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Fire HDX 8.9

Fire HDX 8.9 Tablet

8.9" HDX Display, Wi-Fi, Optional 4G LTE Wireless, 16 GB, 32 GB, or 64 GB
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Incredibly light large-screen tablet—with a stunning HDX display, faster 2.5 GHz quad-core processor, plus Firefly and Mayday
  • Exclusive 8.9" HDX display—With 30% more pixels than the iPad Air 2 Retina display, Amazon's exclusive HDX display (2560x1600) features exceptional pixel density (over 4 million pixels, 339 ppi) for vivid, lifelike images
  • Incredibly light design—Weighing just 13.2 ounces, Fire HDX 8.9 is lighter than iPad Air 2
  • Ultrafast 2.5 GHz quad-core processor—70% faster graphics performance with 2GB of RAM and Adreno 420 GPU for quicker gaming and smoother video
  • Rich, multi-dimensional audio with crisp, clear sound and no distortion. Plus, the first tablet with Dolby Atmos for a new headphone experience
  • Firefly and Mayday—Quickly identify and take action on over 100 million items with Firefly. Get free, live video support with an Amazon expert, 24x7, 365 days a year with Mayday
  • 8MP rear-facing camera with LED flash for high-resolution photos and 1080p HD video, plus a front-facing 720p HD camera for video calls and more
  • No more worrying about storage space—Get free, unlimited cloud storage for all Amazon content and photos taken with your Fire devices
  • Best selection of digital content—Enjoy over 33 million movies, TV shows, songs, books, Android apps and games—including Facebook, Netflix, Minecraft and more
  • Stay connected and productive—Fast web browsing, email and calendar support including Gmail and Outlook. Plus, edit and view Office documents
  • Try Kindle Unlimited for free—Choose from over 700,000 titles and thousands of audiobooks. Try it free for 30 days. Learn more
  • In addition to Free Two-Day Shipping, Prime members can stream tens of thousands of Prime Instant Video titles and over a million songs with Prime Music at no additional cost. Learn more

Learn more about Fire HDX 8.9

Startlingly light

The capacitive touch layer is integrated directly into the glass display. The innovative magnesium unibody is molded from a single piece of die-cast, machined magnesium (the same materials used in high-performance race cars), and a blend of glass and nylon. The result is a durable and portable tablet that weighs only 13.2 ounces (13.7 ounces for 4G version).

Small bezel, clean lines

Fire HDX 8.9 is engineered for increased usability, and features a design with a small bezel, clean lines, and optimized button and charger port placements. Fire HDX 8.9 is designed to disappear in your hands, so you can get lost in your viewing experience.

Ultrafast quad-core processor

Fire HDX 8.9 features a fast quad-core 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 805 processor—delivering quick app launches and smooth multi-tasking.

4x faster Wi-Fi

Equipped with 802.11ac Wi-Fi, speeds can reach up to 600Mbps which is up to 4x faster than the previous generation Fire HDX 8.9. With MIMO (Multiple Input and Multiple Output) and 802.11ac you can seamlessly multi-task high-bandwidth activities like streaming music on wireless speakers, while downloading an HD movie, and transferring high-resolution photos.

Dolby Atmos

Fire HDX 8.9 is the first tablet to feature the Dolby Atmos experience, which transforms the headphone listening experience by creating multidimensional sound that flows above and around you. In a movie with Dolby Atmos, sound moves around you to match what you see on the screen—rain on a roof, airplanes taking off—so you'll hear the sounds where they would be in real life. Additional enhancements include 5.1 multi-channel sound field, playback volume consistency, dynamically adjusting audio content, and clear movie dialog for Amazon Instant Video.

Console-quality graphics

The Adreno 420 graphics processor delivers high frame rates and console-quality graphics—70% faster graphics performance than the previous generation Fire HDX 8.9. Graphic-intensive games and advanced apps are ultra-responsive and run smoothly, using less battery power.

Exclusive HDX display

Fire HDX 8.9 has the highest resolution (2560x1600) and the best pixel density (339 ppi) of our latest Fire tablets, providing an incredible multimedia experience. The HDX display features over 4 million pixels for vivid, lifelike images that go beyond standard HD.

Perfect color

The HDX display features perfect color (100% sRGB), displaying images and videos as the photographer or videographer intended.

