How to Play Audible on Roku TV/Roku Streaming Player

By Ivan Scott Updated on 2024-2-27 / Update for Audiobook Tips

Q: Is Audible on Roku? I have received a beautiful and powerful Roku streaming box as a Christmas gift from my sister. But I couldn't locate the Audible app in its built-in programs when I want to listen to Audible audiobooks on it. Is the Audible app for Roku not available? If not, how can I play Audible audiobooks on Roku? My Roku Ultra has a USB port, I wonder to know whether I can enjoy Audible books on Roku via a USB drive.

Roku is a series of digital media streaming devices. It is designed to stream music, audiobooks and videos from a wide variety of global providers, like Netflix, Pandora, Disney, HBO Go, etc. Unfortunately, Audible is not on the compatible list as there is no Audible for Roku.

But no worries. This post provides two methods to help you play Audible on Roku. One is via screen mirroring, the other is via USB flash drive. For the second way, you need to convert Audible AA/AAX to Roku-compatible audio format first. Now, let's learn how to do that.

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Part 1. How to Listen to Audible on Roku by USB Flash Drive

As one of the biggest audiobook producers all over the world, Audible offers tons of downloadable audiobooks with a wide variety of catalogs. Audible audiobooks always feature AA/AAX audio formats. And to avoid unauthorized sharing, Audible uses digital rights management (DRM) on its audiobooks. That's to say, all audiobooks bought and downloaded from Audible are encoded in DRM .aa and .aax audio formats.

While Roku is one of the most popular media streaming boxes, which supports several media audio formats to be better compatible with digital files and making users' digital life easier and easier. Roku streaming stick is fully compatible with the following audio files, including MP3, AAC, WMA, FLAC, WAV, M4A, AIFF, and ACs.

So, to play Audible audiobooks on Roku, you need to change its audio format in advance. It's important to note that common audio converters don't work well when it comes to converting Audible audiobooks to Roku-supported audio files due to DRM protection. You need to look for a professional Audible AA/AAX Converter. It not only can convert .aa audiobooks to MP3, FLAC, WAV and other formats that can be recognized by Roku but also remove DRM from Audible audiobooks losslessly.

Here, we can meet AudFree Audible Audiobook Converter. It is specialized in decrypting DRM lock while converting Audible audiobooks to Roku-supported formats, like MP3, FLAC, WAV, M4A, etc. Plus, it can split audiobooks by chapters and keep all ID3 tags in converted common Audible files. With the assistance of this smart Audible converter, you can easily assess Amazon's Audible on Roku TV or Roku Streaming Player.

AudFree Audible Audiobook Converter

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How to Convert Audible for Roku-compatible Audio Formats

Before getting started to refer to this tutorial on how to listen to Audible books on Roku, please download and install the right version of AudFree Audible Audiobook Converter on your computer. AudFree offers a free trial version for every customer to test its performance before purchasing it. The only difference between the paid version and free version is the time limitation. Here we will take the Windows version as an example.

Step 1Add Audible books to AudFree Audible Converter
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There are two ways for you to add downloaded Audible audiobooks to AudFree. Click the first 'Add Files' button (the other button is for converting unprotected audio files), and all audiobooks in iTunes will show up and you can choose audiobooks that you'd like to stream on Roku to AudFree. Or you can drag and drop Audible audiobooks from your local folder to the main interface of AudFree to add them.
Note: Before doing the first step, please make sure you have synced Audible files to the iTunes library under the 'My Audiobooks' option and have authorized iTunes with your Audible account details.
View also: How to Add Audiobooks to iTunes
Step 2Set Audible book output format for Roku
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In general, AudFree has defined MP3 as the output format by default. But if you need to set other audio formats as the output format, please press the 'audio' icon next to the 'Convert' button. Then you can choose the favorite one as the output file. Please don't check the mark before 'Keep lossless quality (AA, AAX). Otherwise, it will keep all Audible books as original format files.
Step 3Convert Audible to Roku-supported files
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Just simply click the 'Convert' button, and then the conversion process will be launched automatically. AudFree Audible Converter will convert protected AA/AAX audiobooks to common MP3 files without DRM protection. After conversion, you can locate Roku-supported Audible books in the destination folder on your computer.

