Do you want to play Audible audiobooks through iTunes? In this post, you will learn how to transfer Audible audiobooks to iTunes on Windows and Mac computers. And there is a best way to listen to Audible audiobooks in iTunes even without logging in.

“I like to use iTunes as my audio player, can anybody teach me how to sync Audible books to iTunes? In this way, I can play my favorite audiobooks on iTunes conveniently.”

iTunes is not only a media library, Internet radio broadcaster, but also an excellent media player. Many people like to use it to listen to music directly, is it possible to play Audible books on iTunes? There are many reasons you may want to transfer Audible books to iTunes, you may prefer the iTunes playback interface to Audible, or you want to put Audible and iTunes downloaded audiobooks together so that you can listen to them. Keep reading, we will show you how to add Audible audiobooks to iTunes in details.

Part 1. Sync Audible Audiobooks to iTunes on Windows

If you are using Windows computer, here are two methods to help you transfer Audible books to iTunes. Let’s check out!

Method 1. Add Audible Books via Audiobooks from Audible App
‘Audiobook from Audible’ is an Audible App for Windows users, it allows you to download and listen to audiobooks, and you can use it to sync Audible files to iTunes. The following steps are how to add Audible audiobooks to iTunes with Audiobooks from Audible App.

Step 1. Download, install the Audiobooks from Audible App on Windows PC, download the Audible books that you want to add to iTunes.

Step 2. Run Audible App on your Windows PC, touch ‘Library’ from the left column, then all of audiobooks will be showed up in the right window.

Step 3. Select the Audible books you want to sync to iTunes, then press ‘three ellipse’ icon next to the book. Then choose ‘import into iTunes’ from the drop-down list.

Step 4. If it is your first time to use this feature, you need to activate iTunes. Prss “OK” option at the pop-up box and type your password to log in. Then your iTunes will be connected with Audible account. Then the Audible books will be added to your iTunes.

Method 2. Import Audible Books through Audible Download Manager
‘Audible Download Manager’ can help you download Audible books to your Windows PC and transfer downloaded Audible audiobooks to iTunes. Check out the following steps to learn how to sync Audible audiobooks to iTunes.

Step 1. After download and install the Audible Download Manager on Windows PC, press ‘General Settings’ button and verify iTunes is chosen under the “After download import files to” tab.

Step 2. Hit on ‘Download’ button to download audiobooks you want from

Step 3. The software will pop up a window, you need to authorize the computer, touch the ‘OK’ button to continue. Then the Audible files will be imported to iTunes.

But sometimes, if abnormality occurs, the document may not be imported successfully. Therefore, you need to learn how to transfer Audible books to iTunes manually.

Bonus – Add Audible Audiobooks to iTunes Manually

Step 1. Run iTunes on computer, touch ‘File’ then move to ‘Add File to Library’.

Step 2. The downloaded books will be kept in these folder by default:

# 1 Windows 7/8/Vista: C:\Users\Public\Documents\Audible\Downloads

# 2 Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\Audible\Downloads

Step 3. Select the audiobooks you want and press ‘Open’, then they will be imported to iTunes.

Step 4. Hit on ‘Book’ icon > ‘My audiobooks’ to locate the Audible books in iTunes.

Part 2. Download Audible Books to iTunes on Mac

Compared to Windows PC, it is much easier to transfer Audible books to iTunes by using a Mac computer. Because iTunes is the only one official Audible player on the Mac, so users can directly download Audible books from the or via Audible App, then import to iTunes.

Step 1. Search on your browser then login with your Audible account. Find the audiobooks you want to download.

Step 2. After chosen, press ‘Download’ tab, it will pop-up a window to let you ‘Authorize the computer’. Just hit on ‘Yes’ to authorize your account.

Step 3. After that, the audiobooks will be synced to iTunes successfully.

Part 3. Transfer Audible Audiobooks to iTunes without Account

After reading the previous part, you have learned how to transfer Audible aduiobooks to iTunes by using Windows and Mac respectively. But it also exists some problems, these methods all required the authorization of the Audible account. If you forget your Audible password, or your audiobooks was obtained from someone else and you cannot authorize it yourself, what should you do?

Under such circumstance, you had better to use a third-party tool to convert Audible AA/AAX format audiobooks to MP3 and other DRM-free formats, so that you can play Audible books on iTunes and any other devices and players without Audible account authorization.

TunesBank Audible Converter is one of the most convenient and practical Audible Converter in the market. It can unlock the DRM encryption and convert encoded Audible AA/AAX to MP3, M4A, FLAC, WAV without iTunes and Audible authentication. This will save you a lot of troubles. Moreover, it can preserve the original audio quality and the chapters info in the converted files. Have to say that TunesBank allows users to personalize the output settings according to their needs. With the amazing Split feature, you can even divide the chunk Audible books into small clips via chapters and time. After conversion, you will get unprotected Audible books and then you can transfer Audible books to iTunes for playback or put them on iPod/iPad/iPhone effortlessly.

Highlights of TunesBank Audible Converter:

  • Get the rid of the DRM encryption from Audible books.
  • No need to install iTunes App and Audible authentication.
  • Convert Audible books to MP3, M4A, FLAC, WAV losslessly.
  • Work at up to 100X lightning speed and batch converting.
  • Divide chunk Audible files to small parts via chapters or time.
  • Get unprotected audiobooks, play on any device and player freely.

Guide: Convert Audible to MP3 and Transfer to iTunes

Step 1. Import Downloaded Audible Files to TunesBank
After installed, run TunesBank Audible Converter. Drag and drop the downloaded Audible files into TunesBank’s interface. Or press the “Add Files” button to choose your downloaded Audible audiobooks to add to the program.

drag and drop audible files to program

Step 2. Choose MP3 as Output Format
Click “Output Setting” to open the format setting window, choose MP3 as your output format. You can also customize the Bit Rate, Sample Rate, or Split the audiobook.

select mp3 format

Step 3. Start to Convert Audible to MP3
Press “Convert All” button to start converting Audible AA/AAX audiobooks to MP3.

convert from audible to mp3

Step 4. Get MP3 Audible Audiobooks
When it finishes the conversion, you are able to find the unprotected Audible audiobooks via clicking “Completed” > “Open File”.

vide conversion history

Now you can transfer converted Audible audiobooks to iTunes manually, you can go back to last section of Part 1 to learn more details.

Video Guide – How to Convert Audible to MP3

This video guide will help you learn more details about convert Audible Audiobooks to MP3 with TunesBank Audible Audiobook Converter. So that you can get unprotected Audible books to play on any device and player freely.

Final Words
Although you can transfer Audible audiobooks to iTunes using windows and MAC computers respectively, they all need Audible authorization. This is not an easy task. Fortunately, TunesBank Audible Converter is a wonderful assistant, it can unlock the Audible DRM protection and convert DRM-ed Audible AA/AAX books to MP3 and other common formats without Audible authentication. In this way, you can enjoy Audible audiobooks on any device and player without any limitation.

Transfer Audible Books to iTunes


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