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Two Easy Ways to Play iTunes Audiobooks on Amazon Echo

Amazon Echo is a wireless smart speaker developed by Amazon.com. With a built-in virtual assistant named Alexa, you can play music, search the Web, make calls, shop online, and receive weather, news and more.


Besides, you can also play Audible audiobooks through Amazon Echo and control audiobooks using personal voice directly. But if you want to listen to audiobooks from iTunes on Echo, you will get a problem: iTunes and Alexa don't play well together. As Audiobooks you purchased from iTunes are encoded by FairPlay encryption, you'll find it is difficult to listen to iTunes audiobooks on non-apple devices.


So, is it possible to play audiobooks from iTunes on Amazon Echo? Don’t worry! This article will present you with two methods of listening to iTunes audiobooks to Amazon Echo.

Add iTunes audiobooks on Amazon Echo

Method 1: Play iTunes Audiobooks from Your iPhone on Echo via Bluetooth

Echo is a Bluetooth speaker so that you can connect to it via Bluetooth from your phone or tablet. You can stream iTunes purchased audiobooks from you iPhone and use Amazon Echo as a Bluetooth speaker. Here's how:

1. Make sure you're within range of your Amazon Echo and say, “Alexa, pair." You should get an audible acknowledgment that your device is in pairing mode.

2. Launch Settings -> Bluetooth on your iPhone.

3. Scroll to the bottom to Other Devices and you will see the Echo device. Alexa will detect your device and instruct you to select Echo from the Bluetooth pairing screen.

Play iTune audiobooks on Echo

4. Once your device is paired, open your iTunes and select the audiobooks you want to play. Now you can play iTunes audiobooks on your Amazon Echo via Bluetooth smoothly.

Method 2: Best Tool to Help You Play iTunes Audiobooks on Amazon Echo

As mentioned earlier, iTunes audiobooks are protected by Digital Right Management protection. You are only allowed to play them on Apple devices, such as iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. It can be quite frustrating experience due to limitations. If you want to listen to audiobooks on other Apple devices, you should use iTunes to sync them from the computer where you downloaded them to the target device you want to play, let alone play your audiobooks from iTunes on Amazon Echo.

Don’t worry, Sidify iTunes Audiobook Converter can eliminate restrictions for you. As a powerful audiobook Converter, it enables you to remove restriction from iTunes purchased audiobooks and convert them to unprotected audio formats, like AAC or MP3 with original audio quality kept.

With the help of this program, you can directly enjoy any iTunes audiobooks on Amazon Echo and other devices. The following guide will show you how to convert iTunes purchased audiobooks to to plain format with Sidify Audiobook Converte for playing on Amazon Echo.

Sidify Apple Music Converter

  • OKConvert Apple Music and iTunes M4P music to MP3, AAC, FLAC or WAV;
  • OKUnlock from iTunes M4A, M4B & Audible AA, AAX audiobooks;
  • OKPreserve 100% lossless sound quality after conversion;
  • OK10X Conversion Speed; Keep all ID3 Tags and metadata.

Step 1 Download, install and launch the program on your computer

The program can work perfectly on both Windows and Mac. You can download it according to the operating system you're using.

Main interface of Sidify Apple Music Converter

Step 2 Import audiobooks from iTunes to Sidify

Click + button to select the audiobook files you want to convert from iTunes library. You can click Books on the top left panel, then all your audiobooks will be listed and you can select the audiobooks you want to convert.

Add Audiobooks tracks

Step 3 Choose output format

Then click setting button on the top right of the window, here we can choose MP3 or AAC as output format.

Set output as M4A

Step 4 Start converting iTunes Audiobooks

After all settings done, you can click Convert button to start conversion process. When the conversion completed, all the iTunes audiobooks can be easily found by clicking history button.

Converting Audibooks

Step 5 Upload converted iTunes audiobooks to Amazon Music

Firstly, please make sure you have downloaded and installed the Amazon Music desktop software on your computer.

Then you can click the Upload option, select the converted iTunes audiobooks you want to play on Echo. After the files uploaded, you can listen to the converted iTunes audiobooks on Amazon Echo at will.

Import Audibooks to Amazon

Note: The trial version of Sidify Apple Music converter has 3-minute conversion limit. If you want to unlock the time limitation, you can purchase the full version of Sidify with $39.95.

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