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Getting Started with Kindle Fire 1st Generation
Before you start using your new Kindle Fire, you'll want to connect your device wirelessly, register your device using your Amazon account information, and set up your 1-Click payment method so you can search and shop for books, movies, music, apps, and more.
Note: Eligible customers who purchase a Kindle Fire receive a free month of Amazon Prime. Learn more about Amazon Prime and Kindle Fire.
1. Get Connected
The first time you turn on your Kindle Fire, you'll see some simple instructions to guide you through the setup process. First, you'll be directed to connect to a wireless network.
Your Kindle Fire is able to connect wirelessly via Wi-Fi and automatically detects nearby Wi-Fi networks that broadcast their network name. You'll connect your Kindle Fire wirelessly through your home Wi-Fi network, or places that offer Wi-Fi access, such as a hotel or your favorite café
Tip: Tap the box next to Show password to display your password as you type. Tap the 123!? key to enter numbers or symbols. Tap the ABC key to return to the regular keyboard. Tap the Shift key (up arrow) for uppercase letters.
Once you have successfully connected to a Wi-Fi network, your Kindle Fire will automatically reconnect to it when it detects a signal from that network. To connect to a different network or if you are having difficulty connecting, learn more about Connecting Your Kindle Fire Wirelessly.
Tip: Using your Kindle Fire with wireless turned off will help your battery last longer.
2. Select Your Time Zone
Select your local time zone, and tap the Continue button.
3. Register Your Kindle
You'll see a welcome screen with your name. Tap Get Started Now.
4. Set Up 1-Click Payment
Make sure you've also set up your 1-Click Payment Method to purchase books, movies, music, apps, and more right from your device.
Go to the Kindle Payments Settings section of Manage Your Kindle to edit your payment information.
This payment method will be used for all Kindle and other digital content purchases.
5. Start Shopping
Once you've connected your Kindle Fire wirelessly, registered your Kindle Fire, and set up your 1-Click Payment Method, you can start shopping for books, movies, music, apps, and more from your device.
From the Home screen, tap on content libraries like Newsstand, Books, Music, or Apps from the Home screen, then tap Store to start shopping. To shop for videos, tap Video.
Learn more about shopping for digital content on your Kindle Fire.
Not sure which device you have?
To check if you have a Wi-Fi only device or a Free 3G + Wi-Fi capable device, from the Home screen, press Menu, and use the 5-way controller to select "Settings." Under the "Device Info" section on the Settings page, see "Network Capability."
If you have a Kindle Free 3G + Wi-Fi click here.
You can also check the sticker on the outside your Kindle's packaging.
What is Wi-Fi?
A wireless or "Wi-Fi" router allows your computer, Kindle or other device to connect to the Web. Your Kindle can wirelessly connect to private Wi-Fi networks at home or your office, as well as Wi-Fi hotspots like airports, schools and your favorite café, which often offer free public access to their Wi-Fi network. All AT&T hotspots across the U.S. also offer free Wi-Fi access for Kindle users.
Why do I need to register?
Registering your Kindle to your Amazon account will allow you to make purchases in the Kindle Store and transfer those purchases between Kindles or Kindle reading applications.
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