"Can I listen to Audible in my car?" Most Audible users would like to know how to play Audible in car. While driving on the road, besides listening to music, you may also want to listen to audiobooks for entertainment.
In fact, Audible offers a few methods to help listen to audiobooks in the car. If you don't know how to make it, then you can check out this post. Here we will show the top 10 ways to listen to Audible in car for you. Keep on reading to find out the method that works best for you.
Method 1. How to Play Audible in Car via USB Drive - Best Way
In the beginning, we would like to introduce the best and most stable way for you to listen to Audible in car. That's to use the USB drive. If your car supports a USB drive, then you can follow this way. Yet, the Audible books you downloaded to your computer are encoded in AA/AAX formats. And they can be played within the Audible app only.
To put Audible on USB drive, you will need the help of the DRmare Audible Converter. It is a professional tool to convert Audible audiobooks into other common audio files like MP3, FLAC, AAC, WAV, M4A, and M4B. In this way, you can download Audible audiobooks to USB for use in your car. Besides, you can alter the codec, volume and so on for your Audible audiobooks.
After you finish the conversion, you can later transfer the Audible books to USB. With a simple plug, you will be able to start to enjoy Audible books in your car. And you can play Audible books in car offline without using cellular data at all. You won't be interrupted when you have driven to someplace with a poor Internet connection or no signal at all.
How to Convert Audible Audiobooks for Use in Car by DRmare Audible Converter
Step 1. Download and install the Audible converter from the DRmare official website. Or, you can hit on the 'Download' button above to get it on your computer. After that, open the program and you will get its main screen.
Step 2. Click on the 'add files' button on the DRmare program. Then you can start to load the downloaded Audible files to it for converting.
Step 3. Touch the 'audio' icon and then you can start to reset the audio format, and other audio parameters for Audible books in the car. You can select to convert Audible to MP3, M4A or else you want.
Step 4. Press the 'Convert' button to run the Audible audiobooks conversion. After a while, you can find the local Audible audiobooks in the 'history' tab on DRmare Audible Converter.
Step 5. Now, you can transfer the local Audible audiobooks to the USB drive from your computer. And then, you can plug the USB drive into your car stereo and start to listen to Audible in car offline.
Method 2. How to Listen to Audible in the Car by SD Card
Most cars can support the SD card reader with a port. In this case, you can also play Audible audiobooks in car via the SD card. As you had converted the Audible books you like in Part 1, here let's see how to use Audible in car via the SD card.
Step 1. Input the SD card reader into the USB port on your computer.
Step 2. Find and move the local Audible audiobooks to the SD card from the computer.
Step 3. After that, plug the SD card reader into your car. And then you can begin to listen to Audible books in car with ease.
Method 3. How to Play Audible through Car via Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
If you have a newer car that comes with an in-dash system, it might come with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. With this technology, you can control your listening from the dashboard. If your car works with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, we will give a step-by-step tutorial on each to show you how to listen to Audible in car.
Also, please make sure you have available mobile devices. Your iPhone needs to be iPhone 5 or later model with iOS 7.1 or above to support Apple CarPlay. Besides, only Android device running Android 5.0 or above version is compatible with Android Auto.
Play Audible in Car via Apple CarPlay
Step 1. Plug your iPhone into the USB port of your vehicle. (Some cars support CarPlay via Bluetooth).
Step 2. If the CarPlay Home screen does not appear, select the CarPlay logo on the display.
Step 3. Tap the Audible app or swipe right to find it.
Step 4. Tap "My Library" and select a title from the 'My Library' to play.
Step 5. The title will begin to play and the player screen will be displayed.
Get Audible Listen in Car by Android Auto
Step 1. Launch the Audible app on your Android phone.
Step 2. Connect your phone via USB to your Android Auto-compatible stereo.
Step 3. If Audible is already playing on your phone, it will continue to play through your car stereo. If not, launch the Audible app on your display and select an audiobook from your library.
Method 4. How to Play Audible Books in Car by Audible Car Mode
If your car does not support either Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, don't worry. You can connect your mobile phone to the car via Car Mode. Car Mode is one of the features in the Audible app. And it can work on Android and iOS systems. You can play Audible in car by controlling your phone.
