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Subscriptions on Kindle Fire 1st Generation


For general information about Kindle subscriptions, including delivery information, payment questions, transferring a subscription from one device to another, or cancelling or reactivating a subscription, see Managing Your Kindle Subscriptions. Use the information below for specific information about subscriptions on your Kindle Fire.

Starting a Subscription on Kindle Fire

You can start a subscription to a newspaper or magazine on your Kindle Fire through the Newsstand store. With your device connected wirelessly, from the Home screen, tap Newsstand, then Store.

You can also search for subscription content in the Kindle Store at Amazon.com. Click the "Subscribe now with 1-Click" button. You can choose which Kindle device registered to your Amazon account you would like the subscription delivered to from the dropdown menu. If a single issue is available for purchase without a subscription, you'll also see that option.

Note: Your Kindle Fire must first be registered to your Amazon account to purchase and deliver content to your device.

Items Available Via Subscription on Kindle Fire

Interactive newspaper and magazine apps

Some magazines and newspapers are available as interactive apps. You'll see these interactive apps in the Newsstand store, which will direct you to the Amazon Appstore for full details and purchase information. You can find your magazine and newspaper subscription content, including apps, on your Kindle Fire in your Newsstand content library.

Note: Your interactive newspaper and magazine apps will also remain available from your Apps content library.

Magazines and newspapers in text view

Most Kindle subscriptions are available in text view. Text view allows you to navigate articles easily with the same reading experience as Kindle books.

Magazines in page view

In page view, your magazines look just like the pages of the printed edition of the magazine. You can flip through the magazine in either portrait or landscape mode.

Enriched newspaper editions

The enriched edition of Kindle newspapers includes all images provided by the publisher and can be downloaded via Wi-Fi. Kindle newspapers delivered to your Kindle Fire always include all images provided by the publisher.

Special access for some Kindle newspaper subscribers

Your subscription to the Kindle edition of The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal also grants you additional access to these publications. Learn more about special access for Kindle subscribers.

Note: Blogs are not available in the Kindle Fire Newsstand. You can use the Pulse app in Apps or the Amazon Silk web browser to access blogs on your Kindle Fire.

Accessing Your Subscriptions on Kindle Fire

You can find your magazine and newspaper subscription content, including apps, on your Kindle Fire by tapping Newsstand from the Home screen. Newsstand displays both single issues and subscriptions delivered on a regular basis, as well as interactive newspaper and magazine apps. To open your subscription content, tap on the icon. To switch between grid and list views of your content, tap the Menu icon in the Options bar at the bottom of the screen.

Note: Your interactive newspaper and magazine apps will also remain available from your Apps content library.

Keeping subscription content on Kindle Fire

Back issues are grouped to keep your Newsstand organized. Your Kindle Fire automatically deletes issues more than seven issues old to free up space for new content. To keep an issue, press and hold on the item, then select Keep. If you add any issue to your Favorites, it will also be kept on your Kindle Fire until you delete it.

Reading Your Subscriptions on Kindle Fire

Tap Newsstand on the Home screen to view your subscription content. To open a newspaper or magazine, tap on the icon.

Reading magazines in text view

To read an article in Text view, simply tap on the Text view button on the top right screen area of the magazine. Note that the Text view button is only available on pages with articles, not advertisements.

You can adjust the appearance of your magazine in text view by changing the font style, typeface, line spacing, margins, and color mode. To access these settings, tap the middle of the screen to bring up additional settings at the bottom of the screen, then tap the Text icon.

To go to the next page of an article, tap the right side of the screen. To go to the previous page, tap the left side. To determine your progress within an article, tap the middle of the screen. The progress bar appears and indicates which page of the article you're on. To go to the next article, tap the Next button on the Progress bar. To go to the previous article, tap the Previous button.

To preview all the articles in a magazine, tap the center of the screen, then the Contents icon at the bottom of the screen. You can swipe up and down to move through the article list, then tap on the article you want to read.

To search inside the issue, tap on the search icon in the Options bar, type in the text to search, and tap Go.

Reading magazines in page view

To turn pages of a magazine using page view, swipe your fingers or tap the right side of the screen to go the next page. To go to the previous page, tap the left side of the screen.

