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How to Read Kindle Books on Chromebook

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Chromebook is a laptop that runs the Chrome OS operating system. And all Chromebooks released since late 2017 can also run Android apps that are available on Google Play Store. This gives Chromebooks access to more games, productivity options, and other apps to make these devices more versatile. Therefore, there are three options for you if you want to read Kindle books on Chromebook.

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Method 1: Read Kindle Books via Web App – Kindle Cloud Reader

Kindle Cloud Reader is a web app that allows you to read Kindle ebooks instantly in any compatible web browser - no Kindle device or app required.

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Just visit Kindle Cloud Reader website and sign in your Kindle account, you will see that all of your Kindle books show up in your library. Locate the book you want to read and click the book cover to start your reading.

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Method 2: Read Kindle Books via Kindle App

We know that all Chromebooks released since late 2017 can run Android apps that are available on Google Play Store, so we can install the Kindle Android app from Google Play Store for reading your books.

Step 1Install Kindle App from Google Play Store.

Step 2Sign in Your Amazon Account and Start Downloading Books.

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Step 3Read Your Kindle Books via Kindle App.

read kindle via kindle app on chromebook

Method 3: Read Converted Kindle Books on Chromebook Directly

Chromebooks are an innovative alternative to most laptops available on the market, especially its competitive price. What's more, many file formats are also supported on Chromebooks, such as PDF, TXT and DOC, etc. So you can convert Kindle books to PDF, then transfer it to Chromebook for reading. In this method, you will remove DRM protection from Kindle books. So you can pull your Kindle books from Amazon platform and take full control of your purchased books.

1. Remove DRM from Kindle Books

Epubor Ultimate is the best choice you can get on the market that can help you remove DRM from Kindle books and convert DRM free files to other formats with no hassle.

For Windows users and Mac users with a MacOS lower than 10.15 Catalina, you should try this method to remove Kindle DRM.

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Tips

1. Epubor Ultimate can automatically detect all of your Kindle books that are downloaded via Kindle for PC/Mac. Thus when you run Epubor Ultimate, your downloaded Kindle books will appear under Kindle tab in the left panel.

2. You can locate your DRM free Kindle book by clicking Decrypted or the book folder icon in the lower right corner of the screen.

For MacOS Catalina users,

1. If you have a Kindle E Ink device, you can follow this step by step guide to remove Kindle DRM with the help of your Kindle E Ink device.

2. However, if you don’t have a Kindle E Ink device, we are sorry to tell you that there’s no tool on the market that can decrypt your Kindle books.

2. Convert DRM Free Kindle Books to PDF.

By following the above guide, all of your Kindle books will be decrypted immediately as long as you add them to the right window of the software. Then choose PDF as the output format in the drop-down menu and click the convert button to start the conversion.

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Tips

When the conversion complete, it says Succeeded to the right of the book titles. And you will find your converted files by clicking Succeeded.

3. Transfer PDF to Chromebook.

Chromebooks run on ChromeOS, so you can use Google Chrome to open and view PDFs. When Epubor Ultimate finishes converting your Kindle books, you can click Succeeded to locate your converted Kindle books. Then you can transfer the converted PDF files to your Chromebook for reading.

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Bonus Tips

There are many methods to transfer files from one computer to Chromebook. For example, you can use free online converter, free online storage service, or transfer files via a portable USB hard drive.

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10/23/2020 02:58:20
Thank you!  I couldn´t donwload the kindle app but the Kindle Cloud Reader is working on my chromebook.  First my phone crashed.  Then my kindle stopped charging.  At least I can read.  And it was very easy.
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10/24/2020 09:19:29
Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to know that.
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03/17/2021 22:26:14

good article except I don't have a windows or mac PC to do the conversion of the kindle book to PDF to view on my chromebook.

when will epubor ultimate have an android app for use?

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03/19/2021 10:57:12
Thank you for asking. We are sincerely sorry to inform you that we don't have any plan on developing android software.
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