4 Available Methods to Play Audible on Your Chromebook

Updated by Adam Gorden on Dec 14, 2022 1:35 PM.

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"Hi, I'd like to get a Chromebook to enjoy Audible audiobooks and learn the English Language. How do I listen to Audible on my Chromebook?" - Asked by Samuel Baker.

Chromebook is designed for lightweight use like surfing online, listening to music, playing movies. With the fashionable design and relatively low price, they are very popular among students. In the early versions, the apps for Chromebook are relatively limited. So, it is hard for you to listen to Audible on Chromebook in the past. Fortunately, Google has made it possible to install apps directly from the Google Play Store for Chromebooks released after 2017. And Audible offers the Audible Cloud Player so that you can listen to Audible online by using a browser. Besides, some Audible converters are popping up all the time, which are surprisingly useful. Referring to the issue above, you can simply use 4 methods to listen to Audible on Chromebook.

Part 1. How to Play Audible Books on Cloud Player
Part 2. How to Install Audible App to Chromebook
Part 3. How to Convert Audible Files for Chromebook
Part 4. How to Listen to Audible Files Directly on Chromebook
Part 5. How to Play Audible Files on Smart Audiobook Player

Part 1. How to Play Audible Books on Cloud Player

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An easy method to get access to Audible is using a browser such as Google Chrome. That's because Audible has released the Audible Cloud Player or Audible Web Player for PC users who do not install the Audible app. You can stream Audible audiobooks on a browser by going to audible.com. Follow this guide to listen to Audible on Chromebook with Audible Cloud Player.

1. Go to the Audible desktop site. Log in to your Audible account.

2. Click the Library button.

3. Find a title you want to listen to and click the Play button to play Audible on Chromebook.

Part 2. How to Install Audible App to Chromebook

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Some Chromebooks are compatible with Android apps such as the HP Chromebook 14 CB3, Samsung Series 5 Chromebook. You can follow the steps to sign in to the Google Play Store and install the Audible app for Chromebook into your Chromebook to play Audible books.

1. Make sure your Chrome OS version is up-to-date. Click the time on your Chromebook and click the Settings icon on your Chromebook.

2. On the Google Play Store section, find and turn on the option - Install apps and games from Google Play on your Chromebook. Please note this option will only show on compatible devices.

3. Then follow the screen instruction to choose and accept the agreement. Next, find the Audible app for Chromebook in Google Play Store and download it to your Chromebook.

4. Then just sign in to Audible and listen to Audible books on Chromebook as you want.

Part 3. How to Convert Audible Files for Chromebook

However, as aforementioned, some Chromebooks just don't support installing Android apps, so you may not be able to use the solution above if you, unfortunately, got such an old one. In addition, Audible audiobooks are in AA/AAX format. But Chromebook only supports 3GP, AVI, MOV, MP4, M4V, M4A, MP3, MKV, OGV, OGM, OGG, OGA, WebM, WAV. So you can try the alternative solution to convert AA/AAX audiobooks to formats accessible for Chromebook by a dedicated audiobook converter from ViWizard.

ViWizard Audible Converter for Mac/Windows makes it easiest ever to convert any Audible audiobooks you throw at it. The converting speed could reach up to 100X speed and no other products come close to it. By using the latest technology, the audio files won't be touched during converting so that the quality will be kept 100%. What makes it even better is that ViWizard offers a free trial version and 30 days money-back guarantee if the software doesn't work as advertised. The following is the method to play audiobooks for Chromebook. You can now download the free trial version below.

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ViWizard Audible Converter Key Features

  • Losslessly remove DRM from Audible without account authorization
  • Convert Audible audiobooks to common formats 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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1Load Audible Files

add audible audiobooks

The best way is to drag and drop the Audible audiobooks from your computer folder to the ViWizard software main screen. If you haven't download the Audible audiobooks yet, you can follow this instruction: How to Download Audible Audiobooks.

2Set the Parameters of the Audible Audiobooks

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Then click the Format button to choose a format for your audios. The media files supported by Chromebook are WAV, 3PG, AVI, MOV, MP4, M4A, MP3, MKV, OGV, OGM, OGG, OGA, WebM. So, please pick up one compatible format. MP3 is highly recommended for its wide popularity.

3Convert Audible to Chromebook

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When everything is ready, you can simply click Convert. Depending on the number of files you convert, the time it takes may vary. But in general, it should be very fast.

Part 4. How to Listen to Audible Files Directly on Chromebook

You'll need to transfer the Audible files to your Chromebook and listen to them in the Gallery app.

Step 1. Transfer the Audible Files to Chromebook

You can transfer the converted Audible files to your Chromebook by using an external storage device, such as a USB drive. If you use Google Play Music or Google Drive, you can upload the files to it and then download it to your device.

How to Upload Audible Files to Google Drive

1. On Windows or Mac, go to google.com/drive.

2. Click Go to Drive to log in with the same account you use on your Chromebook.

3. Click on the "NEW" button.

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4. Select a format, like "Folder upload".

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5. Select the Audible files or folders to upload to Google Drive.

How to Transfer Audible Files to USB

1. Plug in the USB to the USB port on Windows or Mac.

2. Drag and drop all the Audible files or folders to the USB drive.

3. Disconnect the USB drive from the computer device.

Step 2. Play Audible Files on Chromebook

1. Sign in to your Chromebook.

2. In the corner of your screen, select the Launcher.

3. Open Files.

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4. On the left choose where your file is saved. For a list of recent files by type, use the button to select that file type. For files in your cloud, such as Google Drive, log in to the same account on your Chromebook and select the folder.

5. Find your file and double-click it to open. The music files show as a playlist in the Gallery app.

Part 5. How to Play Audible Files on Smart Audiobook Player

Smart Audiobook Player is designed especially for playing audiobooks. It's perfect for Android users to play any accessible audiobooks on your device. If you wish to play audiobooks on Smart Audiobook Player, here's the guide for you.

Step 1. Download the Google Play Store (Optional)

1. At the bottom right, select the time > Settings.

2. In the "Google Play Store" section, select Turn on next to "Install apps and games from Google Play on your Chromebook".

3. In the window that opens, select More. Follow the on-screen instructions to get the Google Play Store app.

4. Download and install the Smart Audiobook Player app from Google Play.

Step 2. Download the Smart Audiobook Player

1. On your Chromebook, open the Google Play store or visit the Google Play store on a web browser.

2. Search or browse for the Smart Audiobook Player.

3. Select Install.

4. Follow the on-screen instruction to complete the installation.

Step 3. Play Audible Files on Smart Audiobook Player

1. On your Chromebook, open the Files.

2. Click the More button.

3. Select New folder and name it.

4. Move the transferred Audible files to the created folder.

5. Open the Smart Audiobook Player, go to Settings > add file icon to add root folder.

6. Go to the folder to select "USE THIS FOLDER" > Allow.

7. Now click the scan button, the files are here.


To play Audible on Chromebook, you have 4 solutions. If your Chromebook supports Android apps, you can simply download the Audible app from Google Play Store. Using the Audible Cloud Player is also convenient, but you can only stream the audiobooks. And the third method - converting Audible books to MP3 with ViWizard is a universal method, which suits any user.

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