How to Play Audible Audiobooks on Apple TV

Posted by Adam Gorden on June 12, 2018 05:53:05 PM.

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"Can I listen to Audible audiobooks on my Apple TV? I have tried the option to select 'Computers' from the main menu and then click ‘General’ on my Apple TV 4, but some of the audiobooks which are in iTunes don't show up here. Did I do anything wrong and how to solve it? Urgent help."

Amazon Audible is not only the biggest audiobook seller from its website but also the dominant provider of iTunes audiobooks. Due to the DRM limitation, books bought from the can't be accessed by Apple TV. That is why you can't find your books sometimes. Besides, though Apple TV supports a lot of video apps like NetFlix, Hulu, Plex, TED etc., there is few audiobook apps let alone Audible app as of the time being. But are there other alternatives to play Audible books? Absolutely, please just read on.

Part 1. Play Audible Books on Apple TV through AirPlay

AirPlay is a special feature of Apple devices/players to stream contents between each other. As long as you have you another AirPlay compliant devices/players such as iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, iTunes, you can cast the audiobooks which is playing on your device to your Apple TV. Here I take the iPhone to illustrate how does it work.

Step 1. Install and launch Audible app for your iPhone and then start to use it to play any Audible book you want.

Step 2. Make sure both your iPhone and Apple TV are connected to the same Wifi network stably. If you have already done that, you can skip this step.

Step 3. Swipe up from the bottom of your iPhone, it should show you the Control Center with multiple control options.

Step 4. Locate and press the "AirPlay" icon, it will pop up you the available devices.

Step 5. Select the destination device as your Apple TV. Generally it should connect immediately and cast the audio and picture from iPhone to Apple TV.

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Part 2. Best Workaround Solution to Transfer Any Audible Audiobooks to Apple TV

AirPlay does provide a feasible solution to stream Audible books on Apple TV, but it requires you to authorize the Audible audiobooks to play well on your iOS devices or iTunes first, else if you don't have the account and password it won't work at all. In addition, you need to have the AirPlay compliant devices and sometimes it is not so stable. So this solution is not perfect though. For your convenience, you can also get rid of DRM protection and put Audible books on Apple TV just like iTunes audiobooks.

TunesKit DRM Audible Converter is a powerful DRM decryption tool which has the unique feature to crack Audible files without account and iTunes easily. Just throw in your files and click "Convert", then DRmare will do the remaining job for you. No questions asked and no any other hassles. What's more, since audibooks are usually with long length, if you'd like to make it easier to navigate through your chapters, you can also simply split the Audible AA/AAX files by chapters.

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Still not sure how it works? No problem. TunesKit offers a functionally the same trial version, you can test it out to see if it meets your requirements or not. It supports to run on both Windows and Mac computers. Now I will walk you through the steps to listen to Audible AA/AAX files via Apple TV.

Note: Before converting, please make sure you have saved the Audible files on your computer offline. Else you need to download them through iTunes or Audible Download Manger.

Step 1. Download and install TunesKit DRM AA/AAX Audiobook Converter on your Mac or PC.

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Step 2. Launch TunesKit software, you can import your Audible files by simply drag & drop or you can click "Add Files" menu to choose the files directly.

Step 3. Choose the output format for your Apple TV. You can choose the "M4B" or "M4A" if you want to keep the chapters. M4B is also the default format for iTunes audiobooks. Else if you want to split the files by chapters, it is highly recommend you to choose the most popular format "MP3".

Step 4. After that, you can click “Convert" button to take off any DRM protection and encode your audiobook to common audio files in batch.

Without DRM copyright protection, you should be able to listen to Audible on PC/Mac freely. And there won't be problems for Apple TV to access the Audible books from iTunes library. Please make sure you have imported the Audible audiobooks to iTunes library as well as turn on the iTunes Home Sharing so that to sync Apple TV with iTunes library. It is easy, isn't it? What do you think? Personally, I think it is the best solution who listen to many Audible audiobooks on multiple devices.


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