The File Extensions Database

.AAX File Extension

  • Developer by: Audible
  • Category: Audio Files

What is an .AAX file?

.AAX is Audible Enhanced Audiobook File

Multimedia digital audiobook format developed by Audible; may be used by audiobooks available from, AudibleKids, and the iTunes Store; similar to the standard .AA audiobook file type, but may include other features such as images and links.

Since AAX files support images, they are often used for kid's books. AudibleKids has two types of Enhanced Audiobooks: Picture Books and Graphic Novels. The images are automatically shown as the user listens to the story.

AAX files can be played by iTunes and are also supported by the Apple iPod and the Amazon Kindle 2. However, before playing the files, users need an account, which requires a subscription fee.

Programs that open Audible Enhanced Audiobook File
Apple iTunes
Apple iTunes

How to solve problems with AAX files

  • Associate the AAX file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any AAX file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.AAX files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the AAX file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .AAX is Audible Enhanced Audiobook File. Because only the current version supports the latest AAX file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Audible manufacturer website after an available .AAX is Audible Enhanced Audiobook File update.
  • To make sure that your AAX file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.