Can Google Home play Audible? The answer is no. Google Home was released in 2016. As the first generation of Google’s wireless speakers, it supports Google Play Music, Spotify, YouTube Music, and many popular streaming music services. But in the area of audiobooks, Google Home only supports the audiobooks on Google Play. It is not compatible with audiobooks that bought or downloaded from other platforms.
That is the reason why you can’t play Audible on Google Home. There is no direct way for you to log into the Audible account on Google Home for offline playback. But there are still 3 workarounds to listen to Audible on Google Home. Please read them in the following sections and pick out the favorite one to play Audible books on Google Home.
- Part 1. Listen to Audible on Google by Google Play Music
- Part 2. Cast Audible to Google Home by Google Home App
- Part 3. Use Google Home with Audible by Using Bluetooth
Part 1. Play Audible on Google Home via Google Play Music
How to play Audible on Google Home? It is a good idea to get started with Google Play, which is the default music source on Google Home. The essential of this method is to convert Audible books to MP3 and other common-used formats.
To reach this goal without spending too much time and effort, what you need is a powerful Audible converting tool. After careful tests and comparisons, AudKit Audible Converter is the first choice for you. Dedicated designed for Audible.com, this smart tool is able to convert Audible AA/AAX to MP3, AAC, FLAC, and other compatible formats of Google Play Music.
- Remove built-in digital protection from Audible audiobooks
- Download Audible books for playing without limitations
- Convert Audible books to multiple commonly used formats
- Auto-split Audible books depending on chapters, hours, etc.
In addition, with the most advanced converting technology, this intelligent software is able to automatically identify and split an entire audiobook by chapters. The converting speed of AudKit is amazingly fast, which could up to 100X or even faster. With the powerful support of AudKit Audible Converter, it is easy for you to convert Audible books as MP3 and import to Google Play Music for playing on Google Home.
Quick Tutorial: How to Convert Audible AA/AAX to MP3 for Google Home
Step 1. Hit the “Add Files” to load Audible AA/AAX files to AudKit Audible Converter. Please make sure that you have downloaded all Audible audiobooks on the computer in advance.
Step 2. Click the “Lossless” bar from the bottom line. In the new setting page, please reset the output parameters as you need. Or you can just stay it in lossless mode.
Step 3. Tap the “Convert” button from the bottom right place. The conversion will be done in a flash.
Step 4. Check the “Converted” icon to view the converted Audible books. You can hit the “search” icon to locate the files on the local folder.
Step 5. Launch Google Play Music. Upload the converted Audible files into it for playback on Google Home speaker.
Tip: The free version enables us to convert the first 1/3 content for each audiobook. The paid version supports to convert a whole Audible book.
Part 2. Cast Audible to Google Home via Google Home App
How can you use Google Home with Audible by using the Google Home App? In this section, you will find the answer. This method is suitable for both Android and iOS users.
Step 1. Make certain both of the phone and Google Home speakers are linked to the same Wi-Fi network.
Step 2. Install and open the Google Home app on the phone.
Step 3. Hit the Menu button from the top left corner. Then select “Cast screen/audio”.
Step 4. Choose the name of your mobile phone and hit ‘OK’ to confirm it.
Step 5. Now start to play any Audible book in the Audible app. The current playing audio will be cast to the Google Home speaker from your mobile phone.
Part 3. Use Audible with Google Home via Using Bluetooth
Other than the 2 methods above, you can also connect Audible to Google Home via Bluetooth. Here are 2 ways for reference.
Pair Bluetooth via Google Home app
The iPhone, iPad, or other iOS devices are not permitted to cast Audible to Chromecast directly, but here is a simple workaround for you to refer to.
Step 1. Turn on the Google Home app. Hit Devices from the top right corner of the Home screen.
Step 2. Enter the Settings page. Find the “Paired Bluetooth Devices” and Choose “Enable Pairing Mode”.
Step 3. Enable the Bluetooth to link to Google Home speaker.
Pair Bluetooth via Mobile’s Settings
Step 1. Go to “Settings” on your mobile phone. Then find “Bluetooth”.
Step 2. Turn on the “Bluetooth”.
Step 3. Find the name of your Google Home on the list and start pairing.
Once the Bluetooth connection is finished, you can play Audible audiobooks on Google Home speaker from your phone.