Better viewing indoors and out

The HDX display features dynamic image contrast, which automatically optimizes the color of each pixel based on the amount of light in your surroundings. This makes images and videos even easier to see in any lighting condition, including outdoors.

Dynamic Light Control

Fire HDX 8.9 features Dynamic Light Control, which changes the white point of the display, matching its color and warmth to the ambient light of your surroundings in order to make the display more closely resemble a piece of paper—this makes the best reading experience on a tablet even better.

Rear-facing camera

Fire HDX 8.9 features an 8MP rear-facing camera that allows for high-resolution photos and 1080p HD video. The rear camera includes an LED flash, Electronic Image Stabilization to remove hand jitters, a wide-aperture lens, and support for Panorama and High Dynamic Range (HDR) photos. Our camera app also includes a film strip of recent photos and videos for quick access to edit, share, and delete.

Camera-ready case

The Origami cover for the 8.9 Fire HDX features a custom slide feature that quickly exposes the rear-facing camera and automatically launches the camera application so you don't miss a great photo opportunity.

Front-facing camera

Fire HDX 8.9 has a front-facing 720p HD camera, perfect for Skype HD video calls and taking photos to share via Facebook or email.

Edit and share photos

Our beautifully designed photo app makes it easy to view your albums or watch personal videos. Sharing your photos couldn't be easier—simply tap on individual images to email them to anyone you like.

Free unlimited cloud storage

No more worrying about storage space. Get free unlimited storage in Amazon Cloud Drive for all photos taken with your Fire devices, plus free storage for all Amazon content. See details

Immediate video start with ASAP

No more waiting for a video to buffer every time you hit "Play." ASAP (Advanced Streaming and Prediction) learns what movies and shows you like and gets them ready for you to watch. The more you view videos on your Fire tablet, the more accurate ASAP becomes, dynamically adapting to your viewing habits.

X-Ray for music, movies, and TV

With X-Ray for music, see lyrics display line-by-line for many of your favorite songs. Powered by IMDb, X-Ray for movies and TV can instantly show which actors are currently on screen, jump to other movies in which they star and more.

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 HDX for playback controls, a customized display for X-Ray, or a place to email, browse the web, and more while you watch a movie. Second Screen is available for Amazon Fire TV, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Samsung TVs.

Firefly technology for music, movies, and TV

Firefly instantly recognizes over 240,000 movies and TV episodes, and songs so you can access artist information.

Live support with Mayday

Simply tap the "Mayday" button to be connected for free to an Amazon expert who can co-pilot you through any feature by drawing on your screen, walking you through how to do something yourself, or doing it for you—whatever works best. Mayday is available 24x7, 365 days a year, and it's free. Throughout the process, you will be able to see your Amazon tech advisor live on your screen, but they won't see you. 15 seconds or less is the Mayday response time goal. Learn more

Connect, stream, and download

Fire HDX 8.9 features the latest MIMO (Multiple Input and Multiple Output) and 802.11ac mobile wireless technology, capable of reaching peak bandwidths of 600Mbps, which is up to 4x faster than the previous-generation Fire HDX. Connect to the internet, stream, and download at ultrafast speeds. Fire HDX 8.9 supports multiple bands ensuring that you always have the best and fastest possible connection on AT&T's, T-Mobile's, or Verizon's expansive 4G LTE wireless network.

You can sign up for a data plan right from your device:

AT&T data plan options and coverage map
T-Mobile data plan options and coverage map
Verizon data plan options and coverage map

Are you a developer? Bring your app or game to Fire OS. Learn more

Fire OS 4 "Sangria"

Fire OS is not just a device OS—it enhances Android by deeply integrating the device software, content, and the Amazon Cloud to make the experience simple and seamless. See key features

Family Library

Never again worry about whose account has the Prime membership or who bought that book you want to read. Family Library links your Amazon account to that of your spouse or partner so you can easily share apps, games, audiobooks, and books. Family Library synchronizes your family's content across devices—both Amazon devices and free Amazon apps for other platforms, including iOS and Android. Show me

Profiles so you can share your tablet

Fire OS 4 lets each family member create their own profile, including individual home screens, email, Facebook and Twitter accounts, bookmarks, and game levels—making it easy for a family to share a tablet and give everyone a personalized experience, rather than buying multiple devices.

