As you may already know, Audible has discontinued the Audible Windows 10 app from the Microsoft Windows Store. You are not allowed to download and install the Audible for Windows 10 app or listen to audiobooks through it. So, how to listen to Audible on Windows 10? Read on and learn 5 alternative ways.
Part 1. Overview of the Audible App for Windows 10
Why is the Audible app for Windows 10 not working? First released in 2015 as Audiobooks from Audible, the app can be installed on a Windows PC to listen to Audible audiobooks. However, it has sent emails to users informing them that the program has been removed. It will not be available on the Microsoft Windows Store starting January 13, 2022. Users who already have the Audible app installed on their PCs will still have until July 31, 2022.
Now, the Audible Windows app is no longer available. You can no longer install it or listen to audiobooks through it. So, how to listen to Audible books on Windows 10?
Before we discuss some of its alternatives, let's look at some of its basic features.
- Buy audiobooks from the Audible store.
- Download Audible audiobooks to PC, like Windows 10, etc. for offline listening.
- Sync your last heard position across all your devices.
- Browse chapters, add bookmarks and notes, and change narration speed.
Part 2. Alternatives to Audible App Windows 10
If you have met the problem of Audible app not working on your Windows, then you can use the alternatives below.
1. Audible Cloud Player
Audible has developed a cloud player that lets you stream audiobooks from your library. The Audible Cloud Player is available for both Windows and Mac computers so you can use it on your Windows 10 computer.
How to Use Audible Cloud Player
Step 1. Just go directly to audible.com in a web browser on your Windows 10 computer and log in to your account.
Step 2. Then select a title from "Library" in the top menu and then click on "Listen now".
Step 3. You can also click on the "Download" button to download this audiobook for offline listening.
You'll be able to stream, download, bookmark, or change playback speed while playing. However, it doesn't sync locations or bookmarks, and you have to start listening from the beginning, which can be annoying. Some users also complain that this cloud player sometimes crashes.
AudibleSync is a Windows app that allows you to download Audible books and transfer them to an Audible-supported MP3 player. It's compatible with Windows 10 and 11 and you can use it as an alternative to Audible app for Windows 10.
How to Use AudibleSync
Step 1. Install AudibleSync on your Windows 10 computer and sign in to your account.
Step 2. Find the book you want in your library and click on "Download".
Step 3. Connect an Audible-compatible MP3 player to your computer.
Step 4. Click on the "Device" icon at the left and choose "Activate Device".
Step 5. Go to your "Library" and select an audiobook, then click "Copy to Device".
3. Audible Manager
Audible Manager is a software that allows Audible users to listen to and manager their purchased Audible audiobooks. Although you are not allowed to download audiobooks, you can add the downloaded audiobooks to it for offline playing or transfer them to compatible non-Apple MP3 devices.
How to Use Audible Manager
Step 1. Open Audible Manager and click on "File" > "Add Audio Files" at the top-left corner.
Step 2. Then you can add the downloaded Audible files from your computer to it and click on "Import".
Step 3. After that, you can click on any audiobook to listen to it.
4. Windows Media Player
Windows Media Player 12 is now a more compatible version than its previous that works on Windows 10. Amazon Audible has officially announced that Windows Media Player supports playing Audible AA/AAX book files. So, importing Audible to Windows Media Player is also a suggested method, but it requires another tool from Audible called Audible Download Manager.
Within the following steps, you can set up to import Audible to Windows Media Player automatically.
Step 1. Download Audible Download Manager from its official website and install it.
Step 2. Launch it, and select General Settings.
Step 3. Under general settings, you can see a few options here. Choose Windows Media Player to import files after download.
Step 4. Now go to audible.com and login in. The audiobooks you choose to download now shall be imported to Windows Media Player automatically.
However, if you have failed to find your downloaded audiobooks in Windows Media Player after following all the steps above, you can also import audiobooks into it manually. For more detailed operation, you can go check out How to Play Audible Files on Windows Media Player.
Part 3. How to Listen to Audible on Windows 10 without Any Limitations
Don't have an ideal app among the four Audible Windows 10 alternatives above? You can make full use of DRmare Audible Audiobook Converter to listen to Audible audiobooks through any music player on your Windows 10 computer.
It is a smart software that allows you to download all Audible books as any common audio file you want, such as MP3, M4A, AAC, WAV, etc. After conversion, you can play Audible audiobooks on as many players as possible, or transfer them to other devices. 100% original sound quality and all ID3 tags will be kept intact so you can enjoy lossless Audible books anywhere and anytime.
DRmare Audible Converter
Within 3 simple steps, you are able to download Audible and listen to them freely on Windows 10.
- Step 1Add Audible audiobooks to DRmare
- Open the DRmare Audio Converter, and you will see its main screen. You can batch add the downloaded Audible audiobooks to it for conversion. Please hit on the 'add files' button located at the bottom-left corner to select audiobooks.
- Step 2Alter audio parameters for Audible books
- You can convert Audible to MP3 as default. You can also change it to other five output audio formats including AAC, M4A, M4B, WAV, and FLAC. Moreover, you can reset the codec, bit rate, and other audio parameters for your added Audible audiobooks. All these changes can be done via the 'Format' icon at the bottom right. Once reset, click on 'OK' to save the changes.
- Step 3Convert Audible audiobooks for Windows 10
- Finally, click on the 'Convert' button and the DRmare program will then start the conversion process 30 times faster. When it is done, you can head to the 'Converted' icon to find the converted Audible audiobooks. Now you can listen to Audible books offline with any music player on your Windows 10 computer.
Part 4. In Conclusion
Why is the Audible app for Windows 10 not working? Because Audible has discontinued Audible for Windows 10, it is not available now. But don't worry because we have come up with 5 best alternative apps to listen to Audible audiobooks. It is worth mentioning that with DRmare Audible Converter, you can use any music player to listen to Audible on Windows 10. You can even transfer converted Audible books to other devices even if they are not compatible with Audible.