Amazon’s Kindle users can download the new eBook to read from the company’s Kindle Store. But now, word says that the company is rolling out an update that will prevent some Kindle users from downloading eBooks onto their Kindle e-book readers.
According to a report by Tech Radar, Amazon Kindle users who are using some older models of the device will not be able to buy or browse books directly from the Kindle Store on e-book readers. However, they will still be able to access books already downloaded from the e-book store on their Kindle e-reader. The report also states that Kindle users will not be able to download new e-books directly from the Kindle Store, but there are other ways they will be able to do so.
Kindle users can purchase books from the Kindle Store using their personal computer and then send them to their Kindle e-reader so they can read the book on the device. In addition, Kindle e-book readers can also send books to their Kindle as PDF and other files and use these formats to read eBooks on the device.
Notably, the change was first announced in May this year but is being implemented from today.
Amazon has also confirmed a support change. Page on its website. “As of August 17th, 2022, you won’t be able to browse, buy, or borrow books directly from some Kindle devices introduced 10+ years ago. You can still use these devices to read. As always As such, you will be able to browse, buy and borrow books on other supported devices or through amazon.com/ebooks,” the company wrote on its support page.
Which Amazon Kindles have been affected by this change?
The update affects only a handful of Amazon Kindle e-readers, including the second-generation Kindle International, Kindle DX International, Kindle Keyboard, the fourth-generation Kindle, and the fifth-generation Kindle. If you’re not sure whether your device will get the update, just follow these steps: From anywhere, swipe down from the top > Select All Settings > Go to Device Options > Select Device Info.
But why is this happening?
While Amazon hasn’t mentioned the reason behind the move, Good Reader says that TLS certificates may be the real reason behind this change. The older Amazon Kindle supports TLS 1.1 and TCL 1.2. However, these certificates are full of bugs. And hardware limitations prevent the company from issuing new TLS certificates to some of its older devices. Therefore, the company is prompting users to upgrade to a new device with more security by preventing users from downloading eBooks directly from the Kindle Store.
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