Incredible real-world battery life

Fire OS 4 improves standby battery life with a new feature called Smart Suspend. Smart Suspend develops a device-specific profile for when the tablet is typically not in use and proactively turns wireless off and on to save power-delivering incredible active and standby battery life, so you don’t have to worry about finding your tablet battery depleted when you forget to plug it in.

Amazon Maps

The world is at your fingertips with the high performance, interactive Amazon Map app. The smooth vector-based graphics make it easy to map out driving, walking, and public transit directions to the places life takes you. Plus, get recommendations on restaurants, hotels, businesses, and more with integrated Yelp user ratings.

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Screen Size 6" 7" 7" 8.9"
Resolution 1280 x 800 (252 ppi) 1280 x 800 (216 ppi) 1920 x 1200 (323 ppi) 2560 x 1600 (339 ppi)
Processor Quad-core up to 1.5 GHz Quad-core up to 1.5 GHz Quad-core 2.2 GHz Quad-core 2.5 GHz
Battery Life 8 hours mixed use 8 hours mixed use 11 hours mixed use 12 hours mixed use
Mono speaker,
Built-in microphone

Dual stereo speakers,
Built-in microphone

Dual stereo speakers,
Built-in microphone

Dual stereo speakers,
Built-in microphone
Wi-Fi Single-band Wi-Fi Single-band Wi-Fi Dual-band, dual antenna
(MIMO) Wi-Fi
Dual-band, dual antenna
(802.11AC with MIMO+HT80) Wi-Fi
4G None None 4G model available 4G model available
Camera Front-facing VGA camera +
2 MP rear-facing camera
Front-facing VGA camera +
2 MP rear-facing camera
Front-facing HD camera Front-facing HD camera +
8 MP rear-facing camera
Storage 8 or 16 GB
Free unlimited cloud storage
for Amazon content
8 or 16 GB
Free unlimited cloud storage
for Amazon content
16, 32, or 64 GB
Free unlimited cloud storage
for Amazon content
16, 32, or 64 GB
Free unlimited cloud storage
for Amazon content
Dimensions 6.7" X 4.1" X 0.4"
(169 X 103 X 10.7 mm)
7.5" X 5.0" X 0.4"
(191 X 128 X 10.6 mm)
7.3" X 5.0" X 0.4"
(186 X 128 X 9.0mm)
9.1" X 6.2" X 0.3"
(231 X 158 X 7.8mm)
Weight 10.1 oz (290 grams) 11.9 oz (337 grams) Wi-Fi: 10.7 oz (303 grams)
4G: 11.0 oz (311 grams)
Wi-Fi: 13.2 oz (375 grams)
4G: 13.7 oz (389 grams)
Customer Support Email, web, and phone Email, web, and phone
On-device "Mayday" button +
email, web, and phone

On-device "Mayday" button +
email, web, and phone
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Stay Connected

Ultrafast Silk web browser

Amazon Silk is our cloud-optimized web browser, exclusively available on Fire Tablets and Phones. The latest version includes print support and Private Browsing mode. Private Browsing allows you to browse the web without Silk saving a record of what you visit. Other features include Reading View, which provides a clean, easy-to-read version of websites by removing unnecessary images and clutter.

All your personal email

The email app on Fire tablets makes sending email, viewing attachments, grouping conversations by subject, and syncing contacts simple. The app provides full support for Exchange, the world's most popular email providers—Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo!, AOL, and many more. Documents saved from email on the tablet will be automatically backed up to Cloud Drive.

Facebook and Twitter

Fire tablets are fully integrated with Facebook and Twitter, making it easy to connect and share with friends and family. Sync Facebook photos, share quotes and passages straight from your book, and more.


Enjoy your favorite YouTube videos—easily discover, bookmark, and view video content.

Enjoy and share

Relive your most memorable moments in HD. Our beautifully designed photo app makes it easy to view your albums or watch personal videos. Sharing your photos couldn't be easier—just tap on individual images to email or to post to Facebook or Twitter.

Free, unlimited cloud storage

Photos taken with new Fire tablets are automatically backed-up wirelessly and available across Amazon devices and Cloud Drive apps so you have access anywhere. See details

Import and edit

Fire tablets make it easy to keep favorite photos and personal videos close at hand. Download your albums from Facebook, transfer from your digital camera using the Amazon USB Adapter for Fire Tablets (sold separately), or add photos and personal videos to Amazon Cloud Drive from your PC, Mac, or phone. Editing on your Fire tablet is just as easy—simply select a photo to begin editing or select from many popular apps in the Amazon Appstore.

