Today Audiobooks make listening to your favorite books more fun and interesting. In addition, it saves time as you can listen to all your favorite books as you do other things such as when commuting to work. One of the best sources of Audiobooks is Audible Audiobooks. If you use Google Home you may wonder does Audible Audiobooks play on your device. Well, Google Home is an awesome smartspeaker that you can easily ask to play music, podcasts, and Audiobooks from different sources without having to manually operate it.
Unfortunately, Audible Audiobooks come from Amazon which has its own smart speakers competing Google Home. For this reason, you cannot directly listen to Audible Audiobooks on your Google Home. To cast Audible to Google home you will have to use one of the methods outlined below.
Google Home works with an app designed for use on both IOS and Android. By downloading and using this app on your phone you can easily cast and play Audiobooks on your Google Home speakers directly from your phone. To do so follow these steps:
1. Download the Google Home app. Google Home comes with the app for both Android and IOS. It is a highly recommended way to cast Audible Audiobooks to Google Home.
2. Start by having both your Google Home speaker and your Smartphone are connected to the same internet network
3. Now download and install the Google Home app on your Smartphone. Wait until the installation is done and you can see the app’s main screen for you to proceed to the next step.
4. Next, navigate the Google Home app and hit the “burger” button. Next, select the “Cast screen/audio” menu. In the window that opens you should find the name of your Smartphone. Select it then click “OK”.
5. Now to play your Audible Audiobooks on Google Home just launch your Audible app and start streaming the Audiobooks of your choice and the mobile app will cast to the Google Home speaker. You will be able to enjoy your Audible Audiobooks just like you streaming them from compatible sources such as Spotify.
Another great way to listen to Audible Audiobooks on your Google Home speaker is by using Bluetooth. There two methods to do this.
The easiest way to stream Audiobook to Google home via Bluetooth is to use the voice assistant. Here you have to first turn on Bluetooth on your Smartphone. With this in place, the next step is to instruct your Google Home to pair with nearby Bluetooth devices by saying something like “OK, Google, Bluetooth pairing”. Once you Google Home find the available Bluetooth devices select your Smartphone then instruct the smartspeaker to find the right Audiobook and then play it.
The other way to use Bluetooth to play your Audible Audiobooks on your Google Home speaker is via the Google Home app. First, download and install the Google Home app on your device. Next, navigate the app and open “settings”. Then open the ‘Paired Bluetooth Devices’ menu and select “Enable Pairing Mode”. Now turn on the Bluetooth on your phone. Now launch and the Audible app and play your favorite Audiobook and the same will be mirrored to the Google Home Speaker.
The best method to use to play Audible Audiobooks on Google home is the iTunes Audio Converter for Mac. This is a powerful tool designed to remove DRM protection and convert online content in formats that can be played on Google Home and other independent players. It can convert your Audible Audiobooks to MP3, AAC, M4B, FLAC, M4A, and WAV formats so that you can enjoy playing them on your Google Home and even on your sound system in your car. It retains the original quality of your Audible books and can also be used to split your books into chapters so that you can properly plan your listening. It is fast and makes it easy to play your Audible books on Google Home. To use this tool, follow these steps:
Step 1. Download and Install the iTunes Audio Converter
To use this tool the first step you need to take is to download, install and launch the program. There is a free trial but to use all the important features you will have to purchase and register a plan. Once this is done you are set to start using it for all your video and audio conversion needs.
Step 2. Add Your Audiobooks to the Converter
To add your Audible Audiobooks to the converter simply click on the “Add Files” button on the iTunes Audio Converter screen. This will open your Audible library from where you will be able to select the Audiobooks you want to convert. Once this is done authorize the tool to download the files to your computer once converted.
Step 3. Customize the Output Settings
Next hit the “Audio” button to open the settings window. Here select your preferred output option. Google Home plays MP3 files it will be ok to select MP3 as your preferred output. If you want to play relatively longer books you should consider clicking the “edit” button on each Audiobook you have added to the tool so that you can elect to split them into chapters.
Step 4. Convert Audible Audiobook Files to MP3
Now hit “OK” to return to the iTunes Audio Converter Windows/Mac home page then click the “Convert” icon to start to convert Audible AA/AAX to MP3. Once the conversion is done you can now access the files on your device and play as you want.
Now, please click OK’ to get back to the iTunes Audio Converter’s main interface and simply press the ‘Convert’ button at the bottom-right corner to start converting process. It will convert added audio files to the target audio format you set before. After conversion, you can locate them on the destination folder by touching the ‘file’ icon and transfer them to players or devices that you’d like to play.
Step 5. Upload to Google Play Music and enjoy your listening
Once you have your Audible Audiobooks in MP3 format simply upload files to Google Play Music. This way, whenever, you want to listen to your books you simply instruct your Google Home using a voice command to find a particular book and play it for you.
Another great way to listen to your Audible Audiobooks on Google Home is to use Chromecast. If you have a TV set with an inbuilt Chromecast then it’s pretty easy to get started. With the Chromecast all you have is to command your Google Home to play any Audible book you want to play from your phone and you will get it. To do all this, follow these steps:
1. Find out screen mirroring app that supports your Chromecast TV
2. Download and install the mirroring app on our Smartphone
3. Now start the Audible app on your phone
4. Now you can use voice command to instruct your Google Home to play any Audiobook on your Audible app and it will play casting it on your Chromecast TV.
Audible Audiobooks from Amazon contains millions of great books to listen to. However, if you already have the Google Home system you will be a little disappointed because Audible is not compatible with Google Home. Don’t let this incompatibility problem get in your way of enjoying the best Audible books you have. This article explains four methods of playing Audible Audiobooks on your Google Home. If you have not used any of the four methods, then the best option you have is installing iTunes Audio Converter and using it to convert your Audible books so that you can play them on Google Home and many other devices.