As the world's largest retailer and seller of audiobooks, Audible offers millions of titles to its users. The Audible app is available for iOS and Android devices. You can download and install the app on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android smartphones and tablets. You can also download the Audible app on Fire TV, Fire tablets, Kindle devices, and more. Apart from this, you can also stream Audible audiobooks online in your web browser on Windows and Mac computers. Audible lets you enjoy books via audio anytime. In this article, we will guide you on how to listen to Audible offline on all your devices.
Part 1. Can You Listen to Audible Offline?
Can you listen to Audible without WiFi? The answer is yes. While there is no Audible offline mode like Spotify, you can download Audible books and play them without an internet connection.
Initially, you can only download Audible audiobooks on the Audible app. But now you can also download books from Audible Cloud Player. This means that even if you don't have the Audible app installed, you can still play Audible books offline through a browser on your Windows/Mac computer.
The Audible app is available on iOS, Android, and selected Kindle devices. If you use one of these, you can listen to Audible offline directly through the Audible app.
If you're using a Windows or Mac computer, you can download Audible books from the web and then listen to Audible books offline with your music player.
For unauthorized devices, such as MP3 players, smart TVs, etc., you cannot move downloaded audiobooks to them for offline listening. This is because Audible audiobooks are protected by digital rights management. You need to convert Audible books to MP3 before you can listen to them on your device. You can skip to Part 5 for a detailed guide.
Part 2. How to Listen to Audible Offline on iPhone/Android
You can use Audible without Wi-Fi if you have downloaded books already. And below is how to download Audible books offline and enjoy Audible offline mode on Android/iOS within the Audible app.
Step 1. Download and install the Audible app on your Android or iOS device.
Step 2. Open the Audible app and then log in with your Audible account.
Step 3. Purchase an Audible book that you want to listen to.
Step 4. For Android: Head to the 'Library' option and then go to the 'Cloud' option. Then you'll see all your purchased audiobooks.
For iPhone: Go to your 'Library' and tap on 'All Titles'.
Step 5. Choose an audiobook and hit on the cover art and touch on the 'Download' icon. This will save the Audible books to your device.
Step 6. Once done, you can turn off your internet connection and click on the book cover to start listening to your Audible book offline. You can also return to 'Library' and filter 'Downloaded' to listen to all downloaded books offline.
Part 3. How to Listen to Audible Books Offline on Windows PC
The Audible Windows 10 app is now unavailable. You are no longer allowed to download it from the Microsoft Windows Store. However, if you are using Windows 11, you can download the Audible Android app from the Amazon Appstore. You can then easily purchase, download, and listen to Audible offline on the Audible app on your Windows 11 computer.
Alternatively, you can download Audible books to PC on the Audible website and listen offline using Audible Manager, iTunes, or Windows Media Player on your Windows PC. Now check out the following four methods to get Audible listen offline on Windows PC.
Method 1. By Audible App:
Step 1. Open the Microsoft Store and search for 'Amazon Appstore'.
Step 2. Once found, click on 'Install'.
Step 3. Once installed, open Amazon Appstore and log in with your Amazon account.
Step 4. Search for 'Audible' and click on 'Get' to install it on your Windows PC.
Step 5. Open Audible and log in to your account, and then go to 'Library'.
Step 2. Find the audiobook that you want to play offline.
Step 3. Click on the 'Download' button next to the title to download Audible books.
Step 4. Once downloaded, click on the book cover to enjoy it offline without Wi-Fi.
Method 2. By Audible Manager:
Step 1. Download, install, and open the Audible Manager app.
Step 2. Import your downloaded Audible audiobooks by clicking 'File' > 'Add Audio Files'.
Step 3. Then you can click on the book title to use Audible offline on Audible Manager.
Method 3. By iTunes or Windows Media Player:
Step 1. Download and install the Audible Download Manager app onto your computer. Then open it.
Step 2. Press on the 'Option' > 'Activate PC' option. Then you are required to sign up for your Audible account details.
Step 3. Choose the 'Option' > 'Import Audible Titles' > 'Import into iTunes and Windows Media Player Library' icon.
Step 4. Confirm it by hitting on the 'OK' button.
Step 5. Your downloaded Audible files will be added to your iTunes or Windows Media Player. After then, you can enjoy Audible offline mode on iTunes or Windows Media Player.
Part 4. How to Use Audible Offline on Mac Computer
If you use macOS 10.14 or earlier versions, you can use iTunes to listen to Audible offline. Yet, for macOS 10.15 or above, you need to use Apple Books to enjoy Audible books offline.
Method 1. By iTunes: (macOS 10.14 or earlier)
Step 1. Go to Audible's website and log in with your account.
Step 2. Find the book you want and then click 'Download'.