Be Entertained

Free month of Amazon Prime

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 hit movies and TV episodes, ad-free access to over a million songs, reading a Kindle book a month for free, and Free Two-Day Shipping on millions of items. Learn more

Borrow great books for free

Read 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 500,000 titles, including all 7 Harry Potter books, and over 100 current and former New York Times best sellers.

Prime Music

Prime Music gives Prime members unlimited, ad-free access to over a million songs, hundreds of custom-built playlists, and personalized stations with unlimited skips. Load up your library with Prime Music. Find more music from your favorite artists, your favorite genres or let Amazon’s personalized recommendations introduce you to your next favorite band. Learn more

Prime Instant Video

Prime members enjoy unlimited streaming of tens of thousands of popular movies and TV shows such as World War Z, Under the Dome, Downton Abbey, Justified, SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, HBO shows like The Sopranos, The Wire, and Band of Brothers, plus Amazon exclusives like Alpha House, Creative Galaxy, Tumble Leaf, and many more at no additional cost. Learn more

Prime Instant Video downloads

Exclusive to Fire devices, Prime members can download over half of our collection of Prime Instant Video movies and TV shows. Watch downloaded videos anywhere—on a plane, on vacation, in the car, or wherever you don't have a wireless connection. Prime Instant Video is the only U.S. online video subscription streaming service that offers offline viewing, included at no additional cost.

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 customized display for X-Ray, or simply be a place to email, browse the web, and more while you watch a movie. With X-Ray Second Screen, Fire tablets are the ideal TV companion in the living room for an immersive viewing experience. Second Screen is available for Amazon Fire TV, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Samsung TVs.

Mirror your screen

Turn your television into your tablet monitor. The latest generation Fire tablets now include a SlimPort enabled micro USB port that lets you view images and HD video from your tablet on any compatible TV or monitor using the Amazon HDMI Adapter for Fire Tablets (sold separately). With Fire HDX tablets, wirelessly mirror your tablet screen with select Miracast-enabled accessories and TVs.

The best HD games

Fire tablets are built for the best in gaming, with tilt, turn, and multi-touch controls. Enjoy best-selling HD games such as Minecraft–Pocket Edition, Subway Surfers, Farm Heroes Saga, and Cut the Rope 2.

Better gaming with GameCircle

Earn achievements, compare scores with friends, or take on the world with global leaderboards. GameCircle titles with Whispersync automatically store your progress in the cloud, so you'll never lose an unlocked level or saved game, even if you delete it from your device.

Play more, pay less

Get a new paid app for free every day. Enjoy great discounts on popular games and apps. Plus, use Amazon Coins to purchase and save on apps, games, and in-app items. Learn more

The best movies and TV

Rent or purchase the biggest new releases and the most popular titles from every major movie studio and TV network, including HBO, Warner, Fox, Sony, Disney, Lionsgate, MGM, Universal, Paramount, and more, plus Amazon Originals pilots and series. Stream instantly over Wi-Fi or download to enjoy later.

X-Ray for movies and TV

Fire tablets use the power of IMDb to bring Amazon's exclusive X-Ray service to movies and TV shows. Simply tap on any scene to instantly see which actors are currently on screen, jump to other movies in which they star, learn the names of songs as they play, see trivia questions and answers, and explore character backstories.

Immediate video start with ASAP

You shouldn't have to wait 10 seconds for a video to buffer after you press "Play"—it should start immediately. The new ASAP (Advanced Streaming and Prediction) feature predicts which movies and TV episodes you'll want to watch and prepares them for playback before you even tap play. ASAP's caching predictions get better over time, so video start times will continuously improve as you use your tablet.

Kindle Unlimited

With Kindle Unlimited, you can read as much as you want, choosing from over 700,000 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 $9.99 a month. Try Kindle Unlimited free for 30 days. Learn more

Lowest book prices

Shop the Kindle Store for millions of books, newspapers, and magazines. Over one million titles are priced at $4.99 or less. Over two million are $9.99 or less.

