How to Listen to Audible Audiobooks in the Car

Summary
Are you looking for a way to play Audible audiobooks in the car to kill boring driving time? In this post, you will learn how to listen to Audible audiobooks in the car through Android Auto, iOS CarPlay, Car Mode, Bluetooth, Auxiliary cable, FM Transmitter, USB drive, SD card and CD player.

“How can I listen to Audible in the car? I want play some brilliant audiobooks on my lengthy commuting way.”

When you are driving a long distance, you often feel bored because no one talks to you. Even listening to music and you will feel tired and sleepy, which will brings a lot of danger to your driving process. At this time, listening to wonderful and interesting audiobooks is your best choice. Audible provides a variety of contents, you can definitely find what you want to hear in this platform. If you are wonder how to play Audible audiobooks in the car, come and join us. Here we are going to show you the top 9 methods to listen to Audible Audiobooks in the car freely.

Way 1. Listen to Audible Audiobooks in the Car by Car Mode

Car Mode is a function provided by Audible App, which is suitable for both Android and iOS devices. You can easily play Audible audiobooks in the car with Car Mode, just pressing the ‘Car Mode’ icon on the screen to play audiobooks you want to play. And it only has 3 buttons you can choose: Play/Pause; Go Back 30 Seconds; Add a Bookmark.

audible car mode

Way 2. Play Audible Audiobooks in the Car via Android Auto

If your car is compatible with Android Auto, you can enjoy Audible through the display screen and stereo system of the car or directly on your Android smartphone. Install and run Audible App on your Android smartphone. Connect your Android devices with car stereo through a USB cable. And select an audiobook you want to play on your phone, then it will automatically switch to play Audible books in the car stereo.

Tip:Android Auto is only available for Android 5.1 Lollipop system or higher.

android auto audible

Way 3. Listen to Audible in the Car through iOS CarPlay

CarPlay is available for iOS and is similar to Android auto. It allows you to listen to Audible audiobooks through the car’s display screen and stereo system. Connecting iPhone with your car via USB lightning cable.In the CarPlay tab, find the Audible app. Choose an audiobook you want to play Audible in the car.

Note: Only iPhone 5 or later, iOS 7.1 or higher support the iOS CarPlay.

ios carplay screen

Way 4. Play Audible Audiobooks in the Car via Bluetooth

Most cars support Bluetooth, let alone smart phones. You can connect your phone to the car via Bluetooth, and then listen to Audible in the car through car stereo system. Turn on the ‘Bluetooth’ of your mobile phone and car, the car will automatically detect your mobile phone, click to connection. Then you can open the Audible App on your phone and start playing audiobooks.

Tip:By using Bluetooth, Audible App must remain open, and you can only adjust audiobook in the Audible App on your phone. For your own safety, do not using your phone while driving, it will distract your attention.

play audible in the car bluetooth

Way 5. Listen to Audible in the Car by Auxiliary Cable

The car stereo system that supports auxiliary input can be directly connected to the mobile phone through the auxiliary cable. Any audio you play on your phone are able to be played through the car stereo. Insert the Auxiliary cable in the car’s port. Insert the other end of the cable into the phone’s port. Then choose the AUX option in the car entertainment system to connect your car and phone, open the Audible App on your phone to play Audible in the car.

aux cable

Way 6. Play Audible in the Car through FM Transmitter

If your car can receive broadcasts, then try to use FM transmitter to transfer Audible audiobooks from your phone to the car. Connect the FM transmitter to the car stereo system in the car. Choose an unoccupied radio frequency and switch the radio to the same frequency. Then you can play Audible audiobooks in the car through Audible App.

fm transmitter

Way 7. Listen to Audible Audiobooks in the Car by USB Drive (Best)

The easiest and fastest way to listen to Audible in the car is to transfer Audible audiobooks to USB flash drive, then play them stably through the car stereo system. However, due to Audible has add DRM in the audiobooks, you can’t transfer DRM-ed Audible to the USB stick or other non-Audible-authentication devices directly. But don’t worry, TunesBank Audible Converter comes to save you!

