How to set up your Amazon Kindle Fire HD

Features 12:59, 17 Dec 2012

We explain how to set up your Amazon Kindle Fire HD and how to get books, apps and music onboard

If you've just opened up your Kindle Fire HD's box, you'll need to turn it on ansd set it up before you can start using it.

Before you start, make sure you have your Amazon username and password and a Wi-Fi connection handy.

When you first turn your Kindle on, you'll be asked to select your language.

Now, choose a Wi-Fi network and enter the password if required.

You'll now need to register your Kindle Fire HD. Enter your Amazon account details, or, if you don't have an Amazon account, choose Create an account and follow the onscreen instructions.

Now, choose your timezone and confirm your account again. Tap Continue and now you'll be given the choice to set up your Facebook and/or Twitter accounts.

To do this, take a look at our guide on how to set up Facebook and Twitter on the Amazon Kindle Fire HD

Now you'll be guided through some hints and tips to get started with your Kindle HD. If you already have Kindle content linked to your device, or apps from the Amazon App Store, they will all be downloaded from the off.

All your Kindle books will appear in the carousel automatically, along with the latest apps and other downloaded content.

To delete items from the carousel, press and hold to book cover and select Remove from Carousel.

To add a book to your favourites, press and hold, then select Add to favourites. You can view all of your favourites by tapping the star icon in the bottom right of the screen.

To install any saved apps, head to Apps, then tap on the Cloud tab. Tap on any of the icons to start the app downloading onto your device.

To import your music collection, you'll have to set up Amazon Cloud Player on your tablet. Visit amazon.co.uk/cloudplayer from your computer to start importing the music from your computer into Cloud Player, which can then be streamed or downloaded onto your Kindle Fire HD.

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I picked up a Kindle Fire HD and I'm loving this thing. It was easy to understand and I love the interface. Here's the one I have on Amazon http://amzn.to/UBAU84. If you're looking for a tablet you should check it out, I think it's very underrated.

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