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How to play your favorite Audible books on Sonos speakers using a mobile device

  • To play Audible books on Sonos speakers, you must connect the audiobook app to the Sonos app through your mobile device. 
  • Play audiobooks on your speaker by accessing the “Add Music Services” feature and selecting the Audible icon in the Sonos mobile app.   
  • To connect the Audible and Sonos apps, you will need to have registered accounts with the audiobook seller and speaker company. 
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If you’ve heard about Sonos speakers, you’re aware of their reputation for audio quality. Easy to use with relatively affordable options for those wanting clear wireless sound, Sonos speakers offer an expansive set of features. 

That includes multi-room playback, indoor-outdoor listening, smart assistance, and an extensive streaming library. Unlike some other high-quality speakers, Sonos supports everything from Tidal, Spotify, and Pandora to Stitcher and SiriusXM. 

But Sonos speakers aren’t just for music. They can also be used to play and listen to audiobooks through your Audible profile. Once you’ve registered accounts with Sonos and Audible — Amazon’s subscription service that allows you to listen to podcasts, audiobooks, and more — you can sync your Sonos speaker to your Audible app. 

Here’s how to do it. 

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iPhone 11 (From $699.99 at Apple)

Samsung Galaxy s10 (From $699.99 at Walmart)

Sonos One (From $149.99 at Best Buy)

How to play Audible books on Sonos

1. Open the Sonos app on your mobile device.

2. If you’re not already signed in, enter your account information and log in.

3. From the Sonos app’s Home screen, tap on the “More” option, stylized as three horizontal dots, in the bottom right corner of the screen.

You can find the “More” option on the Sonos app’s bottom menu bar.
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4. On the next screen, tap on “Add Music Services.” 

From the “More” menu you can set alarms, adjust app settings, and add music services.
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5. Locate the Audible app on the menu and tap on it. 

Scroll the list of apps to find the orange “Audible” icon.
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6. Tap on the button labeled “Add to Sonos.” 

This step will sync your Audible library with your high-quality Sonos speaker.
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7. Authorize Audible to connect with Sonos by following the on-screen prompts, signing in to your Audible account, and tapping on “Continue” to finish.

Apple iPhone 11
Samsung Galaxy S10
Sonos One


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  • How to add Spotify to your Sonos speaker system

  • How to buy Audible books using Amazon or the Audible app

  • How to cancel your Audible subscription on an iPhone

  • How to play Audible books on your Alexa-enabled smart speaker

  • How to cancel your Audible subscription on an iPhone