Amazon recently released the new update for the Kindle fire to version 6.3.1. The new update will allow users to get additional parental controls that let users protect purchases with a password, disable access to content libraries, and block access to the web browsing, as well as access to some neat sharing features and more practical movie rental times. And for those Kindle Fire users who aren’t sure which version you’re running, Amazon has a way to check. All users have to do is tap the Quick Settings icon on their Kindle, tap “More,” and then tap “Device.” If the system version is “Current version: 6.3.1.” then the latest software has been loaded.
The new update allows Kindle Fire users to share passages from their favorite books by highlighting text and posting it to a social network. It also has updated the movie rental period from when you began watching the film, not when you downloaded it. Here is a closer look at some of the other new features that come with the latest update.
Book Extras: This feature makes it easy to see supplemental material about the book you are reading, without leaving the book. Users can view descriptions of characters, a glossary of common terms used in the book, information on the authors and common locations referenced in the book.
Archive of Personal Documents: Your personal documents are now stored in the Amazon Cloud and available for redownload at any time from the Docs content library on your Kindle Fire.
Print Replica Textbooks: Students can buy thousands of print replica textbooks to read on their Kindle Fire and save up to 60% off the list price. Print replica textbooks maintain the rich formatting, color and layout of the print editions, with features including notes, and highlights, zoom and pan, linked table of contents, and real page numbers.
Reading View for Amazon Silk: The content that you’re interested in is elevated about the clutter in a reading optimized, single screen view. The full page is still available in the background, allowing users to easily toggle back to a traditional view to see other interesting features on the page.