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VoiceView Over Bluetooth

With VoiceView, blind and visually impaired customers can use gestures and screen reader accessibility technology to navigate the device and listen to Kindle books and other Kindle content. You can use VoiceView on your Kindle when you connect to a Bluetooth audio device. Help for Kindle Oasis (9th Generation) and Kindle (8th Generation).

VoiceView screen reader accessibility technology will read your Kindle screen content, including Kindle books and other Kindle content, via a Bluetooth audio device, such as a speaker or headphones. Before pairing your Kindle, verify that the device is within range and compatible with your Kindle. To learn more, go to Supported Bluetooth Profiles.

Before connecting your Kindle to your accessory, please review all the setup instructions for your Bluetooth audio device. There will be no audio announcement or feedback until the last step.

Note: Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) is supported for audio streaming from your Kindle e-reader to your Bluetooth speakers or headphones. VoiceView will only read in the English language. Additionally, Bluetooth microphones and Bluetooth low energy devices are not supported.

  • To use VoiceView over Bluetooth:
    1. Turn on your Bluetooth device and set it to pairing mode.
    2. Press and hold the power button on your Kindle for 9 seconds, and then press 2 fingers spaced apart on the screen for 1 second.
    3. Wait up to 2 minutes to hear audio VoiceView instructions to “Hold two fingers on the screen to use this audio device with VoiceView screen reader on Kindle.”
    After pairing to a Bluetooth audio device, VoiceView will save the connection.
  • There are a few ways to turn off or suspend VoiceView on your Kindle.
    • Turn off your Bluetooth audio device.
    • On your Kindle, select the Quick Actions menu at the top of the screen, and then double tap to open the menu. Select VoiceView Settings, and then select and double tap Off.
    • To suspend VoiceView press the power button on your Kindle. VoiceView will resume within about 5 seconds when you wake the Kindle. To wake, press the Kindle power button once, and then double tap on the screen.
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