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4.5
3.8M+ Ratings
  1. 5
    78%
  2. 4
    11%
  3. 3
    3%
  4. 2
    2%
  5. 1
    6%
  • Love my Kindle Feb 22, 2020

    By MKellen2
    I have been using a Kindle since they first came out and have never looked back. I often read lengthy books and this enables me to do so without carrying around and holding a heavy paperback. I also travel quite a lot and I never have to worry I will run out of books to read. I also love that when I can’t use my reading glasses I can adjust the font and keep reading. It’s easy to find books and I almost always download a sample before buying a book. I can do this just about anywhere I can get a WiFi connection which is very convenient. I have the Kindle app on my iPad under my iCloud account so I have that option for reading as well. The only downsides are: sometimes I inadvertently touch the screen when putting it down for a moment and press forward or back several pages and it takes me a bit to find where I was reading. I will occasionally actually forget the title of what I’m reading because I don’t see it every time I “open” my book. And it took awhile to get used to not being able to easily flip back to a section of book to reread - my sense of where I am in the book is different from reading a paper book. These are all very minor issues compared to the ease of using a Kindle. This is one of the best inventions ever!
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  • Oct 26, 2020

    By Madison Schwartz
    This app has always been fabulous, however this latest update is horrible. When you used to click on the author name you used to get only their books. However now when you click on their name you get a summary about them however you can't see all of their books or sort them. This is incredibly frustrating as some author have many hundred books. Please fix this and return it to the way it was.
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  • Highlighting May 4, 2020

    By Rosaa
    I have been a kindle app user for many years. There have been improvements to the app that have kept me as a loyal user. Here’s one request I have (and I know it’s an atypical request and it may not ever be fixed but it’s worth asking): I browse titles, download samples, read samples, and naturally highlight and make notes as I read, whether the book is a sample or owned by me; if I like a book and want to read the full book, then I proceed to purchase it; the problem for me (and maybe no one else?) is when I purchase a book, my notes and highlights get deleted because the sample book is removed from my library and replaced with a full copy; but how can I transfer the highlights and notes? Is there a way, and if not, then can I keep the sample as well? The only workaround I can think of is to copy and paste to a document or to screen capture my notes and highlights to transfer to maintain a copy of them. These are tedious workarounds, and would love a solution. Yes, someone might ask, But why are you highlighting and making notes on a sample book? To which my response is, if I’m really into a book, I tend to make notes and highlights which means I will in turn want a full copy, which means I’m losing out on my notes and the moment I had going with the sample copy. This isn’t a high priority request, but would love an alternate workaround or solution. Thanks!
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  • Enhancement suggestions Sep 12, 2019

    By zeldaqwer
    I really like the kindle app and am an avid reader. With that said there a number of enhancements that I would like to see. I have had 4 different kindles (keyboard, touch, paper white, and oasis) and an early Sony E reader. I read primarily on my iPad. Although the dictionary and highlighting are occasionally helpful. It would be nice to have a user setting to turn this off so I don’t constantly have this show up because my hand slips when holding my tablet. I still think you need a better collection hierarchy. I have 3000+ books in my library and it would be nice to organize by author or genre and then have one or more specific levels. Some authors write romance, mystery, and paranormal. This should not be too hard with the database capabilities available. It would also be nice if there was an easier way to add multiple books to a collection. A setting to automatically remove a downloaded book after completion would also be helpful. Just a few ideas. I have a current big investment in kindle but if somebody else has a good library organization capability I might move on since this is really holding things back. With hard copy books I can organize my shelves how I want, electronic organization should be even easier.
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  • Been using since Kindle began no problems Jun 29, 2018

    By givemeacbreakwithenicknames
    I am a long term user of kindle. It was the first truly successful e reader. I had searched for and tried other systems. Electronic publishing seemed inevitable and an excellent use of resources. I had a library full of books and was often on waiting lists at the public library. Our family fought over special books and were always losing them. When I found out one book could be read simultaneously by several family members I was hooked. We bought the special kindle readers for all four of us and then added the apps for phones tablets and computers. I have never had a problem managing my library with both free and purchased content. Kudos. Just hope the authors are getting a fair share. Editing at publishing houses is still important but publishers costs should be very much lower with no printing, no paper, no delivery costs. All ads are media driven. Lower production costs should mean lower prices without penalizing the author, maybe even increasing the payments. In summary, the kindle system has been efficient and bug free for me ever since it began. I still use kindles to read outdoors, and love always having my library with my phone when I am stuck somewhere and need to wait.
    more
  • Oct 20, 2020

