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Fire HD 8 Tablet, 8" HD Display, Wi-Fi, 16 GB (Black) - Includes Special Offers (Previous Generation)

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  • Fire HD 8, now with up to 12 hours of battery life, 2X the storage, and 50% more RAM for faster performance - made for all day entertainment.
  • Fast 1.3 GHz quad-core processor for smooth performance. Rear- and front-facing cameras. Available in four colours.
  • Enjoy more than 38 million movies, TV shows, songs, books, Android apps and games.
  • Blue Shade minimises blue light so you can enjoy night-time reading or browsing with less eye strain.
  • Free unlimited cloud storage for all Amazon content and photos taken with Fire devices. Add a microSD card for up to 200 GB of additional storage.
  • Prime Members can stream thousands of Prime Video titles, access over a million book titles, thousands of audiobooks and two million songs.
Engineered by Amazon

Fast and responsive

Enjoy your entertainment with a fast 1.3 GHz quad-core processor. Fire HD 8 now delivers faster performance thanks to a 50% increase in RAM over the previous generation.

Power when you need it

Now with up to 12 hours of mixed-use battery life, Fire HD 8 gives you the flexibility to go where the day takes you.

Beautiful HD display

Fire HD 8 features a widescreen 1280 x 800 high-definition display with over a million pixels and a bright, vivid picture. Enjoy movies and games in a crisp, clear HD resolution, with less glare and more brightness thanks to a fully laminated IPS (in-plane switching) LCD display.

Capture life’s moments

Fire HD 8 features a 2 MP rear-facing camera for shooting 720p video. The front-facing VGA camera is perfect for Skype calls with friends and family

No more worrying about storage space

Now with 2x more internal storage compared to the previous generation, Fire HD 8 comes standard with 16 GB. Expand your tablet’s storage by up to 200 GB using a microSD card, and keep photos, movies and compatible games and apps with you. Plus, enjoy free unlimited cloud storage for all your Amazon content and photos taken with your Fire tablet.

Designed For Entertainment


Over one million titles with Kindle Unlimited or choose from millions of titles at low prices, vibrant HD magazines and book sharing with Goodreads. Or listen to your favourite books with Audible.


Enjoy all your favourite movies and TV shows on Amazon Video, Netflix, BBC iPlayer and more. Discover hundreds of thousands of TV episodes and movies. Amazon Video also lets you fling your content to your Fire TV.


Over 500,000 apps including favourites such as Facebook, Twitter and Spotify. Play great titles including Inside Out Thought Bubbles, Jetpack Joyride, Monument Valley and Sonic Dash from developers such as Disney, Halfbrick Studios, ustwo, Sega and more.

Fire OS

Fire OS

With Fire OS updates you can quickly learn more about gameplay with Twitch. Twitch is the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers. Also new, ComiXology provides recommendations from over 100,000 great comic books and graphic novels.

Share content with Family Library

Family Library links your Amazon account to that of your spouse or partner so you can easily share apps, games and books, and it now allows Prime members to share their Prime Video content. Access your family's content across devices—both Amazon devices and free Amazon apps for other platforms, including iOS and Android.

Find the things you love more easily

Fire OS is the best entertainment experience on a tablet with quick access to the things you do most. The home screen includes dedicated content pages for books, games, apps, video, music, audiobooks and Newsstand, making it quick to pick up right where you left off. Powered by Amazon’s recommendations engine, you can quickly browse books, movies, TV shows, music, apps and games suggested just for you.

No more waiting

With ASAP (Advanced Streaming and Prediction), Amazon movies and TV episodes are ready for you to watch instantly. ASAP dynamically adapts to your viewing habits. On Deck automatically downloads Prime Video (for Prime members) and the first episodes of Amazon Original Series while your device isn’t in use, ensuring that there is always something new to enjoy instantly, even when offline.

Plus Everything you've come to expect from fire tablets
Amazon Prime

The Best of Prime with Fire Tablets

Try Prime free for 30 days

If you haven't tried Amazon Prime in the past, we'll give you a 30-day free trial. Experience what millions of members already enjoy—unlimited streaming of thousands of hit movies and TV episodes, ad-free access to two million songs, reading a Kindle book a month for free from a selection of books, and Free One-Day Delivery on millions of items.

Borrow great books for free

With Prime, Fire tablet owners can borrow any title from the Kindle Owners' Lending Library for free, as frequently as a book a month, with no waiting and no due dates. Choose from over 1 million titles, including current and former top sellers in the Kindle Store and the original Harry Potter books.

Stream thousands of movies and TV shows with Prime Video

With Amazon Prime, members enjoy unlimited streaming of tens of thousands of movies and TV shows at no additional cost, including Amazon Original Series The Man in The High Castle and more popular movies and TV shows such as Lucifer, Outlander and The LEGO Movie.

