4 Efficient Methods to Play Audible on Google Home

By Adam Gorden Updated on October 24, 2023
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 play 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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Part 1. How to Cast Audible to Google Home with Audible App

Audible has expanded its reach by extending its official casting option to none other than Google Home. This means that you can now effortlessly cast your favorite Audible audiobooks to your Google Home device directly through the Audible app.


  • Google Home is properly set up.
  • Audible app or Audible Cloud player (audible.com) is running.
  • Your smartphone and Google Home connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

Casting Audible Audiobook Playback within "Audible" from Mobile:

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  1. If you haven't already, make sure your smartphone is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Google Home. This ensures they can communicate seamlessly.
  2. Open the Audible app on your smartphone.
  3. Navigate to your Audible library within the app and select the audiobook title you wish to listen to on your Google Home.
  4. Once you've selected the audiobook, open the player screen.
  5. On the player screen, locate and tap the "Cast to Device" option. It's typically displayed above the playback controls.
  6. From the list of available devices, choose your Google Home or Google Home Mini. This tells the Audible app where you want to cast the audiobook.
  7. Follow any on-screen instructions that appear to complete the casting process. You may need to confirm the casting on your Google Home or Google Home app.

Casting Audible Audiobook Playback within "Audible" from Web:

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  1. Open the Google Chrome browser on your computer.
  2. Go to Audible.com and log in to your Audible account.
  3. Start playing an audiobook from your Audible library.
  4. Right-click anywhere on the cloud player screen to open a menu and select "Cast."
  5. From the list of available devices, choose your Google Home to cast Audible to your Google Home speaker.

Controlling and Audible Audiobook Playback with Google Assistants:

Now that you're connected, you can start casting using voice commands. Here are some examples:

  • "Hey Google, ask Audible to read [book title]."
  • "Hey Google, ask Audible to play my last book."
  • "Hey Google, ask Audible to continue my book."

Your Google Home will respond and begin playing the audiobook from your Audible library.

Part 2. How to Cast Audible to Google Home with Google Home App

Google Home offers an effortless way to stream Audible audiobooks and other audio from your smartphone to your Google Home speaker. This method requires both your smartphone and Google Home to be on the same Wi-Fi network. Please note that if someone else has set up Google Home on their device, this method may not work.


  • Google Home is properly set up.
  • Google Home app is running.
  • Your smartphone and Google Home connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

Casting Audible Audiobook Playback within "Google Home" from Mobile:

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  1. Ensure your smartphone and Google Home speaker are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
  2. If you haven't already, install the Google Home app on your smartphone. Open the app.
  3. In the app, tap the Menu button located in the top left corner.
  4. Choose "Cast Screen/Audio."
  5. From the menu, select "Cast Screen/Audio."
  6. A list of available devices will appear. Choose your mobile phone's name and tap "OK" to confirm.
  7. After confirming, the audio playing on your mobile will be seamlessly cast to your Google Home speaker.
  8. Now, launch the Audible app on your smartphone and start streaming your audiobooks.

Part 3. How to Link Audible to Google Home via Bluetooth

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Using Bluetooth to connect Audible to Google Home is a versatile option. You can pair your devices with ease, either through a voice command or the Google Home app.


  • Ensure your Google Home is set up and ready for Bluetooth.
  • Make sure your smartphone has Bluetooth and the Audible app installed.

Pairing Bluetooth with Google Assistance:

  1. Ensure your Google Home is powered on and Bluetooth is enabled on your smartphone.
  2. Say, "Hey, Google, Bluetooth pairing" while near your Google Home.
  3. Your smart speaker will automatically scan for nearby Bluetooth devices. From your smartphone's available devices, select the correct one for connection (ensure Bluetooth is turned on on your phone).
  4. After a successful pairing, start playing your Audible audiobook from the Audible app on your phone, and the audio will seamlessly cast to your Google Home.
  5. Open the Google Home app on your smartphone.
  6. Navigate to the app's settings menu, scroll down to find "Paired Bluetooth Devices," and tap it.
  7. Inside the "Paired Bluetooth Devices" menu, locate and tap "Enable Pairing Mode."
  8. On your smartphone, enable Bluetooth and connect to your Google Home speaker from the list of available Bluetooth devices.
  9. Once the Bluetooth connection is established, play your Audible audiobooks on your smartphone, and the audio will be mirrored to your Google Home speaker.