    By R B
    Bug-ridden garbage. Latest update 28/1/19 just marked all my books as new & unread when most of them should be partially or wholly read. So much for "bug fixes"! October 2020. There's an expression, "If it ain't bust, don't fix it." Doesn't apply in this case. Definitely bust. Oh, and you'll need a magnifier to see the new Aa menu.
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  • Oct 27, 2020

    By Justin Bellot
    It would really be great to sort or turn off certain recommended titles. I really don't like how certain books and authors are constantly shoved in my face when I have absolutely no desire to read their work. Give me a way to actually look for something I like instead trying to force me to read something sponsored. Why should I keep paying for Kindle Unlimited when you filter out to show me the same 10 titles?
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  • eReader developers Jul 25, 2020

    By Don2
    As time passes, there will be increasing demand from users for the full implementation of HTML5, CSS3, and ePub3 in reflowable-text eReaders. The features that users could be experiencing as they read include video, audio, JavaScript, background images, embedded fonts, and much more. The current requirement that eBooks with embedded media use the fixed-layout format is inappropriate when text-based eBooks have media designed to flow along with the text. That requirement can result in many consecutive pages of fixed-layout text that can’t be resized. Fixed-layout is for magazine-type eBooks. The current implementation of reflowable text is for text-only eBooks, like traditional novels. There should be a third option available that utilizes all the features of ePub3. Currently, the display of media in reflowable-text eReaders is very haphazard, with images or videos halfway off the page or not displayed at all. Scripts in JavaScript are ignored or appear as text in the body text. If a user pays extra for a multimedia eBook, they would like to experience the media they paid for. Please provide users and designers a third option, multimedia-text, in addition to reflowable-text and fixed-layout. Thinking that reflowable-text eBooks don’t need video or audio is like Norma Desmond saying she’d had the eyes of the world but they wanted their ears too. Was she right? Movies don’t need soundtracks? Please allow eReaders to continue evolving.
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  • Oct 21, 2020

    By Pablo
    The Kindle icon recently disappeared from my screen, so I reinstalled the app. The icon has re-appeared, but when I try to open any book from my library I get a message saying that Kindle has closed. Kindle no longer works on my device (Google Nexus). Does this have anything to do with the upgrade on 15th October ? If this isn't fixed soon I'm going to be asking for a refund for all the Kindle books in my library. Not happy.
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  • Oct 16, 2020

    By D Hanson
    Last update caused the 'About this book' 'See in store' function to stop working on my Galaxy Tab S6. When I select 'See in store', I get ' Sorry there was a problem. Try searching or go to the Kindle Storefront.' This is how I navigate to the next book in a series or a book by the same author. I took away another star given that searching doesn't always give the right result and now this doesn't work.
    more
  1. Millions of books at your fingertips! Choose from thousands of free ebooks, and download the first chapter of most paid books for free to sample
  2. Explore the world of reading even further! Built-in dictionary, Google access, and Wikipedia link give you more understanding of what you read
  3. Special print replica textbooks allow students to purchase digital textbooks that can be edited by them but maintain all the look of the original

Reviewed by Kaylin on August 23, 2018

  • Love my Kindle Feb 22, 2020

    By MKellen2
    I have been using a Kindle since they first came out and have never looked back. I often read lengthy books and this enables me to do so without carrying around and holding a heavy paperback. I also travel quite a lot and I never have to worry I will run out of books to read. I also love that when I can’t use my reading glasses I can adjust the font and keep reading. It’s easy to find books and I almost always download a sample before buying a book. I can do this just about anywhere I can get a WiFi connection which is very convenient. I have the Kindle app on my iPad under my iCloud account so I have that option for reading as well. The only downsides are: sometimes I inadvertently touch the screen when putting it down for a moment and press forward or back several pages and it takes me a bit to find where I was reading. I will occasionally actually forget the title of what I’m reading because I don’t see it every time I “open” my book. And it took awhile to get used to not being able to easily flip back to a section of book to reread - my sense of where I am in the book is different from reading a paper book. These are all very minor issues compared to the ease of using a Kindle. This is one of the best inventions ever!
    more
  • Enhancement suggestions Sep 12, 2019

