Look it up instantly
Smart Lookup integrates entries from The New Oxford English Dictionary with information from X-Ray and Wikipedia, so you can access definitions, characters, settings and more without leaving your page or losing your place.
New — It's even easier to find what you are looking for by combining and previewing results from your Library and the Kindle Store on the same page.
Share your library with family
New — Family Library links your Amazon account to that of your spouse or partner. For the first time, you and your family can access and easily share not only your own Kindle books, but also books from the Amazon account of a spouse or partner.
Read more challenging books
New — Word Wise makes it easier to enjoy and quickly understand more challenging books. Short and simple definitions appear above difficult words automatically, so you can continue reading with fewer interruptions. Tap on a word to bring up a simple card with definitions, synonyms and more. You can adjust the number of hints you see with a simple slider.
Expanded X-Ray for books
X-Ray lets you explore the “Bones of the Book.” See all the passages across a book that mention relevant ideas, fictional characters, historical figures, places, or topics of interest. X-Ray's new timeline view lets readers flip through important passages easily to remind themselves of what's happened in the book, or navigate easily through images.
Squeeze in that last chapter
See at a glance how long it will take to finish a chapter or book. Time to Read is personalised based on your reading speed, and is constantly updated as your speed and habits change.
Enhance your vocabulary
Words looked up in the dictionary are added to Vocabulary Builder automatically to expand your knowledge and reinforce retention. Swipe through your vocabulary words, quiz yourself with flashcards, and instantly see those words in context.
Adjust your text size
Choose from eight text sizes to prevent tired eyes and keep you reading longer.
Organise your books
Arrange your books into customised categories by using Cloud Collections.
Never be without a book again
Shop Amazon's expansive selection, choose a title and begin reading your next book in under 60 seconds - no computer required.
Carry your entire library
Kindle holds thousands of books, so you'll never have to leave your favourite titles behind.
Pick up where you left off
Whispersync technology synchronises your last page read, bookmarks and annotations across all your devices so you can pick up exactly where you left off reading.
Translate passages instantly
Tap any word or highlight a section to translate it instantly into other languages, including Spanish, Japanese and more. Translations are provided by Bing Translator.
Share with friends on Goodreads
NEW - With Goodreads on Kindle, you can connect with the largest online community of book lovers, see what your friends are reading, share highlights, and rate the books you read. Some Goodreads on Kindle features are only available when connected to Wi-Fi.