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How to Listen to Audible on Kindle Devices

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Audible has also become the world's largest producer of downloadable audiobooks. Without any doubt, Audible audiobook is a good thing, especially for Kindle devices users. With one Kindle, you can not only read Kindle books but also listen to Audible audiobooks, which can greatly fulfill your spiritual life. Most important, you can listen to audiobook during the commute or doing chores, which allow you to make the most of your time. For many tech newbies or people who has little computer skills, this post is going to show you how to listen to Audible on your Kindle devices.

Support Kindle devices by Audible

Not all Kindle devices can be used to listen to Audible audiobooks. This is because several Kindle devices are exclusively eReaders and do not have audio capabilities, like Kindle Paperwhite series. Here's a list of support Kindle devices by Audible.

kindle device list

How to listen to Audible on Kindle devices

The methods of listen to the Audible audiobooks on these support Kindle devices varies with different Kindle device model. So next we are going to introduce the method by category.

How to listen to Audible on Kindle 1st/2nd Gen and Kindle DX

Why do we put these three model Kindle devices together? It's because their methods of listening to the Audible audiobooks will be the same regardless of whether you are using a Kindle 1st Gen, Kindle 2nd Gen, or Kindle DX.

1. Transfer Audible audiobooks to the above Kindle devices

Kindle 1st Gen, Kindle 2nd Gen, or Kindle DX are really old Kindle models! Unlike the recent new Kindle devices, you must use Audible Manager to activate your device and transfer your audiobooks. Please following the below steps to transfer audiobooks to your Kindle 1st/2nd Gen and Kindle DX.

1. Connect the Kindle to your PC with USB cable.

2. Install the latest AudibleManager software on your PC and run it

3. Click Devices > select Add New Device.

4. Check off Amazon Kindle on the pop-up box and click OK.

Note: Audible Manager will restart after it installs a plug-in for your Kindle. If it does not restart, open Audible Manager again, then continue:

5. Right click on Kindle device in the bottom left pane. It will pop up a box, select Activate. Then click OK in the pop-up box. And input your Audible account information to activate your Kindle device.

activate

6. Click Library on the left side of AudibleManager's main interface to open all of the download audiobooks on your computer. With your audiobook(s) selected, click Add to Device in the upper right corner of Audible Manager to transfer audiobooks to your Kindle.

add to device

Note: The Kindle 1st Gen supports audiobooks in formats 2, 3, or 4. The Kindle 2nd Gen and Kindle DX support audiobooks only in formats 4 or Enhanced.

2. Listen to Audible on Kindle 1st/2nd Gen and Kindle DX

Listening to Audible audiobooks on Kindle 1st/2nd Gen and Kindle DX is simple after transferring audiobooks to Kindle devices. Just press the Home button and use the joystick to select the audiobooks you want to hear.

How to listen to Audible on Kindle Keyboard

1. Download Audible audiobooks on Kindle Keyboard

After you purchase an Audible audiobook, it will be automatically downloaded into the Archive for access and playback. Following the below steps to download audiobooks on Kindle Keyboard.

1. Click Menu, click 5-way controller to select View Archived Items.

2. Click 5-way controller to select the audiobook you want to download.

Note : There will be an audible word to the left of the audiobook to differentiate Audible audiobooks from Kindle books.

If you can't find the purchased Audible audiobooks on the Archived Items, please go to Audible.com site and sign in to your account. Click LibraryMy Books find you purchased book and select Deliver to your Kindle Keyboard from the dropdown menu. Then go back to your Kindle Keyboard, click HomeMenusync & Check for Items(using the 5-way controller to select). Kindle Keyboard will detect your new items. Then you can click the audiobook title to start downloading with Wi-Fi connected.

deliver to kindle keyboard

2. Listen to Audible on Kindle Keyboard

After downloading Audible audiobook to your Kindle Keyboard, you have already completed most of the difficult task. Click the audiobook title on the Home screen to start listening. You can listen to audiobooks by Kindle built-in speaker or plugging in your headphones.

Here's the official video tutorial to listen to Audible on Kindle Keyboard>>

How to listen to Audible on Kindle Touch

1. Download Audible audiobooks on Kindle Touch

1. Tap Cloud on the Home sreen.

2. Tap the audiobook you want to download.

Note: The word Audible will appear on the right of the audiobook to help you identify audiobooks quickly.

3. Downloads may take some time. Please make sure Wi-Fi is connected all the time.

2. Listen to Audible on Kindle Touch

After the downloads complete, then press the Home button to go back Home screen. And tap on the audiobook to start listening. You can listen to Audible audiobook through Kindle built-in speaker or by plugging in your headphones.

How to listen to Audible on Kindle 8th Gen or Kindle Oasis (8th/9th Gen)

1. Listen to Audible on Kindle 8th Gen or Kindle Oasis (8th/9th Gen)

Listening to your audiobooks on your Kindle (Gen 8) or Kindle Oasis (Gen 8 and 9) is simple. The library in the Bluetooth-enabled Kindle (Kindle 8th Gen, Kindle Oasis 8th and 9th Gen) will show all of your eBooks and Audible books when you tap on All.

Note: You need to turn the Wi-Fi on and complete the over-the-air update in order to see your audiobooks.

1. Go to the Home screen to tap My Library—>tap All to find your audiobooks or use the filters to see Audible books only.

2. Tap on the audiobook you want to listen to. The audiobook will download if not already downloaded.

3. You can listen to audiobook through the Kindle's speakers or by plugging in your headphones or paring a Bluetooth device. If you have not paired a Bluetooth device, tap on Pair Device and choose the Bluetooth device you want to use.

Here's the official video tutorial to listen to Audible on Kindle 8th Gen or Kindle Oasis (8th/9th Gen)>>

How to listen to Audible on other devices instead of Kindle devices

Don't you think it is inconvenient that Audible audiobook are restricted to Kindle devices and apps? And you prefer to listen to audiobooks on other devices or mp3 player. Well, here's the one terrific solution for you to do it. For more information, please check this post about how to listen to Audible audiobooks on other devices instead of Kindle devices.

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Conclusion

The above is the comprehensive methods of listening to Audible audiobook on support Kindle devices. If you want to listen to Audible audiobook on your Kindle Fire devices, please check this post>>5 ways to listen to Audible on kindle fire.

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Hillary Zhang works for Epubor and writes articles about eBooks and eReaders. She seeks the methods to read eBooks more freely and wants to share all she has got with you.

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