    By zeldaqwer
    I really like the kindle app and am an avid reader. With that said there a number of enhancements that I would like to see. I have had 4 different kindles (keyboard, touch, paper white, and oasis) and an early Sony E reader. I read primarily on my iPad. Although the dictionary and highlighting are occasionally helpful. It would be nice to have a user setting to turn this off so I don’t constantly have this show up because my hand slips when holding my tablet. I still think you need a better collection hierarchy. I have 3000+ books in my library and it would be nice to organize by author or genre and then have one or more specific levels. Some authors write romance, mystery, and paranormal. This should not be too hard with the database capabilities available. It would also be nice if there was an easier way to add multiple books to a collection. A setting to automatically remove a downloaded book after completion would also be helpful. Just a few ideas. I have a current big investment in kindle but if somebody else has a good library organization capability I might move on since this is really holding things back. With hard copy books I can organize my shelves how I want, electronic organization should be even easier.
    more
  • Been using since Kindle began no problems Jun 29, 2018

    By givemeacbreakwithenicknames
    I am a long term user of kindle. It was the first truly successful e reader. I had searched for and tried other systems. Electronic publishing seemed inevitable and an excellent use of resources. I had a library full of books and was often on waiting lists at the public library. Our family fought over special books and were always losing them. When I found out one book could be read simultaneously by several family members I was hooked. We bought the special kindle readers for all four of us and then added the apps for phones tablets and computers. I have never had a problem managing my library with both free and purchased content. Kudos. Just hope the authors are getting a fair share. Editing at publishing houses is still important but publishers costs should be very much lower with no printing, no paper, no delivery costs. All ads are media driven. Lower production costs should mean lower prices without penalizing the author, maybe even increasing the payments. In summary, the kindle system has been efficient and bug free for me ever since it began. I still use kindles to read outdoors, and love always having my library with my phone when I am stuck somewhere and need to wait.
    more
  • My Favorite Reading App Feb 17, 2018

    By MarciaG
    I love the Kindle app. I am an avid reader, and have three reading apps. I have iBooks and the Barnes and Noble app called Nook along with Kindle. Of the three apps, I find I like the Kindle app the best because it is the most intuitive. It is the easiest to annotate i.e., highlighting, entering notations (which I frequently do when I look up the definition of a word I’m unfamiliar with), and determining where you are in the book or how much more time it will take to finish a chapter. The new feature of zooming out and flipping through pages is really helpful too as well as the ability to tap the icon that will return you to your previous location. The three things I would consider improving are: 1) when I’m reading with the screen brightness turned down because I’m reading in the dark, when I look up a definition of a word, the print is so small and dim that I can’t see it. I then have to get out of the definition, increase the brightness, and go back and highlight the word and look up the definition again; 2) sometimes the dictionary isn’t available and when I am told to download it, it won’t download, and 3) I really wish it had more colors available for highlighting the text.
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  • Never thought I’d enjoy reading a Kindle—how little I know myself. Sep 11, 2018

    By dylanmaria
    As I grow older, I find my sleeping habits changing. I often wake up around 2:00am and simply take out my Kindle reading myself back to sleep. I could not do this we’re it a book. One would have to use a light which would disturb my husband’s sleep. As I wear glasses I’d be uncomfortable with one of those neck/head lights one can buy and possibly never fall asleep again. Now the best part of the Kindle is when reading any vocabulary one is not familiar with one can tap on it and a definition supplied there and then. If not enough one can simply go online and find the meaning, see the item and thus enrich one’s own vocabulary and knowledge base. The other aspect of Kindle I love is the number of books one can carry, almost weightlessly when traveling. If I feel like reading something serious, I can. Should I become bored I can immediately find something else. No need to try and find an English bookstore in say Romania simply click on one’s saved library and enjoy. I have around 200 books on my Kindle thus my library is in my handbag—what could be better?No bulky, heavy book to burden me, no confinement to that book—talk about freedom.
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  • Highlighting May 4, 2020

