“I downloaded an audiobook from Audible and want to play it on my Android device, but I failed to do that due to its AAX format. Is it possible to listen to it on my Android?”
As we all know, Audible is the world’s largest producer of digital audiobooks, and AAX is the main file format being used in Audible. At present, there only limited Android devices are able to open AAX files, that’s the reason why you can’t play AAX audiobooks on your Android device. In this article, we will walk you through the steps to play AAX Audiobooks on your Android device in 2 methods. Let’s get started now!
Play AAX Files on Android with Audible App
AAX is a file format associated with the Audible Audiobook, which includes DRM protection that prevents users from playing on unauthorized media players. AAX files can be directly played on some devices like Apple iPod, Microsoft Zune, and Amazon Kindle 2. But if you want to play AAX files on Android, you are required to download an Audible app on your phone.
You can follow the steps below to operate with Audible App:
Step 1. Download the Audible app from Google Play Store and install it on your Android device.
Step 2. Launch the app and sign in to your account.
Step 3. Go to “Menu” > “My Library” and find the audiobooks you purchased before. And then click “Download” to download your desired audiobook and play it.
Play AAX Files on Android Without Audible App
With the Audible app on your Android device, you can only play AAX files with your account logged in. But can you play AAX files on Android without installing the Audible app? The answer is yes. You are able to convert the Audible AAX files to MP3 format with the help of a professional AAX converter.
Here we show you a powerful converter – MuConvert Audible Converter, which supports converting Audible AAX files protected by DRM to MP3 format without Audible account authorization, then you can listen to those DRM-free AAX audiobooks on any media player of your Android device.
Process 1: Convert DRM-Protected AAX Audible Books to MP3
Step 1. Install and Launch MuConvert Audible Converter
Download MuConvert Audible Converter by clicking the below button, install it on your computer, and then launch it.
Step 2. Add Audible AAX Books
Click to add Audible AAX books or drag and drop the audiobooks to the homepage of the software.
Step 3. Select Output Format
Set “Output Format” for each audiobook, four formats are available for converting including MP3, WAV, M4A, and FLAC. Here we select MP3 format.
Step 4. Split AAX Audible Books
Then go to “Settings” > “Output settings” > “Preferences” in the upper right corner, and you can choose to split the AAX audiobooks by chapters, time, and segments as needed.
Optional step: Click the ID3 tag icon behind the Audible book title, you can change the information of the “Title”, “Artist”, “Album”, and “Genre” of the AAX book freely.
Step 5. Start to convert AAX Audible Books
After all the settings are complete, you can click the “Convert All” button in the bottom right corner to start converting. All the AAX files will be converted to MP3 format without DRM protection.
Now, you have got the MP3 files of Audible audiobooks with MuConvert Audible Converter. Then, you can transfer them to any device other than Android phones for free offline listening.
Process 2: Transfer DRM-Free Audiobooks to Android for Playback
After conversion, you can then transfer those audiobooks in MP3 format to your Android device for offline playback:
Step 1. Transfer the converted audiobooks to your Android device by connecting a USB cable to your computer.
Step 2. Then you can play the DRM-free audiobooks on your Android anytime anywhere without any limitations.
Today we have shown you how to play AAX audiobooks on Android in 2 ways. You can play AAX files on Android directly with the Audible app installed. Alternatively, if you want to listen to Audible audiobooks on any other media play of your Android, the MuConvert Audible Converter might be your best choice. If you want to enjoy the audiobook freely, download it and give it a try.