To read books from the kindle platform, it is not necessary to have the device that amazon sells for this purpose (once you use it, it is very easy to fall for it, but that’s another topic). Amazon has created programs, called kindle applications for a wide range of devices, which can be downloaded for free, which allows not only to read books for kindle, but to do it from any device where you download these applications.
We may read the books from our virtual library in any desktop computer, tablet, smartphone or even in your browser. Download and install the appropriate application in a simple process. If we have the kindle app on multiple devices, we can read in any of them and amazon will take care of synchronizing its contents. For example, we can begin reading a book in our tablet and then continue on the phone, the PC and even amazon browser and keep record of the page where we were.
This tutorial is part of a series which explains how to download the kindle app for various devices. Here we show how to download the kindle app for Android, which covers a wide range of smartphones and tablets. Most Samsung phones are included here, such as the Galaxy S (S, S2, S3, S4, S5…) series, the Galaxy Tab series and many others. Android, with iOs, controls a large portion of the market. Below is the video tutorial.
In case you still have doubts, or prefer to read the written instructions, check them out below.
How to download the kindle app for Android
There are several ways to download the application. In this article I will show you how to do it from the phone. This method will work for any tablet or Android device, so the steps are the same for any of these devices. The tutorial is in the video below, but for those who prefer to follow a set of written instructions, they are detailed below the video.
Locate the app on your phone, which, if you are not familiar with it, you will recognize by the icon shown in the accompanying picture.
Once you find it (if you do not see the icon, you can perform a search for “play store” on the device), click it to enter the store.
Locate an entry that says “Amazon Kindle“, which has the kindle icon to the left, as shown in the accompanying picture.
Click on this entry, which will take you to the next screen.
Once we choose the entry in the previous step, the program shows the page for the kindle app.
A green button with the “Install” label will appear on the right side of the screen, on which you must click to download and install the application on your device.
This screen is shown in the accompanying picture. Once the option to install the application is selected, we must accept the terms and conditions, which starts downloading the application to your device. The download progress is displayed. After completing it, the device will emit a message that you are installing the application. Then a button will appear, which, as its label “Open” indicates, allows us to run the application appears.
After clicking the Open button, the kindle app runs for the first time in our device.
The application presents an orange button labeled “Start reading” which we must click to access the registration process for our kindle app for Android in our amazon account.
In the accompanying picture you can see the screen will look like this, which will vary according to the books that are promoted for amazon kindle platform shown.
Once you’ve clicked the button “Start reading“, the application will request us to register the virtual device you just created.
For this, we enter the e-mail and password for our amazon account, allowing the application you just installed to be recognized by amazon as one of our devices, which we can synchronize our library with and handle it as a physical kindle device.
In the attached screen you can see the data that amazon requests from us to complete the registration. Once you enter them, click on the orange button labeled “Sign In” and our application is operational.
Upon completion of the previous step, the application is operational on your phone.
The next step will be to get used to it, it is very simple to use but powerful at the same time. You can start downloading some of the many free books for the platform or buy any of your preference.
The accompanying picture shows the screen on the device, with a sample book that amazon installed for us.