No Wi-Fi, no problem - Prime Video downloads

Prime members can download thousands of Prime Video movies and TV shows. Watch downloaded videos anywhere—on a plane, on holiday, in the car, or wherever you don't have a wireless connection.

Two million songs with Prime Music

Prime Music gives Prime members unlimited, ad-free access to two million songs, more than a thousand playlists, and hundreds of stations with unlimited skips. Load up your music library with Prime Music. Find more music from your favourite artists, your favourite genres or let Amazon’s personalised recommendations introduce you to your next favourite band.

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Enjoy 38 million movies, TV shows, songs, books, apps and games
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Hundreds of thousands of movies and TV episodes to stream, buy or download

Whether you're a Prime member or not, enjoy a huge selection of TV episodes and movies, plus exclusive features such as ASAP and Fire for Kids. Fire tablets are an easy way to enjoy Netflix, Prime Video and low-cost movie rentals.

Watch on the big screen

Fling movies and TV shows from your tablet to your big-screen TV using Second Screen. This turns your TV into the primary screen, freeing up your Fire tablet to provide playback controls, a customised display for X-Ray, or simply a place to e-mail, browse the web, and more while you watch a movie. Second Screen is available for Amazon Fire TV, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. Mirroring capabilities are not supported.

Fire HD 8

Exclusive titles at low prices

Over one million exclusive titles that you won't be able to find anywhere else. Shop in the Kindle Store for millions of books, newspapers and magazines.

Read as much as you want with Kindle Unlimited

Choose from over 1 million titles and thousands of audiobooks. From mysteries and romance to sci-fi and more, freely explore new authors, books and genres on any device for just £7.99 a month. Create virtual bookmarks with Whispersync so your Fire tablet picks up right where you left off. Try Kindle Unlimited for free for 30 days.

Share with friends on Goodreads

Find your next favourite book. Fire tablets are integrated with the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations, with over 40 million members, 1.1 billion books added, and 43 million book reviews. Join over 30 million other readers and see what your friends are reading, share highlights, and rate the books you read with Goodreads on your Fire tablet.

Enjoy vibrant magazines

Our interactive magazine experience allows you to start reading in just a few seconds, with access to back issues at any time in the cloud. Plus, many Kindle magazines come with a 30-day free trial.

Introducing Blue Shade

Read comfortably at night…

Blue Shade is an exclusive Fire OS “Bellini” feature that works behind the scenes to automatically adjust and optimise the backlight for a more comfortable night-time reading experience. Simply tap Blue Shade on the quick actions menu to turn on this feature and enjoy your favourite book, news article, app, or any other night-time activity without straining your eyes.

…without giving up a good night’s sleep

Recent studies by the Harvard Health Publication have shown that evening exposure to blue light from electronic screens can suppress our bodies’ production of melatonin, a naturally occurring hormone. A lack of melatonin can prolong the time it takes to fall asleep, which in turn can delay REM sleep and reduce alertness the following morning. Blue Shade gives you the option to fine-tune the colour settings, with the device intelligently adjusting the colour filtering so that at any colour or brightness, the blue wavelength light is always suppressed.


Over 500,000 apps and games

Fire tablets feature instant access to thousands of the most popular free and bestselling games, social media, premium TV and movie providers, and so much more.

The best games

Enjoy bestselling games such as Candy Crush Jelly Saga, Hay Day, Subway Surfers, Game of War - Fire Age, Hungry Shark World and Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft.


Huge music selection

With millions of songs from thousands of artists, Amazon Music brings all your favourite music to your fingertips. Digital music you buy from Amazon is saved to your music library for free, and you can play or download it anytime.

Ad-free access to two million songs with Prime Music

Prime members can enjoy unlimited, ad-free access to two million songs and over a thousand playlists. Find more music from your favourite artists, follow along to lyrics with X-Ray, or let Amazon's personalised recommendations introduce you to your next favourite band.

Audiobooks by Audible

Audiobooks are great for enlivening your daily commute, for enjoying whilst cooking or for motivating yourself while keeping fit - all those times you can listen but can't read. Audible, an Amazon company, has the world’s largest collection of downloadable audiobooks with over 200,000 titles including books by top-selling authors such as Stephen King, J.K. Rowling and George R.R. Martin. Our books are wonderfully read by professional narrators and performers such as Hollywood’s Jake Gyllenhaal (The Great Gatsby) and Kate Winslet (Matilda).

Read and Listen

Now on Fire tablets, read and listen simultaneously with real-time highlighting. It's called Immersion Reading and that's what it does: immerse you in a story by narrating and highlighting the text as you read. It sparks an extra connection that boosts engagement and comprehension, taking you deeper into the book.

Introducing Amazon Music Unlimited

For only £7.99/month for Prime members (non-Prime price: £9.99/month), stream 40 million songs and enjoy curated playlists, stations and weekly new releases—on-demand and always ad-free. Plus, with offline listening, your music is always at your fingertips. Learn more

Share with your Kids

Designed with kids in mind

When children use Fire for Kids, it's like they have their very own personalised tablet. The background colour and fonts change to a kid-friendly design and they only see the titles that you give them access to.

