Best Ways to Play Audible AudioBooks on Sonos

Updated by Adam Gorden on Sep 14, 2022 6:00 PM.

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Audible, the world's largest audiobook provider, has made it easy for us to access any audiobook through different devices, for instance, the Sonos speakers.

While more enabled services with the Sonos, we'd like to update and keep different platforms and devices separated in the 4 available methods that follow for how to listen to Audible on Sonos, stream Audible to Sonos and add Audible to Sonos with actual songs and more. You can even benefit from the exclusives here!

Part 1. How to Listen to Audible on Sonos Using Sonos Controller
Part 2. How to Listen to Audible on Sonos Using Audible App
Part 3. How to Stream Audible to Sonos Using Airplay 2
Part 4. How to Add Audible to Sonos with Converted Audiobooks

Part 1. How to Listen to Audible on Sonos Using Sonos Controller

Both Audible app and Sonos app are available on Android's app store. In our test, either using Audible/Sonos app can finish the task to have Audible on Sonos well. You can either download both or one of the Android apps and pick up the mobile device for how to have Audible on Sonos or Sonos on Audible.

Note: To avoid issues with Audible and some Sonos app versions (For example: Sonos S3 12.0 and earlier / Sonos S1 11.2 and earlier), please make sure the Sonos updated.

Add Audible to Sonos App

In addition to some popular music services like Apple Music, Spotify and Amazon Music, Audible service is also available on Sonos. If using Sonos app to stream music contents from the supported music services on Sonos is to prefer, it's recommended to add Audible to Sonos app.

For iOS and Android:

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1. Open the Sonos app.

2. From the Setting tab, tap Services & Voice.


2. From the bottom, tap More (horizontal 3 dots icon).

3. Under Music & Content section, tap Add a Service.

4. From the available music services list, tap Audible under Add Music Services.

5. Under Add Service, tap Add to Sonos to confirm.

select Audible as Sonos music services

Tips: Once the Audible account is set up, there'll be a Success screen.

Returns to the Sonos app's Browse page to start browsing Audible content in it.

Once the Audible service is added, follow the authorization instruction on the screen to authorize the Audible account or Amazon credential to continue.

For Windows and Mac:

1. Open the Sonos app.

2. Under the Select a Music Source section, click on Add Music Services.

3. Click on Audible to add.

4. Follow the similar instructions to add the Audible account or Amazon credential.

Pro Tips: Issues with Add Audible Service to Sonos Using App

In addtion to the basic Audible account or Amazon credential, please also make sure to check if the appropriate Marketplace is selected to access to Audible.

Pro Tips: Stream Audible to Sonos Using Line-in Connection

In addition to using the Sono controller to stream Audible content on most Sonos devices, Sonos also supports streaming audio contents from more media devices, including phones, tablets, computers and Tvs connected with an audio input - Line-in.

Line-In is available on some Sonos products that allows Sonos customers to connect a device with an audio output. Once the device is connected to the Line-In port, it's simple to stream the Line-In audio using the Sonos controller app. If there's a Sono product with Line-in, connect it with the media devices from above and stream the Audible contents for a better listening experience.

Sonos products with a Line-In port:

The following Sonos devices can be used with Line-In: Five, Port, Amp.

Part 2. How to Listen to Audible on Sonos Using Audible App

If the Sonos controller is not to prefer, here we offer the instruction for long-time Audible app user to add Sonos device to Audible app. Once the Sonos device is added, it's also simple to complete the task to listen to Audible on the connected Sonos device.

Add Sonos Device to Audible App

For iOS and Android:

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1. Turn on the Sonos device or make sure it responds well to a voice command.

2. Once the Sonos is on, open the Audible app on the Android phone.

3. For internet connection, make sure the Sonos device and Audible are in the same Wi-Fi connection.

4. On Audible, tap on a title to start streaming.

If in the same Wi-Fi connection, the Audible app will detect the activated Sonos device and a pop-up will appears at the bottom with "Sonos devices are available." Yes! The Connect to a Device button can be used.

