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Don't have Wi-Fi, can I download from my computer to Kindle Fire?


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Initial post: Sep 29, 2011 8:29:44 AM PDT
Trina Lawry says:
I don't have WiFi, can I hook the new Kindle Fire up to my computer and download from the web that way?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 29, 2011 8:31:22 AM PDT
Yes, via a USB cable. The Fire has a micro USB slot.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 29, 2011 8:36:18 AM PDT
If you're talking about downloading Kindle books from your Amazon account to your Fire, then yes, you can download all of your purchased content from your Kindle account to your computer, and then transfer it to your Fire via USB connection. As for using the Fire for any of its other intended purposes, without wifi, the Fire won't be of much use to you, at least from my perspective. If the Fire works anything at all like Amazon's App on an Android cell phone device, any Android apps that you purchase through Amazon for your Fire won't work unless you are signed into your Amazon account, and your device is connected to (via 3G or wifi) the web.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 29, 2011 8:38:57 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Sep 29, 2011 8:48:52 AM PDT
Trina Lawry says:
wow - aren't you a kind soul. Do you also kick your dog when you come home from work? I asked because I thought some Kindle employees might be checking this site out and answering questions. You need to chill.

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Posted on Sep 29, 2011 8:52:17 AM PDT
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John Newton says:
I agree with Bryan. The Fire seems to be fairly dependant on the cloud and streaming content which means you'll need an active connection to really get full use out of it. If you just want a device for reading you'll probably be better off with and eInk device. If you need cell connectivity you could use a wifi hotspot device along with the Fire.

Posted on Sep 30, 2011 12:23:34 AM PDT
Lindy Wise says:
What do you think will be a really great wifi hotspot for the Kindle Fire? I am using the Virgin Mobile wifi hotspot right now for my pc and it is really great. But the Fire that I bought is a Christmas gift for an older lady and I am looking for feedback.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 30, 2011 4:58:38 AM PDT
Mary McManus says:
Lindy: Most of the mobile hot spots have a limit of 5 gigs a month or thereabouts and the monthly fee is kind of pricey. Since almost everything would be streaming, it would use up the data plan pretty fast and overage charges are very expensive. It is easy enough to keep within those limitations from a PC or Mac, but would be harder with the Fire whose browser will be sucking more bandwidth.

Posted on Oct 18, 2011 1:36:13 PM PDT
Bill Wiseman says:
can i download books at a hot spot and then read at home where i dont have a computer or a wi fi connection?

Posted on Oct 18, 2011 1:38:58 PM PDT
Bill Wiseman says:
can i download books at a hot spot and then read at home where i dont have a computer or a wi fi connection?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 18, 2011 1:39:17 PM PDT
Yes. Once the book is on the device, you don't need any kind of connection to read it.

Posted on Oct 18, 2011 1:56:40 PM PDT
GoldDove says:
I think you'd be fine doing it that way with books. However, if she plans to watch movies or video, I read that the internal storage is not large enough to hold most movies, and they would normally be watched via streaming.

Posted on Mar 8, 2012 9:29:03 PM PST
Amazon should allow Prime members to borrow books from the lending library via computer connection, especially because we can return them that way. I'm deployed right now and cannot access wi fi to take advantage of the lending library.
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