• Buy once, read everywhere. Sign in with an Amazon account, and sync Kindle books across all your devices that have the Kindle app installed across any Kindle device.
  • Search inside the book to find a topic, character, or section you want to visit.
  • Pin Kindle books from your Kindle library to the Windows Start screen for instant access to your favorites.
  • Start reading in seconds. Your Kindle book downloads while you read.
  • Shop the Kindle Store for over 1 million* Kindle books, including new releases and best sellers.
  • Customize your reading experience by choosing the background color, font size, and number of reading columns.
  • Highlight, take notes, and add bookmarks in any book. Look up word definitions and listen to how they are pronounced.
  • * Selection and price of Kindle books in the Kindle Store vary by country.

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Bug fixes.

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Kimberly · 8/2/2015
Seriously lacking compared to Win 7 or android

It will open my books purchased from Amazon, but it doesn't even 'see' the other books that I've uploaded to my kindle. Those books are considered 'documents' when I'm on 'Manage My Kindle', but the app for Win 8 doesn't see them at all and consequently won't open any of them. I don't use this app at all. I prefer Book Bazaar Reader to open saved kindle content before I'll use this.

Aengus · 7/31/2015
I can't access alternative dictionaries!

Just bought a dictionary to study a foreign language book, only to find that Amazon doesn't support that feature on Windows devices!

Daniel · 8/1/2015

This app barely works in Windows 8.1 and is even worse in Windows 10. It regularly crashes with large texts, is awful to try and navigate, and when you try to go back a page it jumps back anywhere from one to ten pages (just for starters). Now it seems that the nav menu is missing. I am really surprised that no one at Amazon uses windows. If they did they would never allow work this shoddy to be published in their name. Anyway, time to convert all my kindle books to Nook format so that I can actually read them.

Reviewer 7687 · 7/22/2015
Lacks sorely needed features, counter-intuitive

I loved my old-school kindle, and used the kindle app for PC and my iPad. I got the Surface Pro 3 and was in love. However, the kindle app makes it very difficult to use. The app lacks a "category" function, so my books get all thrown together. On my kindle, I had them grouped by category. When I use the app on the surface, I better hope I stumble across what I'm looking for. I can't just think "I'd really like to read a mystery book" and go there. There isn't a search function either (unless you're *buying a new book*, Amazon made that easy, of course), so you're out of luck. Also, the highlighting feature is *atrocious*. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. It also took me a while to figure out, and isn't very effective. Because Windows 8.1 is built upon the premise of interacting with the machine *by touch* I expected to highlight wherever I put my finger. Like highlighting, page turning is an art form... I love my Surface. I hate the kindle app. Fail.

William · 8/1/2015
difficult to use

it is a problem when you try to buy an ebook...click here, click there.baloney..I find a book and you don't make it easy.why not have a button under all books that says "click now to purchase" instead of the nonsense you use now.

Jo · 7/31/2015
An absolutely wonderful way to read and store books!

Love to read books with the Kindle app on my laptop, can easily take a whole library wherever I go. Just wish Amazon would make it a little more functional by including a way to sort and group books. I have over 100 now, and it gets onerous scrolling to find what I want to read.

Brian · 7/13/2015
Buggy and insufficient to other kindle apps

Two problems which need to be addressed among all others are syncing properly between devices and a problem with the store not opening when clicking on the icon. The app does not sync properly and often results in your progress being behind that of other devices. Since I have both a Windows and Android device, and Kindle apps on each device, I often find that the Windows version of this app, does not always, (quite frequently, actually) sync properly between devices. I may be two chapters ahead on my Android device, then load up the app on my Windows tablet only to find I am two chapters behind of my actual last page on the first device. This results in me having to manually advance to the furthest point that I was on previously on the other device to continue reading. The second problem is with the store not opening correctly on this app. Often when I visit the store on this Windows device, it will say something like "The store is not available, or the store could not be reached"

Reviewer 3812 · 7/25/2015
It's broken Amazon

When this app works it's really nice and a joy to use. I had to download the old version because, well, it still works just fine. I prefer to use the newer version because I use it on a Surface and it looks so much better and I love the functionality of it, but it's very broken. I'll buy a book and touch the download button and it tells me it's taking longer than it should and check my library and they're never downloaded. I'll go to my Kindle page and do it manually and nothing. Open the old app and there it is. Makes me very sad. Can't you fix this Amazon? It's a nice looking app. Please?

Connor · 7/31/2015
Decent, but could be so much better

I'm happy that the Kindle App even exists, but it's lacking so many features. First of all turning pages is overly sensitive and almost instant so it's very easy to accidentally turn pages and it's very confusing and hard to get back to your last place. Like I said, I'm happy it exists, but it basically sucks.

Sharon · 7/14/2015

I'm disappointed in Amazon for not giving this app all the features of the Windows 7 desktop, Android and iOS versions. This version gives you only one color for highlighting and does not support copying. It works fine for simple reading, but if you have reason for creating categories of highlights or copying selections out for study notes or reviews, you'll be dead in the water with this app. Presumably they'll fix it, sooner or later, but we may wait another couple of years. For now, to use those missing features, stick with the Windows 7 app.

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