Listen to Audible Offline iPhone/Android/Mac/Windows [Guide]

By Adam Gorden Updated on July 7, 2023
Can I listen to Audible offline? I usually stream audiobooks on my home Windows computers with the Audible Cloud Player. It is easy and convenient. But it won't work if there is no Internet connection or WiFi. I wanna know if it is possible to download them to listen on a plane as my family is going to have a trip abroad next month. I am grateful for any help.

-- Asked by Sydney Torres

When it comes to audiobooks, Audible comes first into our heads. It is not an exaggeration to say that Audible is the largest audiobook seller in the world boasting over 200,000 audiobooks. Apart from its huge catalog, Audible's offline feature, Whispersync for Voice, high compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and more also help Audible win over 27.3 million users. Whether on the Audible website or its official app, you are free to browse and manage your audio titles. This also offers great convenience to stream Audible books online.

But generally, we don't have access to WiFi after we leave our homes, offices, or on the go. Even if we have a mobile internet connection, the cost of using cellular data for online listening could be high. Thus, the Audible offline feature comes in handy. Here you can find the best ways to listen to Audible offline on different devices. Scroll down to read!

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Part 1. Can You Listen to Audible Offline?

Does Audible work offline? Yes! You can either download and play audiobooks through the Audible app on mobile devices or the Audible Cloud Player on the computer. To listen to Audible offline on the Audible app, all you need is either the purchased Audible books or the Audible membership. Audible creates Plus Catalog to give Audible Plus and Audible Premium Plus members to discover and stream as well as download titles from Plus Catalog to listen offline. Included with membership, the offline service is related to what platforms and devices Audible members are on.

But different from standard audio files, all Audible audiobooks are combined with restrictions. This means all downloaded Audible books are limited within the Audible app. Therefore, you'd better convert Audible books to MP3 using third-party software. After that, you can freely transfer and play Audible books on phones, computers, MP3 players, smartwatches, smart TVs, and any other devices. Here we'll start with how to listen to Audible offline.

Part 2. How to Listen to Audible Offline iPhone/Android

Thanks to the Audible app being available for iOS and Android devices, the most direct method to play Audible offline iPhone/Android is to use the Audible app. Follow this to know how to download Audible books on Android and iOS and listen to Audible without WiFi.

  1. Download and install the Audible App on your mobile phone and log in with the account name and password.
  2. Make sure you've purchased books before or ensure an Audible membership is linked to your account.
  3. Navigate to the Library > Titles > All Titles to find all your audiobooks. They are not downloaded by default, please simply tap the cover to initiate the downloading.
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  5. The time it takes depends on the file size and the internet connection speed. Once done, the cover art will no longer have that small arrow on it and it won't be greyed out.
  6. Back to Library > Titles and use the Downloaded button to listen to downloaded Audible books offline.
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Part 3. How to Listen to Audible Offline on Mac/Windows

Since 2022, the Audible app for Windows 10 has been discontinued. To listen to Audible offline, Windows and Mac users can download Audible books from After that, the downloaded audiobooks can be opened with iTunes and Apple Books for offline listening.

3.1 Download Audible Books from

  1. Visit from a browser and log into your account.
  2. From the top menu, select Library and pick the audiobook you want to listen to offline.
  3. Click the Download button next to the title and the downloading will begin.
  4. You can view the progress in the top right corner. When the downloading is complete, open it to locate it in the local folder.
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3.2 Play Audible Books Offline via iTunes

  1. Locate and right-click the downloaded Audible AA/AAX file.
  2. Select Open with iTunes.
  3. After opening it in iTunes, it will ask you to go to the Audible website to authorize your Audible account. And click on Activate in iTunes on the Audible website to complete the authorization.
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  5. Now, open iTunes and go to the Audiobook section where the downloaded Audible books display.
  6. Double-click the Audible title to listen to Audible offline on iTunes.
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    If you are using MacOS 10.14.6 Mojave or earlier, you can use iTunes to listen to get Audible offline listening. But since MacOS 10.15 Catalina, Apple cancel iTunes. You will need to follow the steps below to play Audible offline using Apple Books.

3.3 Stream Audible Offline via Apple Books (Mac)

  1. First of all, download Audible books to your computer and locate them. Right-click the Audible book file and choose the Open with Books option.
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  3. You need to authorize this computer in the popping-up window. Select Yes and provide your Audible account info.
  4. Hit on the Activate Now button. And you will find the Audible books appeared in Apple Books' Audiobook section.
  5. Double-click the title and you can start listening to Audible offline.
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Part 4. How to Listen to Audible Offline on Any Device

The Audible app and website do work very well on downloading audiobooks. However, if you'd like to transfer Audible audiobooks to your MP3 players such as Sony Walkman, Creative Zen, or SanDisk Sansa for offline listening when you are doing exercise, it would be difficult. This is because the protected Audible audiobook files don't allow to be copied. So what can you do?

Take it easy. ViWizard Audible Audiobook Converter is here to help. It is developed with the most advanced technology which can crack the Audible DRM protection like a flash. Besides, functioning as a powerful converter, it supports a list of popular formats including Lossless, MP3, M4A, M4B, FLAC, WAV, and so on at 100X faster speed. To make the output files easier to navigate during playback, ViWizard allows you to split audiobooks by chapters, time, or segments. If you are not satisfied with the narration volume or speed, it also offers options to change them as you want.

You can download the free trial version of this Audible Converter now. After conversion, all Audible files are DRM-free and can be playable and compatible with most devices. With the help of ViWizard Audible Audiobook Converter, listening to Audible offline can't be easier.

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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 1Import Audible Files to ViWizard

To begin with, please make sure you've downloaded Audible books on your computer. If you haven't downloaded the books yet, you can follow the guide in Part 3. And then you can drag and drop the Audible books from the local folder to the ViWizard software main screen. You can also hit on the Add Files button in the upper-left corner of ViWizard Audible Converter.

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Step 2Customize Audible Audiobooks

Depending on the supported formats of your devices that you want to listen to Audible offline, you can select the output format you want by clicking the Format panel at the bottom left corner. If you are not sure what format to select, it is always right to select MP3 which is a universal format for any device. By the way, usually Audible audiobooks are big with multiple chapters, we'd suggest you click the editing icon beside each title and then select the option Split audiobook by chapter.

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Step 3Download Audible Books for Offline Listening

When everything is ready, you can simply click Convert, and ViWizard will remove protection from your Audible audiobooks. When they are done, the Audible AA/AAX books will become unprotected and common audio files. You can browse all your converted audiobooks by clicking the Converted button from the top. It is easy to locate them in the local folder and play them with the built-in media player.

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Step 4Transfer Audible Books to Any Device

Generally, you can connect any of your devices including portable players to the computer via a USB cable and then copy and paste the converted Audible files directly. But if you are using iPod MP3 players, you'd better transfer the audiobooks by iTunes. After transferring, you won't need an internet connection to listen to Audible offline.


So that is all. To play Audible without WiFi, you can directly use the Audible app, iTunes, or Apple Books to play Audible downloaded titles. Else if you want to transfer Audible to multiple devices to listen to Audible offline, converting the Audible audiobooks to universal formats by using ViWizard Audible Audiobook Converter will be the best alternative solution. What do you think?

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