Simple Ways to Play Audible Books on Google Home

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With the release of Google Play Audiobook, we can now listen to audiobooks on Google Home, the smart speaker developed by Google. However, it’s a different story if we try to play Audible audiobooks on Google Home as Audible is not a built-in app of Google Home yet. If you are looking for the solution to make Audible books playable via Google Home, the following guide will introduce some possible ways to solve your problem.

1. Cast Audible Books with the Google Home App

Google Home comes with the app for both Android and IOS. It is a highly recommended way to download the it to your mobile phone and then cast Audible audiobooks to Google Home.

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1. Make sure both of your mobile phone and Google Home speaker are connected to the same network.
2. Install Google Home app to your phone. When it is done, you will see the main screen of it.
3. Click the burger button on the Google Home app main screen and then choose ‘cast screen/audio’ menu.
4. You should see the name of your mobile phone, tap to select it and click ‘OK’ to confirm.
5. Finally the audio playing from your mobile will be cast to the Google Home speaker without lag and you can launch the Audible app to start to stream your audio books.

Tips: You may encounter problem on iOS device using this method. If so, you are suggested to switch to the 3rd method as below.

2. Play Audible Books on Google Home via Bluetooth

This should be the easiest and most straightforward way to stream Audible books to play on Google Home. You got two options to pair your iOS/Android to Google Home for playing Audible audiobooks, including by voice command or Google Home app.

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Connect by Voice

Turn on your Google Home. Say “OK, Google, Bluetooth pairing”, then the smart speaker will automatically search the nearby Bluetooth devices and you can choose the right one you want to connect to Google Home. Please make sure the Bluetooth is activated on our iPhone or Android phone in advance.

Connect via Google Home App

Open Google Home App on your Android or iPhone and tap on the device icon on the right top corner of the app. Then press the three-dot menu on Google Home to get into Settings menu. Scroll to the bottom to find and tap the ‘Paired Bluetooth Devices’ > ‘Enable Pairing Mode’. Now open the Bluetooth on your phone to connect to Google Home speaker.

Once the Bluetooth is paired successfully, you can go ahead to play Audible audiobooks through Google Home by mirroring the audio from your phone.

Note: If you want to unpair Google Home, you can tap on the cross mark on the devices already connected. Once you tap on the mark, you will get a popup screen to Unpair Google Home Device. Simply tap on UNPAIR to disconnect Google Home.

3. Upload Audible Files to Google Play Music to Play from Google Home

This method doesn’t require Google Home app but Google Play Music instead. As Google  Play Music is Google Home’s default music service, it would be convenient to play Audible books on Google Home if we could transfer the audiobooks to Google Play Music. How? Here we go.

You may find it’s impossible to upload Audible audiobooks to Google Play Music with the error message saying the format is not supported. In fact, that’s caused by DRM technology, with which Audible books can only be played on selected devices. Therefore, in order to upload Audible books to Google account, the most important thing is find a way to remove the DRM from Audible audiobooks.

Now you meet TunesKit Audible AA/AAX Converter, a smart DRM removal solution for Audible audiobooks that provides an all-in-one solution to convert Audible to universal MP3 files within several clicks. To learn more details, you can visit: How to Convert Audible Audiobooks AA/AAX to MP3.

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Once got the DRM-free audiobooks, you can upload them to Google Play Music via the Google Play Music Manager or the plugin for Chrome. Here are the steps to add audiobooks to Google Play Music via Chrome plugin:

1. Make sure your Chrome browser is up to date, then you can download and install the Google Play Music for Chrome plugin.
2. Launch Google Play Music, you will see the main screen of it.
3. Click the three-horizontal-line menu and choose ‘Upload music’.
4. You can follow the screen instruction to select music from your computer to upload.
5. Since Google Play Music is a built-in app, you can simply control your Google Home by voice or the app to play the uploaded audiobooks after uploading.

