The Fire Tablet Carousel - dummies

By Nancy C. Muir

The Fire tablet Carousel may not bring the same thrill as riding a carousel at the fair as kids, but it does have its charms as you swipe through it to see a revolving display of recently used books, audiobooks, music, videos, websites, docs, and apps.


If you’ve used an Android smartphone, you may have encountered the Carousel concept. On a Fire tablet, items you’ve used recently are displayed here chronologically, with the item you used most recently on top. You can swipe your finger to the right or left to flick through the Carousel contents. When you find an item you want to view or play, tap to open it.

Whatever you tap opens in the associated player or reader. Music will open in the Amazon MP3 music player; video in the Amazon Video player; and docs, books, and magazines in the Kindle ereader.

In addition to using the Carousel to view content and apps, you can use Quickswitch, a feature that allows you to swipe from the Options bar on any screen other than the Home screen to see a scrollable list of recently played content and recently used apps. Scroll to the right or left to find an item and tap it to open it.