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Fire HD 8 Tablet with Alexa, 8" HD Display, 16 GB, Black - with Special Offers (Previous Generation – 7th)

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  • Up to 12 hours of battery life, a vibrant 8" HD display, a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, 1.5 GB of RAM, and Dolby Audio. More durable than the latest iPad.
  • 16 or 32 GB of internal storage and a microSD slot for up to 256 GB of expandable storage
  • Just ask Alexa for quick access to the information and entertainment you want. Ask questions, play music, check your calendar, get the news, weather, and more.
  • Ask Alexa to call or message almost anyone, or make video calls to family and friends with a Fire tablet, Echo Spot, Echo Show, or the Alexa App. Instantly connect to enabled Echo devices.
  • Enjoy millions of movies, TV shows, songs, Kindle eBooks, apps and games - including Netflix, Facebook, HBO, Spotify, and more
  • Prime members get unlimited access to over a thousand books and magazines, millions of songs, and thousands of movies and TV episodes - at no additional cost
  • Watch downloaded videos anywhere with a Prime membership, Netflix plan, or Showtime subscription

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Engineered by Amazon

Fast and responsive

Enjoy your entertainment with a fast 1.3 GHz quad-core processor. Fire HD 8 offers 50% more RAM than Fire 7 for faster performance.

No more worrying about storage space

With 2x more internal storage than Fire 7, Fire HD 8 comes standard with 16 GB. Expand your tablet’s storage by up to 256 GB using a microSD card, and keep photos, movies, and compatible games and apps with you. Plus enjoy free unlimited cloud storage for all your Amazon content and photos taken with your Fire tablet.

Capture life's moments

Fire HD 8 features a 2 MP rear-facing camera for taking photos or shooting 720p video. The front-facing VGA camera is perfect for Skype calls with friends and family.

Vibrant HD display

Fire HD 8 features a 1280 x 800 high-definition display with over a million pixels (189 ppi) and a bright, vivid picture. Enjoy movies and games in a crisp, clear HD resolution, with less glare and more brightness thanks to a stunning IPS (in-plane-switching) LCD display.

Power when you need it

Now with up to 12 hours of mixed-use battery life, Fire HD 8 gives you the flexibility to go where the day takes you.

Stands up to everyday life

Amazon engineers Fire tablets to hold up against everyday life. As measured in tumble tests, Fire HD 8 is more durable than the latest iPad and 2x more durable than iPad mini 4 (and costs a lot less too).

Designed for entertainment
Designed for entertainment

Enjoy millions of movies, TV episodes, songs, books, apps, and games''

Blue Shade''

Adjust the backlight for nighttime reading with Blue Shade.

Read

Choose from millions of Kindle eBook and magazine titles that you won't be able to find anywhere else. Over 1 million titles are priced at $2.99 or less. Or read as much as you want with a Kindle Unlimited subscription for just $9.99 a month. Connect with the largest online community of book lovers on Goodreads.

Read comfortably at night with Blue Shade, an exclusive Fire OS feature that automatically adjusts and optimizes the backlight for a more comfortable nighttime reading experience.

Listen

With millions of songs from thousands of artists, the Amazon Digital Music Store brings all your favorite music to your fingertips. Music you buy on your Fire tablet is saved to Your Music Library for free, and you can play or download it anytime.

Unlock more music with Amazon Music Unlimited, just $7.99 per month for Prime members ($9.99 per month for non-Prime members).

Audible offers more than 180,000 titles in audiobooks, including best sellers, romances, thrillers, and much more.

Watch

Enjoy all your favorite movies and TV shows on Amazon Video, Netflix, HBO NOW, Sling TV, and more. Discover hundreds of thousands of TV episodes and movies, plus fling Amazon Video content to your TV using Second Screen. Enhance your video experience with features you only get from Amazon, including On Deck for watching videos anywhere, ASAP for fast video streaming, and X-Ray to go behind the scenes of your favorite movies and TV shows while you watch.

Watch downloaded videos anywhere with a Prime membership, Netflix plan, or Showtime subscription—on a plane, on vacation, in the car, or wherever you don't have a wireless connection.

Play

Fire tablets feature instant access to over 600,000 of the most popular free and best-selling games, social media, premium TV and movie provider apps, and so much more.

Choose from top titles including Candy Crush Saga, Township, Mobile Strike, and more.

Meet Alexa

Alexa on Fire tablets

Alexa provides quick access to the entertainment you want, including music, games, audiobooks, and more. You can also ask Alexa questions, check your calendar, get news, find sports scores, and even control your smart home. Alexa hands-free is available when your tablet’s screen is on or the device is connected to power. Enabling Alexa hands-free may reduce battery life.

