Read Kindle Books with Kindle Cloud Reader

What is Kindle Cloud Reader?

Kindle Cloud Reader lets you read your Kindle books on your web browser. If you don’t have a Kindle e-reader or the Kindle app, the Kindle Cloud reader is perfect for you.

The Kindle Cloud Reader is a web-based version of Kindle. It lets you read your books in a web browser.

Browser Compatibility

If you’re running a recent version of Chrome, Firefox, Edge or Safari, then the Amazon Cloud Reader should work just fine.It also worked perfectly on the iPad version of Safari for us, but the Android version of Chrome just redirected us to the Amazon Kindle site.

The only place this might really be an issue is if you’re using a device that no longer receives browser updates. In which case you shouldn’t be accessing the internet with it in the first place!

How to read Kindle Books with Kindle Cloud Reader?

The Amazon Kindle Cloud Reader is a web app that allows you to read Kindle Books in any compatible web browser. Follow the steps below to read Kindle Books from your library using Kindle Cloud Reader.

Note: Kindle Books are currently available for U.S. libraries only.

  1. Borrow a book and send it to your Amazon account.
  2. Go to to open Kindle Cloud Reader.
  3. You may need to sign in with your Amazon account.
  4. Your Kindle Library is displayed on the main page. Select a book to start reading.

Offline Reading

What use is an eBook you can’t read anywhere? If you use a Kindle device or one of the mobile apps, you can download your ebooks to local storage and read them whether you have an internet connection or not.

The good news is that Amazon has thought of this. The Kindle Cloud Reader app has two main buttons in the library: “Cloud” and “Downloaded”.

The first time you click on “Downloaded”, you’ll be prompted to enable downloading.

Once you’ve enabled it for your browser, you’ll have access to your books anywhere, with or without the internet!

Reading With Your Head In The Clouds

Now that you know how to use the Kindle Cloud Reader app, there’s no reason to get behind on your reading now matter which devices you have with you. Whether you want to curl up with a laptop in your hotel bed or want to read aloud with your class from a projector, Cloud Reader will most likely make it possible.

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