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Does Kindle fire works in India

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Initial post: Nov 23, 2011 8:49:30 AM PST
Atul Kumar says:
I am looking to purchase Kindle Fire for India - does Kindle Fire work out side US ?

Posted on Nov 23, 2011 9:04:49 AM PST
Ernie says:
While it'll power up and run whatever is loaded, new content won't be available.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 23, 2011 9:10:23 AM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
You will not have access to most things. That is why it states shipping to U.S. addresses right now.

Posted on Nov 28, 2011 6:22:23 AM PST
Jayant Gupta says:
But will be browsing etc can be done from India? also by using US credit card can new apps be downloaded in India?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2011 8:39:25 AM PST
MamaSylvia says:
Doubtful, and no.

Do you really think Amazon wouldn't be selling it everywhere possible? As soon as they iron out the necessary permissions, it will be available for sale there.

Posted on Dec 7, 2011 12:17:41 AM PST
anatwork says:
This article might help shed some light on the issue:

I am in two minds about buying it for my parents.

Posted on Dec 7, 2011 9:13:42 AM PST
Yes, you can brownse the web outside the US. You can buy books and magazines/newspapers, too.
You can not stream videos or buy apps (if you have a US credit card, maybe it will work for getting apps).
You can't buy music from Amazon either.

Posted on Jan 4, 2012 1:06:24 PM PST
Pournami says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 11, 2012 7:05:10 PM PST
sainath says:
ummm....... can I know who are you

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 12, 2012 9:16:46 PM PDT
Mike says:
Yes, I brought my Kindle fire to India and it works fine on WiFi here.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 12, 2012 9:17:24 PM PDT
Mike says:
I haven't noticed lacking access to anything on mine here in India!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 12, 2012 9:21:25 PM PDT
did you activate it in the US before bringing it here ?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 12, 2012 9:27:23 PM PDT
sainath says:

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 13, 2012 2:09:32 AM PDT
Mike says:
Yes, I did. After reading this I looked, and they are actually for sale here in India, I imagine this means they work.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 13, 2012 2:12:14 AM PDT
Mike says:
I used amazon prime here. that worked fine. There were no video's I wanted to watch there so I only used it for books. I can't speak to amazon video availability.

Also some utube videos aren't available here, but that's the same as on a PC. When I was in Canada with it I couldn't access Those are just regular local restrictions though, not specific to kindle.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 13, 2012 2:15:37 AM PDT
thanks !

Posted on Mar 13, 2012 2:16:07 AM PDT
Mike says:
From this review:

It does look like if you buy your kindle in India there are WAY more restrictions than I'm facing... My experience may not be typical.

Posted on Mar 13, 2012 2:17:10 AM PDT
CBRetriever says:
it's likely that the videos won't work as they do not work (in streaming mode) for US customers when they are not in the US either

Posted on Mar 13, 2012 2:27:17 AM PDT
I suspect buying and activating it in the US and having a US address attached to the account gives the device certain privileges that a typical Indian buyer would not get. There are obviously issues (sales tax etc) that Amazon would have with selling content to an Indian user without the permission of the local authorities.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 17, 2012 10:24:52 AM PDT
Mike, I want to purchase a Kindle and send to my niece in India (outside Delhi). Have any suggestions?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 17, 2012 10:25:38 AM PDT
R. Srinivasan, I want to purchase a Kindle and send to my niece in India (outside Delhi). Have any suggestions?

Posted on Mar 18, 2012 9:19:41 PM PDT
Mike says:
My only suggestion, based on this conversation is activate it in the US!

Posted on Apr 6, 2012 9:07:24 AM PDT
Kunjbihari says:
People like me in India, are not able to download apps from amazon store eventhogh we use internatinal credit card wich can pay in US $. Even free apps are not downloadable because we do not have address in USA. we are not able to use cloud facility. The Kindle fire is totally useless if these facilities are not made available to purchasers in India. This should be made clear to purchasers before they buy the product. Amazone must do something for people like us. - kpshah

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 8, 2012 12:06:03 PM PDT
Arun Kumar J says:
Where was your kindle activated? Does it even matter though,i am not sure,but looking at the posts above,just may be....

@guys above : Did anyone activate the Kidle Fire in the US and manage to download free apps from the amazon store?
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