TunesBank Audible Converter is a profession-grade Audible converter, it can not only bypass the DRM from Audible audiobooks, but also convert Audible AA/AAX to MP3, M4A, WAV, FLAC without losing any quality, so that you can listen to Audible books on any devices offline. And there is no need to install the iTunes APP and authorize Audible account. Amazingly, by using advanced technology, TunesBank Converter has built-in Split function, which means you can use it to separate the chunk audiobooks into smaller clips via chapters or time frame. Additionally, the original audio quality, ID3 tags and chapter info will be saved well in the output audiobooks. In this way, you can get DRM-free Audible books and transfer them to USB drive, SD Card, burn Audible Audiobooks to CD to play in the car, etc.

Highlights of TunesBank Audible Converter:

  • Bypass the DRM encryption from Audible audiobooks, podcast.
  • No need to activate iTunes App and get Audible authentication.
  • Convert Audible books to MP3, M4A, WAV, FLAC with original quality.
  • Separate the chunk Audible books into smaller clips via chapter.
  • Keep Audible ID3 tags and chapter info, including author, title, date, etc.
  • Work at up to 100X conversion speed and be able to batch converting.
  • Play Audible in the car through USB drive, SD Card, burn them to CD.

Tutorial: Convert Audible to MP3 to Play Audible in the Car via USB Drive

Step 1. Import Audible Books to TunesBank
Install, launch TunesBank Audible Converter at first. Then drag and drop the Audible files to the main interface of TunesBank Audible Converter. Or just click on “Add File” to import files.

drag and drop audible files to program

Step 2. Select MP3 as Output Format
Tap “Output Format” to choose MP3 as output format. Because MP3 is work well with USB stick. In this part, you can also personalize edit the Sample Rate, Bit Rate and even split audiobooks as you need.

select mp3 format

Step 3. Start to Convert Audible to MP3
Once you hit on the “Convert All” button, TunesBank will start to convert Audible to MP3 and it will not losing any quality in the process.

start to convert audible to mp3

Step 4. Get the Converted Audible MP3 Files
When the converting is finish, touch “Completed” > “Open File” to get the Audible MP3 audiobooks.

view drm-free audible mp3 files

Step 5. Transfer Converted Auidble Books to USB Stickfor Playback
Now you get the Audible MP3 audiobooks, and you can transfer Audible audiobooks to USB drive. Insert the USB drive to the PC, copy & paste the converted files to the USB drive folder from local folder. When finished, eject the USB stick, insert the USB drive into the car stereo system. Now you could listen to Audible audiobooks in the car anytime!

transfer to usb

Way 8. Play Audible Audiobooks in the Car through SD Card

If you don’t have a USB stick, you can also use SD Card to listen to Audible audiobooks in the car. You only need to insert the SD card into the SD card reader (When use them together, like a USB drive), insert it into the computer, and then transfer the converted Audible MP3 books to the SD card. Finally, just eject the SD card reader and insert it into your car.

Way 9. Listen to Audible in the Car by Burn Audible to CD (Hot)

Burning converted Audible files to CD is another way to play Audible in the car. Although CD is not mainstream method to play audio in the car any more, it still provides you high quality audio. And you can burn Audible books to CD with many Windows Media Player, VLC Player, iTunes, etc. Here we take Windows Media Player as example. After converting Audible books to MP3 by TunesBank, you need to import the converted Audible MP3 files to Windows Media Player, and build a playlist for them. Then you can burn the Audible playlist to CD. Insert CD to CD player in the car and you can play Audible audiobooks in the car though CD player.

burn audible to cd with windows media player

The Bottom Lines
In this article, we showed you top 9 ways to listen to Audible audiobooks in the car. You can definitely play Audible in the car with Audible App by using Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, but if your phone is broken or out of power, you can not play Audible audiobooks in the car anymore. The best way is to unlock the DRM from Audible audiobooks and convert Audible to common formats by using TunesBank Audible Converter. In this way, you can listen to Audible in the car via USB drive, SD Card, burn them to CD, etc, as well as playing Audible books on any device. Last but not least, safety comes first. Please connect your device before driving and start playing the Audible books you want to hear. So as not to cause unsafe accidents.

Listen to Audible Audiobooks in the Car