Part 4. How to Play Audible on Google Home through YouTube Music

If you're looking to explore another method to enjoy Audible audiobooks on your Google Home, using YouTube Music is an option. However, it's important to be aware of the DRM (Digital Rights Management) restrictions that the formatted Audible audiobooks in AA or AAX typically come with. To overcome these limitations, we'll introduce a tool called ViWizard Audible Converter to enable a seamless listening experience.

Audible audiobooks are usually protected by DRM, which restricts you from playing them on devices that are not authorized by Audible. Google Home doesn't natively support Audible due to these DRM constraints. This means you can't directly stream Audible to Google Home using YouTube Music. To work around DRM restrictions and play Audible audiobooks through YouTube Music on your Google Home, you can use ViWizard Audible Converter, which allows you to convert Audible audiobooks into a more versatile format that's compatible with various devices, including Google Home.


  • Ensure that you have access to the Audible audiobooks you want to convert.
  • Download and install ViWizard Audible Converter on your computer.

Why Choose ViWizard Audible Converter?

ViWizard Audible AA/AAX Converter steps in as an all-in-one solution to this challenge. This versatile tool empowers audiobook enthusiasts to convert Audible audiobooks into universal audio formats, including MP3, WAV, AAC, FLAC, M4A, and M4B, with remarkable ease and efficiency. What sets ViWizard Audible Converter apart is its remarkable speed, capable of converting audiobooks up to 100 times faster, while preserving essential ID3 tags that provide essential metadata for your listening experience.

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Key Features of ViWizard Audible Audiobook Converter

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  • Convert Audible audiobook to unprotected audio formats like MP3
  • Split Audible book into several smaller segments by chapter or by time
  • Support playing Audible audiobooks on any device or media player
  • Handle the conversion of Audible audiobooks up to 100× faster speed

Converting Audible Audiobooks to MP3 within ViWizard:

Step 1Import Audible Files to the Converter

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Before you may convert Audible files, you must first download them. After downloading, locate the AA or AAX files on your computer and drag them to the ViWizard Audible AA/AAX Converter in batch mode. By pressing the Add button, you can also load the Audible files.

Step 2Pick Output Format and Parameters

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Click the Format button in the bottom-left corner to alter the output format. Because of its high quality and adaptability, I suggest MP3. It will save you a lot of time if you want to play the output files on multiple devices. ViWizard also includes a number of useful choices for customizing your output audio characteristics such as codec, channel, sample rate, and bit rate, which you may adjust or leave alone. When you've completed all of the options, click the OK button.

Step 3Start to Convert Audible to Google Home

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Then, to convert all of the Audible files at once, click the Convert button. Even if you convert numerous files, the process will be much faster because the speed is 100X faster. When the conversion is finished, click the Converted icon to open the converted Audible files, and the format will be changed to the new one.

Uploading Audible Audiobooks to YouTube Music:

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  1. Start by ensuring your Audible audiobooks are downloaded to your computer in a compatible format, such as MP3.
  2. Open your web browser and go to the YouTube Music website at music.youtube.com. Sign in using your Google account.
  3. Click on your profile picture in the upper right corner and select "Upload music."
  4. Tap "Select files" to choose the Audible audiobooks you want to upload from your computer. You can select multiple files at once.
  5. YouTube Music will start the upload process. The duration depends on the file size and your internet speed.
  6. Keep an eye on the upload status in the "Library" section of YouTube Music.

Playing Audible Audiobooks on Your Google Home through YouTube Music:

  1. Ensure your Google Home device is properly set up and connected to the same Google account you use for YouTube Music.
  2. Use a voice command like "Hey Google, play [book title] on YouTube Music" to start playing your desired audiobook.
  3. Your Google Home device will promptly begin playing the requested audiobook from YouTube Music.


In this guide, we've explored four methods to connect your Audible to your Google Home for playing. When the official casting option isn't available, convert your Audible books to MP3 using tools like the ViWizard Audible Converter is always a great idea.

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