How to Cancel Audible on the Amazon Fire Tablet
Audiobooks have been around for a long time. Ever since voice recording mechanisms became common, literary favorites have been narrated for listeners to enjoy. In the 1990s, Amazon’s Audible first made its appearance. But it wasn’t until much later that Audible became the audiobook repository we know today. In a nutshell, Audible is a massive collection of audiobooks that you can listen to on your favorite device. The books are almost always read impeccably by well-trained voice actors, making for a worthwhile experience all-round.
Even so, there’re certain limitations on how you can use Audible. Your subscription offers only one credit per month, which basically translates to a single audiobook in that period. You can swap your credit for another book if your choice proves unsatisfactory, but that should always be an afterthought. Voracious consumers of audiobooks might find a single credit a tad infuriating. Despite Amazon’s phenomenal collection of books, there’s only so much available on Audible.
Also, the Audible subscription is relatively more expensive than other services offered by Amazon. If, therefore, you’re not too pumped about having an Audible subscription on your Kindle Fire, here’s how you can opt out.
Canceling Your Audible Subscription
While there are several ways to enjoy the Audible subscription, the Kindle Fire generation of e-readers have made it possible to keep your books and audiobooks in the same place. A great advantage of using Audible on the Kindle Fire is that Amazon has made switching from reading a book to listening to it a seamless experience. Amazon’s Whispersync for Voice, which has to be purchased separately, makes sure that the Audible version of what you were reading picks up from where you left off.
A number of people might be listening to their audiobooks through the phone or Fire tablet. But whichever device you use to access Audible, canceling your subscription will require you to log in to the Audible desktop site.
Here are the steps you need to follow:
This step requires you to navigate to the Audible section on your Amazon page. Located below the search bar at the top of the Amazon homepage, you’ll find the Departments button. Click on the dropdown menu, and then on the Books and Audible option. You’ll now be on the Audible homepage.
Alternatively, you can log in directly to the Audible desktop site. Here you will find your account details with your name on the upper right-hand side of the page. Simply click on the dropdown menu next to your name and click Account Details.
You’ll find all the details of your existing subscription here. If you’ve a yearly subscription, your cancelation will be effective at the end of the current annual billing date. It works similarly for the monthly subscription, only you won’t be able to avail any credit, post the billing date. There’s significant advantage to having an Audible subscription. Unlike other services, Amazon allows you to keep your audiobook forever. Therefore, all the audiobooks you’ve bought with the Audible credits are yours to keep.
You’ll find the option to Cancel Membership below your membership details. Simply click on it.
Audible will now ask you the reason for canceling your subscription. It’s simply Amazon’s way of knowing why they’re losing subscribers. You can choose the reason which made you quit or you can click Other reason in case you don’t want to share.
The final step is Amazon’s last resort to hold on to you as a valued subscriber. Depending on your location and the kind of subscription you had, Amazon’s Audible could offer you an alternative plan. There’s also a possibility that Audible will offer you a “special” plan, but it’s up to you whether it’s enough to make you want to stay. If you want to cancel anyway, click the Finish Canceling option.
You’ll have to log in to the desktop Audible site again for the process to be completed. You’ll receive an automated email from Audible confirming your cancelation.
That’s It Folks!
We hope this guide was helpful. If you’ve run into any trouble when trying to cancel your Audible subscription on your Amazon Fire, please let us know in the comments section below. We’re also curious to know why you canceled Audible, if you’d be willing to share, that is.