Does Audible Work In My Country? (11 Countries Checked)

Audible is a great service if you’re looking for a convenient way to collect and listen to Audiobooks on demand.

But what if English isn’t your first language, and you want to listen to books in your native language, too? Or, perhaps just don’t live in the U.S. and want to know if Audible will even work for you in your home country.

Well, if any of these are true for you, keep reading because we’re going to take a look at Audible region marketplaces and how they work.

Here’s How Audible Works in Different Countries:

Audible is fully owned by Amazon.com, a U.S. company, and it mainly features English-language audiobooks. However, audiobooks in other languages do exist on the service. Audible provides several sub-sites to Audible.com, known as “marketplaces,” which each cater to a specific country or region.

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Does Audible Have Titles in Other Languages?

The vast majority of Audiobooks available through Audible are in English.

However, there is a small but growing collection of titles in other languages. These include both translations of English-language works as well as original works written in their native tongue.

In addition to English, Audible features audiobooks in German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, and Russian.

This may not be an exhaustive list, but these are the main languages we were able to find in our research.

It’s also not clear if the Chinese-language audiobooks are available in Mandarin or Cantonese or perhaps a mix of both.

Audible also features many language-learning audiobooks geared primarily toward English-speaking listeners who want to learn additional languages.

Audible’s language-learning titles can help you learn to understand and speak Hebrew, Arabic, French, Spanish, Russian, Polish, Portuguese, English, German, Greek, and more.

What are Audible’s Marketplaces?

Audible also features several sub-sites called “marketplaces” which each cater to a specific country or region and feature more books in the native language(s) of said country or region.

The default U.S.-based site is ‘Audible.com’, and other marketplaces replace the ‘.com’ domain extension with a unique suffix for that marketplace.

For example, the Canadian marketplace can be found at “Audible.ca”.

The default “Audible.com” marketplace also serves as a catch-all marketplace for any countries that lack their own dedicated marketplace, though it is predominantly in American English.

Do note, however, that simply visiting these marketplaces by typing in the correct address in your browser will not necessarily allow you access to their content.

This is because, even if you have a valid Audible account, it will only be recognized by the marketplace site for the region you signed up in.

Unfortunately, this means you can be region-locked out of any content that is available in other marketplaces but not your own.

In theory, it is possible to switch your marketplace in your account, but doing so requires a mailing address and a credit card issued in the country/region you’re trying to access. It’s worth noting that there are other factors regarding region-locked Audible content such as the licensing laws in different countries.  

A workaround does exist to bypass the region-locked restriction. However, we cannot recommend using it, as the legality is a bit fuzzy, and it may or may not violate Audible’s terms of service, but it has been confirmed as working in 2022.

For the workaround, save your credit card information under a fake address in another country and then use your credits to buy region-locked content from that country’s marketplace.

You will not need a VPN, but you will need a valid postal code from the country in question.

Again, we cannot recommend using this workaround, and you do so at your own risk.

Does Audible Work in Spain?

Audible does work in Spain and even features a Spanish marketplace.

Audible’s Spanish-country marketplace can be found at “Audible.es” and primarily features Spanish-language audiobooks.

Does Audible Work in Portugal?

Audible does not have a Portugal-specific marketplace, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use Audible if you live in Portugal.

If you are a Portuguese citizen or resident, you will need to pick from the existing marketplaces and choose the one most suited to your needs.

Does Audible Work in Germany?

Audible works in Germany and has a marketplace for the multi-country region of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

Audible’s German/Austrian/Swiss marketplace can be found at “Audible.de” and primarily features German-language audiobooks.

Does Audible Work in Italy?

Audible does work in Italy and features an Italian marketplace.

Audible’s Italian marketplace can be found at “Audible.it” and features Italian-language audiobooks primarily.

Does Audible Work in China?

Audible does not have a China-specific marketplace, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use Audible if you live in China.

If you are a Chinese citizen or resident, you will need to pick from the existing marketplaces and choose the one most suited to your needs.

One additional note for China specifically is that there are various reports of the Audible app being unavailable in app stores in China.

An Audible spokesperson has also apparently stated that Audible does not specifically support a Chinese customer base.

This doesn’t necessarily mean it will be impossible for you to use Audible from China, but we simply cannot say for certain, and it may be difficult.

Does Audible Work in Estonia?

Audible does not have an Estonia-specific marketplace, but you may be able to use Audible if you live in Estonia.

If you are an Estonian citizen or resident, you will need to pick from the existing marketplaces and choose the one most suited to your needs.

You may find that you’re still struggling to find the book you want in your region. This could be due to the region you are in, or it could be due to the fact that an Audible book title has been removed.

Does Audible Work in Russia?

Audible does not have a Russia-specific marketplace, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use Audible if you live in Russia.

If you are a Russian citizen or resident, you must choose from the existing marketplaces and select the one most suited to your needs.

Does Audible Work in Poland?

Audible does not have a Poland-specific marketplace.

If you are a Polish citizen or resident, you will need to pick from the existing marketplaces and choose the one most suited to your needs.

You can find a link to a full list of existing marketplaces under the “sources” heading at the bottom of this article.

Does Audible Work in Romania?

Audible does not have a Romania-specific marketplace, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use Audible if you live in Romania.

If you are a Romanian citizen or resident, you will need to take a look at the existing marketplaces and pick the one most suited to your needs.

Does Audible Work in India?

We are happy to say, Audible does work in India and also features an Indian marketplace.

Audible’s Indian marketplace can be found at “Audible.in” and features Indian-language audiobooks primarily.

It is unclear if the marketplace includes primarily Hindi, Urdu, other Indian languages, or a combination of the above.

Does Audible Work in Vietnam?

Audible does not have a Vietnam-specific marketplace, but you may be able Audible if you live in Vietnam.

If you are a Vietnamese citizen or resident, you will need to pick from the existing marketplaces and select the one most suited to your needs.

Are There Other Countries that Won’t Work with Audible?

We would make a list of specific countries that Audible doesn’t work in, but we can’t actually find enough definitive information to do so.

What we do know for sure is that Audible is guaranteed to work in any country in which there is a dedicated marketplace.

Further, it is not guaranteed to work in any country that does not have a dedicated marketplace.

This doesn’t mean you won’t be able to use Audible if you live in such a country; it just means it’s impossible to say for certain one way or the other.

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