Share with friends on Goodreads

Find your next favorite book. Now the world's largest e-reading community can connect with the world's largest community of book lovers. 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. Show me

Kindle MatchBook

For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases allow you to buy the Kindle or Fire tablet edition for $2.99 or less. Learn more


With Text-to-Speech, Fire tablets can read English-language content out loud to you, when available from the publisher.

Textbooks for less

College is expensive, but textbooks don't have to be. Save up to 80% when you rent and up to 60% when you buy eTextbooks. Carry less and study anywhere.

Vibrant HD magazines

Our new and improved interactive magazine experience allows you to start reading in just a few seconds with access to any back issue at any time on the cloud. Plus, most Kindle Magazines come with a 30-day free trial.

Exclusive Kindle titles

Hundreds of thousands of exclusive titles that you won't be able to find anywhere else, including books by best-selling authors such as Kurt Vonnegut, Ian Fleming, Oliver Pötzsch, and Arthur C. Clarke.

Immersion Reading

With Immersion Reading, Fire tablets can synchronize Kindle text with companion Audible audiobooks with real-time highlighting to create a more immersive reading experience.

X-Ray for books and textbooks

Tap on any page as you read to access X-Ray, an easy way to uncover more from the books and textbooks you love. Instantly find chapters and locations that mention ideas, characters, and important places, as well as background info, biographies, and more from YouTube and Wikipedia.

Listen to your favorite books

Audiobooks are great for your commute, while cooking, working out—all those times you can listen but can't read. Audible, an Amazon company, offers tens of thousands of titles, including best sellers, romances, thrillers, and much more. Every book is read by a professional narrator, including leading Hollywood actors such as Jake Gyllenhaal (The Great Gatsby), Kate Winslet (Matilda), and Claire Danes (The Handmaid's Tale).

Choose to listen or read

With Whispersync for Voice you can switch seamlessly between reading your Kindle book and listening to the audiobook companion. Whispersync creates a virtual bookmark, so your Fire tablet picks up right where you left off listening. You don't have to do a thing—it's automatic. Learn more

Immersion Reading

With Immersion Reading, Fire tablets can now synchronize Kindle text with companion Audible audiobooks with real-time highlighting to create a more immersive reading experience, as well as deepen learning and comprehension. Thousands of Kindle books and companion Audible audiobooks across a wide array of genres are available.

Huge music selection

With over 30 million songs from thousands of artists, the Amazon Digital Music Store brings all your favorite music to your fingertips. Music you buy on your Fire tablet is saved to Your Music Library for free, and you can play or download it anytime.

Prime Music

Prime Music gives Prime members unlimited, ad-free access to over a million songs and hundreds of custom-built playlists. Load up your library with Prime Music. Find more music from your favorite artists or let Amazon's personalized recommendations introduce you to your next favorite band.

X-Ray for music

You can see lyrics that display line by line while you listen to many of your favorite songs. You can also explore a more immersive artist experience with more photos, videos, and fun facts than ever before.

Your music library

Music you buy from Amazon is instantly available on all your devices—buy on your Fire tablet and listen right away with the Amazon Music app on your phone or your computer. Add your entire music collection to Amazon Music and start listening as soon as your Fire tablet arrives. Just tap Music on the home screen of your Fire tablet to manage your collection, play your music, or download it for offline playback.

Better together

Whether you are browsing the web at home, enjoying a movie on the plane, or working while on the go, our slim, form-fitting Origami case folds into landscape or portrait orientation so you can enjoy your content hands-free. The magnetized Origami panels keep your Fire tablet securely upright for steady viewing.

Productivity on the go

Now easily create and edit Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files on your Fire tablets with WPS Office integration.

Better typing for your tablet

Tablet keyboards have been frustrating to use because they work for typing but not for navigation, so you have to keep switching between typing on the keyboard and reaching up to tap the tablet display. Fire Keyboard solves this by including a trackpad within its incredibly thin and light design—it weighs just 7 ounces and is 4.8mm thin.

The keyboard connects magnetically to the Fire HDX 8.9 Origami cover making it simple to carry and easy to remove if you aren't using it—since the Fire Keyboard is detachable you can place it as close to or as far from the tablet as you’d like for the most comfortable typing position. Learn more

Thinnest & Lightest full-featured keyboard for Fire HDX 8.9

By pairing the Fire Keyboard with your Fire HDX 8.9, you gain access to all the great extras we packed into this super-slim device. We integrated a trackpad so when you’re using the keyboard, you don’t have to touch the screen unless you want to. The trackpad also makes fine-detail operations like selecting text a breeze. Shortcut keys provide access to frequent tasks like navigating your tablet, launching email and shopping apps, and controlling video and music playback and volume.

