"I have invested a lot on iTunes M4B audiobooks and I am really enjoy them on iPhone. But since the iPhone is too old, I am thinking about getting a new Samsung Galaxy S9. Is there a way to move all the M4B files to play on my new Android phone just like Audible?"
It is undoubted iPhone is one of the best smart phones in the market, but it has become so expensive that both iPhone XS and XS Mac are over $1000. Nowadays Android phones attracted more and more people considering their low price and powerful features such as multi-tasking, more free apps and games, more custom roms, Google integration, widgets. And there are various choices, you can get Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, Huawei P20 Pro, LG G7 ThinQ, Galaxy Note 8, Google Pixel 2, One Plus 6.
To meet the requirements of Android users to listen to iTunes audiobooks, I will offer the easiest and best solution here.
Part 1. Quick Instruction to M4B Audiobooks from iTunes
You may not hear iTunes audiobooks a lot if your not an Apple fan, but it is the second largest audiobook source following Audible. Here I will show you the top 4 things to introduce it quickly.
1. iTunes audiobook is in a proprietary format M4B which is different from the MP3 formats offered from Overdrive or LibriVox. The official players for M4B files are iTunes, QuickTime.
2. M4B audiobooks are limited within Apple's ecosystem due to the DRM protection instead of cross-platform support. Generally, you can only listen to them from computers with iTunes, iPhone6/6S/7/8/X/XS, iPad Pro, iPod Touch. Android devices are not in the list.
3. iTunes audiobooks are available for buying and downloading, not subscription. You can own it for a lifetime in theory. But you may still have the chance to lose it if the publisher put it off the store.
4. iTunes covers all the main audiobook categories like history, science, Kids, technology, romance, fiction, business, but it still doesn't have as much books as Audible.
Part 2. How to Transfer iTunes Audiobooks to Android
From what we talked above, we found that there are a lot of limitations on iTunes audiobooks. So what we need to do to move iTunes audiobooks to Android so that to get the best out of them? Is it possible to keep them forever like other purchased common music files? That is easy. You just need to remove DRM from iTunes audiobooks.
DRmare iTunes Audiobook Converter for Windows/Mac is developed to free DRM from a lot of files including Audible AA/AAX, iTunes M4B, Apple Music M4P and convert a lot of common files WMA, WAV, OGG, FLAC, AAC, AC3, MKA. With it, you can listen to the media files in any ways you want. DRmare studio has been focus on DRM removal technology for years, the software are with the best stability and performance. You can totally rely on it.
Can't wait to listen to iTunes M4B audiobooks on your Android phones and tablets? Let's get started to convert them.
Step 1Import M4B audiobooks
Before converting, please download your purchased audiobooks from iTunes first. Then you can drag and drop it to the DRmare software main screen. Or you can click the "Add Files" button to browse and import the M4B files from iTunes.
Step 2Select a compatible format for Android devices
Depending on different players on your Android devices, the supported formats may vary. But MP3 should be supported by all kinds of devices. You'd better choose MP3 for its high quality and best compatibility.
Step 3Convert iTunes audiobooks to MP3
Finally, you can simply click "Convert" button from the right to start the converting process. Within a little while, you have have your iTunes audiobooks ready for your Android mobile phones and tablets. Note: please don't connect any external speakers or use the speakers during the converting process, else it may affect the converting process.
Part 3. Best Android Apps to Play iTunes Audiobooks
It is time to enjoy the iTunes audiobooks. Just connect your brand of Android phones or tablets such as Samsung Galaxy, HTV, Google Nexus, Xperia to your computer via USB cable. And then you can drag & drop to copy the converted MP3 audiobooks to your phone quickly. To play them, please use the built-in media player to browse the media files. If you don't have one, you can also try the following best M4B Android audiobook players:
Smart AudioBook Player: This app is great and easy to use with a lot of features such as playback speed control, classification of books, playback history, application widget. You will get the full version for free for 30 days and after that it will return to basic version.
Material Audiobook Player: It is a free and open source app special for playing audiobooks. It has a user-friendly interface, you can use it on your smartphone or tablet without problems. The best part of it is that it has the bookmarking tool which will remember exactly where you left off the last time you were listening to the book.
LibriVox: This is another best audiobook player. With it, you can get access to millions of audiobooks for free and import your own audio files. Besides, the features such as sleep timer, bookmarking, speed adjustion are also available.