5. Tap the Connect to a device at the bottom.

6. From the list of available devices, find and tap the Sonos device name.

7. Once the Sonos device is selected, read the permissions approval appears to Continue.

Note: If the Direct Control feature is used to add Sonos to Audible app the first time, a short note will appear: "Some Audible features, like narration speed, are unavailable on Sonos."

8. Tap OK to finish the task.

Now start listening to Audible books on the app, but via the connected Sonos device!

Note: In addition to the unavailable Audible features on Sonos from above, more Audible features are not supported on Sonos when using Audible app, including sleep timer, bookmarks, chapter navigation and Stats and Badges.

Pro Tips: Voice Commands to Control Audible Using Alexa

There are the basic voice commands that can control well of the Audible on Sonos:

Part 3. How to Stream Audible to Sonos Using AirPlay 2

AirPlay 2 and Sonos

AirPlay 2 now is in more speakers than ever. As one of the major speaker manufacturers, Sonos also incorporates AirPlay 2 into some of their products as AirPlay compatible Sonos device. Considering that readers who have these home accessories can love this method to have Audible on Sonos, we add this part as an update.

Pro Tips: AirPlay Compatible Sonos Devices

The following Sonos devices are compatible with AirPlay: All SYMFONISK speakers, Amp, Arc, Arc SL, Beam, Beam (Gen 2), Five, Move, One, One SL, Play:5 (Gen 2), Playbase, Port, Ray, Roam and Roam SL.

Stream AirPlay Audio to Sonos

Note: If there are Audible books transferred to iTunes and are accessible on Apple Music Library (Music app), feel free to open the Apple Music app and play Audible on Sonos from it using AirPlay.

For iOS and Android:

1. On the iPhone or iPad, swipe down from the top right of the screen to open Control center.

2. In the right-hand corner, find the audio card.

3. Tap the AirPlay icon.

4. Now from the available devices list, tap the Sonos device name.

5. Once connected, it will stream the same Audible contents audio across all of them using AirPlay.

For Mac:

1. Make sure the Mac and Sonos are on the same Wi-Fi network.

2. On Mac, open Apple Music.

3. From the top, tap the AirPlay icon next to the volum slider.

4. From the available devices list, click the Sonos device name.

5. Once connected, it will play Audible on Sonos using AirPlay

Or to stream audio from the Audible app:

1. Once the Mac and the Sonos are on the same Wi-Fi network, select Mac's Control Center in the menu bar.

2. Under Sound, click the AirPlay icon.

3. Select the compatible Sono device and start to have Audible on Sono.

Part 4. How to Add Audible to Sonos with Converted Audiobooks

While the methods from above all work to stream Audible to Sonos well on most devices, there are some problems introduced within some of the media services (For example: the "Add a Device" doesn't appear in the Audible app. Even the Audible can be stream to Sonos well without apps, the Audible AA/AAX file will set limits, which can be removed with a powerful tool like ViWizard Audible AA/AAX Converter.

When it comes to activate Audible's AA/AAX for more uses, ViWizard Audible AA/AAX Converter is professional. It can convert all the downloaded Audible audiobooks in AA/AAX format into the most common MP3s and more.

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Convert Audible AA/AAX Audiobooks to MP3

For Windows and Mac:

1. On Windows or Mac, launch ViWizard Audible Converter.

2. In ViWizard, click the Add Files button to select the downloaded AA/AAX files.

3. Once the AA/AAX files are selected, click Open to add them to ViWizard.

change output format of Audible audiobooks in ViWizard

4. To convert the AA/AAX files into supported formats, click the Format at the bottom and set the output format as MP3.

5. Click OK to save this change.

To convert the added AA/AAX Audible audiobooks files:

5. At the bottom of ViWizard's screen, click Convert to start the conversion.

Now there're a collection of Audible books in MP3 format that can be stream to more devices, including Sonos.

Add Audible to Sonos with Converted Audiobooks

There should be the up-to-date Sonos Controller on Mac and Windows for how to add Audible to Sonos with the converted files.

For Windows and Mac:

1. Open the Sonos app for Mac or Windows, select Music Library Settings from the Manage menu.

On Mac:

2. Click the plus icon.

On Windows:

2. Click the Add button.

Now navigate to the location where the converted Audible books files are stored in, then select the files to add Audible to Sonos.

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