How to Sync and Listen to Audible on Apple Watch

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 in 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 the following parts, you will get the instruction of installing Audible app on the watch and the way to play audiobooks with it. Also, for those who want an alternative to play Audible books on Apple Watch offline without Audible app, the solution is also provided. Now, let’s get started to see how we can listen to Audible books on Apple Watch easily.


How to Install Audible on Apple Watch and Play Audiobooks

At present, 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 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:

  • Your Apple Watch (Series 7, SE, and Series 3) with watchOS 5 or higher
  • Your iPhone device with the system at iOS 12 or higher


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


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

Step 2. Then open “My Watch” after installing Audible app on iPhone and also connecting Apple Watch with 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 Audible app on iPhone and sign in your account. After finding and purchasing them, save to the library and then go to it by clicking the “Library” tab.

Step 2. In the library, choose the audiobook you want to sync to 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.

Tip: 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 Audible app on Apple Watch, use a Bluetooth headphone to connect your Apple Watch.

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

Apple Watch Play Audible Books

Best Alternative Way to Play Audible Offline on Apple Watch

Although Audible app has supported some Apple Watch devices, for those not compatible with the app, or the Apple Watch without network connection, you would this an alternative way to save Audible books to Apple Watch for playback offline. For this purpose, MuConvert Audible Converter is what you need.

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 for playback offline. By downloading Audible books, they can be transferred to your Apple Watch, then realize the audiobooks offline playback on the devices even without network.

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 download 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 to import to the converter (so you need to download Audible books offline from 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 Download 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

If you want to edit the ID3 information of the Audible books for better managing 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. Download Audible Books Offline

Now, directly press the “Convert All” button, and MuConvert Audible Converter will start converting the audiobooks to your selected format offline. 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 with the computer and sync the audiobooks to the device.

Step 6. Sync Audible Books to Apple Watch

After the downloaded Audible books 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 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 Apple Watch, you should check whether you have synced the books to the device properly by checking if there provides a watch icon next to the audiobook’s title in the Audible app on iPhone.

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

How to download Audible book to Apple Watch?

In conclusion, you can download Audible books to Apple Watch directly using the Audible app after installing it to the device. If your Apple Watch is not supported the Audible app, using MuConvert Audible Converter is the direct way for you.

In Conclusion

Downloading Audible books to Apple Watch is not a difficult thing when both Audible and some powerful Audible downloaders like MuConvert Audible Converter can help. By following this tutorial, you can get the right way to enjoy Audible books playback offline on the watch conveniently. Try these methods based on your needs now.