"Can Audiobooks in iTunes be played on Bose Soundtouch 30? I am an avid listener of audiobooks. Mostly from Audible. I've synced my iTunes Library, and they are not available on the Soundtouch and they are not convertible to MP3 format. Is there a solution? I'm not likely to keep this system if I can't listen to the audiobook files."
Actually, Audible audiobooks are limited by DRM (Digital Rights Management), and they can only be played on some specific apps or devices. Nevertheless, Bose SoundTouch doesn't support Audible Manager and any other copyright-protected audio files. The SoundTouch system only supports common audio file formats including MP3, AAC (excluding protected files), M4A (including Apple lossless), WMA, OGG (Spotify only). So, is it possible to play Audible Audiobooks on Bose SoundTouch? Of course, the following will introduce an extraordinary way to make it possible.
Part 1. A General Overview of Bose Soundtouch 30
Before we start, let's take a quick review of Bose SoundTouch, a powerful speaker that brings you the best listening experiences.
1.1 Less effort, more music
With Bose SoundTouch 30, You can listen to music on your own terms without worrying about which technology is best. The Bose SoundTouch speaker can play music directly from your phone or tablet via Bluetooth. You can also connect the speaker to a Wi-Fi network and listen without using your cell phone at home.
1.2 Fast, simple control of all your music
With the SoundTouch application, users can enjoy their favorite music through Bose SoundTouch speakers. Bose SoundTouch lets you have full control over the music listening experience through SoundTouch on a smartphone or tablet. You can browse popular music services like Spotify and Deezer, Internet radio, or your stored music library. Bose Sound Touch also allows you to easily change the system preset, connect your favorite music with one key, and control one or more devices near the SoundTouch speakers.
Part 2. How to Play Audible Audiobooks on Bose SoundTouch
As it is mentioned above, the main reason that Audible Audiobooks fail to be played on Bose SoundTouch refers to the DRM encryption added on them. As a result, I strongly recommend a third-party program to you - TuneFab Audible Converter. This audiobook converter performs well in eliminating DRM restrictions and converting Audible AA/AAX into MP3 or other common formats. The software can run on both Windows and Mac computers and allows you to convert audiobooks easily and efficiently with high quality and the fastest time. In addition, chapter information will be preserved in full in order to get a better hearing experience.
Read on to know more details.
Step 1. Install and Download TuneFab Audiobook Converter
First of all, you need to download and install TuneFab Audible Converter. Launch the program, and click on the "free trial" button to get a trial version. Currently, TuneFab Audible Converter is compatible with Windows 10/8.1/8/7 (64-bit) and Mac OS X 10.12 or higher.
Step 2. Select Audible Audiobooks You Want to Remove DRM
After importing the Audible files to the converter, you'll see all the audiobooks files shown on the interface. ID3 tag information such as book title and its narrator is also displayed detailedly. And don't worry if you will lose the original metadata information after conversion.
Step 3. Output Settings
You can select an output format, customize the output file configuration file, and select an output folder in the "Output" section on the interface. MP3 and M4A are recommended output formats. Then, click on the "Settings" icon in the top left corner, and select the "Preferences" option, you will be able to change parameters such as sample rate and bitrate.
Step 4. Start Converting Audible Audiobooks
Now, click on the button "Convert", TuneFab Audible Converter will start removing DRM, and converting Audible audiobooks (AA/AAX) to MP3/M4A.
After conversion, you can enjoy audiobooks on Bose SoundTouch or any other device without DRM restriction. With the help of TuneFab Audible Converter, you can actually improve your audiobook listening experience and use SoundTouch to play audiobooks at home with your family. Download TuneFab and get moving!