Step 3. Once downloaded, open the audiobooks with iTunes and you will receive a message to 'Authorize the computer'.
Step 4. Click the 'Yes' button and then type your account details to authorize.
Step 5. After that, iTunes will play your downloaded Audible books.
Method 2. By Apple Books: (macOS 10.15 or later)
Step 1. First, you need to download Audible audiobooks on Mac from Audible's website.
Step 2. Then 'right-click' on the book title and choose 'Open with Books'.
Step 3. Then you will need to click on the 'Yes' button to authorize your computer.
Step 4. Enter your Amazon account details and click on 'Activate Now'.
Step 5. With the above steps, your downloaded Audible books will be added to Apple Books. You can get Audible listen offline on your Mac without an Internet connection.
Part 5. How to Listen to Audible Offline on Any Device/Player
There are many devices that do not support the Audible app, such as most MP3 players, some smart watches, smart TVs, etc. In this case, you cannot use the Audible app, let alone listen to Audible books offline. Thankfully, DRmare Audible Converter allows you to download Audible books as popular audio files with lossless sound preserved. You can then easily transfer those Audible files to any other unauthorized devices for offline playback.
DRmare Audible Converter supports the 6 most commonly used formats, including MP3, AAC, M4A, M4B, WAV and FLAC. With super fast 30X working speed, it can even preserve full ID3 tags like title, year, album art, etc. Eve better, it also works for iTunes audiobooks, Apple Music, and other audio files.
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How to Convert Audible Books for Listening to Audible Offline Anywhere
Start by installing the DRmare Audiobook Converter on your computer. You can do this for free via the 'Download' button above. Then follow the steps below to convert Audible audiobooks into plain audio files and listen to them offline on any device you want.
- Step 1Load Audible files into DRmare Audible Converter
- Before starting to convert Audible books, please ensure that you had downloaded the books to your computer. After then, open DRmare Audiobook Converter and then you will see its main screen. Click on the 'add files' button from the bottom-left corner of DRmare to browse and choose the Audible books you want to convert. Altenatively, you can drag and drop Audible files to its main screen.
- Step 2Select output audio format for Audible books
- DRmare provides several output audio formats for you to select. You can go to the 'audio' icon to pick up the one you like. Also, you can reset the codec, bit rate and more for Audible audiobooks before converting. Once set, then click on the 'OK' button.
- Step 3Convert Audible books for use offline
- Click the 'Convert' button to start converting Audible books for use without an internet connection on any device. Once converted, they will be saved to your computer. You can click on the 'History' icon to check the local Audible audiobooks on your computer. Then you can transfer the Audible books to the device you want via a USB cable, Bluetooth, or others. Then you can listen to Audible offline on your desired device with ease.
Part 6. FAQs about Listening to Audible Offline
Q1: Does Audible Work Offline?
A: Yes, Audible can work offline. While there's no specific Audible offline mode, once you've downloaded an audiobook to your device, you can listen to it offline without an internet connection.
Q2: Can You Download Audible Books to Listen Offline?
A: Yes. To download an Audible audiobook for offline listening, you need to purchase it first. You can then download it to your device from the Audible app or website for offline listening. But please note that these downloaded books are protected and can only be used on authorized devices. Other unauthorized devices (such as MP3 players, smart TVs, game consoles, etc.) do not allow you to play audiobooks offline. In this case, you need to use DRmare Audible Converter to convert Audible books to plain format so that they can be used offline on any other device.
Q3: Can I Listen to Audible in Airplane Mode?
A: Yes, you can listen to Audible in airplane mode. Airplane mode disables your device's cellular, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth connections, but does not affect the ability to play downloaded Audible audiobooks. So, you can download Audible books in advance and then play them offline in airplane mode.
Q4: Why Can't I Listen to Audible Offline?
A: If you can't listen to Audible offline, here are some solutions you can try.
- Restart the Audible app and update it to the latest version. The latest version of the Audible app may have bug fixes and improvements to help resolve any issues you encounter.
- Update your device's operating system.
- Check that the device's speakers are turned on.
- Make sure the audiobook you want to listen to is downloaded to your device. It's also possible that the downloaded book is corrupted and you can delete it and re-download it to your Audible.
- Make sure your device has enough storage space to download and store audiobooks.
- If none of these options resolve the issue, you may need to contact Audible customer support for further assistance.
Part 7. In Summary
You can download Audible audiobooks to your device using the Audible app or website. Once downloaded, you can listen to them without an internet connection, including in airplane mode. However, downloaded audiobooks cannot be moved to other unauthorized devices for listening. To solve this problem, you can use DRmare Audiobook Converter to convert audiobooks to a universal format. Then you can transfer the converted books to any device for offline playback.