Installing Ebook Reader on Kindle Fire, Fire HD, and HDX

The installation instructions for Kindle Fire devices can vary slightly depending on which version of the device you have. Each generation has slightly different firmware, which means the process of sideloading the app on to the device is slightly different.

If you are not sure which Kindle device you own, please check our guide. It may be your device is not compatible with our Ebook Reader app. Once you have confirmed your device is compatible please follow the instructions below:

Generation 1:
* Go to the Home screen
* Tap on the settings button on the top of the screen. It looks like a little gear
* Next, tap on the More button
* Next, tap on Device
* Once you've done that, you'll see the toggle labeled Allow Installation of Applications from Unknown Sources. Toggle that to the ON position
* Now, launch the browser and go to http://www.ebooks.com/kindle to download the Ebook Reader app. Swipe downward from the top of the screen to watch download progress (swipe back up when finished)
* Once the download is completed, tap on it. This will bring a permissions screen
* Once you agree to the permissions, tap the Install button, and your app finish installation
* That's it! You have installed Ebook Reader app on your Kindle Fire.
* You can now log into your eBooks.com account on the Ebook Reader app and download books

Generation 2:
* Please swipe downwards on the screen to show the menu options, then select 'More...'
* In Settings, tap on 'Device'
* Toggle 'Allow Installation of Applications (from unknown sources)' to ON
* Now, return to the Home screen and swipe the menu at the top to the right and press 'Web'
* Once the browser has launched, go to http://www.ebooks.com/kindle to download the Ebook Reader app. If a popup appears asking if you wish to download the file tap 'OK'
* Swipe downward from the top of the screen to watch download progress (swipe back up when finished)
* Once the download has completed, tap the 3 horizontal bars to bring up the browser menu and select 'Downloads'
* Tap the 'EbookReader.apk' to bring up the permissions screen
* Once you agree to the permissions, tap 'Install' and your app will finish installation
* That's it! You have installed Ebook Reader app on your Kindle Fire, tap 'Open' to open the app
* You can now log into your eBooks.com account on the Ebook Reader app and download ebooks

Generation 3-4:
* Please swipe downwards on the screen to show the menu options, then select 'More...'
* In Settings, tap on 'Device'
* Toggle 'Allow Installation of Applications (from unknown sources)' to ON
* Now, return to the Home screen and swipe the menu at the top to the right and press 'Web'
* Once the browser has launched, go to http://www.ebooks.com/kindle to download the Ebook Reader app. If a popup appears asking if you wish to download the file tap 'OK'
* Swipe downward from the top of the screen to watch download progress (swipe back up when finished)
* Once the download has completed, tap the 3 horizontal bars to bring up the browser menu and select 'Downloads'
* Tap the 'EbookReader.apk' to bring up the permissions screen
* Once you agree to the permissions, tap 'Install' and your app will finish installation
* That's it! You have installed Ebook Reader app on your Kindle Fire, tap 'Open' to open the app
* You can now log into your eBooks.com account on the Ebook Reader app and download ebooks

Generation 5:

* Go to the Home screen
* Go to "Settings" > "Security" > "Apps from Unknown Sources"
* Toggle 'Allow Installation of Applications (from unknown sources)' to ON
* A pop-up warning box will appear, tap 'OK'
* Now, return to the Home screen and swipe the menu at the top to the right and press 'Web'
* Once the browser has launched, go to http://www.ebooks.com/kindle to download the Ebook Reader app. If a popup appears asking if you wish to download the file tap 'OK'
* Swipe downward from the top of the screen to watch download progress (swipe back up when finished)
* Once the download has completed tap the download, then on the next screen tap 'Install' and your app will finish installation
* That's it! You have installed Ebook Reader app on your Kindle Fire, tap 'Open' to open the app.
* You can now log into your eBooks.com account on the Ebook Reader app and download ebooks.

If you find the instructions are not working for you or do not seem correct please try the instructions for the next generation. Asthe instructions are based on the firmware originally installed on the device. If you have updated the operating system firmware at any point it may be the device is now running the same firmware as the next generation devices, so the instructions for the next generation will be more accurate.

If you are still having difficulty please contact our support team.

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