Older Kindle users are in trouble, no more support for older Kindle

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Older Kindle customers will be unable to view and purchase new books on Amazon‘s older e-readers. The new regulations will take effect on August 17th.

The rule applies to users of the Kindle (2nd Generation) International, Kindle DX International, Kindle Keyboard, Kindle (4th Generation), and Kindle DX International (5th Generation).

Users were notified of the new development by an email sent to their email address. Amazon offers a discount to users who switch from an older Kindle to a new Kindle device.

Amazon is restricting access to older Kindle e-readers owing to a Transport Layer Security (TLS) incompatibility, according to Good e-reader. Older e-readers will no longer handle the newer TLS versions due to hardware constraints.


If you’re an owner of older Kindle devices (above mentioned), then you will see an email like this in your registered email:

“Thank you for continuing to use one of our earliest Kindle devices. While you can continue reading on your device, as of August 17, 2022, store functionality will no longer be available. This change only affects certain devices introduced 10+ years ago. As of August 17, you’ll no longer be able to browse, buy, or borrow books directly from these Kindle devices. As always, you’ll be able to browse, buy, and borrow books on other supported devices or through amazon.com/ebooks.”

Now that Amazon’s Android app no longer supports the purchase of Kindle books, it’s time to find a new way to spend your money. The only way to purchase Kindle books is through Amazon.com’s Kindle E-Readers and eBooks section on your computer or laptop’s browser.

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