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Things to do on the Kindle Fire Besides Read

Updated on December 16, 2016

In the past two hours I've seen half a dozen commercials for the Kindle Fire. For those not familiar with the latest gadget from Amazon, set the "it's just another Kindle" way of thinking aside. This one has fun features that makes it seem more like the iPad's younger cousin, twice removed. Here are some of the features I'm looking forward to using!

My Top Five Favorite Kindle Fire Features

  1. NETFLIX - Still relatively new to the Netflix screen, I was excited upon learning about the option to watch movies on my family's television through the gaming console. However, as mom to two teenage boys, the gaming console gets very little free time! The Kindle Fire has a Netflix app that lets me watch movies in vivid color no matter where I am.
  2. ANGRY BIRDS - Who doesn't like Angry Birds? The mindless monotony of shooting antagonized avian creatures at egg-thieving green guys is soothing. Pull the bird back...and let him fly. Repeatedly. Everyone I know has tried Angry Birds at least once. If you haven't, I highly recommend it!
  3. PANDORA - I love music, and Pandora lets me express my interests through a unique channel that's custom tailored to my preferences. A lot of times while reading I like to have some kind of background noise -- especially music. Unlike a normal Kindle, the Fire now lets me listen to my favorites while reading at the same time.
  4. WEB BROWSING WITH ADOBE FLASH PLAYER - One of my biggest gripes about my Android phone is that it lacks Flash. The Kindle Fire totally has web browsing with Flash player! In case you couldn't tell, I'm pretty excited about this one. Flash player is required for "all the good stuff" online -- like my favorite games from Iron Realms Entertainment!
  5. EMAIL - No more trying to decipher the minuscule text on a 2" cellphone screen for me! I can't wait to check email and keep in touch with friends and family on a screen that nearly rivals my Acer netbook in size.

There are a lot more features listed on the Amazon Kindle Fire page, but these are the five I'm especially looking forward to. Who knows, I may even be able to dumb-down my smartphone to a classic flip-style model!

So, is a Kindle Fire on your Christmas list? What apps would you most look forward to if so? And if you already have one -- any advice for future users? Thanks for reading!


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    dogface23 5 years ago

    i think this is an amzing device. it is like an I-pad but better it is cheaper, has more things that you are able to do. I don't own a kindle fire but my friend has one and i can't stay away from it. It is like it is glued to my hands, i just wanna say if u get one you will have a blast! I'm in the store buying one now

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    kgirly 6 years ago

    i have the fire kindle and netflex is not very good, dont get me wrongs i cant live without it but im just saying you left out some pretty big important things and i also have the ipad and it stinks so i would much rather have the kindle and the price can not be beat! ipad is alot for just a little thing that cant do anything

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    alocsin 6 years ago from Orange County, CA

    I think I better get this device. I have an old Kindle. Voting this up and interesting.

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    suejanet 6 years ago

    So, it loos like Kindle Fire does many of the things that IPad does.