Amazon’s Kindle is a superb device for reading Books because of its e-ink display. The Kindle Fire is also much more than just an eBook reader as it can be called as an Android tablet. If a person has purchased a Kindle book, then many people think that only a Kindle device is required to read that book. This is not true and you can read Kindle books anywhere and on just any device, be it computer, mobile phone or directly online. Let’s get into more details.
Read Kindle Books on PC, Mobile Phone and Online
If you are looking for a way to read Kindle books, without the actual Kindle device then there are many ways to do this. It depends on the platform and device you want to read Kindle books from.
Kindle for Android
If you have an Android device, then you can read Kindle books on Android with the free Kindle reading app. And yes, there is no need for Kindle device. Kindle for Android features:
- Read free Books by choose from thousands of free ebooks
- Shop for Books
- Use the built-in dictionary, Google, and Wikipedia
- Sync your eBooks
- Read sample before buying
- Remembers your last read location
Kindle for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad
The Kindle app is optimized for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, with the ability to read Kindle books, newspapers, magazines, textbooks and PDFs on a beautiful, easy-to-use interface. You can buy books or download free books from Amazon.
Kindle for Windows Phone 7
Kindle is available for Windows Phone 7 or later. To download the app, you can search for Kindle from the Windows Phone Marketplace or download it from here.
Kindle for Blackberry
To download Kindle for Blackberry, visit amazon.com/kindlebb in your BlackBerry browser to download.
Kindle for Windows and Mac
Kindle application is also available for Windows and Mac platform. The Windows edition is compatible with Windows 7, Vista and XP and Mac edition is available for Mac OS X 10.6 and above.
Kindle for Web
Now this is the best part. With Kindle Cloud Reader you can read Books online from any browser without the need to install any software.
Kindle Cloud Reader works offline too. Login and then you will be redirected to your library. From here, you can read books, sync books that you have recently purchased or search for new books. To read books offline, even when you are not connected to the internet, right-click on any book cover and then select “Download & Pin Book”.
Most recently read books are stored in the “Downloaded” section of your library. You can also toggle between cloud and downloaded section. The downloaded section displays books that you have downloaded for offline viewing and cloud section displays books that are on cloud (or call it online).
Kindle Cloud Reader is by far the easiest and best way to read Kindle books, as all you need is just a web browser.
With these methods, you don’t even need the Kindle device (hardware) and then also you can read Kindle books. So now don’t worry if you don’t own a Kindle device because with these above methods you can read books just from any device.
Bonus Tip: Want to find and download free Kindle books? You can search on Kindle store for books ranging from 0-0. Click here for example. Project Gutenberg is another such resource that offers many such free eBooks.