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How to Play DRM-Protected iTunes Audiobooks on Android

By Tony Moton

January 28, 2018

Recently I downloaded some audiobooks from iTunes and wanted to enjoy them when running. But my iPhone has sent to the shop for maintainece, and now I am using another phone, Samsung Galaxy that works on 7.0. Then the problem occurred. The DRM policy stopped me from listening to those audible books on my Android. Does anyone know how to play DRM-protected iTunes audiobooks on Android?

As you know, audiobook purchased from iTunes are protected by DRM, the Digital Rights Management policy. You can play iTunes audiobooks on authorized devices only. To bypass DRM restriction, you can turn to TuneFab Music Converter.


Part 1. TuneTab Apple Music Converter Features

TuneFab Apple Music Converter is specially developed to help users convert Apple audio tracks format and bypass DRM protection so that they can play audio files on an unauthorized device, like Samsung Galaxy S8.There are various output formats which are compatible with your device, such as MP3, M4A, FLAC, etc. So you can choose whichever you  want as the converted file format. In addition, you can control the conversion speed manually when converting.

Supported Input Formats by TuneFab Apple Music Converter:

All iTunes supported audio formats, including Apple Music, M4P, Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), AAC, MP3, iTunes M4B, M4A audiobooks, AIFF, WAV, and Audible AA/AAX.

Supported Output Format by TuneFab Apple Music Converter:


Part 2. Prepare Tools to Remove DRM from iTunes Audiobooks

Tools you need:

1. TuneFab Apple Music Converter

2. Computer that works on Windows 10/8.1/8/7 (32 & 64bits)/ Mac OS X 10.9, 10.10, 10.11 and 10.12, and 10.13

3. iTunes: iTunes 12.2 or later (Latest version of  iTunes is recommended)

4. iTunes Audiobook: You need to downlaod the purchased iTunes audibooks from cloud or import iTunes audiobook to the iTunes library.

Part 3. Play DRM-Protected iTunes Audiobooks on Android

Step 1. Download TuneFab Apple Music Converter

Please click the Download button below to get TuneFab Apple Music Converter installation package. The two buttons are Windows and Mac computer installation package respectively. This will take several minutes depending on the network speed.

Please note that the output file is only 3 minutes long. To unlock the limitation, you can buy the full version, and we'll send you a license or registration code to your mailbox. You can register to the latest version with the code.

Step 2. Install TuneFab Apple Music Converter

When download is completed, go to the path where the installation package is saved. Click the exe/dmg file to install TuneFab Apple Music Converter.

Step 3.Download the Latest iTunes in Your PC

To finish the conversion steps smoothly, the latest iTunes program is required. So don't forget to upgrade iTunes in your computer to the latest version.

Step 4. Download Purchased iTunes Audiobooks to Your PC

Download and import target iTunes audiobooks that you want to enjoy on your Android device to the iTunes library.

Add Audiobooks to iTunes

Now, everything is ready! Let's start converting iTunes audiobook format and remove DRM protection.

Part 3. Play DRM-Protected iTunes Music on Android

Step 1. Open TuneFab Apple Music Converter

Locate TuneFab Apple Music Converter icon (the green one) on your computer desktop. Click to activate the program. Please note that when the converter software is open, iTunes that installed in your computer will be auto-launched.

Step 2. Opt Autiobooks for Converting

Once TuneFab Music Converter and iTunes are launched, the converter program will load iTunes audiobooks automatically. After that, please select "Audiobook" category at the left pane. When files in this category are expanded, you can select the ones you want to play on your Android phone/tablet.

Select Audiobooks

Step 3. Select Compatible Output Format

In this step, you need to select compatible format such as MP3 for the converted audio so that it can be played on your Android. This can be delivered in the main page. In this page, you can also define output path for the converted audiobook. In the "Options" > "Preference" page, you can accelerate or slower the conversion by dragging the speed bar.

Choose Audiobooks 

Step 4. Remove DRM Restriction

This is a key step. You need to click the "Convert" button at the upper-left corner to convert your iTunes audiobook into the format you selected in advance. During this step, DRM protection will be removed. You will get a DRM-free audio after conversion.

Convert Audiobooks

Step 5. Listen to DRM-Protected iTunes Audiobooks on Android

Just sit back and wait. When conversion succeeds, you can transfer the converted audio files to your Android phone, and then enjoy!

Easy, isn't it? How do you feel about the program? You can share with us by leaving a message. In addition to iTunes audiobooks, the program also supports you to converted audio books downloaded from other sources such as Audible (Here is a tip about getting free audiobooks from Audible).

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