How to Listen to Audible Offline and Online

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Can you listen to audible offline? I am new to Audible. Can I listen to audible online only  or is there anyway to listen to audible offline?

--The answer is "Yes" to both questions. You can either stream audible for online listening or download audible for offline listening. In this article, you will discover how to listen to audible offline and online, and even learn the best way to listen to audible books.

Regular Methods to Listen to Audible Offline on Different Apps or Devices

Audible has offered different methods for listening to audible books offline. The following part will show you how to listen to audible offline on audiobook players and devices.

Audible app--Windows 10 & 8, iOS, android

Audible app, available on iOS, Android, and Windows 10, features the best listening experience. With Audible app, you can listen to audible anywhere without wi-fi if you have downloaded them already.

Updated: Audible Windows 10 app is discontinued since this year, so you cannot download it from Microsoft Windows store anymore.

Apps you need to install:

Audible for iOS Audible for Android Audible for Windows 10 & 8

Since the steps for listening to audible with Audible app is almost the same, I will show you how to listen to audible offline on iOS.

After the installation of Audible app, go to the Library>>Click on Audible Cover to download the Audible books. When it has been downloaded successfully, click the book cover again to listen to audible offline without wifi anywhere.

listen to audible offline ipad

Audible manager/Windows media player/iTunes--Windows

If you are using Windows, you can also download audible to your computer and configure it to import your audiobooks into Windows Media Player, or Audible Manager player for listening offline.

Method 1 Listen to Audible offline with Audible Manager.

1 Download and install Audible Manager.

2 Click on "File">>"Add Audio Files", and you will be navigate to the location of downloaded audible files. Just add them to your audible manager.

add audible to audible manager

3 Then you can click the book title to listen to audible now.

play audible on audible manager

Method 2 Listen to Audible offline with Windows Media Player/iTunes.

To listen to audible on Windows Media Player or iTunes for Windows, you will need the assistance of Audible Download Manager.

1 Download and install Audible Download Manager.

2 Run Audible download manager, then click on Options>>Activate PC>>input your Audible account information in the pop-up window and a new window will pop up and show the activation is succeeded.

activate pc

3 Go back to Audible download manager, click on Options>>Import Audible Titles>>Check Import into iTunes and Windows Media Player Library>>OK.

import audible to iTunes or windows media player

The audible files will be imported into your iTunes or Windows media player successfully.

import audible

Then you can play audible on iTunes or Windows Media Player anytime.


If you are on Mac, you can listen to Audible on iTunes. Please read How to Listen to Audible Books with iTunes to learn the detailed steps.

If you are on Mac Catalina 10.15 or later Mac system, you are able to listen to audible on Apple Books. Please download audible to your Mac at first.

1 Right click on the book title and select Open with Books.

open audible with apple books

2 A pop-up message will remind you of authorizing this computer. Click on "Yes" and fill in your Amazon account information to authorize this computer.

authorize audible mac

3 Click on "Activate Now" to finish the authorization.

activate audible mac

Your audible books will be added to Apple Books for playing.

play audible offline mac

Kindle device--Kindle Fire/Kindle eReader

If you have kindle devices such as kindle fire or kindle eReader, you can sync your audible books among different devices for listening offline.

Audible supported MP3 players

For those who like listening to audiobooks on-the-go or who just hate reading ebooks, listening to audible on MP3 players is a perfect choice.

Since some mp3 players are natively supported by Audible, so you can download audible to audible supported mp3 player for offline listening. For detailed steps on transferring audible to MP3 player to listen offline, please read How to Play Audible on Audible Supported MP3 Players.

Apple Watch

Besides listening audible on iPhone, you can sync your audible titles from your iPhone to your Apple watch for offline listening.

Please read How to Listen to Audible on Apple Watch to know the full instructions.

listen to audible apple watch

Listen to Audible Offline on Any Player or App

Before introducing the regular methods to listen to audible offline, I want to share the best way to listen to Audible. It will save your time in trying these regular methods one by one if you think this easiest way is what you are looking for.

Since all audible books are protected by audible drm and only can be played on the audible associated apps or devices, we just need to remove audible DRM and convert audible books to common audio format. Converting Audible to MP3 is always the first choice. Of course, you can also convert audible to M4B. With the help of Epubor Audible Converter, converting audible to drm-free mp3 or m4b is easy like a charm. Please follow the steps below to get your audible books available on any apps or device.

Step 1 Download Audible books to your windows/Mac.

Step 2 Download and install Epubor Audible Converter.

Download Epubor Audible Converter for free:

Step 3 Launch Epubor Audible Converter, click "+Add" to navigate to the folder stored your audible books and add audible books.

Step 4 Click on “Convert to MP3" button to start the conversion. Once finished the folder storing the audible books will pop up automatically.

convert audible books to mp3

Step 5 Then you can open the audible mp3 files with any mp3 supported apps or device.


1. You split audible into chapters with 100% original quality. This function is not available in trial version.

2. The trial version only converts 10 minutes of each audible books.

To break the limitations, please use the licensed version now.

Listen to Audible Online

Do you know that Audible has an audible cloud player? With audible cloud player, you can stream you audible books to Windows and Mac for listening online.

Go to your Audible library, then click on the play button at the bottom on the book cover, and the Audible cloud player will pop up and play your audible books.

listen to audible online

  • 1. Listen to Audible without downloading audible files.
  • 1. You need to keep internet connected.
  • 2. Without a high speed Internet connection, users may experience audio loading delays in the form of buffering messaging.
Frequently Asked Questions on Audible Cloud Player not working
Q: Whenever I try to use audible could player, it buffers for a while then displays the error "Problem connecting to server. Please click to try again".

A: Please try to disable your ad-blocker. In most cases, this workaround will work effectively. If not, please try to clear all cache and cookies, history and try again. Or you can change to another web browser to try again.

Final Words

If you can always keep your internet connected and don't want to use up your mobile phone storage, you can choose to listen to audible online.

But if you want to listen to audible offline on any player or app, converting audible to mp3 is the best choice for you. What's more, you will get the DRM-free audible mp3 files for backing up. Why not try it now?

Download Epubor Audible Converter for free:

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02/2/2022 17:46:54
The trial version is useless for Audible books as it will only do 10 minutes.  You have to pay a lot to get the real version of the converter!  This article is misleading!
02/7/2022 11:31:34
The licensed version will convert the whole audible files. Epubor Audible Converter is a paid software with free trial version.
11/15/2022 02:20:25
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