How to Play Audible on Roku via USB Stick

From the beginning of this article, we have mentioned that you can stream DRM-free Audible books to Roku via a USB port. So, now, follow the steps below to make it.

Step 1. Please connect your USB flash drive with your computer.

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Step 2. Locate the converted Audible audiobooks on your computer and transfer Audible books to a USB drive.

Step 3. Then unplug it from your computer and plug it into your Roku's USB port.

Step 4. Now, you can launch Roku Media Player on your Roku device to play Audible books on Roku with ease.

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Tips: If your Roku device doesn't support a USB port, you can copy and put Audible books on a media server instead. Or, you can look at another method in the next part.

Part 2. How to Listen to Audible on Roku TV/Roku Streaming Player via Screen Mirroring

Now, in this part, let's check how to use screen mirroring on your mobile or desktop device to stream Audible audiobooks to Roku devices.

Note: Before starting, please enable the Screen Mirroring or AirPlay feature on your Roku device. Also, you need to connect your mobile or desktop device and your Roku device to the same WiFi network connection. Below are the steps to make it.

How to Turn on Screen Mirroring Mode/AirPlay Feature on Roku

For Screen Mirroring Mode:

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Step 1. Power on your Roku TV and click on 'Settings' on its home screen via the control remote.

Step 2. Tap 'System' and click on 'Screen Mirroring' > 'Screen mirroring mode'. Then choose 'Prompt' or 'Always allow' to turn on the feature on Roku.

For AirPlay Feature:

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Step 1. Head to the Settings section on your Roku device.

Step 2. Choose 'Apple AirPlay and HomeKit Setting' and then click on 'AirPlay' to activate it.

How to Cast Audible to Roku Device via Screen Mirroring

After that, you can head to learn how to screen mirror Audible books to Roku on Android, iOS, Windows or Mac devices.

On Android Devices:

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Step 1. Go to the Settings app on your device and pick up the 'Device Connection' option.

Step 2. Select the 'Cast' button and enable it. Or, you can locate the 'Screen cast' or 'Smart Mirroring' option from your phone's notification panel or shortcut center. Then choose your Roku device from the available devices list.

Step 3. Start the Audible app on your device and play any audiobook you want.

View also: How to Play Audible Audiobooks on Android

On iOS Devices:

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Step 1. Go to the Control Center section on your iPhone, iPad or other iOS devices.

Step 2. Locate and click on the 'Screen Mirroring' icon on the screen. Then choose your Roku device from the list to connect to it.

Step 3. Open the Audible for iOS app and start playing audiobooks you like.

View also: How to Download Audible Audiobooks on iPhone

On Windows Computer:

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Step 1. Go to the Audible official website via the web browser on your Windows PC. Then sign in to your Audible account and play an audiobook.

Step 2. Press 'Windows + K' on your keyboard, or right-click on the blank space on the webpage and click on 'Cast'. Then choose your Roku device in the device list. Then you can listen to audiobooks from Audible on Roku.

View also: How to Download Audible Audiobooks to PC

On Mac Computer:

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Step 1. Open the Safari web browser on your Mac computer, then go to the Audible official website.

Step 2. Log in to your Audible account and play an audiobook.

Step 3. Tap the 'Control Center' > 'Screen Mirroring' option under the menu bar.

Step 4. Pick up your Roku device from the list, then you will see your Mac computer's screen on your Roku TV. And you can enjoy Audible books on Roku directly.

View also: How to Download Audible Books to Mac

Part 3. The Verdict

Before the Audible app is available for Roku, you can follow the above ways to play Audible on Roku TV and other Roku devices. You can make it via screen mirroring or a USB drive. But it is noted that the screen mirroring needs a stable internet connection for streaming on Roku. So, it is highly recommended you use the USB flash drive method. To do that, you need the AudFree Audible Converter to convert and save Audible books to a USB drive first. Then you can stream Audible audiobooks on Roku devices via the USB stick. If you need more detailed info about this, please let us know in the comment area.

Ivan Scott

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Ivan Scott, an audiobook enthusiast with a passion for writing. He keeps up with information and tech skills related to iTunes and Audible audiobooks, and shares them with readers.

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