Amazon Kindle

Amazon Kindle

Your books. Anywhere. Anytime.

Additional Informations
  • Current Version: Varies with device
  • Updated: January 10, 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.

About app permissions



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  • Amazon Kindle
    Kevin Maxwell Published date: January 15, 2018

    I've used half a dozen e-reading apps and if it wasn't for the prime integration I'd never use this app again. It constantly crashes in the middle of a page or drops back to the library. I've actually paid full price for e-books from other sources that are free with prime just to be able to actually read without the inconvenience. Amazon basically pioneered the e-reader, and this is the best you've got this far into the game? C'mon Amazon get it together. Full Review

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    Oscar Barreca Published date: January 15, 2018

    I always liked this app, but I've recently moved to an entry-level device (Huawei Y3 II) which won't let me run it. Or perhaps it is just the app itself containing incompatibilities, since it appears to be the only instance where I'm encountering problems. Full Review

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    Emily Haskell Published date: January 13, 2018

    I think there was a recent update problem. Can't adjust font, color or anything! Can't return to library from a book once it is open! Amazon needs to stop it with all the bells and whistles! We bibliophiles just want to read! Full Review

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    Mrs Berry Published date: January 10, 2018

    Since the update I cannot access my account. App freezes. I've even uninstalled and reinstalled. And not just on one of my devices. 3 of them. A long long time user is very upset. A fix would be nice. It's been days. 😡 Full Review

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    Justin Mansfield Published date: January 16, 2018

    Notifications are broken. It notifies of an offer or sale but when I click on the notification it fails to open the Kindle app, instead stating that my phone's internet connection isn't working. Every. Single. Time. Full Review

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    Max Hinkley Published date: January 14, 2018

    Mostly a great app, but the narration feature gets disconnected from Bluetooth Everytime a call comes in, and the is no obvious way to reconnect. Even restarting the app doesn't do it most of the time. Needs a way of selecting audio out. Full Review

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    manvendra chauhan Published date: January 12, 2018

    Worst app I just purchased ebook but I am not able to download always shows unable to download. I just want my money back. Full Review

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    Eddie G Published date: January 12, 2018

    The highlights are boring, no options to choose more colors, and to underline a word there are no options, this app could have any other options, but it looks like amazon does not care about, I wish to have options like in moon+reader, but you have to stock with Kindle... it is ok, but it could be much better... Full Review

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    Laurren Waddell Published date: January 15, 2018

    Up until a few weeks ago, it worked great. Now I cannot access books on my phone, although the app works fine on my tablet. Phone app freezes every time I open it. Would love to know how to fix it. Full Review

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    Carole Nadin Published date: January 14, 2018

    Since the app updated I can no longer access anything it freezes and then closes, so frustrating. Have uninstalled and reinstalled several times. Just want to read!!! Full Review

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    Emma Jane Published date: January 12, 2018

    Design is much better. Just wish the page turning effect still worked when using the volume keys to turn pages, like in Google play books. Please add! Full Review

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    Amy Woodward Published date: January 11, 2018

    I love to read but the latest update sucks. I can't access my books any more. I am very upset! Full Review

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    Zoe Okon Published date: January 11, 2018

    So disappointing. Subscribed to prime as a long standing kindle user hoping I'd love it, however they still can't seem to get an android app that actually works!!!! Full Review

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    jill eisenberg Published date: January 13, 2018

    Liked the app a lot until the latest update. Now I have ads popping up every minute while I read. It's ridiculous. Full Review

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    Al Weekes Published date: January 14, 2018

    It allows me the opportunity to get access to the word of God Almighty, to take on my devices. The application is great, but it's been crashing on my tablet quite often but works great on my cellphone, therefore it's not the device but bugs I believe in the app. If it's for one reason only, I pray that the Lord bless this app that it will be always made available to the whosoever will, that they be encouraged and strengthened in the Lord. Thx Brother Swaggart for allowing the Lord to lead & guide you in putting the Word in Expository form, it's a great blessing for me and I'm sure for others also. Thx to Amazon for the app, however, on my Lenovo tablet it keeps saying it's an invalid app and I have to uninstall the entire app and re- install several times now and I hate that I have to do this so many times, therefore, can someone please look into this issue please. Above all, To God be All the Glory & Praise. John 3:16 Amen. Full Review

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    AfroMiscreant II Published date: January 10, 2018

    Please give us back the carousel feature! This new design is too small & nearly inaccessible for those of us with visual impairments! I don't see how things were improved but I'll just keep searching for alternatives. Full Review

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    Chuck Hobbs Published date: January 12, 2018

    App will not open. Before it worked fine. I have installed twice now and it still says responding. I don't know if it's a Google issue or my Samsung from Sprint . Just about done with both ! Full Review

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    Scott Ellis Published date: January 17, 2018

