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Initial post: Oct 23, 2012 9:35:09 PM PDT
Sleuth JohnB says:
Is there any way to tell which material, books etc. have been ordered on each of the four kindles?

When I look at the orders all I see is that it was delivered to my account.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 23, 2012 9:55:24 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 23, 2012 9:55:39 PM PDT
Just Theo says:
You can call CS and they can tell you which items were purchased from which devices.

Any particular reason you need to know?

Posted on Oct 23, 2012 10:14:22 PM PDT
Can I buy the new Kindle Fire HD, and have it added to my current Amazon account? and will I be able to read the same books on either Fire?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 23, 2012 10:17:26 PM PDT
Just Theo says:
Yup! Some books have a limit to how many devices can have the book downloaded at one time, but they usually will have something in the description that indicates this. It's set by the publisher but if I recall correctly, it's usually around 6 devices. My mother, husband and I are all on the same account and read the same books. I currently have a toshiba thrive tablet, fire hd, paperwhite and 3 keyboards on one account. I don't keep track of who has what downloaded and I have never ran into a limit problem.

Posted on Oct 23, 2012 10:20:11 PM PDT
Sleuth JohnB says:
Rusty, Short answer is yes.

Books ordered from one Kindle in an account are downloaded to that kindle. All other kindles in the account can access all purchased material by looking in Archives and then selecting items for download to the second Kindle.

Posted on Nov 3, 2012 3:14:18 PM PDT
G. Cronk says:
If i have two kindles can I have a different payment method on each. I want to get one for a friend and would like them to have my game collection but dont want to have my payment method linked to the kindle.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 3, 2012 3:23:32 PM PDT
No, you can't have separate payment methods for separate Kindles. Your friend can send content* from his/her account to your account as gifts though. Your friend could also send you a gift card to cover any purchases. The catch is that any content purchased for your account is owned by your account - it cannot be transferred to the friend's account at a later date.

*Books and music for sure - I've never tried to send other content, but I assume it would work the same.

Posted on Dec 25, 2012 10:35:43 AM PST
I purchased a kindle fire for my daughter. I put it on my account. Is there any way that I can avoid her seeing my books on her kindle.

Posted on Dec 25, 2012 3:25:01 PM PST
Gracie Mae says:
I have two kindle fires registered to one account - is there a way to have two watche list for videos

Posted on Dec 25, 2012 5:42:12 PM PST
With 2 kindle fires on the same account can they both access the same games? I tried to download a free game to 1 kindle and it comes up with a message that it is already been downloaded on a different device and I can access it "in the library", but when I go to the library, the game is not there for the second kindle to download. Please help.

Posted on Dec 25, 2012 5:57:16 PM PST
I have a Kindle and I my son received a Kindle Fire for Christmas. Do I need to create his own Amazon account or do I link it to mine? I hate for him to have access to all of my books. Thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 6:18:11 AM PST
Gretchen says:
How do I send the content from one account to another?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 7:32:39 AM PST
You cannot transfer content from one account to another, but you can gift Kindle books. On the e-book page, click the "Gift as a gift" option on the right, then follow the prompts.

Posted on Jan 2, 2013 5:08:34 PM PST
Let's say that my wife and I each have a Kindle and we share the same account....
1) If we each read the same book at the same time, but read at different speeds, where will the book be book-marked when each of us stops reading for that session?
2)Seems like each Kindle will know where to bookmark the book?
3) Secondly, I've downloaded the PC version of the Kindle app and I can resume reading my books from the last bookmark. But which bookmark will it use? My bookmark based on my Kindle or my wife's based on her last Kindle bookmark?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2013 5:15:35 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 2, 2013 5:17:30 PM PST
1 & 2) Each Kindle will keep its own place. If you each read the same book on different Kindles, each Kindle will open the book up to where you left off on that Kindle. It might ask you if you want to sync to the furtherest location read, if you have the wireless on.

3) The furtherest location read. Which will be great if that's where you left off, but not so great if your wife is ahead of you in the book.

I share an account with two other people, and we have the "sync between devices" feature turned off. This means if I read on one device at night, and pick up on a different device at lunch, I have to manually find my place. It's not that difficult, and I prefer having to do that than constantly being asked if I want to sync to the furtherest location read, which may not be where I left off anyway.

And, truth be told, I'd probably forget to sync anyway - even if I had my very own account. So I'd still have to remember where I stopped reading. ;-)

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2013 8:10:21 AM PST
That makes sense. Thank you for help!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2013 4:01:07 PM PST
justamom says:
Have you received an answer to this? I am wondering the same thing about my sons kindle fire and my kindle. They apparently are linked by the same account but like you I don't want my sons to have the same books as I have.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 4, 2013 9:32:48 AM PST
Yes, see Cassie Anne's response to my initial question above.
Actually, my question/issue was more about book sharing and book-marking functionality via a single account. I believe the all the books would be available to anyone sharing the same account - not sure if there's a way to modify that - but it wouldn't seem so.

Posted on Jan 17, 2013 11:22:57 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 17, 2013 11:26:48 AM PST
i am in the bahamas and just downloaded a book that I sampled and wanted. It stated it was downloaded but now I cannot get into my home screen except delivery of purchase and book was not there nor were any of my others... so I shut off kindle, then turned back on to repurchase in store and was told I already purchased it and still am not able to get into wireless and home screens....I own another old kindle but it is in the states !!!! Help ????

Posted on Jan 25, 2013 10:34:41 AM PST
John Harper says:
I have 3 kindles on one account. Is there a way for each kindle to keep it's own highlighted notes and not combine them into one list on the account?

Posted on Jan 25, 2013 11:43:37 AM PST
P. M. H. says:
To know which book was downloaded to which Kindle, go to Manage Your Kindle. On the left side of the page is says, Pending Deliveries - click on that and Then click on View Recent Successful Deliveries. That will show which Kindle a book was downloaded to.

If you share an account with someone you don't want to see all your books, check out Parent Controls. We had a child on the account and blocked her from seeing or downloading anything in the Archieves.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2013 3:33:23 PM PDT
Can I have 2 kindles on the same account?because when I try to download a app it says that there was an error purchasing the game and then says to add a address to your account.I have a address but it still wont let me HELP ME PLEASE!!!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2013 4:11:13 PM PDT
Leanne, you can have as many Kindles as you like registered on the same account. Is the app compatible with your Kindle? Fires won't run active content apps from the bookstore, and e-ink Kindles can't run apps from the Android app store.

Contact Amazon Kindle CS and talk with them about it - use the live chat or the call back feature if you can, not email. Use the Help link at the top of this page, or go to and contact CS. I advise using Live Chat or the Call Me Back feature and not email, as they will have your account details available to them immediately when you talk with them.

Posted on Aug 4, 2013 11:54:44 AM PDT
Lori Roush says:
Can my husband and I share the same Kindle Fire HD? Can we both log into Facebook, etc, using our own passwords?
I have an older kindle that I will use to read books on but when traveling, we want to use the new Kindle Fire to acess Facebook, etc.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 4, 2013 11:57:50 AM PDT
Yes, if you each sign OFF Facebook each time. Think of the shared Fire like a public access computer at the Library.
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