Features

  • 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.

Additional information


Version Notes

Bug fixes.


Ratings and reviews

Average customer rating

3.1
22K ratings

Rating snapshot

  1. 5
    26%
    5,950
  2. 4
    15%
    3,571
  3. 3
    19%
    4,428
  4. 2
    18%
    4,110
  5. 1
    20%
    4,627
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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.

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?

Sharon · 7/14/2015
Half-baked

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.

Jeannette · 7/8/2015
Great App

Amazon's Kindle App for Windows 8 is efficient, easy to use and works perfectly. It will download books and store them on the computer while taking up little space. It is attractive and easy on the eyes. The only improvement would be an audible reader so the books can be listened to when time is not available or if the person is visually challenged. Not all titles are available on Audible.

Aurelious · 7/21/2015
Great app! I love it [

Easy to use and simple.

Reviewer 2961 · 7/1/2015
Needs some help

I use the Kindle Fire and this Kindle app for school. It's an OK study tool but there are annoying behaviors that if fixed would make it a great app with a better rating. 1) When I hit the page back arrow, it skips 3 to 4 pages instead of just ONE. 2) I can't select and copy text like I can on my Kindle Fire or the Phone app. 3) How the HELL am I supposed to find my bookmarks, highlights and notes in this app? ## TOTALLY non-intuitive and makes studying difficult ## 4) I doubt they would do this, but I really wish it had an audio function like on my Kindle Fire. ... there are others.. but why keep complaining....

Reviewer 9504 · 7/28/2015
It works but...

If you need to go further or back it is a mess to get to where you need to go. Is not as easy to just click the back arrow to go to the previous page, if you do so, sometimes will work some others will go to random pages. It gets really irritating.

Reviewer 5334 · 6/29/2015
Why Cant I Highlight?

At first I thought this app would help me read my textbooks for grad school by allowing me to highlight and take notes on the pages. I am able to highlight but it is glitch and gets stuck. At times I am not able to highlight text at all. I then spend ten min. trying to figure out why I cannot highlight or make notes with the touch feature. If this would be fixed I would rate the app higher. Overall I am sadly disappointed I spent 50$ on two kindle versions of textbooks.

Leonora · 7/22/2015
Highlighting is terrible

I was hoping to use it to read my text books, however I can't get it to highlight more than a word at a time, when I try it turns the page. Definitely not worth the time.

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