Kindle Unlimited – most common questions answered
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1. Kindle Unlimited is a digital subscription which costs $9.99 per month.
2. The service includes approximately 1.5 million Kindle books, comics, magazines, and audiobook companions.
3. You can access and download up to 10 titles.
What is Kindle Unlimited?
Kindle Unlimited is a subscription-based service that gives unlimited access to ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines offered by Amazon.
What is included in Kindle Unlimited?
The catalog of Kindle Unlimited eligible titles includes:
- Over 1.4 million Kindle ebooks
- Over 20 thousand Kindle ebooks with audio narration
- Over 30 current editions of popular magazines.
How much is Kindle Unlimited?
Kindle Unlimited costs $9.99 per month. Amazon offers also 6-month, 1-year, and 2-year subscription plans for Kindle Unlimited.
How does Kindle Unlimited work?
Just like video or music subscriptions, you pay the fee for which you get unlimited access to all content.
How many books can I get with Kindle Unlimited?
You can download up to 10 titles to your device or application. If you want to get more, you’ll need to remove the titles downloaded earlier.
Do Kindle Unlimited books have due dates?
No, borrowed Kindle Unlimited ebooks have no due dates. It means you can keep them on your device as long as you want.
Can I try Kindle Unlimited free?
Yes. You can try Kindle Unlimited free of charge for 30 days. After that time you will be charged a monthly fee of $9.99.
Will I be charged if I cancel Kindle Unlimited during free trial?
No, you won’t be charged.
Can I unsubscribe during free trial?
Yes, you can do it. Read the details in the next answer.
Will I get Kindle Unlimited refund if cancel the subscription?
No, you won’t get a refund for the time between the cancellation date and the end of the current subscription period.
If you buy a 12-month Kindle Unlimited subscription and decide to cancel it after two months, your subscription will last another ten months, and not renew for the next subscription period.
What’s the difference between Kindle Unlimited and Amazon Prime?
Kindle Unlimited is a digital content subscription. For $9.99/month you get access to Kindle ebooks, audiobook companions, and digital magazines.
Amazon Prime is a multi-benefit subscription. For $10.99/month or $99/year you can enjoy a free two-day shipping of millions of items, or free access to Prime music and videos.
Can I subscribe to both Kindle Unlimited and Amazon Prime?
Yes, they are different subscriptions and you can sign up separately.
However, we advise learning more about each service and find out if one of them satisfies you more:
- If you are into reading digital content, you can choose Kindle Unlimited.
- If you buy many physical goods, you should go for Amazon Prime.
Are there Kindle Unlimited deals?
Yes, Amazon offers Kindle Unlimited on an ongoing basis, not only during Prime Day or Black Friday.
During the deal, you can save up to 40% on Kindle Unlimited, but this is combined with signing up for a longer period.
The usual deal on long-term Kindle Unlimited plans:
- 6 months – $44.95 $59.94 – you save 25%
- 12 months – $80.32 $119.88 – you save 33%
- 24 months – $143.85 $239.76 – you save 40%
Is Kindle Unlimited available for customers living outside the US?
If you shop in the US Amazon store, but not live in the US, you won’t be able to sign up to Kindle Unlimited.
If can sign up for and use Kindle Unlimited if you are a customer of one of Amazon stores localized in major countries: UK, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, India, China, Japan, Brazil, or Mexico.
Can I browse Kindle Unlimited books without subscription?
Yes, you can. The simplest way is to browse the catalog of ebooks that are included in Kindle Unlimited.
What are Kindle Unlimited compatible devices?
You will get access to Kindle Unlimited on:
- Any device from Amazon – Kindle e-reader, Amazon Fire tablet, Amazon Fire phone.
- Any mobile device with a free Kindle app – including Kindle apps for iOS (iPad and iPhone) and Android.
- Any computer with an internet browser – via Kindle Cloud Reader web app.
Can I read Kindle Unlimited ebooks on a PC computer?
Yes. You can read Kindle Unlimited ebooks on a PC computer.
In your internet browser (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, etc.), go to Kindle Cloud Reader at url address read.amazon.com and sign in with your Amazon credentials.
Can I access Kindle Unlimited from a Mac computer?
Yes. You can access and read Kindle Unlimited ebooks on your Mac computer.
In your internet browser (Safari, Chrome, Firefox, etc.), go to Kindle Cloud Reader at url address read.amazon.com and sign in with your Amazon credentials.
What is Kindle Unlimited with Narration?
Some Kindle Unlimited eligible books come together with an audiobook edition that is synced with the Kindle edition using Whispersync for Voice technology.
Kindle Unlimited with Narration means you can switch seamlessly between reading your Kindle ebook and listening to it without losing your place.
Check out the catalog of Books with Narration in Kindle Unlimited.
What happens when I cancel Kindle Unlimited subscription?
After cancellation, you will still be able to use Kindle Unlimited till the end of the current payment period.
On a first day after the termination of Kindle Unlimited, when you sync your device or app with your Kindle account, all Kindle Unlimited books (you can have up to 10) will be removed.
However, your annotations and highlights will remain in your account.
Is there Kindle Unlimited for Students?
No, currently Amazon doesn’t offer Kindle Unlimited subscription at special low fees for students.
Does Kindle Unlimited include textbooks?
Yes. Almost 40,000 Kindle textbooks are available within Kindle Unlimited. However, it’s only about 10% of over 400,000 titles from Kindle Textbooks Store.
Here you can browse the catalog of Kindle Unlimited textbooks.
Can I give Kindle Unlimited as a gift?
Yes. To do that, go to a special Kindle Unlimited Gift page. Select one of the three subscription plans. The regular prices are listed below, but sometimes you can grab the plans at reduced prices.
- 6 months – $59.94
- 12 months – $119.88
- 24 months – $239.76
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