    By Rosaa
    I have been a kindle app user for many years. There have been improvements to the app that have kept me as a loyal user. Here’s one request I have (and I know it’s an atypical request and it may not ever be fixed but it’s worth asking): I browse titles, download samples, read samples, and naturally highlight and make notes as I read, whether the book is a sample or owned by me; if I like a book and want to read the full book, then I proceed to purchase it; the problem for me (and maybe no one else?) is when I purchase a book, my notes and highlights get deleted because the sample book is removed from my library and replaced with a full copy; but how can I transfer the highlights and notes? Is there a way, and if not, then can I keep the sample as well? The only workaround I can think of is to copy and paste to a document or to screen capture my notes and highlights to transfer to maintain a copy of them. These are tedious workarounds, and would love a solution. Yes, someone might ask, But why are you highlighting and making notes on a sample book? To which my response is, if I’m really into a book, I tend to make notes and highlights which means I will in turn want a full copy, which means I’m losing out on my notes and the moment I had going with the sample copy. This isn’t a high priority request, but would love an alternate workaround or solution. Thanks!
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  • Oct 27, 2020

    By E Carron
    Love reading but not having to break my back or my bag by having to carry heavy books round with me. I recommend only downloading only a few at a time onto your phone as they swallow your phone's memory. One weird thing I did have was that the search bar kept coming up in Spanish and I don't speak Spanish.
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  • Voiceover issues.. Mar 11, 2020

    By iPhone User One
    I have a hard time reading visually, so for years I have been using the iPhone's Voice Over (two finger swipe down, once you turn it on in iPhone's Accessibility settings located in General), to read my my Kindle eBooks, but in the past year or so it won't advance to the next page unless you leave the screen on in your pocket, and there are so many things that seem to randomly stop the voiceover from working properly, and sometimes cut out words here and there, and other times it just stops working altogether. I wish this feature worked more seamlessly. Other than that, I also find it harder now than ever before to find my own books that I've already purchased. There used to be an easy section to see all the books you own that are on the cloud, and another section to see all the ones that have been downloaded to your device, ready to read. Now it's really confusing and I have to search for my books. Much less user friendly and it looks like it's an attempt at trying to get you to buy more books. I hope they change this and make it easier or more straight forward to just see your own books, and not force you to look at all the books you don't own yet.
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  • Still needs fixing! Mar 8, 2018

    By CathyDoser
    I’m not sure if it was the Kindle App or an IOS Update, but around the turn of the year, either when Kindle was updated, or when the IOS System Update happened, the Accessibility option of turning Text to Speech (TtS) stopped working correctly. It would crash the TtS capability, or just stop working, or skip half a page or more, then continue. With the latest update, they seem to have fixed the crashing/quitting problem, but not the skipping half a page, or more. It will be reading along, correctly, and then skip 4 or 5 paragraphs. It is quite abrupt, and makes the TtS feature unusable, which is very disturbing to those who need that capability, and really inconvenient for those who used that feature of IOS to turn the Kindle App into the next best thing to Audible, and some books just aren’t available on Audible. Besides, it is a Safety Hazard, because you would have to keep an eye out that it hadn’t quit or skipped! But the main reason for fixing it is the commitment they have to the non-sighted community. It is a great disservice to them, from a feature that had been working fine, until the updates that happened early this year! Please return it to functionality!
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  • Oct 24, 2020

    By Bria Darrisaw
    Hi, I have seen a number of complaints with issues with buying or downloading their books. I had the same issue and contacted customer service. She told me to log out and log back in and that fixed my issue. If you already haven't tried that, give that a shot. You could also unistall the app than install again. The first option worked for me.
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  • Oct 26, 2020

    By Madison Schwartz
    This app has always been fabulous, however this latest update is horrible. When you used to click on the author name you used to get only their books. However now when you click on their name you get a summary about them however you can't see all of their books or sort them. This is incredibly frustrating as some author have many hundred books. Please fix this and return it to the way it was.
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  • Needs improvement Jun 19, 2020