Instant Search allows you to search your Fire tablet and the web with a single keystroke, putting information at your fingertips. Simply type in what you’re looking for, and your Fire will display all matching results from your tablet and the web.

Stay Productive

Your work email and docs

With WPS Office, create, edit, view, and print Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files on your Fire tablet. Check and reply to work email on-the-go with a robust Exchange email experience with ActiveSync.

Fire Keyboard

Boost your productivity and get work done with Fire Keyboard, Amazon's own thin and light keyboard for a superior typing experience on Fire tablets. Learn more

Fire tablets at the office

Bring your Fire HD or HDX to the office and get the most out of your tablet. You can connect to your corporate Wi-Fi network, get on your company's intranet, download files, submit expenses, share presentations using the Amazon VGA Adapter for Fire Tablets (sold separately), and more. Take advantage of the Fire tablets rich selection of productivity and business apps.

Stay connected

With Fire tablets, you can stay connected whether you're at the office or away using remote VPN. Access your company's network on-the-go and keep your corporate data secure with encryption. Learn more

Increase student engagement

Fire tablets provide transformative educational experiences for students with its superior reading experience and time saving study features such as search, highlighting, notes, flashcards, and X-Ray. Learn more

Transform your classroom

Centrally manage Amazon devices and distribute eBooks, eTextbooks, apps, and documents to your organization's Fire tablets with Whispercast, a free online tool.

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Save more, carry less

Save up to 80% when you rent and up to 60% when you buy eTextbooks. Just because you carry a heavy college course load doesn't mean you need to carry a heavy textbook load too. You can also study smarter with features like X-Ray for Textbooks and Notebook. Learn more

Share with Your Family

Revolutionary parental controls with Amazon FreeTime

Amazon FreeTime 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. Amazon FreeTime is free on every Fire tablet.

Designed with kids in mind

When kids use Amazon FreeTime, it's like they have their very own personalized tablet. The background color and fonts change to a kid-friendly design, they only see the titles that they have access to see, the home screen carousel shows their recently viewed titles, and they can even navigate visually to content based on characters or topics—for example "Cinderella," "Dinosaurs," or "Puppies."

Set screen limits

Many parents choose to limit their kids' screen time, but doing so without the proper tools is difficult. With Amazon FreeTime, parents can set daily limits for tablet use, or restrict certain categories—like games and video—while leaving unlimited time for reading. Show me

Over 5,000 kid-friendly titles with Amazon FreeTime Unlimited

Amazon FreeTime Unlimited is the first-ever all-in-one subscription that brings together books, games, educational apps, movies, and TV shows—all the types of content that kids and parents love. From just $2.99 per month, enjoy unlimited access to content including titles from Disney, Nickelodeon, Sesame Street, PBS, and more. Learn more

Fire HD Kids Edition also available

The Fire HD Kids Edition includes the latest Fire HD tablet plus 1 year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, Kid-Proof Case, and a 2-year worry-free guarantee—up to $95 in savings. Learn more

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.


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

Free cloud storage

With every Fire tablet, you get free, unlimited cloud storage for all your Amazon content including any photos you've taken with your Fire tablet, so you can rest easy knowing that you'll never accidently lose the content you love.

Store your music

Import your entire music library to Amazon Music and play it on your Fire tablet—just tap "Music" on your homescreen to get started. Browse and search your library, create and manage playlists, play your music from the cloud, or download for offline playback. All your Amazon digital music purchases and your first 250 imported songs are stored free.

Free unlimited cloud storage for photos

Your Fire tablet includes free unlimited storage in Amazon Cloud Drive for all photos taken with the device, 5 GB of storage for photos and files you upload from your phone and computer, and free storage for all Amazon content. Access all your Cloud Drive content on your Fire tablet by going to Photos and Docs. See details

Cloud collections

Organize your content library into Collections like "Favorite Books" and "Sports Apps" that are synchronized with your other Kindle e-readers, Fire tablets, Fire Phone, and reading apps.