    Your last update at beginning of January changed a 4 to 5 star app into junk. I can't even access my books on phone unless i use kindle cloud reader through my phone Chrome app. By the way, I use my phone Kindle app more than my Kindle Paperwhite device. Fix the phone app, Amazon... I will change my review back to 4 or 5 star when you fix the phone Kindle app. Full Review

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    Steve Novack Published date: January 12, 2018

    Constantly crashes many times a day over several months. zero effort to fix. Amazon you should be ashamed. Full Review

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    Felicia Scholz Published date: January 15, 2018

    I pared away my book options down to 65,000 tapped on the sort by newest books button and all of a sudden there were only 500 books to choose from. Bug needs to be fixed Full Review

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    Renz Alfonso Published date: January 11, 2018

    I noticed that I can't completely removed books and documents I recently deleted. Kindle, there's a reason why we delete books from our library. Four stars for the otherwise great experience. Full Review

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    Sammy Deol Published date: January 12, 2018

    Ever since the latest update, the app keeps on crashing, or it just doesn't load. I've tried deleting and reinstalling the app, restarting my phone, and clearing all of the cache, it's still broken Full Review

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    Published date: January 10, 2018

    Thanks Amazon for creating such a wonderful app. I have a suggestion regarding newspaper where you can add this option of subscribing multiple e-news paper for subscribers who wants read. Kidle Rocks. Full Review

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    Riya Sharma Published date: January 16, 2018

    I did my first payment on Kindle but still I couldn't download the book, so disappointing, I did the manual syncing but still the book is unavailable for download, what is wrong with this app? Full Review

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    J T Published date: January 16, 2018

    It's the app you need to access your kindle library. But it could definitely be more stable. Crashes occasionally and freezes often on my device. Full Review

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    Laurie Steflik Published date: January 14, 2018

    I downloaded was reading then I stopped I tried reporting but it won't. Then I downloaded again x6+ times but it keeps saying Kindle app stopped. It won't open. I'm very disappointed. Full Review

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    Alexander Janiashvili Published date: January 10, 2018

    Best reader for me. I tried several top readers on the market, but this is best for me for reading. Yeah, these ads are somehow annoying, but I can deal with it. Full Review

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    Adam Thompson Published date: January 15, 2018

    This app no longer works on note 8. It locks up ad soon as it opens. Have reinstalled multiple times and have the same result each time. App updated 1/8. Still locks up but now I get past the sign on screen. Frustrating Full Review

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    jeremy gauntlett Published date: January 12, 2018

    Just does not work on my phone (Samsung Galaxy S5). Stops every time it is started. Thus hard to give a positive review. Full Review

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    boyce maree Published date: January 10, 2018

    I don't always have my Kindle device readily accessible, but my phone is always in my possession. With the Kindle app, I can read my books anytime, anywhere. Full Review

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    Bekah Bekah Published date: January 14, 2018

    Book preview shows headphones at the bottom of each page. Which implies a text-to-speech option. After $15 Book purchase? No headphones. No support for any third party text-to-speech. False advertising and a waste of money. Full Review

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    Roxanne Smith - Hibberd Published date: January 13, 2018

    This is somewhat of an annoyance. Great when it works, which since the update is not at all. Can't even view the books anymore! Please fix this. Full Review

  • Amazon Kindle
    Michelle Thompson Published date: January 10, 2018

    Every time you update the app, it stops working and I have to uninstall and reinstall it! What is going on? Full Review

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    Tomislav Jovanovic Published date: January 12, 2018

    It's ok for reading bought books, but whenever I am scrolling trough the store, app keeps lagging and freezing, so whenever I want to buy a book, I have to do it over the pc, fixing that would be nice, so I could buy books with one click, and not to exit app by force and go online to buy the book, other than that, app is OK. Full Review

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    Linda Yaeger Published date: January 12, 2018

    I hate the apps that keep popping up after they were disabled. This is one of them! Full Review

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    Toneca Pollard Published date: January 15, 2018

    I really like the Kindle​ app but it wouldn't open on my phone.i uninstall it and reinstall it again and still I can't open the app.plz fix this app, thank you Full Review

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    Chris Stillion Published date: January 17, 2018

    This app just keeps getting worse and worse! As of the last month or so, neither my android phone nor my iPad will synch despite doing every troubleshooting step listed in the app and on their web site. Guess I'll need to start buying books from someone with a working e-reader. Full Review

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    Matthew Zurenski Published date: January 17, 2018

    Update completely ruins app. One huge ad now. 1/16/18 Still horrible. Full Review

  • Amazon Kindle
    Amy Musselman Published date: January 11, 2018

    I am on an Android now and my app won't even load. It keeps saying that it stopped working. Full Review

  • Amazon Kindle
    B. James Owens Published date: January 12, 2018

    App redesign is flawless. Kindle is not just an app, it's an experience: a smooth, beautiful reading odyssey. And tech support is amazing. The nicest, most knowledgeable people you'd want to talk to. By far my favorite reading app and eReader (K Fire 7). I love the Collections layout. It's all sheer heaven for a book lover. Full Review