How to read a Kindle book without a Kindle e-reader ?

Author: Nicolas ᚚ

read kindle book on computer, tablet or smartphone

Can I read a Kindle book without a Kindle ? Yes, but you'll need a computer or a smartphone or a tablet of some sort with the right software.

If you go to the Amazon website, you can buy digital books (ebook) to save money. But how to read a Kindle book without a reader?

Digital books are generally cheaper than paper books. Although there are exceptions (paperback or used books), you can save money by reading ebooks.

There are also some books that are only available digitally. This is the case for some self-published authors or for books in foreign languages. In the same spirit, there are some books that are only available in paper format, but that's another story.

The problem is that you need a device to read a Kindle book. The best known device is the Kindle e-reader and Amazon offers a range of e-readers for every budget (read here).

But if you have to buy a reader just to read a Kindle digital book, it's not worth buying a digital book.

Read a Kindle book on your computer, PC or Mac

If you want to read the book on your computer running Windows or MacOS, you can use the official Kindle application available on the Amazon website.

This application is free and you just need to download the software and install it on your computer.

Then you need to set it up with your Amazon account - the one with which you bought the Kindle book.

After a quick sync, you can access the book from the library and start reading.

Read a Kindle book on your Android or iPhone smartphone

Reading on a computer is not very comfortable, it may be wise to use a smartphone to read your Kindle books.

The smartphone is also always in our pocket or bag and it provides constant access to your Kindle digital books.

So you need to install the official Kindle application on your smartphone. There is an application that works with Android and a version for iPhones (iOS).

The easiest way is to search the App Store (iPhone) or Google Play (Android) for the Kindle application and let yourself be guided through the installation.

The application is called "Amazon Kindle" and is designed by "Amazon Mobile LLC".

Next, open the application and enter the login information: this is your Amazon account with which you purchased the Kindle book.

Your books will then appear in the Library of the Kindle application and you can start reading.

Read a Kindle book on your Android tablet or iPad

If you need a bigger screen and more comfort, you can opt for an Android tablet or an iPad on which you can read your Kindle books.

As with the smartphone, you'll need to download the "Amazon Kindle" tablet app from Google Play or the App Store.

Then you will need to enter your Amazon login information (the account with which you purchased the Kindle book) and you can go to the library section of the app to start reading.

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