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Can I use a Kindle to read books downloaded from Axis360?

Last Updated: Jan 18, 2013  |  1387 Views
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Yes, if it is a Kindle Fire (non HD). Basic Black&White Kindle readers will not work with Axis360.

Below are directions for loading the Blio app onto your Kindle Fire. Besides logging into with your library card number and four digit PIN, you will need to create a free Blio account as well.

 

LOADING BLIO ON THE KINDLE FIRE (non HD)

 

To start the process, please make sure you are on the home screen.  The home button is the option in the lower left that looks like a house.  In the upper right of the screen, you will see the settings icon.  It looks like a star burst or circular gear.  Touch this icon.

                  

Select the option that says “More.”

In the next screen, you should see a list of options.  Select the option for “Device.”  Please note that you may need to scroll the screen up to find it.

In the next screen, select “on” for the option to “Allow Installation of Applications for Unknown Sources.”

Please remember to set this option back to “off” when finished.

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Next it is time to download the app.  Go back to the Fire’s home screen.   Click on the tab at the top right for “web.”

Type in the following URL: http://bits.blioreader.com/update

When the page loads you will see several file options to click on.   Choose the link named KNFB Blio 3.0.1 PROD.apk. (The link for 2.5.1 is a previous version.)

After you do this, you should see a number in the upper left of the kindle fire.  Touch this area.

After touching that area, you should see KNFB Blio 3.0.1 PROD.apk downloading.

Once the orange bar finishes going to the right, the download will be complete.  Touch where is says “KNFB Blio 3.0.1 PROD.apk Download Complete.”

The next screen will list the permissions the app requires. Click on the word “Install” in the grey area under the permissions.

You should then see a line that says “Installing.”

After it finishes it will say “Install Complete.”  Click “Done” at the bottom of the screen.

Press the home button on the Fire to go back to the home screen.   You should see the icon for Blio in your carousel at the top.  Touching this icon will start up the app.  Or you may select the Apps option at the top of the Fire screen and you will see Blio available.

Launch Blio app.

Log in with your Blio ID.

Blio will synch with your Book Shelf and bring in purchased titles and borrowed items from Axis 360.

 

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