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Read Kindle Books with Alexa

With Kindle Books by Alexa, you can ask Alexa to read eligible Kindle books in your library. Alexa reads your Kindle books with the same text-to-speech technology used for Wikipedia articles, news articles, and calendar events.

Alexa reads eligible books:

  • Purchased from the Kindle Store
  • Borrowed from Kindle Owners' Lending Library
  • Borrowed from Kindle Unlimited
  • Shared with you in your Family Library
To find eligible books in the Alexa app, open the left navigation panel and then select Music & Books > Kindle Books > Books Alexa can read.

Note: Alexa does not support the following Kindle content and features:

  • Comics and graphic novels
  • Narration speed control
  • Immersion reading

When you ask Alexa to read your Kindle book, Alexa picks up from where you left off in the book on another compatible Amazon device or reading app. Alexa reads Kindle books eligible for Text-to-Speech (an experimental reading technology that allows supported Amazon devices to read Kindle books aloud).

Note: Alexa on Fire tablets won't show the text of a book onscreen or activate immersion reading when reading a book.

Tip: To go to different chapters in a Kindle book, select the Now Playing bar in the Alexa app when Alexa reads your Kindle book, and then select Queue. You can then choose a chapter from the list.

To do this... Say this...
Listen to a Kindle book

"Read my Kindle book."

"Read my book, '[title].'"

“Play the Kindle book, '[title].'”

“Read '[title].'”

Pause the Kindle book

"Pause."

"Stop."

Continue listening to your Kindle book

"Play."

"Resume."

Go to the next or previous paragraph

"Skip back."

"Skip ahead."

"Go back."

"Go forward."

"Next."

"Previous."

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