Technical Details
Display8.9" HDX touchscreen display, with 2560x1600 resolution at 339 ppi, 100% sRGB color accuracy, video playback up to 1080p, max brightness over 400 nits, Dynamic Image Contrast, reduced glare and advanced polarizing filter
Size9.1" x 6.2" x 0.3" (231 mm x 158 mm x 7.8 mm)
WeightWi-Fi – 13.2 ounces (375 grams). 4G LTE + Wi-Fi – 13.7 ounces (389 grams)
Actual size and weight may vary by configuration and manufacturing process
CPU & RAM2.5 Ghz Quad-core Snapdragon 8084, with Adreno 420 GPU and 2 GB of RAM
Storage16 GB (9.9 GB available to user) or 32 GB (24.3 GB available to user) or 64 GB (52.9 GB available to user) of internal storage
Battery LifeUp to 12 hours of reading, surfing the web on Wi-Fi, 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 5 hours via the PowerFast charging accessory (included in the box), or slightly longer with other micro-USB power adapters that you may already have
Wi-Fi ConnectivityDual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi (MIMO+HT80) for faster streaming and fewer dropped connections than standard Wi-Fi. Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, or 802.11ac 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 ConnectivitySupport for ultra-fast 4G LTE wireless networks with HSPA+, HSDPA, and EDGE/GPRS fallback (4G version only)
PortsSlimPort enabled USB 2.0 (micro-B connector) port to connect to an HDTV or VGA monitor with an adapter or to a PC/Macintosh computer, or to charge your device with the included PowerFast charger
Audio3.5 mm stereo headphone jack and integrated stereo speakers with the latest Dolby Audio, including Dolby Atmos when listening to Dolby Atmos encoded content using headphones
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)
SensorsAmbient light sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, GPS (4G)
Camera SpecsFront-facing 720p HD Camera. 8MP rear-facing camera with LED flash, Electronic Image Stabilization, and a wide-aperture 5P f/2.2 lens
Location ServicesLocation-based services via Wi-Fi. 4G model also uses assisted-GPS
Additional FeaturesExternal volume controls, built-in dual microphone, built-in Bluetooth to support a variety of different wireless accessories such as keyboards or controllers, with support for A2DP compatible stereo headphones, headsets, speakers, and LE accessories
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/color, and built-in Oxford dictionary. Learn more
System RequirementsFire HDX 8.9 is ready to use right out of the box—no setup, no software to install, no computer required to download content
Warranty and Service1-year Limited Warranty and service included. Optional 1-year, 2-year, and 3-year Extended Warranty available for U.S. customers sold separately. Use of Fire tablet is subject to the terms found here
Included in the BoxFire HDX 8.9 tablet, USB 2.0 cable, 9W Amazon PowerFast charger, and Quick Start Guide

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2,719 of 2,768 people found the following review helpful
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The new Fire HDX 8.9 is definitely one powerful tablet, packed with some pretty nice features. While it does have some small flaws here and there, it generally is an all around great buy. I'll go over some of what I've noticed using the tablet, what I've learned from others who are using it, as well as the specs and how I feel about them. Hopefully it'll give you more insight into the product and help you make an easier decision whether or not to buy it.


One of the first things I noticed was the outstanding build quality. The tablet weighs less than much of its competition, and provides a nice feel due to the materials used in making the case which gives you a nice grip so you don't drop the tablet as easily. Everything feels solid... it doesn't have that cheap feel that some of the Android based tablets have. Apple still holds the title for most durable case as it's aluminum but unless you plan on throwing this thing around, you don't need the aluminum... it weighs more and it's cold!


This new HDX 8.9" comes with the 2.5Ghz Snapdragon processor and a nice GPU so this is going to be one of your fastest tablets on the market at the moment, if not the fastest. Intel and NVIDIA are continuously working on CPU's for the tablet and Chromebook markets, bragging about their performance and how they blow away the competition. Acer, for example, is utilizing an NVIDIA Tegra K1 ARM based CPU running at 2.1GHz quad-core. That is insanely fast for something like a Chromebook which functionality wise, is pretty much the same thing as a tablet. Unfortunately for Acer, the Snapdragon CPU on the Fire HDX is more powerful (2.5 GHz vs. 2.1 GHz) and appears to be using less power.
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1,116 of 1,148 people found the following review helpful
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Great device; it's zippy, has an AWESOME display, great sound for a tablet (rivals/bests any portable device I currently own, including laptops) has incredible ease of use and I'm basically "all-in" on the Amazon ecosystem. I know people lament the loss of Google Play, but I'm a simple guy who doesn't actually "need" absolutely everything. I can watch movies/videos from the major streaming services I use (Netflix/Prime), music (Pandora, Spotify, Prime), the various apps I use for fantasy sports, reading emails, ebooks (honestly the main reason I bought this thing), and reddit. That's more or less all I need it to do, and it does all of these things beautifully and quickly.

