are combined with the DRM protection. This means all the files are limited within the Audible's ecosystem and you can't download them directly without authorization. Fortunately you can do that through Official Audible app for Android/iOS/Windows/Mac etc. Take the mobile version for example, you can follow the steps.

1. Download and install the Audible App to your mobile phone and login with the account name and password.
2. If you haven't bought your books, you can also tap "Store" to browse your books and buy them within a few clicks.
3. Navigate to the "Library" to find all your audiobooks. They are not downloaded by default, please simply click the cover to initialize the downloading.
4. The time it takes may depends on the file size and the internet connection speed. just wait patiently.
5. When they are done, the Audible audiobooks will be ready to play on airplane mode.

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Play Audible Anywhere without Wifi after Downloading and Converting

The Audible app does work very well on downloading audiobooks offline. Almost any new released smart phones are on the compatible list. However, there are still many feature phones and portable devices which are not supported. If you'd like to transfer Audible audiobooks to your MP3 players such as Sony Walkman, Creative Zen, SanDisk Sansa for offline listening when you are doing exercise, it would be difficult if that is not totally impossible. This is because the DRM protected files don't allow to be copied. So what can you do?

Take it easy. TunesKit Audible Audiobook Converter for Mac/Windows is here to help. It is developed with the most advanced technology which can crack the Audible DRM like a flash. Besides, it is preset with a list popular audio profiles including MP3, M4A, M4A, FLAC, WAV and so on. What is more, to make the output files more easy to navigate during playback, it can also split the software by chapters.

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Quick tutorial to download and encode Audible audiobooks to local devices:

1Import Audible AA/AAX files

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To begin with, please click the "Download" button to install and run the TunesKit Audible Converter. And then you can drag and drop the Audible books from the computer to the TunesKit software main screen. If you haven't download the books yet, you can follow this guide: How to Download Audible Audiobooks.

2Customize Audible audiobooks

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Depending on your supported formats of your portable players, you can select the output format as you want. If you are not sure what format to select, it is always right to select "MP3" which is an universal format for any devices. By the way, usually Audible audiobooks are big with multiple chapters, we'd suggest you click the editing icon which looks like a pen and then select the option "Split audiobook by chapter".

3Remove DRM restriction from Audible books

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When everything is ready, you can simply click 'Convert', TunesKit will remove DRM protection and encode your Audible audiobooks simultaneously. When they are done, the AA/AAX books will become common audio files.

4Transfer converted audiobooks to portable players

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Generally you can connect any of your portable players to the computer via USB cable and then copy and paste the converted music files directly. But if you are using iPod MP3 players, you'd better transfer the audiobooks by iTunes. You won't need internet connection to listen to local audiobooks after that.

So that is all. To sum up, if you have a compatible mobile device, obviously the first way will be good enough to help you. Else if you don't have a smart phone or you want to transfer Audible to multiple devices, converting the Audible audiobooks to universal formats will be a best alternative solution. What do you think? Just type your comments below.


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