If you want to play Audible audio content on Apple Watch, you used to need to first sync the contents from your iPhone. However, in late 2022, Audible announced its newest updates for Apple Watch which allows the app to work independently on Apple's watchOS platform. That means you can stream and download Audible audiobooks and other audio contents without your iPhone!
Of course, the Audible app for Apple watch still requires Apple Watch OS7 or higher, and your iPhone needs to be iOS version 14 or higher.
Thus, if you have met the installation requirements, you can directly install the Audible app on your Apple Watch and then stream and download the audio contents without your iPhone. Otherwise, you can also use a reliable TuneFab Audible Converter to download and convert Audible audiobooks to MP3 or other popular audio formats, and then transfer the DRM-free Audible audiobooks to your Apple Watch and listen to them easily.
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How to Play Audible Audiobooks on Apple Watch Directly
Before trying to install the Audible app to your Apple Watch, you need to first make sure your iPhone and Apple Watch have met the following installation requirements:
● The Audible app has updated to iOS app version 3.0 or higher
● Your iPhone has updated to iOS 14 or higher, and the paired Apple Watch has updated to OS7 or higher
After that, you can begin to install the app and try to listen to Audible audiobooks on your Apple Watch by following the instructions below.
Install Audible App on Your Apple Watch
To get the Audible app from the iPhone that's paired with the Apple Watch, follow the 5 steps below:
Step 1. Pair your Apple Watch with your iPhone.
Step 2. Click to open the Apple Watch app and tap the My Watch tab
Step 3. Find the Audible app listed in Available Apps
Step 4. Tap the Install button next to the Audible app to install it in one-click.
Listen to Audible Audiobooks on the Apple Watch
After installing the Audible app on your Apple Watch, you can download, listen to and remove your audiobooks easily, even when leaving your iPhone at home.
How to listen to and download selected audiobooks on Apple Watch
To listen to your audiobooks, please first make sure your Bluetooth headphones have been connected and paired with your Apple Watch. Then, follow these steps:
Step 1. Tap to open the Audible app on the Apple Watch
Step 2. Just tap the title you want to listen to. The selected title will begin streaming.
Tap the icon in the lower-left corner of the player screen to get into the Library screen to access other audiobooks you have purchased and downloaded.
Note: The streaming contents will simultaneously begin to download in the background for offline listening. If you only want to stream without downloading, choose the streaming-only mode in Settings.
How to Remove Audiobooks from Apple Watch
You may need to remove some audiobooks in order to free up space on your Apple Watch. Follow these steps:
Step 1. Tap to open the Audible app on the Apple Watch
Step 2. Open the Library screen, and then tap Edit
Step 3. Tap the red "delete" icon next to the audiobook you want to remove from your Apple Watch
As long as your Apple Watch and iPhone meet the Audible installation requirements, it is convenient for you to install an Audible app on your Apple Watch, enjoy the full functionality of Audible, and stream your favorite audiobooks even when leaving your iPhone at home.
How to Download and Transfer Audible Audiobooks to Play on Apple Watch
Although Audible now provides independent functionality on Apple Watch, it still requires your device with Apple Watch OS7 or higher, and your iPhone needs to be iOS version 14 or higher.
For those who fail to meet such requirements, we recommend you use a TuneFab Audible Converter to help you remove the DRM protection from Audible and convert your audiobooks to MP3 or other audio formats. Then, transfer the converted audiobooks to your Apple Watch and you are free to play them without restrictions.
Remove DRM from Audible Audiobooks
Audiobooks produced and sold by Audible are all with DRM protection. You can only stream the audio content on specific devices unless you can get rid of the DRM. TuneFab Audible Converter can help you easily remove the DRM protection and convert the Audible AA/AAX format audiobooks to MP3 or other common audio formats for convenient playback.
