The newest version of the Audible app will run on Android devices running Android version 2.2 (Froyo) or higher. See "Where can I download the Audible application?" for installation options.
Android devices running an earlier version of Android OS may be able to install an earlier version of the Audible for Android application but will not be able to use some of the more recent features like position synchronization.
The application is available for download from Google Play or on the Amazon Appstore by searching for: Audible.
Visit Google Play to download the Audible for Android application.
Visit the Amazon Appstore to download the Audible for Android app. If you don't have the Amazon Appstore installed, visit "Getting Started with the Amazon Appstore" on Amazon.com for installation instructions.
The Audible app can be obtained by users with an Android device that does not have access to Google Play or Amazon Appstore by installing the app from an .apk file. Keep in mind that you will not receive notifications to install updates when installing
using this method.
To install an app using an .apk file you must change a setting on your device to allow installation of a third party app. The instructions below are generic instructions and may vary between devices.
1. Open Settings and navigate to "Unknown Sources" option (under Applications or Security depending on your device)
2. If Unknown Sources is unchecked, tap the checkbox and then tap OK on the confirmation popup.
3. Using the browser on your device go to http://bit.ly/AdblMrktRls to download the apk file.
4. Swipe from the top of the screen to the bottom to reveal the Notifications window.
5. Once the download is complete tap on the notification for Audible-Market-Release.apk to install the Audible for Android app.
Yes, you can change the behavior of the player progress bar back to displaying the length of full audiobook. This is done by changing the "Progress Bar" option in the Playback Settings area of the Audible app's Settings page.
Yes, most Audible titles that are more than 6 hours can be downloaded as multiple, smaller parts files. You can switch between downloading your Audible titles as a single file or as multiple files by using the "Download by parts" option that is made available
in the Download Settings area of the Settings screens.
Changing this setting requires a full library refresh. When "Multi-Part Downloads" are enabled, book synchronization across devices using Whispersync for Voice may be affected.
At this time, you cannot schedule a subscription to download the latest issue automatically. You will be able to view your subscription in My Library. Tapping on the Subscription title in My Library will display the issues that are available for download
and playback. My Library will show the three most recent issues.
My library is your audio-bookshelf. All of the audiobooks you've purchased on Audible are available in the Cloud area of the My Library screen. All the titles that you have downloaded to your device are visible in the Device area of the library.
You can Sort, Filter, and Search the contents of the My Library screen by using the icons, provided in the bar along the bottom of the library screen.
You can search for a specific title inside My Library by tapping the Android Menu button and then tapping Search. Enter your search term and tap Go. If your Android device supports a dedicated search button, you can tap that button to initiate a search.
You can always refresh the My Library screen by tapping the Refresh button at the top of My Library. This will connect to Audible to ensure that your latest purchases and subscription issues are available for download on your Android device. You must have an active Internet connection to refresh your library.
When an update is available you can download and install it from Google play (Android Market).
1. Launch the Google Play (Android Market) app on your device
2. Press the Menu key and tap My apps or My Downloads. This will display a list of apps downloaded from Google Play (Android Market).
3. If an update is available Audible will appear in the "Updates" list and the word update will appear to the right of the app title.
4. Tap Update All in the upper right corner.
5. You may receive a Replace application alert - tap OK. This will download and install the latest available version of the app.
The Audible for Android application request specific Android permissions in order for the app to function properly. These permissions are listed upon install from the Google Play (Android Market).
1. Full Internet Access: This allows our app to connect to a network connection to sign in, update your purchases, and to download content. This also allows the application to access the mobile store and to receive the news feed from Audible.
2. Create Bluetooth connections: This allows playback via the app using a Bluetooth-connected device.
3. Add or modify calendar events and send email to guests: This allows users to set calendar reminders in our app from our News Feed (e.g. Upcoming Audible sale, new release, etc.), as well as contact Customer Care directly from the app. This permission does not allow us to access contacts, access calendars, or email contacts.
4. Read Phone State and Identity: This allows our app to pause and resume playback when a phone call is received and ended.
5. Modify/delete USB Storage Contents & Modify/delete SD Card Contents: This allows our application to save and delete downloaded purchases to/from the SD card as well as save app data to the SD card.
6. Prevent Device from Sleeping: This allows our app to prevent the device from going to sleep during use.
7. View Wi-Fi and Network State: This allows our app to see the available network connections available for signing in, updating your purchases, and to downloading content. This also allows the application to see available network connections to the mobile store and to receive the news feed from Audible.
8. Expand / Collapse Status Bar: This allows the application to expand and collapse the notifications bar.
9. Discover Known Accounts: This allows the application to discover known accounts (such as Facebook, Google+, etc.) which allows you to share what you're listening to with your social network.
Tip: Before transferring an audio file from your Mac or PC to your Android device please enable multi-part downloads in the app.
To enable multi-part downloads, go to Settings > Download Settings > Download by Parts and select Multi-Part Downloads.
