Can You Use Amazon Gift Card for Audible?

Recently, a friend recommended a book called “Entreleadership” by Dave Ramsey, and after some research, I found it on As someone who prefers audio books, I was excited to start listening. However, due to budget constraints, I had put my Audible membership on hold. Thankfully, I received a $50 Amazon gift card for my birthday, so I wondered if I could use it for Audible. After all, both companies are essentially the same, right?

Unfortunately, You Can't

After some research and speaking with Audible customer care, I discovered that you cannot use an Amazon gift card to purchase an Audible subscription or audiobook. In fact, you can't even use an Amazon gift card to purchase Audible gift cards. Audible only accepts credit or debit cards from major providers such as American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. Other payment methods, including PayPal and Amazon gift cards, are not accepted.

But There's a Workaround

Although you can't use an Amazon gift card directly on Audible, there is a workaround that will allow you to listen to your favorite books. You can purchase a Google Play gift card with your Amazon gift card and use the money in your Google Play wallet to buy an audiobook on Google Play Books. This means you would have to listen to the audiobook using the Google Play Books app.

Just like Audible, the books you buy on Google Play Books are yours to keep forever, and you can listen to them on any device. Most audiobooks on both platforms are priced similarly, so you won't miss out on any savings.

How to Buy a Google Play Gift Card With an Amazon Gift Card

Here's how you can use your Amazon gift card to purchase audiobooks on Google Play Books:

  1. Go to and search for “Google Play gift card.”
  2. Purchase a Google Play gift card with your Amazon gift card. Keep in mind that these gift cards are only valid for the US, so you will need a US Google Play account to redeem them. If you don't have one, you can easily create a new account and use a VPN to set the country to the US.
  3. Enter the desired amount for your Google Play gift card and provide the email address where you want to receive the gift code. Complete the purchase using your Amazon gift card as the payment method.

Buy Audiobooks on Google Play

Once you have the Google Play gift card code, follow these steps to buy an audiobook on Google Play Books:

  1. Open the Google Play Books website or go to the “Settings” page and select “Payment methods.”
  2. Redeem the gift card code that you received via email.
  3. Your account will now show the gift card balance.
  4. Choose the audiobook you want to buy and proceed to purchase it.
  5. Make sure to select Google Play balance as the primary payment method.

That's it! You can now listen to your audiobook on Google Play Books using the web browser, iPhone, or Android app. Keep in mind that the Play Books app is separate from the Play Store, so you may need to install it first.

In Conclusion

While you can't use an Amazon gift card directly on Audible, you can still purchase audiobooks through a workaround using a Google Play gift card. It may not be the most convenient method, but it allows you to enjoy your favorite books without relying solely on Audible. Give it a try and let me know what you think on Twitter. Happy listening!