Amazon Kindle

Amazon Kindle

Your books. Anywhere. Anytime.

Additional Informations
  • Current Version: Varies with device
  • Updated: February 20, 2018
  • Requires Android: Varies with device
  • Installs: 100,000,000 - 500,000,000



The Kindle app puts millions of books at your fingertips. It’s the app for every reader, whether you’re a book reader, magazine reader, or newspaper reader—and you don’t need to own a Kindle to use it. Choose from over four million Kindle books from the Kindle Store or enjoy popular magazines like The Economist and Reader’s Digest with high-resolution color images.*
Read Free Books—Choose from thousands of free ebooks such as Pride & Prejudice or The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
Shop for Books—Easily shop for ebooks, including new releases and New York Times Best Sellers.
Explore Page Flip enabled books to reference charts, graphs and maps while we save your place
Use the Built-In Dictionary, Google, and Wikipedia—The Kindle app has a built-in dictionary that allows you to look up words instantly while you’re reading your ebooks. Simply tap and hold a word to view its definition or use the Google and Wikipedia links to get more information.
Sync Your eBooks—The Kindle app lets you read the same book across devices and automatically syncs where you left off so you can start reading on one device and pick up where you left off on another device. The app syncs your furthest page read, bookmarks, notes, and highlights between Android, PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, BlackBerry, Windows Phone 8, and any of our Kindle devices using our Whispersync technology.
Sample Books Before You Buy—Read the first chapter of a book for free before you decide to buy.
Customize Your Reading—Choose your preferred font size, screen brightness, background color, and orientation (portrait or landscape) to read your books.
Borrow eBooks from the Library—Check out ebooks from your local library and have them delivered wirelessly to your Kindle app.
Read print replica textbooks on Android tablets. Print Replica Kindle books maintain the rich formatting and layout of their related print editions and provide features to help students study smarter including ability to highlight passages, add margin notes, and search for keywords. Whispersync technology saves and synchronizes your bookmarks, notes, and highlights across your devices.
* Selection for U.S. users only; selection and price of ebooks and e-periodicals vary by country.

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  • Amazon Kindle
    Mac Lyons Published date: February 22, 2018

    It's gotten bloated and slow over the past few years, it doesn't let you store books to external cards (which is a pain if your device has limited storage without it and you read comics which get HUGE), and it goes a bit nuts with the notifications. Kindle is still a phenomenal way to read books, just stick with an actual ereader as much as you can. Full Review

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    Jolene Arendse Published date: February 21, 2018

    Love Kindle is perfect if you like to read, especially with prime. Will even read the book to you if you want, can't say enough good things about Kindle!! Love love love! Most excellent!! Most favorite app on everything I have❣️❣️❣️ Full Review

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    Bounty hunter Published date: February 21, 2018

    I cant convert those my paid books into pdf.Now i am flustrated and now i left for buying books on kindle.Also i trashout kindle tablet horrinle experience with kindle , this is same like they want to advertise its ebook shop kindle shop that was google is doing right now and if you put any pdfs inside this kindle app it was showing half pdfs and from that half , you have to zoom in and zoomout for veiwing good books.This is bad servicea from kindle.We called it calibration , when i put my free pdf inside of that app , it was showing uncalibrated book.Everuytime you have to zoomin and zoomout for reasig and it creates strain on eyes.Kindle is for which ppls that can afford price of books. Full Review

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    A Google User Published date: February 21, 2018

    This is my go to app for books and magazines. Full Review

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    PupCake Published date: February 21, 2018

    It's bad Full Review

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    ARUNIMA ROY Published date: February 22, 2018

    Hough my parents will not give 'THE KINDLE, this app is handy for me. Thank you very much. ☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺😁😁😁😁😗😗😗😗😀😀😀😀 Full Review

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    Petru Cepoida Published date: February 15, 2018

    Update 15.02.18. January version comeback. Store is unusable. Update 10.02.18. Returned to the previous version of the market and became again very usable. Raised rating till 4 stars. Please add the ability to use other dictionaries. Previous updates made this app more accessible, considering the access to the store. Recent update ruins all experience. The store, accessed from this app, is absolutely unfunctional. I can't even add the book to the wishlist. Moreover, the purchased status is not indicated. I should access every individual book in order to see the price. Please return to the previous version of the store accessed from the kindle app + add, if possible, the ability to visualise kindle wishlists directly from the app. Reading part is 80% good, but, please add the ability to use other dictionaries besides those provided by amazon. Full Review

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    Karen Fourie Published date: February 5, 2018

    Great, easy to use app. However, I do have two issues with it. Firstly mine has a bug that sometimes gives me a blank screen when I open it after it has been minimised. I have to change the background colour to see the text once more. After having updated it, I now sometimes have to close the app and reopen to fix the issue. Second issue is that I want to be able to make my reading screen darker than my phone's darkest brightness setting. When I read with a black background the white is too bright. Full Review

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    Klaud Speed Published date: February 17, 2018

    The reader works great and comic panels have a nice feature for readability but the store works against you. Digital orders can't be refunded and coincidentally One-Click ordering for digital items can't be turned off. I now have to call customer service in the morning just to try and get a refund for a 15 dollar book I never wanted. Full Review

