All-new Kindle app turns your phone or tablet into a bookâread anytime, anywhere
Amazon announced an all-new Kindle app that makes it easier than ever to turn your phone or tablet into a bookâso you can read anytime, anywhere. The Kindle app is designed for book lovers and provides easy access to the most popular Kindle featuresâyou can effortlessly move between the pages of your book, your library, your personalized bookstore and more. Also, with the Goodreads community built into Kindle for iOS, you can easily discover and discuss books with friends. The all-new Kindle app is available now in the App Store and Google Play, and will be delivered as part of a free, over-the-air update starting this week.
With the new Kindle app, it is easier to get to what you want. Whether itâs starting the next chapter in the book youâre reading or a quick search through your library, the all-new design makes switching back and forth seamless. Key updates include:
All-New LookâThe Kindle app features a new look and feel inspired by books. Details include larger book covers, new fonts, a new app icon, and new light and dark background themes to choose from.
One-Tap AccessâNew bottom bar navigation automatically shows an icon of the book youâre currently reading, making it easier than ever to get back to reading at any moment. The bottom bar also provides quick access to Kindleâs most popular features allowing you to switch between the pages of your book, your library, your personal bookstore, and more.
Easy SearchâThe search bar is now always available throughout the app, so whether a book is in your library or among the millions of titles in the Kindle Store, itâs easier than ever to find it.
Discover and Discuss Books with Friends and the Goodreads Community on Kindle for iOS
The new Kindle for iOS app also helps customers discuss and get book recommendations from their friends, authors, and other readers with the Goodreads community now built right into the app. Goodreads, an Amazon subsidiary, is the worldâs largest community of readers, with more than 65 million members.
Reading is better when you can discuss it with friends. In Kindle for iOS you can now:
- Find New Books to ReadâBrowse the new Community tab to keep up-to-date with what friends and readers you follow are reading. When you find a book you are interested in, you can add it to your Want to Read list for quick reference when you are ready to start your next book.
- Connect with Readers Who Like Similar BooksâTo help you get recommendations from readers who like the same books, Goodreads also suggests people to follow, including authors and popular Goodreads reviewers.
- Share Your Thoughts About Books Youâve ReadâPost notes and highlights from your book for friends to see and comment on. Easily share when you start reading a book, as well as your rating/review when youâve finished a book.
Starting today, the Community tab featuring Goodreads discovery and discussion features are available on Kindle for iOS (in the US only), and will be coming to Kindle for Android in a future release. To learn more about how Kindle helps you read anytime, anywhere visit www.amazon.com/kindleapps.