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Kindle Active Content

With Kindle active content, you can add software, such as games, to your Kindle e-reader.

You can download Kindle active content from the Kindle Store just like you download books and other Kindle content. Like Kindle books, most Kindle active content can be accessed on up to six Kindle e-readers, as long as the devices are registered to the same Amazon account.

Kindle active content is available on Kindle DX (2nd Generation), Kindle (2nd Generation), Kindle Keyboard (3rd Generation), Kindle Touch (4th Generation), Kindle (5th Generation), Kindle Paperwhite (5th Generation), and Kindle Paperwhite (6th Generation).

Kindle active content is not compatible with Fire tablets, Kindle (1st Generation), Kindle Voyage (7th Generation), Kindle Paperwhite (7th Generation), Kindle (7th Generation), Kindle (8th Generation), Kindle Oasis (8th Generation), or Kindle reading apps.

Note: Some active content titles may not be available for all Kindle models that support active content. Kindle active content is currently only available for U.S. customers.

Updating Kindle Active Content

Occasionally, publishers of active content release updated versions of their titles. Active content titles you've previously purchased can be updated and resent wirelessly to your Kindle from the Amazon product detail page for the title.

To update a Kindle active content title:

  1. Sign in to your Amazon account.
  2. Go to the title's product detail page. If an update is available, you'll see the message Update Available.
  3. Select the Kindle you'd like to send the updated version to and click Go.

Kindle Active Content Trials

Free trials of select Kindle active content are available. If a trial is available, it will be noted on the title's product detail page.

Once you've download a Kindle active content trial, it will appear with "[Trial]" at the beginning of the title on your Kindle's Home screen. If you decide to purchase the full version of the title, your high scores, completed levels, and other data from your trial will not be transferred to the full version.

Active content trials are not archived. Once deleted from the Home screen, they will not appear in your Kindle's Archived Items folder. However, you can download the active content trial again from the Kindle Store.

Publisher License

Your use of Kindle active content is subject to the applicable terms found in Kindle E-Reader and Fire Tablet Terms. The publisher of an active content title grants the rights to use the active content under the applicable terms found in Kindle E-Reader and Fire Tablet Terms and may include additional terms of use within its active content.

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