Listening to audiobooks on Apple Watch now becomes an easy thing when Apple Watch has supported the latest Audible app. People can directly install it on the watch and then sign into the Audible library to find the saved audiobooks for playback. If you still don’t know how to sync and listen to Audible on Apple Watch, this article is what you need.

In this article, you will get instructions to install the Audible app on the watch and the way to play audiobooks with it. Also, for those who want an alternative to playing Audible books on Apple Watch offline without the Audible app, we will also share with you how to use MuConvert Audible Converter to save Audible books to Apple Watch so that you can listen to them offline. Now, let’s get started to see how these two methods help you listen to Audible books on Apple Watch easily.

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How to Install Audible on Apple Watch and Play Audiobooks

At present, the Audible app is supported on Apple Watch versions, including Series 7, SE, and Series 3. If you are using these Apple Watch devices, also check with the systems before installing the Audible app.

Install Audible on Apple Watch

The following required tools and their system requirements of related devices are provided for you to check out:

  • Audible app to version 3.0 or higher
  • Your iPhone device with the system at iOS 12 or higher
  • Your Apple Watch is OS5 or higher

After making sure that your devices meet the system requirements to install the Audible app, now you can follow the steps here to do it.

Step 1. On your iPhone, you need to install the Audible app from Apple Store first.

Step 2. Then open “My Watch” after installing the Audible app on iPhone and also connecting Apple Watch to the phone.

Step 3. In “Available Apps”, scroll the list to find Audible and then press the “INSTALL” button. When the installation finishes, the Audible app can be found on your watch.

Apple Watch Install Audible App

Add and Play Audible Books on Apple Watch

When the Audible app is successfully installed on your Apple Watch, you can start adding the audiobooks you like and then directly play on Apple Watch.

Step 1. To add the audiobooks to Audible Library, you need to open the Audible app on your iPhone and sign into your account. After finding and purchasing them, save them to the library and then go to them by clicking the “Library” tab.

Step 2. In the library, choose the audiobook you want to sync to your Apple Watch and then press the “…” button next to it. In the menu, you will find the “Sync to Apple Watch” option. Then it would take about 20~25 minutes to finish the audiobook syncing process.


You need to keep the Apple Watch charging or keep the Audible app opening before the audiobook syncing ends.

Step 3. After syncing the Audible books to the Audible app on your Apple Watch, use Bluetooth headphones to connect your Apple Watch.

Step 4. Then directly play the book in the Audible app, and you can enjoy the content without your iPhone.

Apple Watch Play Audible Books

If you own the new Audible Apple Watch, you can directly install the Audible app on your Apple Watch and then download Audible books you like in the Audible app instead of syncing them from your iPhone.

Best Alternative Way to Play Audible Offline on Apple Watch

Although the Audible app has supported some Apple Watch devices, there are still some restrictions for you.

  • You can only play these downloaded audiobooks in the Audible app instead of enjoying them on other unauthorized media players or devices as you like.
  • Your Apple Watch, iPhone, and Audible App version need to meet the requirement.
  • You cannot play the Audible books you like if the Apple Watch is without a network connection or if you cancel the Audible subscription.

Therefore, for those who want to enjoy audiobook time more flexibly without the above limitations, you can try this alternative way – using MuConvert Audible Converter, to save Audible books to Apple Watch for playback offline.

MuConvert Audible Converter provides stable Audible books download service to both Windows and Mac users. It mainly helps you to remove the DRM protection from the protected AA/AAX audiobooks on Audible platform, then convert them to common formats such as MP3, M4A, WAV, and FLAC. After you get the converted audio files with lossless quality and ID3 tag preservation, you can transfer them to your Apple Watch no matter the version it is or to other devices and players as you want, then realize the audiobooks offline playback even without a network.

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Key Features:
  • Provides user-friendly UI to convert Audible AA/AAX books to MP3 for offline playback
  • Saves all original chapters, ID3 tags, and metadata information
  • Offers the fastest conversion speed at up to 60X faster
  • Converts Audible books to original quality offline
  • Offers the splitting function to cut Audible books by time/chapter/segment before the conversion
  • Provides batch conversion to convert Audible books more efficiently

Step 1. Open and Add Audible Books to MuConvert Audible Converter

After installing MuConvert Audible Converter on your computer, open the software and then click the “+ Add File” button to select the audiobooks, then import them to the converter (so you need to download Audible books offline from the Audible platform before the conversion). Or you can directly drag them to the interface for importing.

MuConvert Audible Converter Add Audiobooks

Step 2. Select Output Format to Convert Audible Books

When the Audible books are added to MuConvert Audible Converter, select the “Output Format” to download all of them offline.

You can set one output format for all of them by selecting the “Menu” option to enter “Output Setting”. Except for the “Output Format”, the “SampleRate” and “Bitrate” can also be changed. If you want to split the audiobooks, the splitting mode can also be set here.

MuConvert Audible Converter Preferences

Step 3. Edit ID3 Information of the Audible Books (Optional)

If you want to edit the ID3 information of the Audible books to better manage them after the conversion, directly click the edit icon after the audiobook name. Then you can change the book cover, “Title”, “Artist”, “Album”, “Album/Artist”, and “Genre” before starting the conversion.

Click to Edit Metadata

Step 4. Convert Audible Books

Now, directly press the “Convert All” button, and MuConvert Audible Converter will start converting the audiobooks to your selected format. Just wait a moment and you can get the downloaded audiobooks in the output folder on your computer.

MuConvert Audible Converter Convert Audiobooks

Step 5. Save Downloaded Audible Books to iPhone

When the downloaded Audible books are prepared, open iTunes and save them to your iTunes Library. Then connect your iPhone to the computer and sync the audiobooks to the device.

Step 6. Sync Audible Books to Apple Watch

After the downloaded Audible books are saved to iPhone, open the “Watch” app on iPhone and select “Audiobooks”. Here you can open “Add Audiobooks” and select the imported audiobooks for transferring to the Apple Watch for playback offline.

FAQs About Listening to Audible on Apple Watch

Why can’t my Audible audiobook play on my Apple Watch?

When you find your Audible books fail to be played on your Apple Watch, you should check whether you have synced the books to the device properly by checking if there is a watch icon next to the audiobook’s title in the Audible app on your iPhone.

Also, the Audible books fail playing may also happen because the Audible app or your Apple Watch has some bugs. Under this condition, try reopening the device and the app may be helpful.

Why won’t my Audible book sync to my Apple Watch?

There are many reasons that result in your audiobooks not syncing to Apple Watch, for example:

  • There isn’t enough storage space on your Apple Watch.
  • Your Audible books are too long to syne.
  • The version of your Audible app or Apple Watch is too low.
  • There are some problems with your Apple Watch, etc.

According to the above problems, you can try the following several solutions to fix it: free the memory of your Apple Watch, split your Audible books by parts, reinstall your Audible app, and so on.


The first method is a more direct way to help you sync Audible audiobooks to your Apple Watch as long as it supports the app. But most people cannot access it because of the requirements on the versions of the iPhone and Apple Watch. If you want to listen to your Audible books on your Apple Watch in a more enjoyable and flexible way, the second method is more practical for you. With MuConvert Audible Converter, you can convert the Audible books to MP3, then transfer the converted files to your Apple Watch or even other devices for better playback offline. Try these methods based on your needs now.

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