How Can I Play iTunes Audiobooks on Android Devices

Updated by Adam Gorden on Apr 25, 2022 10:16 AM.

Audiobook has made it easy for us to listen to a whole story while we are doing something else. But for Android users who like to purchase audiobooks from iTunes, it's no easy job to play those audiobooks on their Android devices ever. You will probably be told that the format of those audiobooks, encoded M4B, is not supported by the device when trying to import iTunes audiobooks to your Android-based phones or tablets. If you are facing such a problem and need to play M4B on Android, you can then follow this article to find out how to play iTunes audiobooks on Android.

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Part 1. Why Can't We Play iTunes Audiobooks on Android Devices
Part 2. Best Solution to Convert iTunes Audiobooks to Android Phones/Tablets
Part 3. Additional Knowledge – What is M4B

Why Can't We Play iTunes Audiobooks on Android Devices

Firstly, you should beware of the fact that the audiobook files downloaded from iTunes are usually in an encoded M4B format. All iTunes audiobooks are restricted to be played on selected media devices that are approved by Apple. Android devices are not among the supported list. That's why you can't freely copy iTunes audiobooks to your Android phone or tablet for playback.

Fortunately, that doesn't mean there's no way out. You can still listen to those audiobooks on Android devices if some iTunes audiobook converters are applied, such as the one we'll recommend below.

Best Solution to Convert iTunes Audiobooks to Android Phones/Tablets

Currently, the most effective method to listen to iTunes audiobooks on Android devices is to use a third-party audiobook converter to bypass the restriction from iTunes audiobooks before importing the audiobooks to Android devices. Since iTunes audiobooks are usually saved in M4B formats which are not supported by most Android phones or tablets, we'll have to convert those formats to Android compatible formats, such as MP3 or AAC.

In this case, we recommend you to use ViWizard Audio Converter, an all-in-one audiobook converting solution that can convert the iTunes audiobooks and songs, Apple Music, Audible audiobooks to MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A supported by Android devices. It's able to convert the iTunes audiobooks at 30X faster speed with original ID3 tags and chapter kept. You can also customize the audios volume, pitch, set the codec, channel, sample rate, and so on. To listen to iTunes audiobooks easier, you can split audiobooks by chapters or time with this tool. Now you are suggested to download the free trial version of this software and follow the guide to begin converting iTunes audiobooks to Android.

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ViWizard Audio Converter Key Features

  • Convert iTunes audiobook to MP3 to M4A, FLAC, WAV, etc.
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Complete Guide on How to Convert and Play iTunes M4B Audiobooks on Android

Now you may want to know how to convert and play iTunes M4B files on Android devices with ViWizard. Please click the button above to download the ViWizard Audio Converter on your computer first. Let's see how to to convert iTunes audiobooks to MP3 with the following guide.

1Import Purchased M4B Audiobooks to iTunes Library

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Launch iTunes and go to My Audiobooks section. Then click iTunes menu bar File > Library > Import Playlist to import the audiobook files to iTunes library.

2Load iTunes Audiobooks to ViWizard Audio Converter

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Once the audiobooks are loaded successfully to the iTunes playlist, launch ViWizard Audio Converter. Then click Load iTunes Library button to select the audiobook files you want to convert to Android. You can also drag and drop the local iTunes audiobook files to the converter.

3Select Output Format for Android Devices

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When the audiobooks are added to ViWizard, you can choose the output format as MP3, AAC, or other formats that are compatible with Android OS by clicking the Format button. Here you can also tune some parameters of output audio, such as sample rate, bit rate, channel, etc. For correctly playing on Android device, we suggest set MP3 as the output format. When all the settings are finished, click the OK button to save.

4Convert iTunes Audiobooks to Android

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Now you may start to convert the iTunes audiobooks to common Android formats by clicking the Convert button within ViWizard. Once the conversion is completed, you can go to the output folder by tapping the Converted button to find the converted unprotected audiobooks and put iTunes audiobooks to Android devices you own.

Additional Knowledge – What is M4B

M4B is a file extension which is mostly applied for iTunes audiobooks. The M4B files are encoded with the Advanced Audio Codec (AAC). Compared with M4A, M4B carries more information including images, hyperlinks, and most importantly, chapter markers, which enables you to leave a mark for the listening of the next time. M4B audios can be played on many devices. Some of the best M4B players are Librivox Player (Android and iOS), Audio Books Player (iOS and Android), Bookmobile Audiobook Player (iOS). But if you convert iTunes audiobooks to MP3 with ViWizard Audio Converter, you can play them on any audio player that supports MP3.


In this article, we have shown you the best solution how to get iTunes audiobooks on Android devices. With ViWizard Audio Converter, you can easily convert iTunes audiobooks into MP3 for playing on your Android devices without limit. You can also add the converted iTunes audiobooks to other devices you like. Don't you want to try it now? Just click the button below to download the converter.

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