Q: I'm looking for the best solution to listen to Audible audiobooks on Google Home. The books are stored on my iPhone. So I'm wondering whether it's possible to cast Audible audios with the Google Home app on iPhone. It appears it's working on Android phones. But I didn't find any one for iOS. Or do you know other practical ways to play Audible books on Google Home?
Google Home, introduced in 2016, has already become one of the most popular smart speakers. You can use it to listen to music or audiobooks at home. Thanks to the built-in Google Assistant, we can control the playback of any audio or video entirely by Google voice assistant. But, problem occurs when we are attempting to play Audible audiobooks to Google Home.
As Audible is not supported by Google Home yet, it's not an easy job to cast the Audible books through the Chrome casting or Audible app. If you encounter the similar trouble, you can follow these effective fixes to resolve it effortlessly.
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This should be the easiest and most straightforward way to stream Audible books to play on Google Home. You got two options to pair your iOS/Android to Google Home for playing Audible audiobooks, including by voice command or Google Home app.
Turn on your Google Home. Say "OK, Google, Bluetooth pairing". Then the smart speaker will automatically search the nearby Bluetooth devices. And you can choose the right one you want to connect to Google Home. Please make sure the Bluetooth is activated on our iPhone or Android phone in advance.
Open Google Home App on your Android or iPhone and tap on the device icon on the right top corner of the app. Then press the three-dot menu on Google Home to get into Settings menu. Scroll to the bottom to find and tap the 'Paired Bluetooth Devices' > 'Enable Pairing Mode'. Now open the Bluetooth on your phone to connect to Google Home speaker.
Once the Bluetooth is paired, you can go ahead to play Audible audiobooks through Google Home by mirroring the audio from your phone.
Note: If you want to unpair Google Home, you can tap on the cross mark on the devices already connected. Once you tap on the mark, you will get a popup screen to Unpair Google Home Device. Simply tap on UNPAIR to disconnect Google Home.
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Unlike the first method, this solution is only working for Android devices. If you are using iPhone, you are suggested to skip to the next part.
To cast the audiobooks, firstly you are required to download and install the Google Home app on your device. Then follow the steps below:
1. Confirm both of your device and Google Home are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
2. Open Google Home app on your phone, click the burger button on main screen and then choose 'cast screen/audio' menu.
3. Once you see the name of your mobile device, tap to select it and click 'OK' to confirm.
4. After that, launch the Audible app on your phone and start to play the audiobooks. Then the audio will be cast to the Google Home speaker without lag.
This may be a time-consuming solution. But it could be the best one as it works for almost all your devices, even if they don't support Google Home app or Bluetooth. With this method, what you need to do is uploading your Audible audio books to Google Play Music. And then listening to the audios on Google Home through the built in app by using voice commands.
Now you may wonder, as Audible audiobooks are protected by DRM, how can you transfer the files to Google Play Music? Don't worry. All you'll need is a smart DRM removal tool like DRmare Audio Converter. It can help you completely delete DRM lock from the Audible audiobooks. It would also convert the DRM-ed Audible books to MP3, AAC and other formats supported by Google Play Music.
Once you got the DRM-free MP3 audiobooks, you can freely upload them to Google Play Music via the Google Play Music Manager or the plugin of Chrome. To see how to remove Audible DRM, simply follow this guide: How to Convert Audible AA/AAX to MP3.
1. Open Google Music Manager from your Mac or Windows. If you haven't installed it yet, you should download the program first.
2. Log into your Google account.
3. Select the Music Manager icon at the bottom right of your screen on Windows or the menu bar in the upper right corner on Mac.
4. Select Preferences -> Upload -> Add Folder. Select the well-converted Audible audiobooks from the computer folder and click 'Upload'.
5. Since Google Play Music is a built-in app of Google Home, you can now control the smart speaker to play the uploaded Audible audiobooks as you want. Either from the app or by voice.
If you're using Chrome, you can also upload your music with Google Play Music for Chrome instead of Music Manager.