How to Play Audible Audiobooks on iPod Touch/Shuffle/Nano

Posted by Adam Gorden on March 21st, 2018 06:51:17 PM.

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"My Audible audiobook plays well on the computer. But after loading it to my iPod through iTunes, it simply stops and won't play at all. Any ideas about this? " - Wyatt Allen

As a portable media player with great aesthetic, iPod has dominated the digital music player market in the US market since 2004. And it quickly become the best selling digital music player of all time. iPod supports many kinds of files like music, podcasts, audiobooks. It is a common sense that all files played well on iTunes can be imported to the Apple iPod if the file size allows. However, the supported playback formats may vary on different models. Regarding to the problem above, I will show you the right ways to import Audible audiobooks to iPod. Depending on the model of your iPod, please follow the related tips accordingly.

How to Put Audible Audiobooks on iPod Touch

An iPod Touch is basically an iPhone without the LTE cellular data connection. Expect that, both are almost the same in many aspects like features and appearance. Audible has native support for IOS devices like iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch, you can play all formats of audiobook files including AA and AAX without even using iTunes. To get started to listen to Audible audiobooks, you just need to download and install the Audible Manager app into the iPod touch from the Apple App Store. After that, you can follow the screen wizard step by step.

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1. Log in Audible app with your account name and password.

2. Go to the 'Library' tab to locate your purchased audiobooks and click the one you want to start streaming.

3. If you want to listen offline, you can also tap to download the book completely. After that, you should be able to enjoy the audiobook anywhere.

Transfer Audible Audibooks from iTunes to iPod Shuffle/Nano

What can you do if you have an iPod like Shuffle/Nano which doesn't support to install any apps? Can you still transfer and listen to Audible audiobooks on iPod? It depends on the format. Generally, the Shuffle supports the formats 2 and 3 while the formats 2, 3 and 4 are compatible with Nano. Both don't support the latest Audible enhanced format AAX yet. So when you download the books from the Amazon Audible website, please select the compatible formats to ensure they are playable on your devices before syncing with iTunes. Here is the trip on how to sync audiobooks to iPod with iTunes.

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1. Connect your iPod to the computer where you have downloaded all your audiobooks.

2. Launch iTunes, your should see the device icon on iTunes. Please click the device icon, iTunes will show you all the files which are allowed to sync to iTunes.

3. On the left-side menu , please click 'Audiobooks' menu and then click 'Sync' button to put all your audiobooks to iPod.

More Tips: Convert Audible to MP3 for Any Generations of iPod

Though you can sync Audible audiobooks to iPod Shuffle/Nano etc. there are still a lot of old models of iPod which are not compatible with Audible formats especially the latest Audible enhanced audio format AAX. If you happen to get such a classic iPod, then the above solutions may not work.

What is more, even if the format is supported, sometimes you just can't sync some of the big files due to the small storage. No worries, you can also convert your Audible to a more popular MP3 format and split the large file to small chapters with a converter. In this way, any playback related problems which we talked above can be solved too.

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TunesKit Audible Audiobook Converter for Windows/Mac is one of the best programs for bypassing DRM protection from Audible audiobooks as well as converting AA/AAX formats to a bunch of new formats such as MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A, M4B, WMA and so on. The best part of it is that it can keep 100% original quality during converting process while the converting speed is surprisingly faster than any other tools in the market. The trial version is limited to convert 1/3 though. Anyway, you can try it out for free.

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