How to sync Audible and Kindle?


By CuriousKindle


Do you love reading books on your Kindle and listening to audiobooks on Audible? If so, you've probably wished for a seamless way to sync your progress between the two platforms. Well, good news! In this blog post, we will explore how to sync Audible and Kindle, ensuring that you never lose your place in a book again. Whether you're a multi-format reader or simply want the convenience of switching between reading and listening, this guide will walk you through the steps to achieve synchronisation bliss. So, grab your Kindle and put on your headphones, because we're about to dive into the world of syncing Audible and Kindle. Let's get started on this exciting journey together!

Why sync Audible and Kindle?

Syncing Audible and Kindle offers a range of benefits for book lovers. By syncing your Audible and Kindle accounts, you can effortlessly switch between reading and listening to your favourite books, allowing you to enjoy literature in different formats. This synchronisation also enables you to seamlessly continue reading from where you left off, regardless of whether you are using your Kindle device, smartphone, or tablet.

Syncing the Kindle and Audible

Step 1: Ensure Compatibility Between Devices

Before you begin syncing Audible and Kindle, ensure that both devices are compatible. Not all Kindle devices support Audible integration, so make sure you have a Kindle e-reader or a Kindle Fire tablet that supports audiobooks. Check the device specifications or consult the manufacturer's website for compatibility information.

Step 2: Install the Audible App

To sync Audible and Kindle, you need to have the Audible app installed on your Kindle device. Visit the Amazon App Store on your Kindle and search for the Audible app. Download and install it, and then sign in with your Audible account credentials. If you don't have an Audible account, create one to proceed.

Step 3: Link Audible and Kindle with Whispersync

Whispersync is a feature that allows seamless syncing between Audible and Kindle. To enable Whispersync, follow these steps:

1. Sign in to your Amazon account. Open the Kindle app and sign in using your Amazon account credentials. If you don't have an Amazon account, create one for free.

2. On your Kindle device, go to "Settings."

3. Select "Device Options" or "Preferences," depending on your device model.

4. Locate and enable the "Whispersync for Voice is turned on." option.

5. Once Whispersync is enabled, Audible and Kindle will automatically sync your progress and bookmarks across devices. This means you can start reading an ebook on your Kindle and seamlessly switch to listening to the audiobook version on your Audible app without losing your place.

Step 4: Purchase or Download Audible Books

To enjoy audiobooks on your Kindle, you need to purchase or download them from Audible.Purchase or borrow a Kindle book with Audible narration: Look for books labelled "Audible Narration" in the Kindle store. These books include both the Kindle eBook and the Audible audiobook versions. Alternatively, you can borrow books from Kindle Unlimited or Prime Reading libraries that offer Audible narration. Follow these steps to get started:

1. Open the Audible app on your Kindle device and sign in using the same Amazon account.

2. Browse the vast library of audiobooks and select the one you want.

3. Tap on the "Buy" or "Download" button to add the audiobook to your Audible library.
Once the audiobook is added to your library, it will automatically sync with your Kindle device if you have Whispersync enabled.

Step 5: Accessing Your Audiobooks on Kindle

After syncing Audible and Kindle, accessing your audiobooks on Kindle is simple:

1. On your Kindle device, navigate to the "Library" or "All" section.

2. Select "Audiobooks" from the options provided.

3. Browse through your audiobook library and select the title you want to listen to.
Once you've selected an audiobook, you can control playback, adjust settings, and enjoy the immersive experience of listening to your favourite books on your Kindle.

Start reading or listening. You can now begin reading the Kindle eBook or listening to the Audible audiobook. As you switch between the two formats, your progress will automatically sync. For example, if you read up to chapter 5 on your Kindle, the Audible app will start from the same point when you switch to the audiobook.

Manually sync if needed: If your progress doesn't sync automatically, you can manually sync by opening the Kindle app's settings and selecting "Sync My Kindle" or by tapping the "Sync" button in the Audible app.

How to Sync Audible on Kindle and iTunes

For Kindle sync and audible, follow the above-mentioned section steps.

Syncing Audible on iTunes

Step 1: Install Audible Manager

To sync Audible on iTunes, you need to have the Audible Manager software installed on your computer. If you don't have it already, visit the Audible website and download the Audible Manager for your specific operating system.

2: Sign in to Audible Manager

After installing the Audible Manager, launch the application and sign in with your Audible account credentials. This will allow you to access your Audible library and manage your audiobooks.

3: Connect your Kindle to the computer

Using a USB cable, connect your Kindle device to your computer. Once connected, your Kindle will appear as a removable storage device on your computer.

4: Import Audible Audiobooks to iTunes

In Audible Manager, select the audiobooks you want to sync to iTunes. Right-click on the selected audiobooks and choose "Export" or "Save to Disk." Save the audiobooks to a location on your computer.
Open iTunes on your computer and go to the "File" menu. Select "Add File to Library" or "Add Folder to Library," depending on how you saved the audiobooks. Navigate to the location where you saved the audiobooks and select them to import into your iTunes library.

5: Sync Audible Audiobooks to Your Devices

Once the audiobooks are imported into iTunes, connect your desired devices (such as an iPhone or iPad) to your computer. Select your device from the iTunes menu and go to the "Audiobooks" tab. Make sure the "Sync Audiobooks" option is checked, and choose the audiobooks you want to sync from iTunes to your device. Finally, click on the "Apply" button to start syncing the audiobooks to your device.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Can I sync my Audible and Kindle devices without an internet connection?

A: Yes, you can sync your Audible and Kindle devices offline by connecting them to the same Wi-Fi network. However, certain features may not be available without an internet connection.

Q: Can I sync my progress between Audible and Kindle on different devices?

A: Absolutely! With Whispersync enabled, your progress, bookmarks, and notes will sync across all devices linked to your Audible and Kindle accounts.

Q: Can I purchase Audible books directly from my Kindle device?

A: Yes, you can purchase Audible books directly from the Audible app on your Kindle device. Simply browse the audiobook library and make your purchase with a few taps.

Q: Can I listen to Audible books on my Kindle without syncing?

A: Yes, after purchasing an Audible book, it's available in both the Audible and Kindle apps. However, syncing ensures your progress is updated across devices.

Resources: How to Listen to Audible Audiobooks on the Kindle

Q: Are Audible and Kindle accounts the same?

A: While they can be linked, Audible and Kindle accounts are separate. Use the same Amazon account for both to enable seamless syncing between the two platforms.


In conclusion, mastering the art of syncing Audible with Kindle and iTunes elevates your audiobook experience. With our comprehensive guide, you've gained the key to a harmonious blend of literature and technology. Seamlessly transition between platforms, ensuring your favourite audiobooks are always at your fingertips. Embrace the convenience, savour the synchronisation, and let the world of words unfold effortlessly across your devices. Happy listening!

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