How to Listen to Audiobooks on Android

Nowadays audiobooks are becoming more and more popular. You can listen to the audiobooks on the way to your office instead of reading. You can also listen to audiobooks when you want to go to bed. As we know, there are a lot of audiobook platforms for you to enjoy the audiobooks. If you are an Android user, you must want to know how you can listen to audiobooks on your Android phone or tablet? Now let’s find out how to listen to the audiobooks on Android.

Listen to Audiobooks on Android using Audiobook Apps


Audible is the most popular audiobook provider offering exclusive titles, audio shows, and book series that you can find a number of audiobooks there. All the free and purchased audiobooks can only be used in the Audible app or the software authorized by Audible because they are protected with Audible DRM. If you are an Audible subscriber, there is no doubt that using the Audible app is the best way to listen to the audiobooks on Android phones or tablets.

Android Audible


OverDrive helps you borrow and read eBooks and audiobooks for free on your phone from your local library or school library. If your local library has used this service, you can search for the audiobooks with your library card. There are thousands of eBooks, audiobooks and videos in OverDrive and you should really have a look. Libby app, which is made by OverDrive, is designed to read the eBooks and listen to the audiobooks if you borrow them from your local library with OverDrive. It allows you to listen to the audiobooks from your local library on Android phones and tablets without any charge.

Android Libby

Google Play Books

You can purchase audiobooks from Google Play and listen to them in Google Play Books. If you want to listen to the audiobooks on Android devices, Google Play Books is another choice. Unlike Audible, there is no monthly subscription required in Google Play Books. It offers free content preview before purchasing. In addition, you can also listen to the audiobooks from Google Play Books via the web browser.

Android Google Play Books

Kobo Books

Kobo is one of the most popular eBooks & audiobooks providers that has thousands of eBook users. You can purchase the audiobooks from Kobo and listen to the audiobooks on Android with Kobo Books app. After you subscribe to Kobo, you can discover the best deal on audiobooks and earn Kobo Super Points after every purchase. Now the audiobooks in Kobo are available in the US, the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. You can listen to audiobooks on smartphones and tablets running Android version 4.4 or higher.

Android Kobo Books

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Scribd offers over one million titles of eBooks and audiobooks. You can sign up for a new account with a 30-day free trial. After subscribed ($8.99 per month), you can enjoy unlimited audiobooks, books, magazine articles and sheet music on Scribd without an additional fee. When you listen to the audiobooks on Android with the Scribd app, you can download the audiobooks to listen offline, set a sleep timer and customize your narration speed (available on Android 6.0 and above). Just start your free trial on Scribd, and if it is not satisfied, you can cancel it anytime.

Android Scribd

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LibriVox Audio Books

LibriVox is the world’s biggest free DIY audiobook community and offers unlimited access to over 24,000 audiobooks for free. Hundreds of volunteers distribute the audiobooks to LibriVox for downloading legally. LibriVox Audio Books app, which is developed by LibriVox, helps you find the books and listen to the audiobooks on Android with ease. You can browse the audiobooks by title, author or genre, look at new recordings, or search the books by keyword on LibriVox Audio Books. For US users, there are extra 75,000 purchased audiobooks that you can enjoy.

Android LibriVox Audio Books

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Listen to Audiobooks on Android using MP3 Player

If you have audiobooks on Audible, can you listen to the audiobooks on Android devices without Audible app or share the Audible audiobooks with your friends? As mentioned above, Audible audiobooks are encrypted by DRM (digital rights management). But you can still use Audible Converter to remove the DRM protection and convert Audible to MP3 files so that you can listen to them in any MP3 player app on Android. Audible Converter is easy to use and you can transfer the MP3 files to your Android smartphone or tablet after the conversion process.

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Convert Audible audiobooks to MP3


Susanna is the content manager and writer of Filelem. She has been an experienced editor and book layout designer for many years, and interested in trying and testing various productivity software. She is also a huge fan of Kindle, who has been using Kindle Touch for nearly 7 years and carrying Kindle almost wherever she goes. Not long ago the device was at the end of its life so Susanna happily bought a Kindle Oasis.

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