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Listening to Music on Kindle Fire
The Music tab on the Home page of your Kindle Fire lets you play and download music stored in Cloud Player and shop for MP3s in the Amazon MP3 Store.
Tap Music from the Home screen to play or download the music already on your Amazon Cloud Player, or to purchase music from the Amazon MP3 Store. Tap Library to see your Cloud Player music and the music stored locally on the Kindle Fire Device, or Store to visit the Amazon MP3 Store.
Setting Parental Controls
To turn on parental controls for Amazon MP3 purchases on your Kindle Fire:
From the Music Library, tap Store to visit the Amazon MP3 Store. You can browse for music in the Amazon MP3 Store using the Featured, Bestsellers, New Releases and Genres categories.
Once you've found the song or album you'd like to purchase, tap the orange price button, then tap Buy or Get. Your purchase will complete and automatically charge your 1-Click payment method.
Your music is stored in Amazon Cloud Player after purchase, and you can either tap Go to your library to stream or download your music, or tap Continue Shopping to return to the Amazon MP3 Store. If you've chosen to download purchases directly to your device, the music will be added to the download queue and you'll be given options to view the download queue or continue shopping.
To purchase music from the Amazon MP3 Store on Kindle Fire, you must have an Amazon account with a valid 1-Click payment setting. To set up your 1-Click payment setting:
Note: Amazon MP3 purchases are only available to U.S. customers.
To purchase music using an Amazon.com gift card or promotional code, you must first enter your code into Your Account before placing your order.
Any gift card balance available on your account will be applied to your purchase when it is completed. Some or all of your promotional balance may be restricted to particular stores within Amazon.com and may not be used for MP3s. To confirm that your gift card or promotional code was applied, please check your order confirmation e-mail or your order details in Your Digital Items.
You can add your compatible music files to your Kindle Fire by importing your music collection, including music purchased through iTunes, to Amazon Cloud Player using the Amazon Music Importer on the computer where your music collection is stored.
Cloud Player Free customers can select up to 250 songs to import for free, or upgrade to Cloud Player Premium to import 250,000 songs.
For more information about importing music to Cloud Player, visit our Help pages.
To listen to music on your Kindle Fire, tap any song title or press and hold any playlist, artist, album, or song to add it to the "Now Playing" queue.
Once your Now Playing queue finishes playing, it will automatically be cleared. We recommend that you create a playlist to save and arrange a list of selected music for playback.
Note: To view, play, or download your music in your Amazon Cloud Player, you must be signed in to your Amazon account and your Kindle Fire must be connected to a Wi-Fi network.
Finding your music
To search for music while in your Library, tap the magnifying glass icon at the bottom of the screen and enter the name of the artist, album, or song in the search field. Results will be returned for artists, albums, and songs in your collection that match the search term.
You can explore your music by playlists, artists, albums, and songs within the Cloud and Device tabs. The Cloud tab includes all music in your Amazon Cloud Player and the Device tab displays all music you’ve downloaded to your Kindle Fire. The music within the Device tab can be accessed without a Wi-Fi connection. Use the Playlists, Artists, Albums, and Songs tabs to browse different categories of music within the selected library. Active tabs are highlighted in orange.
Using playback controls
When you tap a song to play it, you'll see an album art view of the song. From here, you can adjust the volume, use the previous, play/pause and next buttons, enable and disable shuffle using the shuffle button in the lower left and repeat a song or the entire Now Playing queue using the repeat button in the lower right.
To create a playlist, tap Library, Playlists, and select Create new playlist. Give your playlist a name, then tap Save. You can press the orange plus button to add songs to your playlist, or search your device for music using the search bar. When you've finished selecting songs, tap Done.
To edit a playlist, select the playlist and tap Edit to see a list of all songs on the playlist. You can rearrange songs in the playlist by pressing and dragging the drag and drop button to the left of each song. You can remove music from your playlist by using the minus button to the right of each song.
To delete a playlist, press and hold a playlist and select Delete Playlist. This will not remove these songs from your library. To delete songs from your Kindle Fire, press and hold any album or song and select the delete option. To delete music from Amazon Cloud Player, visit Amazon Cloud Player (www.amazon.com/cloudplayer) from a web browser on a computer.
Press and hold the song, album, or artist title to see a list of options:
Similar menus are available by pressing and holding the name of a playlist or artist within the Cloud or Device tabs.
To access more Music Settings on your Kindle Fire, tap the Menu icon at the bottom of the screen. Select Settings to see these options:
To download music from Cloud Player to your Kindle Fire, long-press the song, album, playlist, or artist collection you'd like to download and tap the download option. After your music has downloaded, it can be found under the Device tab and enjoyed without a Wi-Fi connection.
Music can be deleted from your Kindle Fire by pressing and holding the title from the Device tab and selecting Remove Album/Song from device. Tap Yes to confirm you'd like to delete the song or album from your device.
Music stored in Amazon Cloud Player cannot be deleted through the device. To delete music stored in your Cloud Player, visit www.amazon.com/cloudplayer. For more information, visit the Kindle Fire troubleshooting page.
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