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    Lucas Stamper Published date: February 18, 2018

    That is what technology is for; improving ourselves. Amazon Kindle certainly fits that purpose perfectly. One of the features I like is Word Wise, extremely useful. Keep up the great work. By reading new books, we are able to see the world in a different way and see things we weren't able before. By getting such content, we can spread it and contribute to a better world. Change your mind, change the world. Full Review

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    Subhrajeet Mandal Published date: January 26, 2018

    It works great in my kindle reader and on my other mobiles but Whenever I try to open this app on my 'Infinix Hot 4 Pro' mobile it can't open. It's written every time that 'Unfortunately, Amazon kindle has stopped'. I have already informed this problem to the Kindle customer care by mail & also by phone but I didn't get any response from them and the problem is still not resolved. Please fix this issue. Full Review

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    Ashley Jean Published date: January 30, 2018

    Wish it was easier to highlight, to be able to layer different color highlights, and the pop up to see where you are was bigger and adaptable to move from edges. I also wish the delete highlight button was in a different place, when I try to change color, I accidentally delete it altogether. LOVE the dyslexic font, PLEASE dont ever delete it. Also wish underlining was a thing, or being able to customize/sort what was noted/highlighted (esp w/ different color highlights). Also, more highlight colors? Full Review

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    Erick Cobb Published date: February 20, 2018

    When browsing the store there's word scrolling problems, it keeps trying to bounce back to where it was, and you have to move very slowly to just get anywhere. On a search, when hitting the next button it would load the next page, and then immediately load a page without the search filters. You then had to hit the back button to get to the page you wanted. Full Review

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    Christopher Price Published date: January 28, 2018

    Latest updates have broken the app completely. Does not load books or locks up completely. Have tried uninstalling multiple times. Poor support from what seemingly was a best in class app. Any fix or word from Amazon? Looks like I might have to move to a Kobo or Google Play books. Full Review

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    Pamela Gale Published date: January 29, 2018


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    Jessica Henquinete Published date: February 19, 2018

    I used the app during the free trial period then stopped using it before the trial period was up. I really liked it I just don't use it enough to keep it. I noticed I was getting charged the following month. Tried to figure out how to stop getting charged for services I wasn't using. I unsubscribed and I was still getting charged. Finally figured out that customer service was my last option left. They assured me that I will get a refund for the entire 5 months I was getting charged. As long as that happens my review will be 5 stars. If it is less then they lied to me. Full Review

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    Christi Wau Published date: February 5, 2018

    Since my last update I've had nothing but glitches both on my note 8 and my kindle fire when I go to check on books. When I'm on the home page and I click on a recommended I can no longer view it in store. Then when I hit on the in store icon in my app my option is to go Amazon full site but even that doesn't work Full Review

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    William Gruesbeck Jr. Published date: February 7, 2018

    The reading portion is rock solid, but the market portion is buggy on pixel2 xl. Scrolling up/down weirdness (rubber banding up and down)like andttons to buy with 1-click don't always work (trying to by the Red Hope/Blue Hope series for example) Full Review

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    Chris Edmonds Published date: January 27, 2018

    Used to work. Got an update last night and suddenly it halts immediately after opening the app and I get perpetual looping "This app keeps stopping" messages from Android... EVEN THOUGH THE APP ISN'T OPEN ANYMORE. Jeff Bezos what did you do to me? Why are you lurking in the background? Tried a restart... didn't fix it. I think I'm going to have to uninstall. :-( Full Review

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    Cheryl Doyle Published date: February 19, 2018

    Completely different from last version and hard to get used to. Unfortunately, I get "not responding" ALOT and have to shut down and restart tablet. It's a big pain. February 2018 no change to app. All problems continue. Beginning to believe that Amazon is buggering app on purpose to force me to buy one of their devices. Full Review

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    Russell Carey Published date: January 27, 2018

    This app is great, if you're just reading. Buying books is a nightmare. They clearly revamped the store, which would be fine if when I swipe up, it went anywhere, instead of bouncing back down. Scrolling left or right on carousels is challenging, and up/down scrolling is absolutely terrible. They've made strides as just a reader, but the store, scrolling, and purchasing experiences are just awful all around. I now buy all of my books in the regular Amazon app, and then send them to my phone, it's that bad. Full Review

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    joan webber Published date: February 8, 2018

    It's a cool app but unfortunately text to speech does not work on it anymore I've tried it but no joy all the books that I have downloaded as text to speech enabled what is the problem could you help me please I have text to speech enabled on my mobile device as well. I rely on the text to speech as I am dyslexic. Full Review

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    John Hall Published date: January 29, 2018

    Worked fine until it was "updated" two day ago. Now completely fails to load. Thanks guys! Guess I'll go back to reading real books. No battery, no problem reading in bright sunlight and better graphics. Hope Amazon doesn't build driverless cars. Full Review

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    Clark O'Brien Published date: February 19, 2018