    By CXbghn@
    I like reading books on Kindle, but I read A LOT. I mean, A LOT. Over the years I’ve accumulated a ton of books. And even if I’m caught up in a series, if I stumble over a book that I want to read, especially if it’s on sale, I’ll add it to my library. It is hard now to scroll down through the books in my library and find the ones I’ve bought but haven’t read yet. It’d be great if we had the settings option of automatically archiving books once we reach the end. Or at least sort books so the new ones come to the top. I shouldn’t have to suggest this. It seems like common sense. And I even registered a request for it years ago and they still haven’t done it. And also, for some reason my app keeps adding Kindle accounts. I think I’m up to six or so, even though I only use Kindle on two devices. So my iPhone app no longer syncs furthest read with my iPad app. Argh. Why does it do this? I tried emailing for support but they tell me I have to call. Calls for help force me to sit there for ages on hold until someone picks up, and it seems like it takes MUCH longer to get things sorted out than if I could just get some simple written instructions. It’d be great if they valued my time.
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  • Kindle App Jul 4, 2018

    By GeriG429
    The Kindle app for the iPad is a good stable way to enjoy reading. I like the options for font size and screen color. I can up the font size if I can’t find my reading glasses and tone down the light if I am reading in bed at night. What I don’t like is two things. 1) When I got my iPad last Christmas I had over 400 ebooks already. When I added the app, all of my books came over and I had no way of sorting between the books I had read and the books I hadn’t. 400+ books is a lot to try and sort through to see if I have read them or not. THEN, once I locate them there isn’t a way for me to sort them or keep them separate. I would pay for the app gladly if you gave me a few more choices on sorting and storing my books! 2) I am always buying new books but purchasing them has become a nightmare. It seems like every way I try and buy a book I am not able to. I can’t seem to find the “store.” I get to where I think I can buy and the only choice I have is to download a sample. I don’t want the sample, I want to buy the book! If anyone knows what I am doing wrong or how I can fix this, I would sure appreciate some feedback!
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  • Easy to read, Difficult to search... Oct 15, 2018

    By iTunesEater
    While the kindle app is awesome for reading and makes it easy to download and view books, searching and having custom categories is much more difficult. As a fan of Paranormal Romance I’d like to be able to slide books into different folders. All vamp books together, zombies, witches and weres in their own spot. Also, for whatever reason, even after I’ve read a book it’ll show them as unread after an update. It is extremely annoying to not actually know which books I’ve read. Also, scrolling and scrolling for AGES just to get to the oldest books I’ve purchased is so archaic. There has to be a better way. Lastly, searching an authors name, to find a title, doesn’t always show the authors books. Sometimes it doesn’t even find that author and suggests different authors all together. But usually search bar will usually show me their other works or samples I can buy. That feels insulting when I just want to read the book I’ve already paid for. Please do better kindle.
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  • Kindle reading app Jan 4, 2020

    By kfamini
    I really enjoy the magic of Kindle on my iPad. Reading this way has given me escape during medical procedures and enjoyment at home. I’ve tried so many authors i probably would have overlooked without the lists, and I’ve literally purchased and read thousands of books. My only complaint is with the newest incarnation of the app. The previous one was more intuitive, easier to use and faster to load. Please look to those factors, not a zippy black background, for your next update. A few other easy changes might include, for those of us with a large library, just a notation in our personal library that a book has been read, as it is in the downloaded section. Thank you. Update: Kindle has just changed its format so that it opens to someone else's choice of books - I want my library and my choice of books, not Kindlepeople's choices. I truly enjoy the books, the %s complete and the “done” tags on books I’ve finished. But please, let me have the books I've chosen. Thanks.
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  • Oct 27, 2020

    By Justin Bellot
    It would really be great to sort or turn off certain recommended titles. I really don't like how certain books and authors are constantly shoved in my face when I have absolutely no desire to read their work. Give me a way to actually look for something I like instead trying to force me to read something sponsored. Why should I keep paying for Kindle Unlimited when you filter out to show me the same 10 titles?
    more
  • eReader developers Jul 25, 2020

