How to make Amazon Alexa read Kindle Books

September 9, 2020

As an accessibility feature, you can make Alexa read Kindle books. The app picks up right where you left off in a book, thanks to Amazon's Whispersync technology! However, unlike Amazon's Audible, this in-book navigation service is a bit limited as you cannot specify which chapter to read or move to. Still, if you want Alexa to read your books from the library, go through the description below! The best part is, you don’t have to pay a dime for this content consumption service.

Alexa Read Kindle Books

Make Amazon Alexa read Kindle books on iPhone

The Amazon Alexa app supports building different types of skills. One such skill that can be added as a core skill for content consumption is to make Alexa read Kindle books on your iOS device. Here’s how it’s done!

  1. Launch the Alexa app.
  2. Tap the Play button.
  3. Select Recently played list.
  4. Tap the Kindle edition of the book.
  5. Choose Play on This device.
  6. Allow the audio play will start.

Can Alexa read Kindle books out loud?

Yes! just run down through these steps to enable Alexa to read your books.

Launch the Alexa app on your Smartphone.

Play Button
Play Button

Tap the Play button located at the bottom of the app screen and visible in the center.

Recently Played List
Recently Played List

Choose a recently played list.

Play Button
Play Button

Select the Kindle edition of the book you would like to play by tapping Play On This Device.

Alexa Read Kindle Books
Alexa Read Kindle Books

The app should start reading out the book to you.


Eligible Alexa Kindle books list

  • Books purchased via Kindle Store
  • Titles borrowed from Kindle Owners' Lending Library
  • Editions borrowed from Kindle Unlimited or Prime Reading
  • Books shared with you in your Family Library

Can you read kindle books on Echo show?

Yes, you can enable and control Alexa's reading with common voice cues on Amazon Echo Show for Kindle books that support Text-to-Speech technology. However, it can't display the pages and will only read from the books.


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