This page will show you two ways available for playing Audible books on Sonos, including one that allow you to listen to Audible books on Sonos offline like local files, even without iTunes/Audible authorized.

Sonos speaker, is one of the advanced audio speaker released in these years. If you have heard about Sonos, you must know it is good for its output audio quality. Sonos features with easy to use, multi-room playback, indoor-outdoor listening, smart assistance, extensive streaming library. Sonos supports Tidal, Spotify, Pandora. What’s more, Sonos supports listening to Audible books directly. If you have registered accounts with Sonos and Audible, it allows you to listen to podcasts, audiobooks with syncing Sonos to Audible app under Amazon subscription.

Audible is the largest Audible books provider in world, it provides various types of books with users. Audible has made it easy for users to access any Audible books through different devices, for instance, the Sonos speakers. In the past days, Audible has refused to add compatibility on Sonos speakers, making it difficult for users to play Audible on Sonos for streaming their favorite books with better audio quality. Fortunately, this feature was finally added, meaning that you are now available to play Audible books on Sonos directly.

Part 1. Play Audible Books on Sonos with iOS/Android device

When you have got Audible authorized for Sonos, it is easy for you to play Audile books on Sonos directly with iOS/Android device.

What You Need:
– The smooth Internet connection of Sonos speaker;
– Install Sonos app on your iOS device, Android device;
– An Audible Premium account.

A.Play Audible Books on Sonos with iOS Device

Step 1. Launch the Audible app on your iOS device.

Step 2. Turn on your Sonos speaker and connect it with the Wi-Fi network as the same with your iOS device.

Step 3. Now, select an Audible title in the app for playing. When the message “Listen on Airplay, Bluetooth, and Sonos devices” shows up, hit the “Connect to a device” at the bottom of the Audible app.

Step 4. After that, select your Sonos speaker for connecting to from the detected device list, tap “I agree” when the Audible app asks for permission to play the Audible books on Sonos, then the Audible books can be played on Sonos directly through your iOS device.

play audible ios

B.Play Audible Books on Sonos with Android Device

Step 1. Launch the Audible app on your Android device.

Step 2. Turn on your Sonos speaker and connect it with the Wi-Fi network as the same with your Android device.

Step 3. There will be a pop-up message showing “Sonos devices are available” on your Android device. Just select “Connect to a device” from the bottom on it.

Step 4. From the detected device list, select Sonos speaker device and connect to it, then you can play Audible books on the device directly.

connect audible sonos android

Although it is convenient for Sonos users to play Audible books on it with iOS/Android device, it need your Audible Premium account, besides some playback errors may happen while you are listening to Audible books. For example, the poor Internet connection will make you get the bad Audible books experience. In this case, you are suggested to try the second way to play Audible books on Sonos after downloading and converting Audible books to MP3. In addition, it is also a great solution to back up your Audible books on any other device forever.

Part 2. Convert Audible Books to MP3 for Playing on Sonos

With the user-friendly interface and efficient converting processes, TunesBank Audible Converter is the best tool you should have a try. It is effortless to remove DRM from Audible books, download and convert Audible books to MP3, M4A, WAV, FLAC. It supports to batch convert Audible books in losslessly audio quality with 100X faster speed. What’s better, you don’t need to authorize the iTunes/Audible app with Audible account before converting.

In this way, you are allowed to play Audible books on Sonos offline anywhere at anytime, play Audible books on Sonos without iTunes/Audible authorized. Additionally, you could offline playing Audible books on any devices/players without limits. TunesBank software used advanced ID tag identification and conversion technology, it is capable of keeping the Audible books ID3 tags and chapter information completely after conversion, such as Title, Cover Pictures, Artist, Author, Year, Genre, Comments, etc,.

Features of TunesBank Audible Converter

  • Remove DRM from Audible books effectively
  • Convert Audible books from MP3, M4A, WAV, FLAC
  • Batch convert Audible books with losslessly audio quality
  • Convert Audible books with 100X faster speed
  • No need to authorize the iTunes/Audible app in conversion
  • Play Audible books on Sonos offline without authorized
  • Offline playing Audible books on any devices/players

Step 1. Download Audible Books to Computer
To begin with, download your purchased Audible books from to local computer.

download audiobooks

Step 2. Import Audible Books to TunesBank
Run TunesBank Audible Converter on computer, drag and drop the downloaded Audible books files to the main interface of TunesBank software. Noted: You can add several files at the some for batch conversion.

launch TunesBank audible converter

Step 3. Select Output Format
Select output format for the Audible books. You are allowed to set output format for each Audible books one by one, by clicking “Output Format” option next to each book. In this case, click “MP3” option. You can also change the output path at the bottom left corner of the page if you need.

select mp3 format

Step 4. Configure Output Preferences
TunesBank software supports to configure output preferences, click “Output Settings” from the settings menu in the upper right corner. You are allowed to adjust the Output Format, Sample Rate, Bitrate in the pop-up window.

output settings

Step 5. Convert Audible Books to MP3
When all the steps are done, click “Convert All” button to start to convert Audible books to MP3 in batch with losslessly audio quality. Or you can also click “Convert” next to each book for conversion individually.

convert audible to mp3

Step 6. Check Converted Audible Files
It runs up to 100X faster speed. The conversion will be end after some minutes. After that, click “Completed” option to check all the conversion history.

view conversion history

Then, click “Open File” next to each converted Audible book in MP3 for checking, which kept 100% losslessly audio quality and ID3 Tags.

check output audibook files

Step 7. Add Audible Books to Sonos Controller for Playing
Install the Sonos Desktop Controller app on your computer. Click the “Manage” menu and then “Music Library Settings” option. Choose the “Add” button to locate your Audible files which output as MP3 files with TunesBank software. Now you can listen to Audible books on Sonos offline without authorized.

Play Audible Books on Sonos


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