    By Don2
    As time passes, there will be increasing demand from users for the full implementation of HTML5, CSS3, and ePub3 in reflowable-text eReaders. The features that users could be experiencing as they read include video, audio, JavaScript, background images, embedded fonts, and much more. The current requirement that eBooks with embedded media use the fixed-layout format is inappropriate when text-based eBooks have media designed to flow along with the text. That requirement can result in many consecutive pages of fixed-layout text that can’t be resized. Fixed-layout is for magazine-type eBooks. The current implementation of reflowable text is for text-only eBooks, like traditional novels. There should be a third option available that utilizes all the features of ePub3. Currently, the display of media in reflowable-text eReaders is very haphazard, with images or videos halfway off the page or not displayed at all. Scripts in JavaScript are ignored or appear as text in the body text. If a user pays extra for a multimedia eBook, they would like to experience the media they paid for. Please provide users and designers a third option, multimedia-text, in addition to reflowable-text and fixed-layout. Thinking that reflowable-text eBooks don’t need video or audio is like Norma Desmond saying she’d had the eyes of the world but they wanted their ears too. Was she right? Movies don’t need soundtracks? Please allow eReaders to continue evolving.
    more
  • Oct 16, 2020

    By D Hanson
    Last update caused the 'About this book' 'See in store' function to stop working on my Galaxy Tab S6. When I select 'See in store', I get ' Sorry there was a problem. Try searching or go to the Kindle Storefront.' This is how I navigate to the next book in a series or a book by the same author. I took away another star given that searching doesn't always give the right result and now this doesn't work.
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  • Oct 19, 2020

    By DAVID OAKLEY
    So far I'm disappointed with this app. It encourages you to take their monthly offer of books which you after 4 months at 99p changes to £7.99 during which you are supposed to get unlimited free books but they restricted your library to 10 free books and if you want to add more you have to give one back... otherwise you pay 99p for a lot of books that may or may not be to your liking. You can just pick what you want because if you do they move you on to another area where you pay a lot more....
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  • Oct 21, 2020

    By Carol Davis
    I have not been able to access any books in the Kindle storefront for over a week now and receive a message routing me back to the storefront if I click on a particular book. Filed a complaint with tech support and learned there is a "Master Ticket" on this issue as there have been lots of complaints. The tech support agent (April) assigned to my complaint has been wonderful keeping me informed on the issue status. Hope this is resolved soon as I have a brand new Samsung tablet I can't read on!
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  • Oct 20, 2020

    By R B
    Bug-ridden garbage. Latest update 28/1/19 just marked all my books as new & unread when most of them should be partially or wholly read. So much for "bug fixes"! October 2020. There's an expression, "If it ain't bust, don't fix it." Doesn't apply in this case. Definitely bust. Oh, and you'll need a magnifier to see the new Aa menu.
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  • Oct 21, 2020

    By Pablo
    The Kindle icon recently disappeared from my screen, so I reinstalled the app. The icon has re-appeared, but when I try to open any book from my library I get a message saying that Kindle has closed. Kindle no longer works on my device (Google Nexus). Does this have anything to do with the upgrade on 15th October ? If this isn't fixed soon I'm going to be asking for a refund for all the Kindle books in my library. Not happy.
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  • Oct 19, 2020

    By Abhinav Saprey
    Just downloaded the app after paying for yearly Prime subscription, and I am not able to get anything from the store in this app. I click on any of the books that I do not own, it throws an error saying "Sorry there was a problem, go to storefront". Looking at the other reviews, I can say that it is a problem with this app and Amazon should work on fixing it ASAP. This is pathetic, you drive users towards Kindle app, but the app does not work.
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  • Oct 25, 2020

    By Dustin Schneider
    The app is completely unusable. Books won't actually download anymore. It is stuck in a permanent "connection issue" error that will never clear. I have tried rebooting, reinstalling, clearing the cache. NOTHING fixes this busted garbage. This is STANDARD for Amazon. They want you to use their overpriced tablet so they're deliberately breaking the app to force your hand. I do NOT have a problem downloading anything outside of Kindle. This is EXCLUSIVELY this app.
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  • Oct 24, 2020

    By A Google user
    Everytime for the last week I cannot open my kindle on my phone. The icon is there but says "App not found". I have then go to Amazon kindle where it shows it is been downloaded but have to OPEN it again and again, everytime I want to read my book. Very frustrated. What is the matter??
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