No more Kindle for PC on Windows 7, as Amazon stops support

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  • Amazon has announced that it will end support for the Windows 7 based version of Kindle PC.
  • If you already have the app installed on your Windows 7 device, it will no longer receive updates.
  • Many think that this change is happening due to the upcoming release of Windows 11 and Amazon's desire to modernize its software.
  • There are rumors that the company will cease to provide support even for Windows 8 in the near future.
Kindle Windows 7

If you consider yourself a die-hard book fan and your favorite thing is reading, you might want to sit down for this.

We all know how popular Kindle is and how easy it makes for people to access books online, the wide range it offers, and also the fact that it’s available as an app for PCs, not only as a stand-alone device.

However, users that haven’t quite gotten around to upgrading their operating systems will no longer be able to use the PC app.

No more Kindle support for Windows 7

Lately, Amazon has announced that the company has decided to drop support for Windows 7 on their popular Kindle PC app.

If by any chance you are still running the outdated operating system at home, or at work, you will no longer be able to download the software.

However, if you already have Kindle for PC installed on your Windows 7 device, the software won’t receive any updates in the future.

Note that it is only a matter of time before the platform is totally shut down, automatically meaning that you will longer be able to buy or read ebooks.

As you might already know, Kindle for PC is officially supported for Windows 10, 8.1, or 8. It is also believed that Amazon will continue this crusade by dropping support for Windows 8 sometime next year.

Many think that this change is mainly happening because Windows 11 is now in the picture and the fact that users will be able to use the main Kindle app for Android, which is more feature-rich than Kindle for PC.

The crude and sad reality for Windows 7 users is that, in the near future, the great majority of people will most likely use the Kindle app on their Windows 11 computer, tablet, or slate.

On what OS are you currently using the Kindle PC app? Let us know in the comments section below.

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