How to Play Audible on Google TV

Posted by Adam Gorden on Jun 6, 2023 4:40 PM.

"With the lockdown, I've been wanting to listen to audiobooks on my TV while exercising. As a result, I've been once again feeling annoyed that there isn't an official Audible app for Android TV. There is an official app for Fire TV - but, of course, Amazon doesn't make it available on Google Play. You can cast your phone's screen to Android TV and play Audible that way - but this method offers a very bad user experience since it drains your phone's battery and you can't use your phone for other things while doing it." -- From Reddit.

As the most famous online audiobook service, Audible provides users worldwide with a myriad of audiobooks in different genres. Furthermore, Audible listeners can stream audio stories at home or on the go using various devices including iOS, Android, Alexa, Fire Tablets, a series of smart TVs, and more. So, can you play Audible on your Google TV? Unfortunately, Audible hasn't been available for Google TV up to now. Even so, another good news is that you can check this article to find feasible ways to achieve your goal. Let's get started.

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Part 1. Play Audible on Google TV via Bluetooth
Part 2. Stream Audible on Google TV via Chromecast
Part 3. Listen to Audible on Google TV via a USB Drivehot tip

Part 1. Play Audible on Google TV via Bluetooth

Even though there is no Audible app available for Google TV, you can use the most straightforward way to listen to your desired stories on Google TV. That is to stream Audible through Bluetooth. Bluetooth enables across-device connection easier whether you want to enjoy audio in the car or on the speaker.

From Bluetooth Settings

Step 1. Connect your phone and Google TV to the same network.

Step 2. Turn on Bluetooth on the two devices. Open your Bluetooth settings on your phone or computer, and select your Google TV from the list.

Step 3. Once connected, pick an audiobook from Audible to start playing and it will be played automatically through your TV speakers.

From the Audible App

Step 1. Make sure your phone and Google TV are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

Step 2. On Audible, play an audio title to open the player.

Step 3. From the pop-up player, hit on the Connect to a Device option under the cover.

Step 4. Select your Google TV from the available devices, and the audiobook will be cast to your TV.

audible connect to a device

Part 2. Stream Audible on Google TV via Chromecast

If you own a Chromecast at home, then you can adopt this method. Chromecast is a portable device that plugs into your TV's HDMI port. With Chromecast, you are able to stream thousands of compatible apps directly from your phone, laptop, or tablet to your TV or speakers and mirror your Chrome tab to your TV.

Step 1. Set up Google Chromecast

Before casting content from your phone to your display, the first step is to set up your Chromecast.

1. Plug your Chromecast into any open HDMI input on your Google TV.

plug chromecast to tv

2. Install Google Home from Google Play Store on your Android Device.

3. At the top left of the Google Home app home screen, tap Add > Set up device > New device and follow the instructions to set up your Chromecast.

Step 2. Cast Audible Books to Your Google TV

After setting up, you are allowed to cast content from the Audible app or the Audible cloud player on Chrome. If you want to cast audio from your phone, the media controls will open on the lock screen and notification shade when there's an active media session. You are required to tap it to access the output switcher so that you can cast audio from your phone.

From the Audible App (Mobile)

1. Make sure your Google TV and Android device are on the same wireless network.

2. Open Audible and tap your preferred title to play.

3. From the lock screen or notification, at the top right of the media controls, tap the output switcher.

output switcher

4. Select your Google TV device from the list of cast devices. After selecting, the audiobook will start to play on your Google TV.

From the Chrome Tab (Computer)

1. Ensure your computer and your Google TV has linked through Bluetooth.

2. Visit from Google Chrome.

3. Sign into your valid Audible account and start listening.

connect chromecast in google chrome

4. Right-click the cloud player and select Cast. Google Chrome will detect all available devices.

5. Pick your Google TV device.

Part 3. Listen to Audible on Google TV via a USB Drive

Apart from casting Audible from a phone or computer to Google TV, another easier solution is to use a USB stick to move the Audible files to your TV. However, all downloads from Audible are encrypted with DRM protection and are AA/AAX files. Put another way, without the Audible app you can't listen to them. Therefore, is there any way to move Audible files to the USB drive so that you can play Audible on Google TV? The answer is positive! All you need is ViWizard Audible Audiobook Converter.

ViWizard Audible Audiobook Converter is so powerful that can convert all protected AA/AAX audiobooks to MP3, M4A, M4B, AAC, FLAC, WAV, and more. At the same time of conversion, it retains the 100% lossless quality and keeps the original ID3 tags. Furthermore, it boasts multiple functions, such as splitting audiobooks by time, by segment, or by chapters, editing audio effects with volume, speed, or pitch. It also enables you to upload multiple files at once and it can convert them in a few seconds since it boasts 100x faster conversion speed.

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ViWizard Audible Converter Key Features

  • Losslessly Convert Audible to MP3, WAV, FLAC, etc., without account authorization
  • Convert Audible audiobooks at a 100X faster speed
  • Freely customize lots of parameters of output audiobooks
  • Split audiobooks into small segments by time frame or by chapters
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Step 1Upload Audible AA/AAX Files to ViWizard

prepare audible files

Firstly, open the Audible website to download the audiobooks you want to listen to on Google TV. After that, locate where your Audible books save to your device and then launch the ViWizard program. Hit on the top left + icon to add Audible files or drag and drop the files into the ViWizard software. To change the audio speed, split the audiobook, or edit tags, just one-click the blue Edit icon on the title to make some adjustments.

Step 2Pick Output Format and Parameters

select output format for sd card

After adding Audible files, you can customize parameters according to your needs. Just click the bottom corner Lossless tab, and it will open a new box. From here, you are free to change the output format, codec, channel, sample rate, and bit rate. After changing, don't forget to hit on the OK icon. To play Audible books on Google TV, the MP3 format should be the target format.

Step 3Start Converting Audible Books for Google TV

convert audible audioboks

Last but most importantly, click the bottom right Convert button to start converting Audible files to the MP3 format. Go to the Converted interface, you can easily browse your converted files, otherwise, you can search some certain files after batch conversion. With its amazing built-in player, you are allowed to enjoy the converted audiobooks in the ViWizard.

Step 4Transfer Audible MP3 Files to Google TV

transfer to usb

After conversion, all Audible audiobooks are saved to your computer. Now, connect a USB drive to your computer's port. Locate the converted files in your local folder and transfer them into the USB folder by copying or moving them. Currently, connect the USB to your Google TV and play Audible books on your Google TV.


Even though there is no official Audible app for Google TV, there are still some workarounds to do so. Dive into the options above and make your decision according to your needs. Honestly speaking, converting Audible files to MP3 via ViWizard Audible Audiobook Converter is the most effective way to deal with different situations and meet your different needs. Give it a shot to explore the world of audio entertainment!

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