Everyday made easier

Alexa on Fire tablets helps make every day easier. Just ask to set alarms and timers, check traffic, your calendar, to-do or shopping lists, and more. You can order millions of items with your voice, such as household and personal care products.

Calling and Messaging

Ask Alexa to call almost any local number, message your contacts, or video call friends and family who have a Fire Tablet, Echo Spot, Echo Show, or have installed the iOS or Android Alexa App. You can also instantly connect with family and friends by asking Alexa to drop in on enabled Echo devices. For example, you can drop in to ask what time dinner will be ready, see the baby's nursery, or check in with a close relative. Learn more.

Voice control your smart home

Alexa works with devices such as smart cameras, lights, switches, thermostats and cooking tools from Arlo, WeMo, LIFX, Rachio, Chef Step and more. Switch on the lamp before getting out of bed, turn on the fan or change the temperature on your thermostat while reading in your favorite chair, or dim the lights from the couch to watch a movie—just ask.

Introducing Show Mode

Show Mode is designed to elevate a truly hands-free Alexa experience with a new home screen optimized for visibility across the room, and the Alexa calling and messaging experience. Just ask Alexa to show trending news, timers and alarms, camera feeds (with compatible cameras), weather, and more.

Stay informed

Now you can ask Alexa a question and get an immediate voice response. When you ask, Alexa can pull up your Flash Briefing, Wikipedia articles, news, sports scores, and more.

Be entertained

Whether you’re looking for your favorite playlist or need a quick joke, you can ask Alexa. Just ask for a song, artist or genre, and stream directly over Wi-Fi. Alexa also provides voice control for Amazon Music, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and more.

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Price $49.99 $79.99 $99.99 $69.99 $129.99
Display 7" 8" HD 7" 8" HD
Resolution 1024 x 600 (171 ppi) 1280 x 800 (189 ppi) 1024 x 600 (171 ppi) 1280 x 800 (189 ppi)
Storage 8 or 16 GB (expandable by up to 256 GB) + unlimited cloud storage for Amazon content 16 or 32 GB (expandable by up to 256 GB) + unlimited cloud storage for Amazon content 16 GB (expandable by up to 256 GB) 32 GB (expandable by up to 256 GB)
Battery Life Up to 8 hours of reading, surfing the web, watching video, and listening to music Up to 12 hours of reading, surfing the web, watching video, and listening to music Up to 8 hours of reading, surfing the web, watching video, and listening to music Up to 12 hours of reading, surfing the web, watching video, and listening to music
Audio Mono speaker, built-in microphone Dolby Atmos, dual stereo speakers, built-in microphone Mono speaker, built-in microphone Dolby Atmos, dual stereo speakers, built-in microphone
Alexa Enabled Yes Yes No No
Colors Black, Marine Blue, Punch Red, Canary Yellow Black, Marine Blue, Punch Red, Canary Yellow Black tablet with choice of Blue, Pink, or Yellow Kid-Proof Case Black tablet with choice of Blue, Pink, or Yellow Kid-Proof Case
Content Access to millions of movies, TV episodes, songs, books, apps, games, and more Access to millions of movies, TV episodes, songs, books, apps, games, and more 1 year of FreeTime Unlimited which offers access to more than 15,000 kid-friendly books, videos, educational apps and games 1 year of FreeTime Unlimited which offers access to more than 15,000 kid-friendly books, videos, educational apps and games
Warranty and Service 90-day limited warranty 90-day limited warranty 2-year worry-free guarantee included 2-year worry-free guarantee included
Cover Sold separately Sold separately Kid-Proof Case included Kid-Proof Case included
Processor Quad-core 1.3 GHz Quad-core 1.3 GHz Quad-core 1.3 GHz Quad-core 1.3 GHz
Camera VGA Front-facing camera + 2 MP rear-facing camera with 720p HD video recording VGA Front-facing camera + 2 MP rear-facing camera with 720p HD video recording VGA Front-facing camera + 2 MP rear-facing camera with 720p HD video recording VGA Front-facing camera + 2 MP rear-facing camera with 720p HD video recording
Connectivity Dual-band Wi-Fi Dual band Wi-Fi Dual-band Wi-Fi Dual-band Wi-Fi
Weight 10.4 oz (295 grams) 13 oz (369 grams) 13.8 oz (390 grams) 17.6 oz (483 grams)
Dimensions 7.6" x 4.5" x 0.4" (192mm x 115mm x 9.6mm) 8.4" x 5.0" x 0.4" (214mm x 128mm x 9.7mm) 8.7" x 5.5" x 1" (141mm x 222mm x 26.3mm) 9.6" x 6.1" x 1" (154mm x 243mm x 26.3mm)
Customer Support Screen Sharing + email, web, and phone Screen Sharing + email, web, and phone Screen Sharing + email, web, and phone Screen Sharing + email, web, and phone
Exclusive features on Fire tablets
Exclusive features on Fire tablets

