How to Access Content for Kindle Fire - dummies

How to Access Content for Kindle Fire

If you’ve ever owned a Kindle e-reader, you know that downloading content to it has always been seamless. Kindle Fire enjoys the same kind of easy download capability via Amazon’s Whispersync technology for books, music, video, and periodicals. All you need for this process is access to a Wi-Fi network. Then, you simply order a book, and within moments, it appears on your Kindle device.

Whispersync also helps sync items such as bookmarks you’ve placed in e-books or the last place you watched in a video across various devices. For example, say you have the Kindle e-reader app on your Kindle Fire, PC, and smartphone. Wherever you left off reading, whatever notes you entered, and whatever pages you’ve bookmarked will be synced among all the devices without you having to lift a finger.

Kindle Fire is meant as a device you use to consume media, meaning that you can play/read all kinds of music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, e-books, magazines, and newspapers.

Amazon has built up a huge amount of content, from print and audio books (1 million titles and counting in the Kindle Store) to movies and TV shows (100,000 movies and TV series), music (17 million songs), and hundreds of your favorite magazines.

Count on these numbers to have risen by the time you read this: Amazon continues to rack up deals with media groups such as Fox Broadcasting and PBS to make even more content available on a regular basis.


You can find various kinds of content in the Amazon store by clicking the Store button in the libraries that you access through the Kindle Fire Home screen. Tap Newsstand to shop for periodicals and Music to shop for songs and albums, tap Video to go directly to the Amazon VideoStore, and tap Apps to shop the Amazon Appstore. All the content is backed up on the Amazon Cloud.


The ability to quickly and easily access all this content and play it back or display it on your Kindle Fire is probably the main reason why this great little device is a tablet game changer.

You can also transfer documents from your computer or send them via e-mail and read them on Kindle Fire. Note that docs are not backed up in the Amazon Cloud.