On Devices with Android OS versions 2.3.7 and lower:
1. Connect your Android device into your computer using a USB cable.
2. When prompted tap Mass Storage. If not prompted automatically, touch and drag down the Status screen to reveal the Notifications page (or from the Home screen press the Menu key and tap Notifications). Next, tap USB connected and then tap Mount.
3. Locate your downloaded audio on your computer. Your file(s) generally reside in the following locations on your computer:
• Windows XP Users: \Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\Audible\Downloads
• Windows Vista/7 Users: \Users\Public\Documents\Audible\Downloads
• Mac OS Users: Location will vary depending on settings
4. Drag the desired file(s) to the /Audible folder on your Android device.
5. Safely eject your Android device from the computer.
Tip: You can only transfer Standard files (containing ".maax" in file name) or the Enhanced files (contains an ".aax" extension) for playback using the Audible for Android application. Don't rename the files.
On Devices with Android OS version 3.0 and higher:
• Windows Users:
Follow the steps described above
• Mac Users:
1. Install Android File Transfer from http://www.android.com/filetransfer/
2. Connect your Android device into your computer using a USB cable
3. Wait for the files and folders on your Android device to be displayed by Android File Transfer
4. Locate your downloaded audio file on your computer
5. Drag the desired file(s) to the /Audible folder on your Android device
6. Safely eject your Android device from the computer
Once your files are transferred:
Open the Audible application and then refresh the My Library screen. Your transferred files will now be available for playback. Audio titles that are stored on your device will be displayed with a black background.
Audible titles in Enhanced (contains an ".aax" extension) and Standard (contains ".maax" in file name) formats can be played using the Audible for Android application. To change the download format in the app, open the Android Menu, tap Settings, and
tap Download Settings. High Quality audio is Audible's highest fidelity audio format. Standard Quality audio takes up less space on your device and will download more quickly than High Quality. The application's default setting is Standard Quality.
Yes. You can manually move the "Audible" folder from the current location to your desired storage location. Once the folder has been moved make sure that the old "Audible" folder no longer exists in the previous location. To avoid data loss, you must
quit or force close the Audible application before moving the "Audible" folder. The app must not active or running in the background.
Tip: In order for the Audible for Android application to recognize the "Audible" folder and its contents, it must be on the root directory (i.e. the very top level of that directory) of the storage card or internal storage.
Tip: In addition, the memory location must be "mountable." The easiest way to determine if the memory location is mountable is to connect your device to your computer via USB as mass storage. If the memory locations show up as a device with removable storage with a drive letter assigned, the memory location is mountable.
Yes, in your library, tap the "Device" tab. This tab will display the content that is currently downloaded to your device, downloading, or partially downloaded.
Check to see if a filter is being applied. To remove an active filter, tap the Audible logo at the left end of the action bar, or tap the "Filter" icon and then select "All Titles".
Yes. You can shop on the Audible mobile store from within the Audible for Android app. Select the Shopping Cart icon from the menu of the Audible for Android app to visit the store.
If you would like to permanently remove an audio title from My Library please contact Customer Care. If you permanently remove an audio title, this will remove it from your account. You will no longer have access to re-download this title unless you re-purchase
Customer Care is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
1-888-283-5051 (US & Canada)
Check your Download Format setting. If you've selected High Quality you'll be downloading Audible's Enhanced Audio format. Each hour of audio requires approximately 28.8MB of storage. You can toggle to Standard Quality to reduce the file size by 50%.
Yes, subscriptions are audio titles that publish frequently over time, such as daily, weekly, or monthly. If you have purchased a subscription or receive a complimentary subscription (such as The New York Times) you will be able to view it in My Library.
Tapping on a Subscription title will display the issues that are available for download and playback. My Library will show the three most recent issues.
The stats portion of the app is a fun way of tracking your audiobook listening, including;
• Daily, Monthly, and Total Listening Time.
• Your Listening Level. Are you a Newbie or a Master?
• Total Number of Audible Titles.
Based on listening activities and other actions on your phone you can earn badges. We encourage you to experiment with the application and uncover them all. Letting you know what each badge means and how you earn them would take the fun out of it. Start listening and brag about your earned badges to your social network.
"Tap and Hold" or "Long Press" means to press on an item and then hold your finger in the same position. In some areas of the app, this action will allow you can access special features. In the My Library page, you can "tap and hold" on a title to access
additional actions. Different actions are available for downloaded and non-downloaded titles. In Buttons-Free mode, use the press and hold action to add a new bookmark at the current location.
Audible for Android contains two widgets that can be added to your device's home screen and used to control the Audible app when you aren't in the app. To add the Audible widget to your home screen, perform a long-press on your Android home screen, tap
Widgets, and choose either the 4x2 Audible Large widget or the 4x1 Audible Small widget. The widget can be placed anywhere there enough space on your home screen.