Best AAX Player for Windows/Mac/Android/iOS 2022

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What is AAX file? Developed by Audible, AAX is the enhanced audible file format containing chapter markers, images hyperlinks and bookmarks etc. Actually, AAX files are encrypted m4b files. As we can tell that all audible aax files are encrypted with audible drm. This is the key point that many audiobook players cannot play them. Don’t worry. Here I have collected all AAX player for Windows/Mac/Android/iOS. So just pick up the one you like to play your audible aax files.

aax format

Takeaway: Play AAX on Any Player

Before starting the following parts, please note that Audible books only can be played at limited players, even the VLC is not included. Actually, some of the audible players are not so functional or even out of date. But you can convert audible aax to DRM-free MP3 files so that you can play them on any player with the help of Epubor Audible Converter.

Download the tool for free:


convert aax  to mp3

Once converted successfully, you can enjoy the drm-free audible mp3 file on any mp3 player.

Core features of Epubor Audible Converter:

AAX Player Windows

Audible Win10 App(Windows 10 & 8 Only)

Audible Windows 10 app is the official app released by Audible for listening audible books, including audible aa and audible aax. Unfortunately, it is now only available on Windows 10 & 8.

Supported formats: Audible aax, aa


audible app for windows 10

Updated: Audible on the store has been removed from Microsoft store and is not available to download. Users who already have the app installed on their PC will have it continue to work until July 31st, 2022.

Audible Manager

Audible manager is also the official audible audiobook player which was developed many years ago. Compared with Audible app, Audible manager is out of date, no matter the interface or the function. Working as aax player, Audible manager still does its job.

Supported formats: Audible aax, aa


audible manager

From the above features, we can see the Audible Manager only have the very limited features as a media player. It lacks of the basic features, such as downloading audible books, chapter navigation, and more.

Windows Media Player

Windows Media Player is the default media play in all Windows platform. The good news is that it also can play audible aax files.

Supported formats: aax, aa, wma, mp3, dat, amr, avi.


windows media aax player

AAX Player Mac

Unfortunately, you’ll never find any official audible app for Mac OS like you get on Windows. Does this mean there is no aax player on Mac? Don’t worry. Audible authorizes the iTunes and Apple Books as the default audible player on Mac. With the release of MacOS 10.15 Catalina, Apple has transitioned from iTunes to Apple Books. So please identify your Mac system at first before choosing the aax player.

iTunes (MacOS 10.14.6 Mojave or earlier)

iTunes is the pre-installed media player for Mac computer. It enables you to purchase, download and manage your media in one app. Like other Apple products, the interface of iTunes is very neat and intuitive.

Supported formats: aax, aa, m4a, m4b, mp4, mov, m4v, mp3, aax, aiff, epub, pdf etc.


aax player iTunes

Apple Books (MacOS 10.15 Catalina and later)

Apple has improved its iBooks app and named it Apple Books. Come with the new name, you’ll find that Apple Books not only manage and read ebooks, but also audiobooks. As for Audible aax or aa format audiobooks, you can also play them on Apple Books.

Supported formats: aax, aa, apple audiobooks, aac, mp3 audiobooks, epub, pdf


apple books aax player

The iTunes and apple books are two totally different aax players although they share some same features.

AAX Player Online--Audible Cloud Player

If you don't like any of the aax players for Windows and Mac listed above, you can just play audible aax files online with Audible Cloud Player. This is the easiest way to listening to audible books, but you need to keep your internet connected all the time while playing. It is not functional as Audible app but if you don't want to download your audible, Audible cloud player is a good alternative.

You can just go to your online Audible library and click on "Listen now" button to start your online listening.

Supported formats: Audible aax, aa


audible cloud player

AAX Player Andriod/iOS

As for playing aax on Android or iOS devices, there is only one app--Audible app. After searching on the internet for many times, this is the only aax player for Android/iPhone.

Download Audible app for Android Download Audible app for iOS

Apps you need to install:

aax player android

Audible App for Android/iOS

It shares almost the same features as the Windows app for Windows 10, but with slight differences.

1. You cannot buy Audible books through Audible for iOS, but you can did in Audible for Windows and Android.

2. Audible books downloaded via Audible for Android/iOS(latest version) are in .aaxc format, not .aax format anymore.

Can VLC Play AAX Files?

Can VLC play AAX files? This is the most frequently asked questions when comes to play aax files. I am sorry to tell all of you guys that VLC cannot play audible aax files but it can play audible aa format. However, there is no way to download audible books to aa format anymore because Audible moves to enhanced format(.aax format) only now. So there is no way to play audible with VLC player. However, if you want to stick on VLC player, then you just need to follow the part 1 to get your audible aax files playable on any player.

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These are all audible aax players I want to share today. If you have any Audible player to recommend, please leave the comments below.


joined Epubor since 2017. She always wants to share everything related to ebook reading and improve your reading journey.

05/1/2020 20:13:33
Even better for conversion: use Epubor Audible Converter to convert AAX to an M4B audiobook. It keeps the book in one file and it keeps the chapters. So you can use many players, like VLC or Foobar etc.
05/4/2020 10:15:05
Yes, you are right. Epubor Audible can convert audible to drm-free m4b files with chapter information preserved. So you can listen to the drm-free m4b files on many players.
06/14/2021 11:22:53
Epubor Audible Converter is just the powerful AAX file to VLC player converter used by many users.
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