How to Play Audible on MP3 Players

Updated by Adam Gorden on Jan. 28, 2021 4:46 PM.

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Listening to Audible audiobooks on MP3 players can be a fantastic experience. Nevertheless, not all MP3 players support Audible. Actually, only SanDisk, Creative, Garmin, and TomTom support Audible. Since Audible was purchased by Amazon Inc. in 2008, many authors and customers hoped that they can put their purchased Audible audiobook on any MP3 players, like Sonos, Zen Player, Sony Walkman, etc. However, there are no changes on the audible audiobooks after those years.

In this article, except for two methods to transfer Audible audiobooks to MP3 players that support Audible, you will also learn how to play Audible on MP3 players that do not support Audible.

Part 1. How to put Audible books on Audible-compatible MP3 players
     Way 1. Listen to Audible on MP3 players with Audible Manager
     Way 2. Play Audible on MP3 players with Windows 10
Part 2. How to play Audible books on any MP3 players

How to put Audible books on Audible-compatible MP3 players

To transfer Audible books to MP3 players that are available for Audible, you can use Audible Manager. This method is feasible on Windows 10, 7, and Vista. We get an easier way if your computer is loaded with Windows 10. When you use a Mac computer, you can check the last method in this passage.

Listen to Audible on MP3 players with Audible Manager

On Windows computers, using Audible Manager to transferring Audible books is a good method. Follow this:

Step 1. Install Audible Manager first. Plug MP3 player into computer.

Step 2. Open Audible Manager and click on the Devices and Add New Device button.

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Step 3. Select your MP3 player on the popping up window. Click the OK option to shut down Audible Manager.

Step 4. Restart Audible Manager. Under the Mobile Devices section, right-click your MP3 player and choose the Activate button. Then you need to log in to your Audible account.


Step 5. Choose the audiobooks and click the Add to Device button to transfer Audible audiobooks on the MP3 player.

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Play Audible on MP3 players with Windows 10

If you use Windows 10, things become easier. You can put Audible audiobooks on an MP3 player easily.

Step 1. Plug MP3 player into computer. Open the Audible app on the computer.

Step 2. Then drag the book over the device icon or click the Overflow menu and the Add to button.

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Step 3. Click the OK button and enter the Audible account information.

Step 4. Click the Activate button. Now you can listen to Audible on MP3 player.

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Next time to load Audible books on MP3 players, you only need 2 steps. Connect the MP3 player to the computer. Then drag the book over the device icon or click the Overflow menu and the Add to button.

How to play Audible books on any MP3 players

Unfortunately, most MP3 players do not support Audible. That is because the AA/AAX format of Audible audiobooks, which prevents users from playing Audible audiobooks on other devices. Frankly speaking, that makes buying and using audiobooks harder. If a reader wants to enjoy her/his audiobook on more devices, he or she is disallowed. Every consumer would think that the books purchased should be rightfully owned.

ViWizard Audio Converter for Windows & Mac is the best Audible audiobook converter all over the world. With ViWizard Audio Converter, you can easily convert AA/AAX to other formats and enjoy it on any MP3 player freely. ViWizard Audio Converter can convert iTunes audiobook, Audible audiobooks, and even iTunes songs, Apple Music songs to common MP3, M4A, AAC, FLAC, WAV, WMA formats with high quality. It's worth mentioning that ViWizard Audio Converter can convert audiobooks at nearly 30X faster speed. But how to put Audible books on MP3 player? Just read ahead.

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1Add Audible audiobooks to ViWizard Audio Converter

Launch ViWizard Audio Converter, and click the Add Files button to add Audible audiobooks.

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2Select Output Format for MP3 Players

choose output format

ViWizard Audio Converter supports all frequently used audio formats as output including MP3, AAC, M4A, FLAC, WMA, WAV. To fit your MP3 player well, we suggest you can choose MP3 as output. Click the Format button and choose MP3 format as output.

3 Start to convert Audible audiobooks to MP3 players

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Click the Convert button to start Audible to MP3 conversion. The conversion will be finished very soon. After the conversion is finished, click the Open button to find the converted files.

Just connect your MP3 player to the computer via USB cable, then just copy and paste the MP3 files to MP3 player storage. Then you can listen to the Audible audiobooks on MP3 player freely.


To Play Audible on MP3 players, there are 3 methods. The first and second method is for people who use an Audible-Ready device and Windows computer. Among them, the second method needs you to own a Windows 10 computer. The third method, ViWizard Audio Converter is a universal one. You can use it on Windows or Mac computer. And when your MP3 player does not support Audible, it is the only choice.

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