Audible is the Internet's premier provider of digital audiobooks and more. The Audible for Windows Phone app puts more than 100,000 audio titles available from Audible right in the palm of your hand. Once you've downloaded the app from the Windows Phone Marketplace, you'll be ready to create a new Audible account, or sign in to your existing account and begin listening to books immediately.
If you do not have an Audible account, you can create one by tapping "i'm new to audible" (fig. 1). Once selected, choose the marketplace relevant to your location-in other words, where you buy your audiobooks. We currently support three marketplaces:
•Audible.de for users in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland
•Audible.co.uk for users in the UK and Ireland
•Audible.com for users in the United States and the rest of the world
Next, you will be taken to the My Library section where you can preview free excerpts from Audible. Tap "Create an account" (fig. 2) at the bottom of the screen. That will take you to the Create Account page. Just follow the instructions to open a new account on the spot.
When you're done, you can start using your new account in the app, and also on the Audible website.
Once you've signed into your account, think of My Library as your handheld, mobile bookshelf. All of the audiobook titles you've purchased from Audible will be available for listening from the My Library screen within the Audible for Windows Phone app.
Sorting:Tap "View all titles," to scan your audiobooks or organize them so it's easy to find titles. By tapping the sort button you can arrange the listings by choosing Recency, Purchase Date, Title, Author or Length (fig. 3).
Recent: Sorts your titles in order of recency. Titles that you've recently purchased, downloaded, or listened to will rise to the top of the list. Purchase Date: Sorts your titles by purchase date. The most recent purchases are at the top.
Title: Sorts your titles A - Z using the title name.
Author: Sorts books by author name.
Length: Sorts your titles from shortest to longest audio length
Searching: To search for a specific title inside My Library, tap the search button and enter the title(fig. 4).
Filtering: To make your library even more organized, tap the filter button next to the sort button. This lets you easily scan titles based on various categories to help you quickly find what you're looking for (fig. 5).
Refresh Your Library: You can always refresh the My Library screen by tapping "Refresh". This will connect you to Audible to ensure your latest purchases are displayed, and so you can download them to your Windows Phone. Please note, toRefresh your library you must have an active internet connection (fig.6).
Downloading From My library: All of the audiobooks you've purchased from Audible are available for wireless download using the Audible for Windows Phone app.
From the My Library view, tap the title you'd like to listen to. Then touch the downward arrow at the bottom of the screen to begin downloading it to your phone (fig. 7).
You don't have to wait for the entire audiobook to completely download to begin listening. When it appears, tap the play image to start enjoying your audiobook. You can begin listening while it's still downloading by tapping the cover art when the play icon appears (fig. 8).
Removing Downloaded Audio: All your audiobooks that have already been downloaded to your Windows Phone will be displayed brightly in the "My Library" section.
If you'd like to free some storage on your phone's memory, it's easy to remove titles that you've downloaded. To remove audiobooks, long-tap any title until the menu appears (fig. 9). Then, tap "Remove this title from device". You can always re-download any title from My Library if you want to listen to the title again.
The Player view of the Audible for Windows Phone app provides a rich collection of features designed especially for Windows devices-and a great listening experience every time.
The following features are available within the Audible for Window Phone player (fig.10).
Standard Controls: You can enhance the playback console with additional listening controls (fig. 11) by doing a single tap on the screen to bring up: Rewind, Fast Forward, go to Previous Chapter, and go to Next Chapter.
Timeline And Scrubbing: The timeline (fig. 12) displays your position in the chapter you're listening to. You can slide your finger left or right within the timeline to scrub so that you can move to a different position within the chapter.
Player Features: By default, the Player displays the cover art of the audiobook you are listening to. You can also see additional information about the title. To view each section, swipe left and right on the screen to toggle between the Details, Chapter, and Bookmark panels. As you do, you'll be able to see additional details about the book (fig. 13), chapter information (fig. 14), as well as the bookmarks and notes you've created (fig. 15).