Highlights of TuneFab Audible Converter
● Removes DRM from Audible in one-click
● Converts Audible AA/AAX files to common audio formats like MP3, M4A, FLAC, and WAV, with lossless sound quality
● Keeps complete Audiobooks chapter info and ID3 tags
● Easily splits Audiobooks by Chapters/Time/Segments
● Supports up to 60X faster processing and conversion speed
How to Convert Protected AA/AAX to MP3 by using TuneFab Audible Converter
TuneFab Audible Converter is a professional and reliable tool specially designed for Audible DRM removal. It helps users to convert Audible AA/AAX files to common audio formats for flexible playback. You can remove DRM protections from Audible easily within a few steps.
Note: To convert the AA/AAX files, you need to download them to your computer first.
Purchase and download Audible audiobooks on the Audible official website. Find the content that interests you and make a purchase. You will find the purchased audiobooks in your Library. Click to download the AA/AAX files to your computer. Or you can go to How to Listen? page on the Audible official website. for Audible official instructions on how PC/Mac users download audiobooks to their devices by using the Audible app.
After downloading the AA/AAX files to your computer, follow these steps:
Step 1. Launch TuneFab Audible Converter and add audiobooks
Click the blue icon on the main interface to add Audible AA/AAX audiobooks, or simply drag&drop the downloaded audiobooks to the app.
Step 2. Confirm the output settings before conversion
Select the output format from the Output Format drop-down menu. Noted that to keep audiobook chapter information, you need to choose the M4A format for exporting. All audiobooks will be converted with lossless sound quality.
Step 3. Remove Audible DRM in One-Click
Simply click the Convert All button to start converting AA/AAX files to your selected audio formats. Click the Convert button on the right side of each book title if you want to convert a specific Audible audiobook.
Step 4. Open your converted files
Tap the Completed page, and click Open File to locate your converted audiobooks easily.
Note: If you want to split the audiobooks, click the Settings icon from the top right corner, and then select Output Settings. From the Preferences page, you can choose different Split options.
You have successfully removed the DRM protection from Audible and converted the audiobooks to common MP3, M4A, FLAC, and WAV formats. Then, just transfer the Audible audiobooks to your Apple Watch for convenient streaming.
Transfer Audible Audiobooks to Apple Watch
Just sync the converted Audible audiobooks to your Apple Watch and you can listen to them conveniently even when leaving your iPhone at home.
Connect your iPhone to your computer, open iTunes, and follow these steps:
Step 1. Open iTunes and click the Music tab. Create a new playlist called My Audiobooks or whatever you like.
Step 2. Put the converted audiobooks you want to stream on Apple Watch into this playlist.
Step 3. Select the playlist you want to sync on the Sync Music page by clicking the checkbox on the left side of the shown content. Click the Sync button.
Note: For the first time, you need to connect your device to your computer with a USB cable, and after setting up syncing with iTunes using USB, you can set up iTunes to sync to your device with Wi-Fi or iCloud.
Step 4. Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone, choose Music > Synced Music, and select the My Audiobooks playlist(a notice Sync Pending will be shown)
Step 5. Attach the Apple Watch to its charger, and do not forget to put your iPhone within Bluetooth range. Just wait for it to sync.
And you have finished all the steps to sync the selected audiobook to your Apple Watch! When the sync is finished, you can stream the audiobooks on your Apple Watch freely, even without your iPhone nearby.
It has been more convenient than before as Audible now provides independent functionality on Apple Watch. As long as your iPhone and Apple Watch meet the installation requirement, just download the Audible app to your Apple Watch, and stream audiobooks freely, even without your iPhone nearby. But if you fail to install the Audible app, use a TuneFab Audible Converter to help you remove the DRM protection from Audible! To easily convert the AA/AAX format audiobooks to common MP3, M4A, and other formats for flexible playback. Transfer the converted audiobooks to your Apple Watch within a few easy steps and you can enjoy streaming your favorite audiobooks on your Apple Watch without your iPhone.