Fire tablets

Fires are popular tablets made by Amazon. They have web browsers, the ability to install apps, and are compatible with Kindle Books (U.S. libraries only).

Fire tablets run FireOS, which is based on the Android operating system, so many of our Android help articles are also useful for Kindle Fire tablets.

We have a separate device profile for Kindle ereaders (like the original Kindle or the Kindle Paperwhite).

You can read more about Fire tablets on Amazon's website.


Compatible formats

  • All ebook formats except PDF
  • All audiobook formats
  • Magazines
  • Streaming videos (require the OverDrive app)
    Note: Some videos, like those from Starz, cannot be played on Kindle Fire or Fire HD tablets.

Some examples of Fire tablets

Getting started with OverDrive on a Fire tablet

Last Updated: 06 May 2021 11:27 AM