How to Listen to Audible Books on Tesla

By Adam Gorden Updated on January 3, 2023

To provide a better entertainment experience for users, Tesla has integration with several streaming services, such as Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, and others. More and more people like to listen to audiobooks in a car. As a leading app of audiobooks, Audible provides a huge library for its users and users can find the audiobooks they like from it easily.

If you are an Audible user, you may also want to know how to play Audible on Tesla. Sadly, Tesla still has no integration with Audible until now. So you can't find an Audible app on the Tesla touch screen display. But don't be sad, here're some tips to help you play Audible on Tesla within simple steps.

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Part 1. How to Play Audible on Tesla via Bluetooth Connection

Though there's no Audible app on the media player of Tesla, you can pair your phone to the display via Bluetooth to play Audible audiobooks. Follow these steps to pair your phone with your Tesla touch screen.

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Step 1. On the touchscreen's status bar, tap the Bluetooth icon.

Step 2. On your phone, open Bluetooth and set it to discoverable.

  • On iPhone: Restart the device, then use Settings > Bluetooth, turn off Bluetooth for about 5 secs, then turn it back on. In the car, pair with iPhone.

  • On Android: Swipe down from the top of the phone screen, make sure Bluetooth is on and hold on the Bluetooth icon to see [Your Car's Name] under Available devices or tap More button > Refresh to find it. Tap [Your Car's Name] to pair both the devices via Bluetooth.

Step 3. On the car touchscreen, touch Start Search. The touchscreen searches then display the list of all available Bluetooth devices.

Step 4. On the car touchscreen, touch the phone with which you want to pair. Then the touchscreen displays a randomly generated number and your phone will display the same number.

Step 5. Check that the number displayed on your phone matches the number displayed on the touchscreen. Then, on your phone, confirm that you want to pair.

Your car automatically connects to the phone and the touchscreen displays the Bluetooth symbol next to the phone's name to show that the connection is active after pairing is complete. After the pair is complete, you can play your Audible audiobooks on Tesla successfully.

Part 2. How to Play Audible on Tesla via USB Drive

Pair your phone to the display via Bluetooth is easy to operate. But you need to control the playing of Audible on your phone which is a little bit inconvenient. Here's a way to help you play Audible audiobooks on Tesla without a phone.

Audible audiobooks are in an encrypted AA/AAX format which only can be played on its app. If you want to play Audible on your Tesla without your phone, you need to convert Audible books to a format supported by your media player and then transfer the converted audiobooks to the player via a USB drive.

Now you meet ViWizard Audible AA/AAX Converter - a professional Audible converter. It can download and convert Audible encrypted AA/AAX audiobooks to a more universal format. You can select the output format from MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, and others. And the built-in splitter can divide the audio by times or by chapters.

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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

Step 1Add Audible audiobookds to convert

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Download and Install ViWizard Audible AAX Converter. After installation, you can import the Audible audiobook to the ViWizard Audible AAX converter. If you have multiple Audible audiobooks, you can simply drag and drop them directly into the software. For uploading a single file, you can use Add File button on the top header.

Step 2Choose the output format

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Click the Format panel on the bottom left corner and chose the output format. ViWizard default audio format is lossless, meaning the conversion won't affect your audio quality. For lossless quality, do not change the bit rate and channel. It now supports several popular output formats, including MP3, M4B, AAC, WAV, WMA, M4R, M4A, FLAC, OGG, etc. You can also adjust some parameters of the audio. Click OK to save.

Step 3Start to convert Audible audiobooks

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    Before conversion, you can also choose the Edit button listed in front of the Audible files. It will allow you to edit and split your books into small clips, such as creating a partition of chapters or time frames.

Click on the Convert button, and the Audible files will start to convert. Once the ViWizard converter completes the conversion process, you can view the Audible audiobooks in MP3 format by tapping the Converted icon.

Step 4Transfer the Converted Audible Audiobooks by a USB Drive

When you get the converted Audible audiobooks, you can transfer the audiobooks to the media player of Tesla via a USB drive.

  1. Connect a USB drive.
  2. Open the folder that have all the .mp3 files in it, copy and paste them to a folder under the USB drive.
  3. Once the transfer process is finished, disconnect the USB drive and plug it in the USB to the Tesla touchscreen.
  4. The stored Audible books audio files can be found on the Tesla media player.

Bonus Tip: How to Play Audible Automatically on iPhone When You Start to Drive

If you use iPhone, you can have the benefits to create Shortcut or Automation for Audile to play your favorite titles automatically when you start to drive. However, some Audible users don't want this feature for particular reasons. Or if you have found Audible plays automatically in your car device, you can read another post to fix it.

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How to Stop Audible from Automatically Playing (Phone/Car)

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How to Create Automation for Playing Audible Titles

Step 1. From the Home screen of the iPhone, open the Shortcuts app > Automation > Plus icon > Create Personal Automation > Bluetooth.

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Step 2. Shortcuts will create a new automation for Bluetooth. Press the "Choose" button to the right of the "Device" tab. Select [Your Car's name] under MY DEVICES section. If your device didn't appear under the MY DEVICES section, please confirm the Bluetooth connection between the devices are successful.

Step 3. Once the device is selected, tap the Done button and then the Next button.

Step 4. Tap the "Add Action” to search for the "Play/Pause" action. When you are viewing the "Play/Pause on iPhone", tap on "Play/Pause" to choose for "Play/Pause", "Play" or "Pause" to confirm. After that, the action will turn to "Play on iPhone" or "Pause on iPhone", tap the Next button and then the Done button to return to Automation.

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Now when your phone device is connected to your car device via Bluetooth connection, you can play or pause the Audible, which is a short process.


Because Audible doesn't have integration with Tesla, you can't play Audible on the media player of Tesla directly. But you can play Audible on your car via Bluetooth or through a USB drive. With the help of ViWizard AA/AAX Audiobook Converter, you can convert the encrypted Audible audiobooks to a universal format within a few steps. If you have any questions, please leave your comments below. We will reply to you soon.

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