How to Fix Audible Not Showing Up on Android Auto

Posted by Adam Gorden on Aug 30, 2022 5:00 PM

It's pleasant to listen to Audible in the car. For an Audible user with an Android Auto-compatible car, it's more convenient because the powerful Android Auto can finish the task for Audible user to listen to Audible, hands-free and full-focused on the road.

how to fix Audible not showing up on Android Auto

In this article, we'll introduce various method to listen to Audible in car using Android Auto and even without Android Auto. For readers have the issue of Android Auto not showing Audible, we still offer useful help.

Part 1. How to Listen to Audible in Car Using Android Auto
Part 2. How to Fix Audible Not Showing Up on Android Auto
Part 3. How to Listen to Audible without Android Auto

Part 1. How to Listen to Audible in Car Using Android Auto

For readers have an Android Auto-compatible car, it's convenient to install Audible and have it show up in Android Auto. With the simplified interface either on the car's built-in screen and stereo or on Android phone, it’s simple to use Android Auto to listen to Audible in the car display.

Note: Android Auto requires Android Lollipop, version 5.0 or higher.

Android Auto

Use Android Auto to Listen to Audible

To listen to Audible in the car, there are 2 available methods - using USB to connect Android phone to Android auto or use the Android Auto app to listen to Audible from Android.

Connect Android Phone to Android Auto via USB

1. For starters, download and install Audible app to the Android phone.

Note: For better performance, it's also recommended to check out if there's an available latest version of Audile to update or install.

2. On Android, launch the installed Audible app.

3. Connect the Android phone via USB and the Android Auto-compatible stereo.

4. Make sure there's an audiobook played currently on Audible.


4. In the Audible app, select an audiobook from the library to play it.

Now see whether Audible continues to play through the car stereo.

Android Auto on the car screen

Use the Android Auto App to Listen to Audible from Android

1. Download and install the Android Auto App to the Android phone.

Also make sure there's the installed Audible app on Android. Both should be the latest versions.

2. In the Android Auto app, tap the headphone icon on the screen.

3. From the list of Audio apps, select Audible.

4. Select an audiobook from the library.

Part 2. How to Fix Audible Not Showing Up on Android Auto

However, when it comes to methods from above to listen to Audible using Android Auto, chances are that there's a frustrating issue - Android Auto not showing Audible App, neither on phone nor in car's display. If this happens, the issue could be on Android Auto because apps besides Audible for Android app on Android Auto can disappear.

Don't despair! It's OK because this is common in the world of smart tech and apps services, like Audible and there're useful fixes at the time. We're here to help save time and headaches - figuring out how to fix Audible not showing up on Android Auto.

For starters, make sure most-common troubleshooting steps have been tried - update, uninstall and reinstall both Audible and Android Auto App and check if the issue at hand has been fixed. If the issue still exists, some extra works are needed.

Show Audible on Android Auto

1. On Android, launch the Android Auto app.

2. Go to Settings.

3. On the page appears next, scroll down to the Version.

4. Tap on version/section 10 times to enable.

5. In the More menu (3 dots icon), go to Developer Settings.

6. Scroll down to Unknown sources and enable it.

7. Restart the Android Auto app.

Now see whether Android Auto app shows the Audible app again. If the access recovers, remember to the instruction here is for all the apps including Audible not showing up on Android Auto.

Part 3. How to Listen to Audible without Android Auto

Without Android Auto, there are more methods to listen to Audible in the car but with less limitations and issues including Android Auto not showing Audible. Of course the simplest method is to use Bluetooth connection but we'll introduce the other method to overcome most platforms and have the full control of the audiobooks.

Audible audiobooks are protected and in AA/AAX formats. To get rid of the platform, we recommend to convert the Audible audiobooks into some compatible formats with the car and use a USB drive to keep for offline listening.

Thing You'll Need: ViWizard Audible Converter

ViWizard Audible Converter is an Audible converter, a converter for Audible audiobooks, is powerful to let Audible subscribers to convert the existing audiobooks collection downloaded from to formats including MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4B and more. With the converted audiobooks, it's simple to transfer them to an USB drive and have it in the car - even without Android Auto.

audible converter

Key Features of ViWizard Audible Audiobook Converter

  • Losslessly remove DRM from Audible without account authorization
  • Convert Audible audiobooks to common formats at 100× faster speed
  • Freely customize lots of parameters like format, bit rate, and channel
  • Split audiobooks into small segments by time frame or by chapters
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Step 1Launch the ViWizard Audible Converter

add audible audiobooks

Once the correct version of ViWizard Audible Converter is installed, open it and click on the Add Files button at the top to import downloaded AA/AAX audiobooks files to ViWizard. Or drag and drop them to it.

Step 2Choose the Output Format

choose output format

Click the Format tab at the bottom of ViWizard's main interface to open the Format Setting window. In the window appears next, choose the compatible formats with the car. There're more settings on codec, channel, sample rate and codec, channel, sample ratex. Or a click on Reset button can have all the settings reset. Don't forget to click on OK button to save settings.

Step 3Convert Audible Audiobooks

download audible audiobooks

Before converting the Audible audiobooks, also note the Edit button can have the Edit tool to have more tools including Split, Effect and Tags. Now click on the Convert button to convert the AA/AAX files here. Once the conversion completes, click on the Converted icon to view the converted Audible audiobooks.

Step 4Listen the Converted Audiobooks in Car

Since ViWizard Audible Converter has converted all the audiobooks here, it's simple to transfer the files to an USB drive and have it on the car without Android Auto or Audible. Connect the USB drive to the computer and use drag-and-drop to transfer the files to a folder under the USB drive. Plug it into the car's built-in media player.


For readers with an Android Auto-compatible car, it's simple to listen to Audible using Android Auto but the Android Auto not showing Audible issue can happen. If interested in converting Audible audiobooks and have more control, we recommend ViWizard Audible Converter to finish this task. It's now available in this page with a click on the Download button! Give it a shot!

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