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Games off kindle 2 won't transfer to my new kindle fire

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Initial post: Dec 26, 2012 6:12:36 PM PST
J. L. Lyons says:
Just got a kindle fire, my books transferred over, but the games did not, any suggestions or am I out of luck and have to buy new?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2012 6:15:54 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 26, 2012 6:18:48 PM PST
By "Kindle 2" You're talking about one of the e-ink models?

If so, those games are called "active content" and they cannot run on the Kindle Fires because it is of a different operating system than the ereaders, so that is why they did not "transfer over"

Edited to add: Visit the Amazon App Store -- there are thousands of games there, many of them free. You could also search for the titles of your old games to see if there is a Fire compatible version...but you WILL have to repurchase those.

Posted on Dec 26, 2012 6:16:55 PM PST
Fud53 says:
You don't transfer anything from a kindle to a kindle fire...the books came from the archive.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2012 6:17:54 PM PST
J. L. Lyons says:
thats what I was wondering, I had the kindle key board I went on my amazon acct all books went over fine, but games won't so thought I'd ask

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2012 6:20:35 PM PST
J. L. Lyons says:
I was there and saw all the apps and was going to get new, but if my old ones could be "transferred over" then I would do it that way instead. So I guess it's new game time. Thanks for the info!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2012 6:21:54 PM PST
You're welcome, J. L.

Enjoy your new Kindle Fire!
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