Step 1. Connect your Android/iOS mobile phone to your car via an auxiliary cable or Bluetooth.
Step 2. Go to the Audible app and choose an audiobook. Then play it.
Step 3. Click on the 'Audible Car Mode' icon at the top of the screen.
Step 4. Now, you can control the playback of Audible books in car.
If you want to exit the Car Mode, then tap on the 'X' button.
Method 5. How to Listen to Audible in Car with Bluetooth
The most car system is available for Bluetooth functionality. Pair your car with iPhone via Bluetooth and then you can stream Audible books from your phone to car for playback.
Step 1. Go to your Settings on your phone and turn on Bluetooth, making your phone "discoverable".
Step 2. In your car, turn on Bluetooth. Your car will detect your phone and select to connect.
Step 3. Cars send across a code that you need to verify on the phone to pair your phone with the car.
Step 4. When connected, open the Audible app on your phone and start playing an audiobook. Then you can listen to Audible in car through Bluetooth.
Method 6. How to Use Audible in the Car by FM Transmitter
An FM transmitter can turn your music device into a mini radio station. They plug into your device's charging port or headphone socket. And then transmit the audio being played across a chosen FM radiofrequency. You can find an FM Transmitter on Amazon.
Yet, some users complained that audio quality can be spotty as you move around. Besides, the longer the drive, the more difficult it may become, as stations come in and out on various frequencies.
Step 1. Plug the FM transmitter into the music device within your car. In general, this connection is possible through Bluetooth or via a USB cable.
Step 2. Pick up a radio frequency on the transmitter to transmit your audio across. (Note: Choose a frequency that isn't occupied by a local radio station).
Step 3. Tune the radio to the same frequency and turn up the volume.
Step 4. Start the Audible app on your phone. Then stream your audiobook or Channel to listen to Audible on that FM frequency.
Method 7. How to Listen to Audible in the Car via USB Cable
Some cars come equipped with the ability to connect your device to your stereo through a USB cable. If your car has a USB port built-in, you can plug your device into it to play whatever is on your phone or device.
Step 1. Plug your phone into the USB port of your car to connect via a USB cable.
Step 2. Then, select the USB option in your car's entertainment system.
Step 3. When connected, navigate to Audible from the root folder. Then you can start to play and listen to Audible books in car if you want.
Method 8. How to Listen to Audible Books in the Car by Auxiliary Cable
If your car supports auxiliary input, then you can play Audible in car from your phone via an auxiliary cable. Now, let's check the steps below on how to make it.
Step 1. Connect your smartphone to your car with the auxiliary cable. Then choose the 'AUX' option on your car's display.
Step 2. Launch the Audible app on your mobile phone.
Step 3. Head to the 'Library' section.
Step 4. Choose any audiobook and start to play.
Note: In general, there is no such auxiliary cable with a phone. So, you may need to buy one from a local or online store.
Method 9. Burn Audible to CD to Play in the Car
Though CDs are not as popular as before, many old car models still have a CD player. This can be very satisfying to some CD lovers as CD provides good audio quality. You can burn Audible audiobooks to CD via iTunes, Windows Media Player or with the DRmare Audible Converter in Part 1.
Step 1. Import Audible files to iTunes
The Audible books should have been already in your iTunes. If not, you can find your downloaded Audible books from the Audible Download Manager. And then import them to iTunes by clicking the 'File' menu > 'Add File to Library'.
Step 2. Create a playlist for Audible books
Right-click on the Audible books you want. Then choose 'Add to Playlist' > 'New Playlist' to generate a playlist.
Step 3. Burn the Audible playlist to a CD
Put a new CD into your computer. Next, right-click on the playlist and choose 'Burn Playlist to Disc'.
These are the top 10 ways we introduced above for you to listen to Audible in car. Which one is the most satisfying for you? Please feel free to leave your comments in the comment area below.
By the way, listen to Audible offline in your car would be the best method. In this case, you won't be affected by the internet connection or else. If so, then you need to use the DRmare Audible Converter to convert Audible books to plain audio files. And then you can save Audible audiobooks to the USB drive, SD card or phone for use in your car.