Top 3 Ways to Listen to Audible Audiobooks on Google Home

Updated by Adam Gorden on Sep 29, 2021 1:40 PM.
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"What is the best way to listen to Audible audiobooks on Google Home? I currently don't have Chromecast Audio or any other dongles. It will be awesome if someone can show me how to do that." - Asked by Luke Allen from an audio forum.

Google Home is a brand of smart speakers developed by Google. It was first released in May 2016. With the smart voice assistant, users can easily interact with it to play music from a large number of built-in services such as YouTube Music, Spotify, Pandora, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, etc. However, since Google and Amazon are two long-time competitors, Audible audiobook is not added to Google Home. Hence, it is not possible to listen to Audible on Google Home directly. If you want to play Audible books on Google Home speaker, you still have 3 methods.

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1. Stream Audible on Google Home or Any Device(Hot)
2. Cast Audible to Google Home via Bluetooth
3. Stream Audible on Google Home with Google Play Music

1. How to Stream Audible on Google Home or Any Device

The first method we are going to show you has some strengths that the other two methods don't have. For example, you can play Audible books on any devices including Google Home using this way. Also, this method doesn't require you have the Audible app on your phone. This is great for those who don't have extra storage for an app they don't use a lot. Second, it's a good idea for you to collect and keep all your precious content in the same place. Next time, whether you want to listen to music or audiobooks, you can easily switch between them if you upload the Audible audiobooks to Google Play Music.

And what's more, if you download the audiobooks you uploaded offline, you can cast Audible to Google Home with no network needed. This is especially perfect for the outdoors. So how exactly you manage this method? You need a great tool to help you convert Audible audiobooks to a common format. By common format, I mean a format without protection, such as MP3. ViWizard Audible Converter provides an all-in-one solution to convert Audible to universal audio files within several clicks. Also, it can output original lossless audios at a 100X faster speed with ID3 tags kept. Just check on the tutorial below and see how to get Audible audiobooks converted. Now this converter is offering the free trial version, which can be got by the Download button.

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Step 1. Convert Audible Audiobooks to MP3

To convert Audible audiobooks to MP3, you only need 3 simple steps with the smart converter - ViWizard Audible AA/AAX Converter.

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1) Import Audible books to ViWizard by drag-and-drop.

2) Go to Format > MP3 > OK.

3) Choose the Convert option and check the converted audios from the Converted button.

Step 2. Upload Converted Audiobooks to Google Play Music

Once you have got the MP3 audiobooks, you can upload files to Google Play Music via the Chrome browser plugin for Google Play Music.

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1) Make sure your Chrome browser is up to date, then you can download and install the Google Play Music for Chrome plugin.

2) Launch Google Play Music, you will see the main screen of it.

3) Click the three-horizontal-line menu and choose Upload music.

4) You can follow the screen instruction to select music from your computer to upload.

5) Since Google Play Music is a built-in app, you can simply control your Google Home by voice or the app to play Audible on Google Home after uploading.

2. How to Cast Audible to Google Home via Bluetooth

To listen to Audible on Google Home, you can also use Bluetooth. To connect Google Home via Bluetooth, you can either use the voice assistant or Google Home app.

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1. Pair Bluetooth with Voice Assistant

To pair Bluetooth, the easiest and fastest way is by voice.

1) Keep the Google Home device open and turn on the Bluetooth on your phone.

2) Next, just say "OK, Google, Bluetooth pairing". Then the smart speaker will automatically search the nearby Bluetooth devices and you can choose the right Bluetooth device you want to connect. Please make sure the Bluetooth is turned on from your phone first.

3) Then you only need to play your audiobook from the Audible app on your phone to cast Audible to Google Home.

2. Pair Bluetooth with Google Home App

Now let's see how to pair Bluetooth by using the Google Home app.

1) You can go to the Settings menu and then scroll to the bottom to find and tap the menu Paired Bluetooth Devices and tap Enable Pairing Mode.

2) After that, you can go to your phone to enable the Bluetooth to connect to the Google Home speaker.

3) When the Bluetooth connection is set up, you can play Audible audiobooks on the phone and mirror the audio to the speaker.

3. How to Play Audible on Google Home with Google Home App

Google Home comes with an app for both Android and iOS. This is a convenient way to stream Audible audiobooks as well as other audios on your phone to Google Home. This method requires you to connect Google Home and your device to the same WIFI. But you will fail to use the way if someone else has set up this Google Home on their device.

Cast Audible to Google Home from Mobile

If you use a smartphone which is connected to the same WIFI as the Google Home, you can choose to cast from your smartphone.

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1) Make sure both your phone and Google Home speaker are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

2) Install and launch the Google Home app on your phone.

3) Click the Menu button on the top left corner and then hit on Cast screen/audio.

4) Next, select the name of your mobile phone and click OK to confirm.

5) Finally the audio playing from your mobile will be cast to the Google Home speaker without lag and you can launch the Audible app to start to stream your audiobooks.

Cast Audible to Google Home from Computer

If you computer is connected to the same WIFI as the Google Home, you can choose to cast from your computer with the help of Chrome.

1) Open Chrome on the computer. Go to the Audible.com and log into Audible.

2) Play a book in your library. Right click the page and tap Cast.

3) Choose your Google Home to cast Audible to Google Home.

Conclusion

For the 3 methods to play Audible on Google Home, the latter 2 methods rely on Bluetooth or WIFI. And you cannot play Audible on Google Home without another device to connect. You also need to pay attention to the restrictions of these 2 methods which are explained in this post. If you prefer offline playing without other devices, the first one is your best choice. Besides, after the converting, these Audible books can be used on any speaker, MP3 player, smartwatch, and so on.

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