    Since the last update I cannot get books to load without constant restarting. Every night I load something to read and it either stops at 100% and freezes or it refuses to even start. Certain updates really need to look at the old saying "If it ain't broke don't fix it" and then add "If it ain't broke don't go ahead and break it" Full Review

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    Sam Cook Published date: January 28, 2018

    The scroll in the Kindle store is like treacle slow but if you try and swipe too fast it somehow starts scrolling the other way. Never get as far as actually buying a book as I'm scared to have to try and read one like browsing their store. Horrible. Full Review

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    Sylvia K Published date: February 3, 2018

    Stupid app won't let me get books on Kindle Unlimited, just keeps telling to get me to sign up for a free trial. I have had Kindle Unlimited for years, just let me get a book!! New home page is cluttered and messy. The old home page with the carousel was much easier to use. Full Review

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    Leah Wiley Published date: February 4, 2018

    There is a ton of content and many help with choosing books. The fact that it is connected with Amazon makes this app convenient. However, the downfall of this app is in the reading itself. There is no options to adjust font size or background color. Which for me was a deal breaker when you read at night. Nook app for me. Full Review

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    Michael Jenkins Published date: February 13, 2018

    Using the app on my Nexus and Pixel devices, I sometimes have issues with the extra audio companion not working for some reason. The audio will no longer be available on the title I purchased it for. Very frustrating. When I start the app, I never know if it will fully work. Full Review

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    Published date: February 22, 2018

    It's much better than couple of years ago, but it needs customised covers especially for PDFs or books not purchased on Amazon. It should have an option to add author and title to non-Amazon documents and books, so it will be easier to find them. You can't read or add reviews in the app (Nexus 6p). You can handle your collections on different devices, including Kindle, but they don't really sync well when set up on Amazon website (the one to handle all of your books). I think the website should be improved, because it's not really user friendly. Full Review

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    Pamela Hineman Published date: February 17, 2018

    No idea what happened in the last update but I lost my font options. I have dyslexia and certain fonts make reading easier. My options now are two versions of Arabic. Why? No clue. The book text is stuck in Arial font and is really annoying. Full Review

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    Ashley Timmins Published date: January 28, 2018

    When the app works we're besties but when it glitches watch out, pain in the rear!! Over all its a keeper because I'm always on the go and I always have my phone on me. Being a book lover for me it just makes sense to have it. Full Review

  • Amazon Kindle
    Published date: January 28, 2018

    I tried this because it said it would give me free books but it didn't I would download a book and then when I would click on it it would say "sample" and that if I wanted the whole book I would have to pay for it. Lots of people now are saying that after a while it won't open and it stops working. I don't really like it that much but it's not the worst and it's ok I guess. I've definitely had better though. Full Review

  • Amazon Kindle
    Published date: February 12, 2018

    Improve your dictionary. Learn from play books. While tapping I want to know the full meaning of the word. Not leave the page to get the full meaning. If I had to do that. I could have easily googled the word. And I still didn't receive my money back for a failed transaction that happened like 3 weeks ago. Full Review

  • Amazon Kindle
    Zak Smith Published date: February 18, 2018

    The newest version does not work on samsung galaxy s8. Whenever i load the app it freezes on 'loading recommendations'. After a while the app starts responding but then there are no books in my library despite being logged in. When i try to resolve that issue the app freezes again. Currently unusable. Full Review

  • Amazon Kindle
    Published date: February 3, 2018

    Download it and doesn't even open, I just bought a book and now I can't even read it. I rebooted my phone and redownloaded it and app still won't work. I also tried to report it and wouldn't even do that so either google play is playing up or amazon need to sort it out Full Review

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    Adia Grigsby Published date: February 6, 2018

    This new "update" refuses to actually work on my phone. I have a note 8 and it gets to the recommendation screen and just freezes. I can't view my library or anything else before the app crashes. I loved the kindle app until now. Full Review

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    Kim Forssén Published date: February 16, 2018

    Dictionary popup needs to show more content at a glance (scrollable content in a bigger popup with smaller font would be perfect). Now one always needs to tap 'full definition' which is slow and cumbersome. Browsing Kindle store on the app is VERY laggy. Full Review

  • Amazon Kindle
    Mike Gayler Published date: February 17, 2018

    Update 17/2/18: the latest update has made the store unusable, and causes frequent crashes. This app never fails to disappoint! I was wondering what was crashing my tablet - and now I've narrowed it down to this app. Even with 2g of memory the system will freeze requiring a reboot. Other aspects of the app are OK (as opposed to great) - there's no page turn using the volume buttons, and the display customisation is very limited. But, if you want to be locked into Amazon's low price publishing, and you want to use Android- then this is the only option. Full Review

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    Robyn T Published date: January 29, 2018

    I was very disappointed that it does not support links in pdf documents. This is such an important tool for this app to be useful to keep professional documents and published reading materials together for work. In this aspect it lags so far behind ibooks. For me professionally, it is unusable. So sad. Full Review

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    Sue-Ellen Donough Published date: February 9, 2018

    Why is it that every time I open the kindle store - then I get nothing but a blank page titled Kindle Store ? I know where I am but I need it to work! I can't even read about the books I'm interested in! Full Review