How Do I Listen to Books on My Android Kindle App?

Android, Android Apps

Are you an avid reader who loves to listen to books? Good news!

You can easily listen to books on your Android Kindle app. Whether you’re on a long commute, doing chores, or simply want to relax, listening to books can be a convenient and enjoyable way to dive into your favorite stories. In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through the steps of how to listen to books on your Android Kindle app.

Step 1: Update Your Kindle App

To ensure that you have access to all the latest features and improvements, make sure your Kindle app is up to date. Open the Google Play Store on your Android device and search for “Kindle”. If an update is available, tap on the “Update” button.

Step 2: Sign in to Your Amazon Account

If you haven’t already, launch the Kindle app on your Android device and sign in with your Amazon account credentials. If you don’t have an Amazon account, you can create one for free at

Step 3: Access Your Library

Once signed in, tap on the “Library” tab at the bottom of the screen. This will take you to your personal library where all your purchased or borrowed books are stored.

Step 4: Choose a Book

Browse through your library and select the book that you want to listen to. Tap on the cover or title of the book to open it.


If you don’t have any books in your library yet, head over to the Kindle Store within the app or visit from a web browser on your computer or mobile device. Browse through millions of titles and choose a book that catches your interest. Once purchased, the book will automatically appear in your Kindle library.

Step 5: Enable Text-to-Speech

Now that you have opened the book, tap on the screen to reveal the reading toolbar at the top. Look for the “Text-to-Speech” button, which is represented by an icon of a person speaking. Tap on this button to enable text-to-speech functionality.


If you can’t find the “Text-to-Speech” button, it’s possible that the specific book you selected doesn’t support this feature. Not all books have text-to-speech enabled by default.

Step 6: Adjust Playback Settings

After enabling text-to-speech, you can adjust various playback settings to personalize your listening experience. Tap on the “Settings” icon next to the “Text-to-Speech” button to access these options.

  • Voice: Choose between different available voices for narration.
  • Speed: Increase or decrease the speed of narration according to your preference.
  • Tone: Adjust the tone of narration (if available) for a more immersive experience.


The available settings may vary depending on your device and Kindle app version.

Step 7: Start Listening!

You’re all set! Press the play button on the reading toolbar to start listening to your selected book.

The narration will begin from where you left off or from the beginning if it’s your first time opening the book. You can pause or resume playback using the same play button.


If you prefer, you can connect your headphones or Bluetooth speakers for a more private or immersive listening experience.

Listening to books on your Android Kindle app is a fantastic way to enjoy literature on the go. Whether you’re multitasking or simply want to give your eyes a break, the text-to-speech feature provides a seamless and enjoyable listening experience. So grab your Android device, open the Kindle app, and dive into a world of stories!