Thursday, August 2, 2012

TIP #43: Reading nook books on your Kindle Fire

TIP TIME!! Reading nook books on your KINDLE FIRE!
Yup. You can get the nook app for android & read your nook books on the Fire. Though Amazon pretty much price match all nook books in price and quantity, lots of people want this flexibility.

This info is copied from cnet and requires getting the app from GetJar (nope, amazon will not have this in the appstore anytime soon, I am sure)

Step 1: Go to the Kindle Fire's settings (upper-right) and tap "More," then "Device." Turn "Allow Installation of Applications" to "on." You'll get a warning -just tap "OK."

Step 2: Launch your Fire's browser and head to GetJar is one of the best places to get third-party Android apps. At the top of the page, search for "GetJar." When you find it, tap Download.
Note: if you have difficulty, check that you are in mobile mode on your Fire; go to Menu > More Settings, scroll to Optimize and check "Optimize for mobile"

Step 3: When the download completes, tap the file in the downloads list (which you can access by swiping down your Kindle's top bar), and select "Install."

Step 4: Once GetJar installs, find it in your Fire's app library, open it, and search for "Nook". Tap "Download," review the app's permissions, and tap "Install." The Nook app will show up in your Kindle Fire's library.

Head back to the GetJar app anytime you want to download other third-party apps like Google Maps, Dropbox, or a different browser like Dolphin HD. None of these apps is available in Amazon's Appstore, but you can download them from GetJar.

Learn more about Kindle Fire at:
And you can enter our contest to win one at the Giveaway tab!