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Basic introduction to Kindle Fire, Fire HD, and Fire HDX. It also includes screen shots on downloading e-books from OverDrive

Basic introduction to Kindle Fire, Fire HD, and Fire HDX. It also includes screen shots on downloading e-books from OverDrive

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  • Note: If you own a Kindle Fire 1st Generation, you can earn Coins for eligible purchases made on the Amazon Appstore on We add the Coins to your account, but you won't see a notification on your Kindle FireTo earn Amazon Coins: Go to the Amazon Appstore on your Kindle Fire (except Kindle Fire 1st Generation), or Purchase a Kindle Fire-compatible app, in-app item, or game that is eligible to earn promotional Amazon Coins. Note: After an eligible purchase, you can check your updated Coins balance on the detail page of any paid eligible item in the Amazon Appstore on Coins that you can earn on apps and in-app items are available on a limited time basis. Earned Coins expire on the last day of the calendar month, one year after you earn them. For example, Coins you earn on May 15th expire on May 31st of the following year. Earned Coins (along with any other Coins we've awarded to you) are used first when making purchases with Coins.


  • 1. Curling Up With Your Kindle Fire (Fire DX or HDX) Kathy Petlewski Plymouth District Library 2014
  • 2. Let’s Talk About … • Various versions and sizes of Kindle Fires • Things I can do with my Kindle Fire • Putting your Kindle to sleep vs. powering it down. • Enabling wi-fi • Looking at the settings! • Downloading e-books from OverDrive • Interacting with Amazon
  • 3. Various Kindle Fires Kindle Fire – 7” color screen – 7-8 hours Kindle Fire 2 – 8-9 hours Kindle Fire HD – 8.9” screen 9-11 hours, front camera Kindle Fire HD – 7” screen 9-11 hours Kindle Fire HDX – 7” screen, 11 hours, front camera Kindle Fire HDX – 8.9” screen, 11 hours, front & rear cameras
  • 4. Table from Amazon
  • 5. What Can I Do with my Fire? Depends on your model … • Browse the web using Amazon’s Silk Browser – access your email and social media sites. • Download and install both free and fee-based apps. • Download e-books, e-magazines, eaudiobooks, movies, television shows and music. • Skype with friends and relatives (if front camera available) • Monitor your child’s usage with FreeTime (HDX) • Create & store docs on Amazon’s Cloud Drive.
  • 6. Kindle Fire’s Home Screen
  • 7. Storing on Cloud Drive vs. Your Device • Anything you purchase through Amazon or its affiliates on the Amazon site can either be stored in the Amazon Cloud or your Kindle. • If you download it to your device, you can access it even if you don’t have wi-fi enabled. • If you remove it from your device, that content will be stored in the Amazon Cloud for you to download again. • Keeping content on the Amazon Cloud will save space on your device!
  • 8. E-Books on my Kindle Fire
  • 9. E-Books Stored on the Cloud
  • 10. Apps on the Cloud
  • 11. Apps on your Kindle Fire
  • 12. Amazon’s App Store
  • 13. What Are Amazon Coins? • Amazon Coins is a new virtual currency for U.S. customers to purchase Kindle Fire-compatible apps, games, and in-app items. • Amazon Coins are supported on Kindle Fire 2nd Generation, Kindle Fire HD 7", Kindle Fire HD 8.9", and on the Amazon Appstore on • If you own a Kindle Fire 1st Generation, you can use your Coins on the Amazon Appstore on, and then download your purchase using the Cloud tab on your Kindle Fire.
  • 14. Buying Coins for Apps
  • 15. Let’s Look At Settings !
  • 16. The Main Settings Page
  • 17. Settings -> My Account
  • 18. Setting up Wireless
  • 19. Selecting “pdlwifi” network
  • 20. Settings -> Applications
  • 21. Settings -> Applications >Silk Browser -
  • 22. Settings -> Displays & Sound
  • 23. Settings -> Notifications & Quiet Time
  • 24. Getting E-Books through the Library (OverDrive)
  • 25. Add Your Home Library
  • 26. Add by Putting in zip code
  • 27. Select Plymouth District Library
  • 28. Tap the Star to Save Your Choice !
  • 29. Sign in FIRST to take advantage of resources
  • 30. Select PDL and enter your Library Card Number
  • 31. Set Your Default Lending Options
  • 32. Be Sure to Filter by Format
  • 33. Available in Kindle Format
  • 34. Selecting Your Book
  • 35. Click on “Borrow”
  • 36. Now Select Download
  • 37. Select Kindle Format
  • 38. You Jump to the Amazon Site to complete checkout
  • 39. Select Your Personal Device
  • 40. My e-Book is now on my Device!
  • 41. It shows up in my Cloud Library.
  • 42. As well as on my Device
  • 43. Ready to Read on my Fire!
  • 44. Things to Remember • You must have your Wi-Fi enabled to surf web, download content and get to the App Store. • Don’t forget your Amazon id and password. You will need it to purchase apps and content. • Kindle Fires works seamlessly with Amazon, but you can also use OverDrive for e-books and e-audiobooks. • On older Kindle Fires, your settings icon always sits at the top of your screen. • It’s a “Use it or Lose it” set of skills. The more you use it, the more comfortable you will become with it.
  • 45. Time for Questions & Comments Thanks for attending !