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Initial post: Dec 23, 2013 1:47:35 PM PST
canes580 says:
I Received my Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 on Nov. 7-- The first day it was out. It worked fine until the weekend before last. Since then, the text to speech has been skipping pages on some of the books downloaded since last weekend, even when the lock screen is on. Amazon 2nd tier support doesn't know what to make of it. They are contacting the manufacturers. Has anyone else with an HDX had this problem?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 23, 2013 2:04:05 PM PST
I haven't had a Fire do this but periodically my KK will. It stops talking and the pages fly by. Originally I thought there might be something in the file that caused it to skip but when I set it back to where it was and start TTS it works fine.

Posted on Dec 23, 2013 2:16:57 PM PST
canes580 says:
With my HDX however, once it starts skipping, it almost always continues for the rest of the time I read/ listen.

Posted on Dec 23, 2013 2:25:06 PM PST
Mama T says:
My Fire HD does as well. Try lowering the font size and margins settings. I did and it helped alot.
I let it read on 1X setting also.
Doesn't work on all books but it helped alot overall. Some books just seem glitched for the speech.

Posted on Jan 7, 2014 1:58:19 PM PST
William Ross says:
I had to reset my kindle as I couldn't get it to come on, but since I did that when I turn the page it starts to skip two pages and I don't know how to fix it. Can somebody help me with this.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 4, 2014 3:02:06 PM PST
Thomas Duda says:
I just purchased the HDX 8.9 and it skips pages on ALL of the books. They have no remedy. If not fixed in month I will return. Text to speech was the only reason I updated my Fire.

Posted on Feb 22, 2014 10:15:56 AM PST
steve says:
Yes mine does the same and that is t he reason I bought mine as well. Does anyone know if this has been fixed?

Posted on Feb 22, 2014 10:27:26 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 22, 2014 10:34:22 AM PST
janice399 says:
No it is not fixed. I have a HDX and have problems in some books. It doesn't seem to be the device but the book that causes the problem. Some books use text to speech perfectly and others have blank pages and other issues that cause text to speech to stop. I have had to skip pages in some books.

Posted on Mar 4, 2014 1:50:31 AM PST
Kalishandra says:
I've returned 1 HDX because it skipped so many pages starting the day that I received it. The customer service representatives seemed very surprised that I'm having this problems. Reset the device twice with it only getting worse. I TTS the same books on a Kindle e-reader without a problem - no skipping pages or shutting down. When the problem happened to my daughter's HDX, the customer service rep told her to send them a list of pages where there are problems so that they can contact the author. The service rep indicated that the author has a code to put in correctly for TTS to work. I skip so many pages that this list would be long and I really don't want to maintain it. I don't know if it's the way HDX is reading the code (did the code reader change with HDX) or if it's the book. Can someone from Kindle please give some insite into why this problem exists? Since you've left TTS out of the new e-readers, HDX is the only solution I have with a Kindle.

Posted on Mar 4, 2014 4:26:26 AM PST
canes580 says:
I hate to say it, but I returned my HDX 8.9. I bought an Apple ipad Air. It is more difficult to use the iPad's text to speech with the kindle app,and it does't sound as good, but it never skips.
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