Thousands of kid-friendly titles with Fire for Kids Unlimited

Fire for Kids Unlimited is an all-in-one subscription that brings together age-appropriate videos, games, educational apps and books —all the types of content that kids from 3-12 years old love. From just £1.99 per month with the first month free, enjoy unlimited access to content featuring characters such as Peppa Pig, The Gruffalo, Teen Titans and Tom and Jerry. Kids will also find their favourite games such as Toca Hair Salon ME and Star Wars Rebels. There are also great books, such as Monstrous Maud and Thomas the Tank Engine. Learn more

Perfect for parents

Fire for Kids is built from the ground up to help give parents peace of mind when it comes to tablet use. Parents can create a profile for each of their children and choose what books, apps, games and videos they want to give their kids access to. Fire for Kids is free on every Fire tablet

Fire Kids Edition also available

The Fire Kids Edition includes the latest Fire tablet plus 1 year of Amazon Fire for Kids Unlimited and a Kid-Proof Case. Learn more

Limit screen time, so they don’t just play

With Fire for Kids, parents can set daily limits for tablet use, or restrict certain categories—such as games and video—while leaving unlimited time for reading.

Buy Once, Enjoy Anywhere

Content on hundreds of devices

At Amazon, we make it easy for you to access your content on other devices. The books, videos, apps, audiobooks, games and music that you buy for your Fire tablet can also be enjoyed on Amazon apps for Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, game consoles, TVs and more.

Sync your content across all your devices with Whispersync

Start streaming a movie on your Fire tablet, pause it and then continue watching the same scene on your compatible TV. Whispersync remembers how much you've watched, read or listened to so you can pick up right where you left off, no matter which device you are using.

Technical Details
Display8" (20.3 cm) high-definition touchscreen; 1280x800 resolution at 189 ppi, HD video playback, with IPS (in-plane switching) technology and advanced polarising filter
Size214 mm x 128 mm x 9.2 mm
Weight341 grams
Actual size and weight may vary by configuration and manufacturing process
CPU & RAMQuad-Core: 1.3 GHz, with 1.5 GB of RAM
Storage16 GB (11.1 GB available to user) or 32 GB (25.3 GB available to user) of internal storage. Add a microSD card for up to 200 GB of additional storage for even more movies, TV shows, music, photos, personal videos and apps.
Some apps may need to be installed on internal storage.
Battery LifeUp to 12 hours of reading, surfing the web, watching video and listening to music
Battery life will vary based on device settings, usage, and other factors such as web browsing and downloading content. Actual results may vary.
Charge TimeFully charges in under 6 hours using the micro-USB power adaptor included in the box, or slightly longer with other micro-USB power adaptors that you may already have
Wi-Fi ConnectivitySingle-antenna Wi-Fi. Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the dual-band 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g or 802.11n standard with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security using password authentication; does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks.
4G ConnectivityN/A
PortsUSB 2.0 (micro-B connector) to connect to a PC/Macintosh computer, or to charge your device with the included power adaptor; microSD slot for external storage
Audio3.5 mm stereo jack and integrated speaker with Dolby Audio
Content Formats SupportedKindle (AZW), KF8, TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, Audible Enhanced format (AAX), DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3), non-DRM AAC, MP3, MIDI, PCM/WAVE, OGG, WAV, M4V, MP4, AAC LC/LTP, HE-AACv1, HE-AACv2, MKV, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, HTML5, CSS3, 3GP, VP8 (WEBM)
SensorsAccelerometer, gyroscope, ambient light sensor
Camera SpecsVGA front-facing camera. 2.0 MP rear-facing HD camera
Location ServicesLocation-based services via Wi-Fi
Available ColoursBlack, Blue, Tangerine, Magenta
Additional FeaturesExternal volume controls, built-in Bluetooth with support for A2DP compatible stereo headphones, speakers, microphone, and LE accessories support
Accessibility FeaturesScreen Reader, Explore by Touch and Screen Magnifier, enabling access to the vast majority of Fire tablet features. Screen Reader features IVONA's award-winning natural language text-to-speech voice. Also includes adjustable font sizes/colour and built-in Oxford dictionary.
System RequirementsFire HD 8 is ready to use right out of the box. No setup, no software to install, no computer required to download content.
Warranty and ServiceFire HD 8 is sold with a worldwide limited warranty of one year provided by the manufacturer. If you are a consumer, the limited warranty is in addition to your consumer rights, and does not jeopardise these rights in any way. This means you may still have additional rights at law even after the limited warranty has expired (for further information on your consumer rights, click here). Use of Fire HD 8 tablet is subject to the terms found here.
Included in the BoxFire HD 8 tablet, USB 2.0 cable, 5W power adaptor and Quick Start Guide

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