How to Listen to Audible Audiobooks on Kindle Tablets

Updated by Adam Gorden on Mar 9, 2022 2:30 PM

"I am a long time book lover. I found it is a great experience switch between reading an eBook on Kindle and listening to the audiobook on my iPhone with the WhisperSync for Voice. I wanna know if it is possible to play Audible audiobooks on my Kindle PaperWhite directly as I don't want to use two devices together. Thanks." - User from Reddit.

Besides reading, more and more users prefer to listen to Audible books due to the fast-paced life of modern society. They don't have to spare any special time but just do that while doing the dishes, waiting for a bus. Kindle is a well-known e-reader with an outstanding reading experience. So, is it possible to listen to Audible on Kindle? If you want to know how, just follow this article.

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Part 1. Can I Play Audible AA/AAX Books on a Kindle
Part 2. How to Listen to Audible Audiobooks on Kindle Devices
Part 3. What Can You Do If Your Kindle Is Not Compatible with Audible

Part 1. Can I Play Audible AA/AAX Books on a Kindle

If you visit the Audible forum, you may have already found that many users complain that they can't play audiobooks on Kindle while others say that it is a cinch to do that. So what is right? Most of the devices are compatible with Audible while some are dedicated to reading eBooks only.

Supports Audible: Kindle 1st & 2nd Gen/5th Gen/8th Gen/All-New Kindle Oasis 9th Gen/Kindle Touch/Keyboard/DX/Oasis, Kindle Fire/HD/HDX, and so on.

Dedicated E-Readers: Kindle PaperWhite/7th Gen/Voyage.

Part 2. How to Listen to Audible Audiobooks on Kindle Devices

Amazon has made it simplest ever to play Audible files on its Kindle tablets. Based on the model of your device, you can take a look at the related guide accordingly.

Kindle 8th Gen or Kindle Oasis 8th/9th Gen

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1) Go to the Home screen and select My Library >Tap All to find your audiobooks, or use the filters to see only Audible books.

2) Select the audiobook that you wish to listen to. If it hasn't previously been downloaded, the audiobook will be downloaded.

3) You may listen to audiobooks on the Kindle's speakers, by putting in headphones, or by pairing a Bluetooth device. If you haven't already, touch on Pair Device and select the Bluetooth device you wish to use.

Tip: To see your audiobooks, you must first switch on Wi-Fi and perform the over-the-air update.

Kindle Fire HD

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1) Go to the Audible panel and then you will see a list of purchased audiobooks.

2) Choose the audiobook and then tap the cover to start downloading.

3) Back to the home page by pressing the Home button, then choose the audiobook title to play it.

Tip: If no file shows up on the Audible tab, you can swipe down from the top of the screen and then press the Sync icon to check for new purchases.

Kindle Keyboard

1) From the Menu, use the 5-way controller to choose View Archived Items.

2) Using the 5-way controller, choose the audiobook you wish to download.

3) Click the audiobook title on the home page for playing.

If you can't see your bought Audible audiobooks in the Archived Items section, please visit and check in to your account. Go to Library > My Books. Locate the bought book and choose Deliver to Kindle Keyboard from the drop-down option. Return to your Kindle Keyboard and choose Home > Menu > Sync & Check for Items (using the 5-way controller to select). Your new purchases will be detected by Kindle Keyboard.

Kindle Touch

1) On the Home screen, tap Cloud.

2) Select the audiobook you like to download on your device.

3) After the download is done, click the audiobook title on the home page for listening.

Kindle 1st/2nd Gen or Kindle DX

Unlike other models which are integrated with the Audible service by fault, you have to install the Audible Manager on a Windows computer to activate these devices and transfer the AA/AAX audiobooks.

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1) Plug in the Kindle to your PC via USB port.

2) Launch Audible Manager on your PC, and then click Devices > Add New Device > OK, the program will be closed, and start to install the components files to your device in the background.

3) When it is done, right-click the Kindle Device and then select the Activate option.

4) After that, you can go to the Library panel and start to transfer the audiobooks to your Kindle by selecting the books and clicking Add to Device.

5) Finally, the audiobooks will show up on the home screen of the Kindle. Please select the book to start playing using the joystick.

Part 3. What Can You Do If Your Kindle Is Not Compatible with Audible

However, if you have an incompatible device like the PaperWhite tablet, it is impossible to play Audible on Kindle PaperWhite. In this case, you have to seek other alternative ways.

Listen to Audiobook on Kindle App

This is the best way because it is free. Generally, you can download the app to your Windows/Mac computers or iOS/Android devices and it will automatically sync all the files you have purchased. This works for any Audible audiobooks with an eBook companion.

Listen to Audiobook with ViWizard Audible Audiobook Converter

Sometimes if your device such as an MP3 player which doesn't support Kindle App either, you can try the superior tool ViWizard Audible Converter to help you break DRM protection. Then you can copy & paste to transfer the audiobooks freely.

Compared to other rival products, ViWizard Audible Audiobook Converter has the advantages such as 100X faster speed and lossless quality. Besides, it is most convenient. You don't even need to authorize the Audible audiobooks with iTunes, just throw in the downloaded AA/AAX files, ViWizard software will turn them into a universal MP3 format.

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Key Features of ViWizard Audible Audiobook Converter

  • Losslessly remove DRM from Audible without account authorization
  • Convert Audible audiobooks to common formats at 100× faster speed
  • Freely customize lots of parameters like format, bit rate, and channel
  • Split audiobooks into small segments by time frame or by chapters
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Tutorial: How to Convert Audible Audiobooks to MP3 for Playing on Other Devices

With ViWizard Audible Audiobook Converter, you can convert Audible to MP3 for playing on other devices. The following guide will show you how to free Audible audiobooks with ViWizard. Before we start, click the link above to install ViWizard Audible Converter on your desktop.

Step 1Import Audible Books to ViWizard

Launch ViWizard Audible Audiobook Converter on your computer. Then click the Add File icon at the top of the converter to load Audible AA/AAX files. Or drag Audible audiobook files directly to the converter.

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Step 2Set Parameters for Output Audio Format

Click the Format button locating at the bottom left corner of this converter. To play Audible audiobooks on most devices, we suggest you to choose MP3 format. Also, you can set the sample rate, channel, codec, and bit rate of the output audios. Then click the OK button to go on the conversion of Audible.

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Step 3Convert Audible Audiobooks to MP3

This is the last step for this conversion. Simply click the Convert button on the bottom of this converter and wait for a while. Click the Converted button to get the converted Audible book files. You also can open them by clicking the Open button. After the conversion, you can play the converted Audible audiobooks on other devices without limit.

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Now you may know how to play Audible books on Kindle. We have shown the guides of listening to Audible on different Kindle devices. Choose a guide and have a try now. Moreover, if you want to play Audible audiobooks on other devices which don't support Audible, ViWizard Audible Audiobook Converter is your best choice. With ViWizard, you can free your Audible books and play them on any device you like without limit.

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