It's a simple task to listen to Audible books on all devices compatible with Audible app. How about Chromebooks? Recently, I have purchased a Google Pixelbook running linux-based Chrome OS. Is it possible to use Audible audiobooks on this Chromebook laptop for learning?
The answer is yes. Today, we will share the three successful experiences of playing Audible on Chromebook, through Audible online player, Audible Chromebook app or external drive. If you are interested in this topic, just keep reading for detailed tutorials.
Part 1. More about Audible for Chromebook
Does Audible Work on Chromebook?
Starting in 2017, new versions of Chromebook laptops begin to support Audible. You can install the Audible app from Google Play Store on compatible Chromebooks such as the Google Pixelbook, Samsung Chromebook Pro and Acer Chromebook 15.
What File Formats Are Chromebooks Compatible With?
Please refer to the table below to see the file formats supported by Chromebooks:
|Chromebook supported file format|
|Microsoft Office files||doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt (read-only), .pptx (read-only)|
|Media||.3gp, .avi, .mov, .mp4, .m4v, .m4a, .mp3, .mkv, .ogv, .ogm, .ogg, .oga, .webm, .wav|
|Images||.bmp, .gif, .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .webp|
|Compressed files||.zip, .rar|
Part 2. Listen to Audible on Chromebook with Audible Online Player
First of all, here's an online way to access Audible on Chromebooks via Audible Cloud Player (also known as Audible Web Player). No need to install the Audible Chromebook app, you can play Audible audiobooks on Chromebook directly through your browser.
Step 1: Go to Audible.com on your Chromebook's browser and log in to your Audible account.
Step 2: Click on the "Library" section on the top menu bar.
Step 3: Find the Audible title you want to listen to, then click the Play button under the audiobook cover to listen to it.
Part 3. Use Audible on Chromebook via Audible App for Chromebook
Nowadays, you can download Audible app from the Google Play Store and play Audible books on Chromebook. As for how to install Audible on Chromebook, you need to update your Chrome OS to the latest version first and then follow the steps below to achieve the purpose.
Step 1: Go to the "Settings" option on your Chromebook.
Step 2: Activate the Google Play Store on your Chromebook by turning on "Install apps and games from Google Play on your Chromebook".
📝 Note: If this option is not available, it means that Google Play Store is not compatible with this device.
Step 3: In the next instruction, you need to confirm your acceptance of the agreement. Now, please create or sign your Google Play account details.
Step 4: Find the Audible app in the Google Play Store and download it on your Chromebook.
Step 5: Sign in to your Amazon account on Audible Manager and you're ready to get Audible books on Chromebook for playback.
Part 4. Play Audible on Chromebook from External Drive
Since the two methods above rely on an Internet connection and the Audible app, you may experience Audible playback failures and some unexpected server errors. For this reason, here's a more foolproof way, that is to convert Audible books to Chromebook-compatible audio files. In this case, you can transfer the downloaded Audible audiobooks to Chromebook via external drive and listen to them offline using the built-in media player.
Now, it's time for AudFree Audible Converter to come into play. It is carefully designed to convert Audible audiobooks to Chromebook-supported formats such as MP3, WAV and M4A. More importantly, it maintains the original audio quality and splits large audiobooks by chapters. In turn, you can keep Audible books forever and play them offline on all devices, including Chromebook.
AudFree Audible Converter
How to Convert and Download Audible Books to Chromebook
Step 1. Launch AudFree Audible Converter. Click the second "Add Files" button and select the audiobooks you want to listen to on Chromebook. Besides, you can drag and drop Audible files from your computer to the main interface of this converter.
Step 2. Chromebook works well with audio files encoded in MP3, OGG, M4A, etc. Hit on the "Format" icon to launch the setting window, in which you can pick up one supported output format from MP3, FLAC, WAV, AAC, M4A and M4B. You can check the mark before "Keep Lossless Quality" to convert Audible books losslessly.
Step 3. When all settings are ready, you can simply press the big "Convert" button. All the converted audiobooks are exported to the output folder on your computer. Generally, it works at 30X conversion speed and won't waste much of your time.
How to Transfer Converted Audible Books to Chromebook
Step 1. Now, you can transfer the downloaded Audible books to a USB flash drive from your computer.
Step 2. Plug the USB into the USB port of Chromebook to sync Audible MP3 books.
Step 3. Click the Files to select a favorite music player to play Audible books on Chromebook.
📝 Note: To add Audible files to Chromebook, you can also upload Audible to Google Drive, then you can access Audible books on Chromebook through Google Play Music app.
Part 5. Summary
Thanks to Audible Chromebook integration, you can listen to Audible on Chromebook through the above three methods. If you want to play Audible offline on Chromebook laptop without any problem, AudFree Audible Converter is the optimal solution. Just enjoy the Audible journey on Chromebook to your heart's content.