Introducing For You

Fire OS includes For You, a dynamic and personalized page on the tablet home screen that makes it easy for customers to get back to reading, watching, listening, or playing—and to quickly find what's next. For You learns what you love to do on your tablet and then presents personalized recommendations across books, videos, songs, apps, and more. Get your weather, Prime photos, and more right from the For You home screen.

Find the things you love easier

Fire OS is the best entertainment experience on a tablet with quick access to the things you do most. The home screen includes dedicated content pages for books, games, and apps, video, music, audiobooks, and Newsstand. Powered by Amazon’s recommendations engine, you can quickly browse new books, movies, TV shows, music, apps, and games.

Share content with Family Library

Family Library links your Amazon account to that of your spouse or partner so you can easily share apps, games, audiobooks, and books, and it now allows Prime members to share their Prime Video content. Access your family's content across devices—both Amazon devices and free Amazon apps for other platforms, including iOS and Android.

Enhance your viewing experience

With ASAP (Advanced Streaming and Prediction), Amazon movies and TV episodes are ready for you to watch instantly. ASAP dynamically adapts to your viewing habits.

On Deck automatically downloads Prime Video (for Prime members) and the first episodes of Amazon Original Series while your device isn’t in use, ensuring that there is always something new to enjoy instantly, even when offline.

Integrated on-device tech support

Screen Sharing brings Mayday-powered customer service to Fire tablets. Simply call customer service and Amazon experts can connect to your Fire tablet to co-pilot through features by drawing on your screen, walking you through how to do something yourself, or doing it for you—whatever works best.

Access your entertainment across all devices

Whispersync remembers how much you've watched, read, or listened to so you can pick up right where you left off, no matter which device you are using. Plus, with every Fire tablet, you get free, unlimited cloud storage for all your Amazon content including unlimited storage on photos you've taken with your Fire tablet.

The best of Prime

Try Prime free for a month

If you haven't tried Amazon Prime in the past, we'll give you a 30-day free trial. Experience what millions of members already enjoy—unlimited streaming of thousands of hit movies and TV episodes, ad-free access to over two million songs, over a thousand Kindle books, and Free Two-Day Shipping on millions of items. Learn more

Unlimited reading on any device

Prime Reading gives you unlimited access to over a thousand books, current magazines, comics, Kindle Singles, and more. With any device – including your phone, tablet, or Kindle – you can read however you want, whenever you want.

Prime''

Best of Prime''

Stream thousands of movies and TV episodes with Prime Video

With Amazon Prime, members enjoy unlimited streaming of thousands of movies and TV episodes at no additional cost, including award-winning Amazon Original series like Jack Ryan and Sneaky Pete, and top HBO shows like True Blood, Girls, and Curb Your Enthusiasm.

No Wi-Fi, no problem—Prime Video downloads

Exclusive to Prime members, download thousands of Prime Video movies and TV episodes. Watch downloaded videos anywhere—on a plane, on vacation, in the car, or wherever you don't have a wireless connection. Prime Video offers offline viewing at no additional cost.

The best of Prime''

Over 2 million songs free with Prime Music

Prime Music is a benefit of your Amazon Prime Membership, featuring a growing selection of over two million songs, always ad-free and on-demand. Unlock more music with Amazon Music Unlimited, just $7.99 per month for Prime members. Learn more about Unlimited

Add HBO, SHOWTIME and more to Prime

With Prime Video Channels, Prime members can also subscribe to over 100 premium and specialty channels like HBO and SHOWTIME to add and stream—no cable or satellite subscription necessary. Prime members can subscribe to any or all of these channels with a free trial.

Share with your kids

Designed with kids in mind

When kids use Amazon FreeTime, it's like they have their very own personalized tablet. The background color and fonts change to a kid-friendly design and they only see the titles that you give them access to.

Over 20,000 kid-friendly titles with FreeTime Unlimited

Amazon FreeTime Unlimited is the first-ever an all-in-one subscription that brings together books, games, educational apps, movies, and TV shows—all the types of content that kids and parents love. From just $2.99 per month, enjoy unlimited access to content including titles from Disney, Nickelodeon, Sesame Street, PBS, and more.

