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Ultimate Ways to Play Audible on Google Home

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Google Home is a brand of smart speakers developed by Google. With Google Assistant, Google Home allows you to use voice commands to listen to music, control the playback of any audio, call your friends, ask it questions and control your smart home appliances and etc.

If you are an avid audiobook lover and keep a smart speaker at home, you might wonder whether Google Home can play Audible books. The answer to this question is "yes", but it is not an easy job as you would think. You know, both Audible and Google Play provide audiobooks, and there exists a fierce competition between them in many fields. So Google Home doesn't support Audible audiobooks natively. But don't worry, my dear. You still get some chances to enjoy Audible books on this smart speaker. Here I have found the ultimate 3 ways to play Audible on Google Home.

If you keep an Amazon Echo Device, you can read How to Listen to Audible with Alexa on an Amazon Echo Device

Google Home

1. Play Audible on Google Home via Bluetooth
2. Cast Audible Books to Google Home on Mobile App
3. [Ultimate Way] Upload Audible Books (MP3 format) to Google Play Music

1. Play Audible on Google Home via Bluetooth

Using Bluetooth to connect your mobile phone with Google Home may be the most direct way to stream Audible audiobooks on Google Home. There are two options for you to pair your iPhone/Android to Google Home for Audible, including by voice commands or Google Home app.

Pair by Voice Commands

Step 1. Turn on Google Home speaker and the Bluetooth on your mobile device.

Step 2. Simply say "Hey Google, connect to Bluetooth". Then you should manually tap the name of the Google Home you'd like to pair from your mobile device's Bluetooth settings.

Step 3. Once paired, open Audible app and start to play Audible books on your phone. The audio then will be mirrored to Google Home Speaker.

Pair by Google Home App

Step 1. Download and open Google Home app on your iPhone/Android.

Step 2. In the top right corner of the app, press the three-dot menu to get into Settings menu. Then tap Paired Bluetooth Devices >Enable Pairing Mode.

Step 3. Enable the Bluetooth on your phone to connect to your Google Home Speaker.

Step 4. Open Audible app to play Audible books to mirror the audio to Google Home.

2. Cast Audible Books to Google Home on Mobile App

Google Home app is a companion to your Google Home Speaker that lets you easily manage your smart-home experience. You can also use it to cast Audible books to Google Home. But before that, please first download and install the Google Home app from App Store(iOS) or Google Play Store(Android). And then just follow the steps below.

Step 1. Make sure both of your mobile phone and Google Home speaker are connected to the same WIFI network.

Step 2. Open Google Home app. In the top left corner of the Home screen, click the burger button and then choose Cast Screen/audio.

Step 3. When you see the name of your mobile phone, tap it and click OK to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Open Audible app on your phone to start to play your audiobooks. Now the audio playing from your phone will be cast to Google Home without lag.

  • If you want to play Audible audiobooks on Google Home via Bluetooth, you must keep the Bluetooth always turned on and place Google Home not too far away from your mobile phone. Or if you want to cast Audible books to Google Home using the app, you also need to make the mobile phone and Google home connected with the same network. The biggest drawback of these two methods is that you have to always keep your mobile phone on the hand to control the playback of Audible books, which can be much annoying.

    Just continue to read to get the best way to play Audible on Google Home.

3. [Ultimate Way] Upload Audible Books (MP3 format) to Google Play Music

Here comes the ultimate and best way to play Audible on Google Home—uploading Audible books to Google Play Music. This method might contain more steps than the two mentioned above, but it works for all your devices not only Google Home. Also by taking this method, you don't need a mobile phone with Bluetooth connection or an app installed on your phone to control the playback of Audible on Google Home, but just need your voice to control it, which is obviously a more convenient and once-for-all approach.

Google Play Music offers a free storage service that allows you to upload to 50,000 songs from your own collection. And Google Play Music is a built-in app in Google Home. It means that you can also play Audible books on Google Home via voice commands if you can upload Audible books to Google Play Music. However, the Audible books are all protected with DRM and saved as AAX/AA format that is only supported by some selected devices. Unluckily, Google Home is not included in the list of authorized devices.

