How to Play Audible Audiobooks on Roku Streaming Player

Updated by Adam Gorden on Jan 26, 2021 4:06 PM.
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There has been a general interest among many users to stream Audible audiobooks on Roku when they are doing mundane work at home, relaxing on the couch, and so on. They think that life will be easier if it is possible to experience audiobooks via Roku instead of using the computer or other MP3 players. However, as of right now, the Roku is still not Audible ready. Neither an Audible channel nor a compatible player for AA and AAX is available for streaming Audible books. Audible states that they are working hard on making all existing devices compatible and doesn't know the estimated time yet.

But no worries. If you are hurry to play Audible on Roku now, you can follow this tutorial to learn more about Audible files and find 2 alternative ways.

Part 1. Play Audible on Roku by Mirroring the Smartphone
Part 2. Play Audible on Roku by Converting Audible Files to Roku Compatible Format
Conclusion

Play Audible on Roku by Mirroring the Smartphone

Although you cannot find an Audible for Roku app, with the help of your smartphone, you can listen to Audible audiobooks on Roku. There is a simple but useful feature that can help – mirror your smartphone to Roku. Whether you use an Android phone or iPhone, this method is workable. Follow the guide below to have a try. There are 3 things you need to do before mirroring.

● Turn on your Roku device.
● Connect your smartphone and Roku device to the same Wi-Fi.
● Make sure Roku allows screen mirroring. You can go to Settings > Screen Mirroring > Screen Mirroring Mode > Always Allow.

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For Android users:

1. Open the Settings app on your phone. Choose the Device Connection button.

2. Choose the Cast button and toggle it on. Some of you can find Cast Screen button from the notification bar.

3. Select your Roku device. Play Audible audiobooks on your phone. Now you can enjoy Audible on Roku.

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For iOS users:

1. Open App Store and install the Mirror for Roku app. Open it and select your Roku device.

2. Open the Mirror for the Roku channel on the Roku device.

3. Select your Roku device. Tap the Start Mirroring button to start your mirroring.

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It is quite easy to mirror and stream Audible audiobooks on Roku. However, this method is not the most stable one. Some users report that they cannot mirror their smartphone to Roku to play Audible. So, we prepare a better method below.

Play Audible on Roku by Converting Audible Files to Roku Compatible Format

Though we can't create a new channel or a new media player, we can transform the Audible files themselves. As we have already known that it is the Audible audiobook formats AA and AAX which causes the Roku Media Player to fail to play them, the best way is to change them to a new compatible format. Typically, Roku supports video, audio, playlist, and image files. As for the audio files, they include AAC, MP3, MMA, FLAC, PMC, AC3, DTS, ALAC, and more. By converting Audible audiobooks to one of these new formats, they should be played well on Roku Media Player.

You may worry if it is too complicated to do that. But it is so easy. Basically, you just need to do a drag & drop and several clicks by a gorgeous ViWizard Audible AA/AAX Converter for Windows/Mac. It is specially designed for converting Audible audiobooks to play on any popular players, hot devices, etc. With it, you can choose a new compatible format you want to convert your Audible audiobooks. The reason why I recommend ViWizard software instead of other software is due to that it runs at a surprisingly 100X faster speed and output quality is lossless. You can download the totally free trial version to evaluate it as well and you will see what I mean.

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Steps to Convert AAX to MP3 and Play Audible on Roku

Unlike other Audible tools which may require you to authorize the files before converting, ViWizard Audible AAX Converter can skip the step to convert straightforwardly. In case you are still a little confused about how to do that, I will run the ViWizard Audible AA Converter to show it to you. The Windows version and Mac version have the same features and similar interface, you can download either version you want to try. Here I will take the Windows version for example.

1Prepare Audible Files

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Before converting Audible files, you have to download them first. If you are on a Mac computer, you can download your Audible audiobooks by iTunes directly. Else if you are using a PC, you have to install the official Audible Download Manager to help you. After downloading, please locate the AA or AAX files from your computer folder and drag them to the ViWizard Audible AA/AAX Converter in batch.

2Customize Audible Audiobooks for Roku

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Then you can select a new output format for your Roku device. Please just pay some attention to the Roku compatible formats we have mentioned above like AAC, MP3 and choose the one you want. I'd suggest you choose MP3 for its high quality and compatibility. It will help you save a lot of hassles if you want to play the output files on multiple devices. ViWizard Audible Audiobook Converter also offers a lot of other useful option to customize your output audio parameters like codec, channel, sample rate, bit rate, you might set it as you want or keep the default settings.

3Convert Audible Audiobooks to Roku

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Next, you can click once to convert all the Audible files in batch. It won't be long even if you convert multiple files as the speed is 100X faster. When it is done, the format will be changed to the new one.

4Stream Audible Audiobooks on Roku

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Finally, you should have already got the Roku compatible audio file now. To stream the converted audiobooks on your Roku, you just need to copy them to a USB drive and plug in the USB to your Roku's USB port (if available) or put them on a media server on your local network. Then launch the Roku Media Player from your Roku device and browser the audiobook file you want to play.

Conclusion

To play Audible on Roku device, you can either mirror smartphone screen to Roku or convert Audible audiobooks to MP3 or other formats. I will suggest the second one for you. If you read this post carefully, you will find that converting is easier than mirroring. Another advantage is that you can play Audible audiobooks on any device after converting.

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