Button-Free Mode: Button-free mode allows you to control audio playback using gestures and/or touching anywhere on the screen. You can access button-free mode by tapping the ellipses and selecting Button Free (fig. 16 and fig.17).
The Stats portion (fig. 18) of the Audible for Windows Phone app is a fun way to track your audiobook listening statistics.
In addition to Stats, performing certain actions on the Audible for Windows Phone app earns you a host of fun badges (fig. 19). Experiment and have fun uncovering everything that the Audible for Windows Phone app has to offer.
Fair warning: uninstalling the app will delete all earned badges.
The Audible for Windows Phone app enables users to view and purchase titles right on a mobile site created just for the app (fig. 20). Here you can browse new releases, best sellers, or just explore the mobile store. Purchase titles wherever you are, and download them wirelessly to your Windows Phone. No need to go home or get on a computer to get an audiobook.
Use the News feed (fig. 21) to get the latest on your favorite authors or narrators and learn about upcoming Audible events and more. To access News, swipe left twice from the My Library section.
News is updated often, and in real-time, so keep checking back!
Windows Phone users can pin their library or even the audiobook they're currently enjoying to the start menu of the device.
To pin your library to the start menu, navigate to the My Library section, tap the ellipse in the corner, and select "Pin to Start" (fig. 22).
You can do the same for any title. Simply navigate to that specific title, tap the ellipse in the corner, and select "Pin to Start."
When you return to the Start Menu of the Windows Phone, you will be able to see pinned tiles that you have created. Tapping either will bring you directly to your library, or to the specific title you've pinned to the start menu (fig. 23).
Set the preferences for the Audible for Windows Phone app from the Settings screen. You can navigate there by tapping the ellipses on the Audible home screen, and then selecting Settings.
Disable 'Auto Lock':Prevents auto-lock from engaging while audio is playing, so you can have full access to the application window (for audio control, bookmarking, etc.). Note: enabling this setting will maximize your battery life.
Shop in Browser: You can decide whether or not to use your phone's default web browser to shop in the Audible mobile store.
Theme: The Windows Phone also allows you to change the theme of the background of the Audible app. Simply go to the general settings section, select the "Dark" (fig. 24) or "Light" (fig. 25) theme, and then restart the app. When you return, the Audible app will display the theme you selected.
Playback: You can specify the number seconds for the jump back button.
Seamless Multi-part Play: Use this to set the app to automatically begin playback of the next download segment when you're listening to multipart tiles.
Only on Wi-Fi: Audible recommends this setting if your phone does not have an unlimited data plan. When you select it, the Audible for Windows Phones app will only download titles from My Library when connected to a Wi-Fi network.
Download Format: Choose your format to control download wait times. High Quality audio is Audible's highest audio format. Standard Quality takes up less space on your Windows Phone memory card and will download quicker than High Quality. The default setting is Standard Quality. Account
Sign Out: Allows you to sign out of your Audible account. By signing out, you will still have full access to the books you've downloaded directly to your device. You'll continue to earn badges and listening stats, but they won't show up in your Audible account.
About this application
Version: Tells you the version of the current Audible app downloaded to your phone.
Share this App: Share a link with your friends and social networks that lets them download the Audible for Windows Phone app, too.
Legal Notices: States the different legal notices.
Help & Support
Call Customer Care: Automatically dials the Audible Customer Care Team.
Email Customer Care: Creates an email to the Audible Customer Care Team.
Feedback & Request Feature: Delivers an email directly to the Audible Wireless product team. All feedback will be read and tracked to make improvements in future versions of the app. Not all feedback will be personally responded to.
Reset Application: Removes all temporary and cached data in the application. Use this option when you're experiencing a glitch in the app. Your existing downloads, listening stats, and badges will be preserved.
The following resources provide additional information that may not be covered in this guide.
Audible for Windows Phone Homepage:
Audible Customer Care Website:
Audible Customer Care Phone Support:
1-888-283-5051 (USA & Canada)
24 hours a day, 7 days a week