Top 2 Ways to Play Audible Audiobooks on Apple TV

Updated by Adam Gorden on Jul 15, 2022 1:31 PM.

Q: "How to listen to Audible on Apple TV? I have tried the option to select 'Computers' from the main menu and then click 'General' on my Apple TV 4, but some of the audiobooks which are in iTunes don't show up here. Did I do anything wrong and how to solve it? Urgent help."

Amazon Audible is the biggest audiobook seller from its website. Due to the format limitation(AA/AAX), books bought from can't be accessed by Apple TV. That is why you can't find your books sometimes. Besides, though Apple TV supports a lot of video apps like NetFlix, Hulu, Plex, TED, etc., there are few audiobook apps let alone Audible app as of the time being. Are there other alternatives to play Audible on Apple TV? Absolutely, please just read on.

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Part 1. Play Audible on Apple TV through AirPlay
Part 2. Use iTunes Home Sharing to Transfer Any Audible Audiobooks to Apple TV
Part 3. FAQ
Part 4. Conclusion

Part 1. Play Audible on Apple TV through AirPlay

Although there is no Audible app on Apple TV, you can apply for AirPlay to listen to Audible on Apple TV. AirPlay is a special feature of Apple devices/players to stream contents between each other. As long as you have another AirPlay compliant device/player such as iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, iTunes, you can cast the audiobooks which are playing on your device to your Apple TV. Here I take the iPhone to illustrate how does it work.

Step 1. Install and launch the Audible app for your iPhone and then start to use it to play any Audible book.

Step 2. Make sure both your iPhone and Apple TV are connected to the same WiFi network stably. If you have already done that, you can skip this step.

Step 3. Swipe up from the bottom of your iPhone. It should show you the Control Center with multiple control options.

Step 4. Locate and press the AirPlay icon. It will pop up the available devices.

Step 5. Select the destination device - your Apple TV. Generally, it should connect immediately and cast Audible book to Apple TV.

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Part 2. Use iTunes Home Sharing to Transfer Any Audible Audiobooks to Apple TV

AirPlay does provide a feasible solution to stream Audible books on Apple TV, but it requires you to authorize the Audible audiobooks to play well on your iOS devices or iTunes first, else if you don't have the account and password it won't work at all. In addition, you need to have AirPlay compliant devices and sometimes the WiFi connection is not so stable. So this solution is not perfect though. For your convenience, you can also use the second method to get rid of protection on Audible audiobooks and put Audible books on Apple TV easily just like iTunes audiobooks.

ViWizard Audible Converter is a powerful audiobook decryption tool that has the unique feature to crack Audible files without an account and iTunes easily. Just throw in your files and click the "Convert" button, then ViWizard will do the remaining job for you. No questions asked and no other hassles. What's more, since audiobooks are usually long, if you'd like to make it easier to navigate through your chapters, you can also simply split the Audible AA/AAX files by chapters.

Still not sure how it works? No problem. ViWizard offers a functionally the same trial version, you can test it out to see if it meets your requirements to play Audible on Apple TV or not. It supports running on both Windows and Mac computers. Now I will walk you through the steps to listen to Audible AA/AAX files via Apple TV.

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ViWizard Audible Converter Key Features

  • Convert Audible audiobooks to Apple TV with lossless quality
  • Losslessly Convert Audible to MP3 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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How to Convert Audible AA/AAX Books to Common Formats

Before converting, please make sure you have saved the Audible files on your computer offline. Else you need to download them through iTunes or Audible Download Manager. Then you can click the download link above to install ViWizard Audible AA/AAX Converter on your computer (Mac or Windows).

Step 1Import Audible Files to the Converter

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Now launch the ViWizard app on your desktop. Locate the AA or AAX files on your computer and drag and drop them to the ViWizard Audible AA/AAX Converter in batch mode. By pressing the + icon, you can also load the Audible files.

Step 2Pick Output Format and Parameters

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Click the Format box in the bottom-left corner to alter the output format. Because of its high quality and adaptability, I suggest MP3. It will save you a lot of time if you want to play the output files on multiple devices. ViWizard also includes a number of useful choices for customizing your output audio characteristics such as codec, channel, sample rate, and bit rate, which you may adjust or leave alone. When you've completed all of the options, click the OK button.

Step 3Start to Convert Audible to Google Home

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Then, to convert all of the Audible files at once, click the Convert button. Even if you convert numerous files, the process will be much faster because the speed is 100X faster. When the conversion is finished, click the Converted icon to open the converted Audible files, and the format will be changed to the new one.

How to Play Audible on Apple TV

Without the protection, there won't be a problem for Apple TV to access the Audible books from the iTunes library. Then you can add the Audible audiobooks to the iTunes library as well as turn on the iTunes Home Sharing so that to stream Audible books on Apple TV. Here is a guide for you to use iTunes Home Sharing to listen to Audible books on Apple TV.

Step 1. First of all, you need to import Audible books into iTunes. Open iTunes on the computer and go to File > Add File to Library. Locate the converted Audible books and click the Add to Library button.

Step 2. Next, you should set up iTunes Home Sharing. How to do it? Just launch iTunes and go to File > Home Sharing. Choose the Turn On Home Sharing option.

Step 3. Go to the Edit > Preferences > Sharing button. Choose all the Audible books that you want to play on Apple TV. iTunes library will be sync to the Apple TV.

Step 4. On Apple TV, log in to iTunes Home Sharing. Navigate to Computers > Audiobooks to play Audible books on Apple TV.

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Here we also collected some common questions about Audible and Apple TV. You can have a look.

1. Is Audible on Apple TV?

No, the Audible app is not available for Apple TV devices now. If you have an iPhone or MacBook, using Airplay to stream Audible on Apple TV is the most convenient method.

2. How do I get Audible on my Apple Watch?

Audible has supported to Apple Watch. You can get the Audible app on your Apple Watch from the App Store.

3. What devices can play Audible books?

The Audible app is free and available on iOS, Android, Windows 10, and Fire Tablets. Download it from your device's app store. If your device doesn't support Audible, you can use ViWizard to free your Audible files on other devices.


Which method do you think is better to listen to audiobook on Apple TV? Personally, I think that you can choose the first one if you have two iOS devices and want to stream Audible books on Apple TV temporarily. And ViWizard Audible AA/AAX Converter is the best solution for Audible fans who listen to many Audible audiobooks on multiple devices since it will convert Audible books to enable them on any device.

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