The Kindle Fire HD Music Library - dummies

The Kindle Fire HD Music Library

By Nancy C. Muir

All your music on the Kindle Fire HD is stored in the Music library, which you display by tapping the Music button on the Kindle Fire HD Home screen. The currently playing or last played song and playback controls are located at the bottom of the screen.


The library is organized by Playlists, Artists, Albums, and Songs. Tap on any of these tabs to display the associated content.


At the bottom of the screen, in the Options bar, is a Back arrow to move you back one screen in the library, the Menu button, and a Search icon to help you find pieces of music.

If you tap the Menu button, you see four additional options:

  • List View: This option displays your music with smaller icons in a list rather than a grid, with an arrow next to each item in the list that you can tap to display more details. You can also just tap on the thumbnail of the artist, song, or album to proceed to details and play the selection.

  • Downloads: Tap Downloads to see items in the process of downloading, as well as completed downloads.

  • Clear Queue: This setting will appear in the menu only when you’re displaying the currently playing music. From the list of songs in an album, tap Now Playing to display the currently playing music full screen with music playback controls. If you are displaying the full screen of the currently playing music, tap the Clear Queue command to stop the music and go back to the Music library home screen.

  • Help: Tap Help to get more information about using the Music app.

When you tap the Search button on the Options bar, you bring up the Search field. Tap in the field and enter the title of a piece of music or a performer, and then tap Go on the onscreen keyboard. Kindle Fire HD displays results on each of the tabs in the Music library that match the search term(s).