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Top 3 Audiobook Converter Reviews

Have you ever bought some audiobooks with DRM copyright protection from iTunes Store or audible.com? Are you bored with importing those protected audiobooks to your MP3 players? Maybe you have heard some audiobook DRM removal solutions and tools through search engine or related forums, but how to choose the best one for you to remove DRM protection from those locked audiobooks files? From now on, you’ll not be troubled with this problem anymore. In this post, We’ll list the top 3 best DRM audiobook/audible converters, two of them belong to TunesKit, called TunesKit Audiobook Converter and TunesKit Audible Converter and the last one comes from NoteBurner, named NoteBurner iTunes DRM Audio Converter.

TunesKit Audiobook Converter, TunesKit Audible Converter and NoteBurner iTunes DRM Audio Converter are professional DRM audiobook removal tools, which all aim to strip DRM of audiobooks sold on iTunes and audible.com. When it comes to the exact differences of these three tools, I downloaded some audiobooks from iTunes store and audible.com to my PC, and then embarked on comparing them in the following aspects by converting the same source with these versions.

Input Path

To see exactly what differences are all about, I launched the three tools and discovered that TunesKit Audiobook Converter and NoteBurner iTunes DRM Audio Converter not only convert audiobook files purchased from iTunes but also transfer audiobooks sold on audible.com, while TunesKit Audible Converter only works on removing DRM protection from audible.com. Besides, TunesKit Audiobook Converter and TunesKit Audible Converter both simply add DRM-protected audiobook files, either by adding files directly or dragging audiobook files into this area, while the input paths of NoteBurner iTunes DRM Audio Converter are a bit different, which cannot drag audiobook files into this area, but just need do a click to choose the files what we want to convert.

Comparison: Price & Speed

TunesKit Audiobook Converter is able to work at 30X faster speed in converting a DRMed audiobook to unprotected formats, which costs $34.95. And NoteBurner iTunes DRM Audio Converter quotes $39.95 at 20X faster speed. That’s good news that TunesKit Audible Converter is sold at a promotion price of $29.95 with up to 100X super faster speed. Someone may ask me the reason why TunesKit Audible Converter works so faster than the other two? That’s because TunesKit Audible Converter needn’t launch iTunes, but TunesKit Audiobook Converter and NoteBurner iTunes DRM Audio Converter need to launch iTunes. All three versions contribute to remove DRM protection with lossless quality kept, even tag ID.

According to price and speed, TunesKit Audible Converter is a best choice to strip DRM protection with the lowest price and the fastest speed.

Input& Output Format

Input format might be one of the most important characteristic that customers care about, because it participates in the ultimate practicability.

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With the help of TunesKit Audiobook Converter, you can convert DRM M4B, AA, AAX audiobooks to non-DRM MP3, AAC, M4A, M4B, WAV and FLAC. As for NoteBurner iTunes DRM Audio Converter, it can remove DRM from M4A, M4B, AA and AAX audiobooks. Due to the input paths, TunesKit Audible Converter only encode audible AA,AAX audiobooks to common MP3,AAC,M4A,AC3,WAC,etc. However, it is worth mentioning that it’s the function of editing files. On the one hand, you can customize the codec, audio channel, bit rate and sample rate for the audiobooks and change the tag ID according to your own needs. What’s more, TunesKit Audible Converter can split audiobook into small segments by time frame or by chapters. Last but not least, you can preview the efficiency converted.

Conclusion & Suggestion

From what have mentioned above, I could conclude that if you convert DRM files sold on audible.com, TunesKit Audible Converter is the best choice on the basis of price, speed, out format and the function of editing files. If you have bought audiobooks from iTunes, both TunesKit Audiobook Converter and NoteBurner iTunes DRM Audio Converter are convenient for us to strip DRM protection. However, TunesKit Audiobook Converter converting at 30X faster speed is much faster than NoteBurner iTunes DRM Audio Converter at 10X faster speed.