The reason for the 3 star is because, as of this review, the device has the SUPREMELY ANNOYING HABIT OF LOCKING UP. It seems to happen most often when I'm running a music program while reading or browsing then attempting to shutting it off. It occurs to me anywhere from once to three times a day, but this is a device that I only use when I'm traveling around or somewhere away from my home computer, so those 1-3 times happen at the most inconvenient opportunities.

Example of a recent situation: I'm waiting for my class to start so I'm hanging out at the college library, listening to some stuff on Prime while flipping through reddit, with headphones on. It's time to go in, so I switch to the music app to shut it off and simultaneously remove the headphones to put it in my bag. Except it locks up; the screen stops moving, I lose any and all functions to use it, and the music just KEEPS ON PLAYING. I can't shut it off.
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805 of 845 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality Tablet and Excellent Video / Screen Display October 22, 2014
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I'm writing this review with the benefit of being an experienced Kindle Fire user vs. someone brand new to the Kindle family. In summary, you are getting a great deal on a tablet computer - especially if you compare it to the $500 or more you can spend on a Wi-Fi version of iPad. Overall, if you consider the price and the functionality I think this is a great tool / toy if you watch a lot of video or play a lot of games on your device: the video quality is outstanding. If you are a first-time large-screen tablet buyer, where price vs. value is a key consideration in comparison to more expensive versions, I'd recommend it. If you're comparing last year's HDX model to this version and it is operating fine, I'd say save your money and continue to get your money's worth out of that one.

My review below compares a lot of the features of this version of the Fire HDX to last year's Fire HDX but also some of the features for a first-time user.

Consistent with my experience with setup of previous models of the Fire, setup took a while: despite being a brand new product, the Fire attempted to download and install several operating software updates. You just need to be patient while it downloads and installs.

Screen Display / Video Playback:

This version of the Fire has the best screen display of any previous model of Fire and looking at the technical specs Amazon made some major changes in the display / resolution, and the picture appears more crisp in a side-by-side comparison to last year’s HDX version and my iPad Air (yes, the Kindle guy uses an iPad for work): I compared the viewing experience watching an episode of The Lost Ship.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great tablet
Great tablet. Quick. Clear. All the apps I need. Light to hold while reading.
Published 28 minutes ago by Bruce E. Balfe
4.0 out of 5 stars I like it. It's a little "Amazon" intensive and they ...
I like it. It's a little "Amazon" intensive and they may go just a smidge overboard on the whole branding thing- but it is a great tablet.
Published 29 minutes ago by Angel Schoolcraft
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love it.
Published 43 minutes ago by ondie debar
3.0 out of 5 stars not bad not perfect
I don't like how it tries to get u to make purchases all day long. Also not compatable with my gmail account. Read more
Published 56 minutes ago by Nick
5.0 out of 5 stars This HDX appears to be perfect. Previous HDX was flawed immediately...
This HDX appears to be perfect. Previous HDX was flawed immediately out of the box, it was ordered immediately before vacation. Read more
Published 57 minutes ago by tdale
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love it
Published 4 hours ago by Jenny
3.0 out of 5 stars For the most part this is a great tablet! It is fast and has a crisp...
For the most part this is a great tablet! It is fast and has a crisp bright screen. I like the layout of the apps and it is useful to be able to adjust screen brightness by... Read more
Published 5 hours ago by davidtyp
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I think I will like it.
Published 14 hours ago by Billie
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love this thing. Great display and easy to use.
Published 15 hours ago by Judy Miears
4.0 out of 5 stars great for students all around usefull
the device is awesome the only down fall is you cant personalize the wallpaper or the lock screen like you can with other things
Published 16 hours ago by patch
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