Read Kindle Books with Alexa

You can ask Alexa to read eligible Kindle books in your library.

Alexa can read Kindle books that support 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 or Prime Reading
  • Shared with you in your Family Library

Alexa does not support the following types of Kindle content and features:

  • Comics and graphic novels
  • Narration speed control
  • Immersion reading
To find eligible books in the Alexa app:

  1. Select Entertainment icon.
  2. Under Kindle Library, select a book from the carousel.
  3. Choose an available device from the drop-down menu.

Control book reading with your voice

Say, “Play the Kindle book, '[title]'” to start the book.

Say, "[Pause / Skip / Stop / Resume]" to control Alexa's reading progress.

If you already started reading the book on another compatible Amazon device or the Kindle reading app, Alexa will pick up from where you left off.

To go to a different chapter in the book, you expand the Player Control Bar to see the Now Playing screen the queue access is located in bottom left corner, select chapter from list.

With Echo Show you can also say...

"Show me my Kindle books."

Note: On Fire tablets, Alexa won't show the text for the book on-screen while reading.

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