Perfect for parents

Amazon FreeTime is built from the ground up to help give parents peace of mind when it comes to tablet use. Parents can create a profile for each of their children and choose which books, apps, games, and videos they want to give their kids access to. Amazon FreeTime is free on every Fire tablet.

Fire Kids Edition tablets also available

The Fire 7 Kids Edition and Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablets include the Fire tablet, 1-year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, a Kid-Proof Case, plus a 2-year worry-free guarantee. Kids get access to 20,000 popular apps and games, videos, books and educational content from PBS Kids, Nickelodeon, Disney, and more with one year of FreeTime Unlimited. Best-in-class parental controls allow you to manage usage limits, content access, and educational goals.

Learn more

Limit screen time, so they don’t just play

With Amazon FreeTime, parents can set daily limits for tablet use, or restrict certain categories—like games and video—while leaving unlimited time for reading.

Make it personal
Make it personal
Make it personal

Made with premium fabric, our slim, form-fitting case designed by Amazon conveniently allows your Fire tablet to rest in either landscape or portrait orientation so you can enjoy your content hands-free.

Easy to attach and remove, the cases are integrated with a magnetic closure to ensure your cover stays shut while on the go, and automatically puts your Fire tablet to sleep when it is closed and wakes it upon opening.

Explore beyond our cases, and accessorize your device with a wide selection of memory cards, screen protectors, extended warranty services, and more. Learn more

Technical Details

Tech Specs

Fire HD 8

Display

8” high definition touchscreen; 1280 x 800 resolution at 189 ppi, HD video playback, with IPS (in-plane switching) technology and advanced polarizing filter

Size

8.4” x 5.0” x 0.4” (214 mm x 128 mm x 9.7 mm)

Weight

13.0 ounces (369 grams) Actual size and weight may vary by configuration and manufacturing process

CPU & RAM

Quad-Core: 1.3 GHz, with 1.5 GB of RAM

Storage

16 GB (11.1 GB available to user) or 32 GB (25.3 GB available to user) of internal storage. Add microSD card for up to 256 GB of additional storage for even more movies, TV shows, music, photos, personal videos, and apps. Some apps may require that they are installed on internal storage.

Battery Life

Up to 12 hours of reading, surfing the web, watching video, and listening to music. Battery life will vary based on device settings, usage, and other factors such as web browsing and downloading content. Actual results may vary. Certain software features or apps may reduce battery life.

Charge Time

Fully charges in under 6 hours using the micro-USB power adapter included in the box, or slightly longer with other micro-USB power adapters that you may already have

Wi-Fi Connectivity

Single-antenna dual-band Wi-Fi. Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the dual-band 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n standard with support for WEP, WPA, and WPA2 security using password authentication; does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks

4G Connectivity

N/A

Ports

USB 2.0 (micro-B connector) to connect to a PC/Macintosh computer, or to charge your device with the included power adapter; microSD slot for external storage

Audio

3.5 mm stereo jack and integrated speaker with Dolby Audio

Content Formats Supported

Kindle (AZW), KF8, TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, Audible Enhanced format (AAX), DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, non-DRM AAC, MP3, MIDI, PCM/WAVE, OGG, WAV, M4V, MP4, AAC LC/LTP, HE-AACv1, HE-AACv2, MKV, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, HTML5, CSS3, 3GP, VP8 (WEBM)

Sensors

Accelerometer, ambient light sensor

Camera Specs

VGA Front-facing Camera. 2.0 MP rear-facing HD camera

Location Services

Location-based services via Wi-Fi

Available Colors

Black, Marine Blue, Punch Red, Canary Yellow

Additional Features

External volume controls, built-in Bluetooth with support for A2DP compatible stereo headphones, speakers, microphone, and LE accessories support

Accessibility Features

Screen Reader, Explore by Touch, and Screen Magnifier, enabling access to the vast majority of Fire tablet features. Screen Reader features IVONA's award-winning natural language text-to-speech voice. Also includes adjustable font sizes/color, and built-in Oxford dictionary. Learn more.

System Requirements

Fire HD 8 is ready to use right out of the box—no setup, no software to install, no computer required to download content

Warranty and Service

90-day Limited Warranty and service included. Optional 1-year, 2-year, and 3-year Extended Warranty available for U.S. customers sold separately. Use of Fire HD 8 tablet is subject to the terms found here.

Included in the Box

Fire HD 8 tablet, USB 2.0 cable, 5W power adapter, and Quick Start Guide

Generation

7th generation - 2017 release


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