Get Libby on your Kindle Fire
UPDATE – OCTOBER 2020: Unfortunately, we have not been successful loading this third-party Libby app during the past month. The incompatibility error may be due to Amazon’s updated operating system on Kindles. We will keep trying. Meanwhile, the OverDrive app can still be used to borrow ePub books, though that app is supposed to be sunsetted by the end of the year.
Amazon does not currently offer the Libby app by OverDrive through the Amazon AppStore. Since Libby is the preferred reading app for everyone I’ve worked with, this has been a big disappointment to Kindle Fire lovers. However, there is at least one way to install Libby from a website download. Here’s what I found.
If you are reading this from a computer, I recommend that you switch to your Kindle’s Silk browser so you can click the links included here and get Libby installed right away.
First, though, make sure that you allow your Kindle to install apps from unknown sources before you get started, as this will save a bit of hassle. You’ll find this under Settings and Applications.
Once you’ve done allowed apps from unknown (third-party) sources, check out this website’s blog post: https://goodereader.com/blog/e-book-news/how-to-install-overdrive-libby-on-the-amazon-fire. Scroll down for a (fast!) walk-through of how to find and install the Libby app from GoodEReader’s app store at https://apps.goodereader.com/.
Get Libby and get reading! – Lisa Dains, Digital Expert