To navigate through the magazine, tap the center of the screen and use thumbnail images in lower half of the screen. Use the slider beneath the thumbnail images to move quickly forward or backward through the magazine. To view a page, tap the thumbnail of the page you want to see, then tap the center of the screen to hide the thumbnails.

To preview all the articles in a magazine, tap the center of the screen, then the Contents icon at the bottom of the screen. Swipe up and down to move through the article list, then tap on the article you want to read.

Page view is not available for all magazines. Some magazine publishers choose to make their content available only in text view. Magazines with page view are marked with “Includes Page View” in the Newsstand store.

Reading newspapers

When you first open a newspaper, it displays a list of all the articles in it. You can swipe up and down to move through the article list, then tap on the article you want to read.

To adjust the appearance of newspapers by changing the font style, typeface, line spacing, margins, and color mode, tap the middle of the screen to, then tap the Text icon.

To go to the next page of the article, tap the right side of the screen. To go to the previous page, tap the left side. To determine your progress within an article, tap the middle of the screen. The Progress bar appears and indicates which page of the article you are on. To skip to the next article, tap the Next button on the Progress bar. To go to the previous article, tap the Previous button.

To search inside the issue, tap on the search icon in the options bar, type in the text to search, and tap Go.

Using interactive newspaper and magazine apps

Your interactive newspaper and magazine apps can be accessed through your Newsstand content library and Apps content library. Tap the app icon to start using the app. Tap the Menu icon in the Options bar at the bottom of the screen for more options while reading.

More information about Kindle subscriptions

For more information about Kindle subscriptions, including delivery information, payment questions, transferring your subscription from one device to another, or cancelling or reactivating a subscription, see Managing Your Kindle Subscriptions.

Zooming on Images

You can increase the size of an image for easier viewing while reading your Kindle subscription content on Kindle Fire. Press and hold your finger on the image to display a magnifying glass icon, then tap on the icon. To return the image to normal size, tap on it again. You can also pinch to zoom in or out of an image.

Selecting Links

Your subscription may contain external links that take you to locations on the web. The Amazon Silk web browser will open if your Kindle Fire is connected wirelessly.

Keeping Subscription Content on Kindle Fire

Back issues are grouped to keep your Newsstand organized. Your Kindle Fire automatically deletes issues more than seven issues old to free up space for new content. To keep an issue, press and hold the issue, then tap Keep. Back issues of magazines and newspapers that you subscribe to are stored and available to download again from the Manage Your Content and Devices page (http://www.amazon.com/mycd).

  1. From Home, tap Newsstand, and then tap Store.
  2. In the Options Bar at the bottom of the screen, tap the Menu image of menu icon icon.
  3. Tap Kindle Account, and then select either of the following from the Manage Your Content and Devices page:
    • Newspapers / Magazines: Send back issues to your Kindle Fire. Select the Actions button, and then select Deliver to my… to send the issue to your Kindle Fire wirelessly.
    • Newsstand Subscription Settings: Cancel, reactivate, or view billing information for your Kindle magazines and newspapers.

Newsstand Subscription Content Issues

If any content you purchase from the Newsstand store appears to be formatted incorrectly or is missing text, please visit the "Contact Us" box in the right-hand column of the Help pages to contact Customer Service. We work very hard to ensure the quality of all items you purchase from the Newsstand store, and Customer Service can help determine the cause of the error.

Kindle Newspaper and Magazine Privacy and Security

We will share the name, billing address, and order information associated with your newspaper or magazine purchase with the publisher. Publishers may use this information for marketing purposes. If you do not want the publisher to use your name and address from your subscriptions for marketing purposes, you can update your privacy setting at Manage Your Content and Devices. We or publishers may share this information with a circulation-auditing organization, such as the Audit Bureau of Circulation and BPA Worldwide. These organizations monitor magazine and newspaper sales to provide verification of circulation numbers.

We will not share your credit card information with the publisher. If you wish to receive e-mails directly from the publisher, for example to learn when new issues are available, you can update your privacy settings for your subscription at Manage Your Content and Devices. Read more about Amazon.com's Privacy Notice and credit card safety.