Kindle Active Content

With Kindle active content, you can add software--such as games--to your Kindle eReader.

You can download Kindle active content from the Kindle Store just like you download books and other reading materials. Like books, most Kindle active content can be accessed on up to six Kindle devices, as long as the devices are registered to the same account.

Kindle active content is available on Kindle DX, Kindle 2nd Generation, Kindle Keyboard, Kindle (5-way controller), Kindle Touch, and Kindle Paperwhite.

Kindle active content is not compatible with Fire tablets, Kindle (7th Generation), Kindle Voyage, and Kindle reading apps.

Note: Some active content titles may not be available for all Kindle models that support active content. Kindle active content is currently only available for U.S. customers.

Updating Kindle Active Content

Occasionally, publishers of active content release updated versions of their titles. Active content titles you have previously purchased can be updated and resent wirelessly to your Kindle from the Amazon product detail page for the title.

To update a Kindle active content titile:


  1. Sign in to your Amazon account.
  2. Visit the title's product detail page. If an update is available, you'll see the message Update Available.
  3. Select the Kindle you'd like to send the updated version to and click Go.

Kindle Active Content Trials

Free trials of select Kindle active content are available. If a trial is available, it will be noted on the title's product detail page.

Once you've download a Kindle active content trial, it will appear with "[Trial]" at the beginning of the title on your Kindle's Home screen. If you decide to purchase the full version of the title, your high scores, completed levels, and other data from your trial will not be transferred to the full version.

Active content trials are not archived. Once deleted from the Home screen, they will not appear in your Kindle's Archived Items folder. However, you can download the active content trial again from the Kindle Store.

Publisher License

Your use of Kindle active content is subject to the applicable terms found in Kindle E-Reader and Fire Tablet Terms. The publisher of an active content title grants the rights to use the active content under the applicable terms found in Kindle E-Reader and Fire Tablet Terms and may include additional terms of use within its active content.

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