"Is Sony Walkman compatible with Audible?" Sony Walkman is a famous audio MP3 player. And it has a fantastic audio streaming quality for any supported media files. When it comes to Sony Walkman Audible, the situation is twofold. Some Sony Walkman is fully compatible with Audible and users can use Audible App or Audible Manager to get Audible on Sony Walkman. But some Sony Walkman series don't work with Audible books. Users need to convert Audible books to plain audio files that can be recognized by Sony Walkman first.
So today, in this post, we will introduce these two ways for you in detail. no matter what situation you are in, you can download Audible files on Sony Walkman. Let's start now.
Part 1. How to Play Audible on Compatible Sony Walkman
Sony Walkman series can support a wide variety of audio formats. They include cassette, CD and other popular formats according to different Walkman devices. For Walkman MP3 player, it's compatible with MP3, AAC, WMA, and more.
For non-DRM audiobooks, you can connect your device and then move the audio files for use. While for DRM audiobooks, they can't be recognized by Sony Walkman. For example, Audible audiobooks are in AA/AAX formats. So, you can't get Sony Walkman and Audible to work directly.
Fortunately, Sony has released Android-powered devices with WiFi connection, which allow users to install apps from Google Play Store to explore other audio platforms. Therefore, you can install an Audible for Android app on Sony Walkman to enjoy Audible audiobooks via WiFi without any issue. The popular Sony Walkman series, like F series, Z series, ZX series, NW-WM1AM4, and NW-WM1ZM2 all powered by Android operating system. If you have a Sony Walkman Audible compatible MP3 player, you can refer to the following steps to enjoy audiobooks.
Step 1. Open the WiFi function on your Sony Walkman and then connect your Walkman player to the Internet.
Step 2. Please tap the 'Google Play Store' button on the Home screen to search and install the Audible App at Google Play Store.
Step 3. Now you can easily discover and listen to Audible books on Sony Walkman online.
Note: This way only works for Sony Walkman with Android OS.
Part 2. How to Download Audible Books to Incompatible Sony Walkman
What should you do if your Sony Walkman doesn't run Android operating system? Audible audiobooks are encoded in AA/AAX format with built-in copyright protection technology. From above, we know that Audible files are not compatible with Sony Walkman. And the only solution to play Audible files on Sony Walkman is to convert DRM AA/AAX audiobooks to Walkman supported audio formats. Now, let's get down to the detailed approach to get Audible downloads playable on Sony Walkman.
Here we will meet the third-party Audible audiobook DRM removal software. It is namely DRmare Audible Audiobook Converter. It is an excellent DRM cracker to converting DRM AA/AAX Audible files. With this smart software, you can just do three steps to remove DRM protection from Audible DRM books and convert Audible AA/AAX to MP3 with no efforts for Sony Walkman.
Besides, this tool allows you to adjust the audio quality, audio bit rate, audiobook playback and more. And you can also split Audible audiobooks into small parts for better playback. With the help of this software, you can get Audible on Sony Walkman or other devices for offline playing without any hassle.
DRmare Audible Converter
- Convert Audible audiobooks to AAC, MP3, M4A, etc. supported by Walkman
- Split large Audible audiobooks to small segments by chapters or by time
- Personalize the output playback parameters and edit the tags of Audible files
- Work at 30X faster speed to do Audible format conversion while keeping the original quality
How to Download Audible Books for Sony Walkman
Before you purchase this software, you can download the free trial version of DRmare software. Then install it to your computer to test its performance. Now, you can refer to the detailed tutorial on how to make Sony MP3 player work with Audible audiobooks.
- Step 1Import Audible audiobook files to convert
- Open DRmare Audio Converter from your computer desktop. It is easy for you to add Audible protected audio files to it. Just touch the first "Add" button at the bottom-left corner of DRmare main interface. Audible library will show up automatically. Then you can choose your favorite audiobooks to DRmare Audible Converter.
- Step 2Set MP3 as the Audible output format for Sony Walkman
- Please click the "Format" option to open a new window. You can see the format list. Sony Walkman supports MP3, AAC, WMA, and others audio files. You can choose MP3 as the target output format. By the way, you can also set the playback options, like bit rate, sample rate, and more. Then, touch on the 'OK' button.
- Step 3Convert Audible files for Sony Walkman
- Once set, you can start to launch the converting process by touching the "Convert" tab. The waiting time depends on how many Audible files you imported. When the converting process completes, you can locate Sony Walkman-compatible MP3 Audible files on the default output folder.
How to Get and Play Audible Files on Sony Walkman
Now, unprotected Audible files are saved in destination folder on your computer. The last step to play Audible audiobooks on Sony Walkman is to sync these Audible files to Sony Walkman. You can use official transfer, Audible Manager, Media Go or Windows Media Player to sync audiobooks. Or you can move Audible books to Sony Walkman for listening via a USB cable. Here are the detailed steps for you.
Method 1. by Audible Manager
Step 1. Fire up Audible Manager app on your computer and then connect the Sony Walkman to your computer via the USB cable or WiFi network.
Step 2. Hit on the 'Devices' > 'Add New Device...' option to choose your Sony Walkman from the device list.
Step 3. After that, please confirm it by touching the 'OK' button. Now, just click the 'Activate' button and fill in your Audible account.
Step 4. Select downloaded Audible audiobooks to Sony Walkman by pressing the 'Add to device' option.
Method 2. by Windows Media Player
Step 1. Use USB cable to connect the computer with Sony Walkman.
Step 2. Launch Windows Media Player from your desktop. Please choose the 'Music' icon from the left-side item column.
Step 3. Import unprotected Audible audiobooks to Windows Media Player music folder.
Step 4. Touch the 'Sync' option to choose favorite files that you’d like to convert to Sony Walkman. A few minutes later, you can enjoy and play Audible on all Sony Walkman players without limit.
Method 3. via USB Cable
Step 1. Just connect your Sony Walkman to your computer by a USB cable.
Step 2. Find the converted Audible books files from your computer.
Step 3. Copy and paste the audio files to the target folder in Sony Walkman on your computer.
Part 3. How to Get Audible on Sony Walkman - Video Demo
Now the following video tutorial will guide you to download Audible books on Sony Walkman. Follow it to unlock limitations from Audible AA/AAX files and play them on Sony Walkman step-by-step.
Part 4. Sum Up
No matter what Sony Walkman device you own, this article will provide you with effective solutions to download and play Audible books offline. Finally, it's highly recommended to use the second way to make Audible compatible with all Sony Walkman series. Because you can keep all Audible files on your MP3 player forever and transfer them to any player for offline enjoyment.