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Kindle Paperwhite (5th Generation) Software Updates

We have a new, free software update available for your Kindle Paperwhite (5th Generation). This update automatically downloads and installs on your Kindle when connected wirelessly; however, you can also manually download the software and transfer the update to your device via USB cable.

The software update includes general improvements and the following new features:

  • Support for Family Library

    With Family Library, you can link two Amazon accounts and share books on your device and other compatible Amazon devices and apps. To learn more, visit Family Library.

  • Support for Kindle FreeTime Unlimited

    Kindle FreeTime Unlimited is an optional monthly subscription for Kindle FreeTime that offers thousands of books for children ages three- to eight-years-old.

  • Word Wise – See Hints for Difficult Words

    With Word Wise, you can see simple definitions and synonyms displayed inline above more difficult words while you read. Word Wise makes it easier to understand challenging books more quickly.

  • X-Ray Improvements

    Explore the "bones of a book” with an improved timeline and the ability to browse images and filter by Notable Clips.

  • Deeper Goodreads Integration

    Goodreads on Kindle makes it quicker to access and update your reading status and adds the ability to preview and purchase books without leaving Goodreads.

  • Periodical Improvements

    You can access up to 40 magazine back issues from the cloud on your device. Multiple issues of the same periodical are now collected together.

Download Kindle Paperwhite (5th Generation) Software Updates

Determine the current software version on your device before downloading and installing a software update. For more information, go to Determine Your Software Version.

Click the link below to download the software update to your computer:

Download Software Update

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