To solve this vexing problem, you just need a tool—Epubor Audible Converter—the best Audible DRM removal tool and Audible converter, to help you remove DRM from Audible books and convert aax/aa to MP3. Then just follow the complete guide below.

  • Unlock and convert Audible AAX&AA to MP3/M4B with 100% original quality preserved.
  • 60X faster conversion speed.
  • Easily split Audible audiobooks into multiple chapters.
  • Much clean and easy-to-use interface.
  • Much cheaper than other Audible converters.

Step 1. Remove Audible DRM and convert Audible to MP3

1. Download Audible books to computer.

Whether you keep a Windows or Mac, you can download audible books to your computer.

2. Download&install Epubor Audible Converter.

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3. Add Audible AAX/AA audiobooks to Epubor Audible Converter.

Click the button "Add" or just drag and drop the AA/AAX audiobooks to the main interface of the software.

Add Audible books to Audible Converter

4. Split Audible into chapter (Optional).

If you desire to split your large Audible audiobooks into multiple chapters, Epubor Audible Converter is absolutely your first choice. You can click on the "option" button at the end of each title to split by time, by chapters or into segments averagely. Also you can tick "Apply to all" if you want to apply your option to all the Audible books.

split audible into chapters

5. Start the conversion by clicking the button "Convert to MP3".

Choose MP3 as the output format and then start the conversion by clicking "Convert to MP3". It shows the conversion process.

start to convert audible to mp3

When the conversion is completed, the output folder storing the converted MP3 files will pop up automatically. If you have chosen to split into chapters, you will get an inside folder with split MP3 files for each book. Or you can click the "converted" folder icon at the right-bottom corner to locate the DRM-free audiobooks.

Converted DRM-free Audible books

Step 2. Upload DRM-free Converted Audible books to Google Play Music

After you have got the converted Audible books as MP3 format, you can now upload them to Google Home for playback with Google Play Music Manager or the Chrome browser extension Google Play Music. The latter one is more ideal since you can upload your files right from a web browser. So here I'd like to show you how to play Audible books on Google Home by uploading them to Google Play Music for Chrome.

1. Open Chrome and check if it 's up to date. If not, please update it to the newest version.

2. Download Chrome extension Google Play Music. Select "Add to Chrome" > "Add app".

3. Make sure you're signed into Google Play Music and Chrome with the same Google account.

4. Open the Google Play Music web player, click the menu button in the top left corner of the page and choose "Upload music".

upload audible books to google play music

5. Drag and drop the folders containing your DRM-free Audible books (in MP3 format) to the window. Near the bottom of the window, you can see the upload progress.

Drag and drop audible to google play music

Once the upload is completed, you can ask your Google Home to play your Audible audiobooks with your voice commands. For example, you can simply say "Hey Google, play [Book Title]"

Friendly Tips

After reviewing the three methods, you must have found that uploading Audible books to Google Play Music is the most convenient and once-for-all way to play Audible on Google Home. Unlike the rest two methods through Bluetooth or mobile app, adding up your Audible books to the cloud library enables you to control any playback features like resume/continue/pause/stop with just your voice. Instead of making great efforts to connect your mobile phone with Google Home and then cast or stream the audio on the phone to the smart speaker, you don't have to keep a mobile phone or any other device to easily play Audible on Google Home by taking the last method. You can imagine that whenever you want to listen to audiobooks or stop playing, just simply give a voice command to the speaker rather than pull out your phone to open some app. Isn't it extremely excellent?

With the help of Epubor Audible Converter, you can get a much better experience of audiobook listening. It's worth mentioning that when your Audible books are converted to MP3, you are able to play them on other smart speakers like Alexa, Sonos, Apple HomePod and more audio players. If you have met any questions when you try to play Audible on Google Home, please feel free to leave a comment below and I'll be very glad to help you.

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works for Epubor and writes articles about eBooks, audiobooks, eReaders and software. She seeks the methods to enjoy eBooks and audiobooks more freely and wants to share everything new she has got with you.

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