How to Read Nook Books On Kindle Fire

I am a Nook Color user as well as a Kindle Fire user. I have some books from my collection on one device, and some books on the other. I had to devise a way to read my purchased Barnes & Noble books on my Kindle Fire. Here’s how to install the Nook Android app on the Kindle Fire.

1. Download and install ES File Explorer from the Amazon appstore.

2. Go to your settings gear and select More > Device and set Allow Installation of Applications to On.

Kindle Fire allow install applications from unknown sources

3. Open the Kindle Fire web browser and download the Nook apk file.

4. Open ES File Explorer and navigate to the /sdcard/download folder. The bn.nook.ereader.apk file should be saved there. Tap it to open it, then follow the wizard to install it.

Nook app in ES File Explorer

5. You now should have the Nook app listed in the Apps area on your Kindle Fire. Open it and type your Barnes & Noble credentials when prompted. You’ll have access to all of your BN purchases.

Nook app running on Kindle Fire

Some users are reporting that they are using GetJar to obtain the Nook app for their Kindle Fire. I find the method above easier though.



  1. AC says

    Thank you for posting these instructions! They worked perfectly for me. So nice to have my Nook books available on my new Fire.

  2. elli says

    I successfully downloaded the app and can log in. When I try to open a book that was downloaded it say it cannot be opened at this time and try again later. Any advice?

  3. Felicia says

    Thank you so much! I can’t believe how easy this was. There were a few titles I wanted to read on B&N site that I couldn’t get on Amazon. Also, I can now put to use the B&N gift card I received at Christmas!

  4. Jaime says

    I did all of this, and yet when I open the the nook app, it will not allow me to view my files and says “this file cannot be viewed on this device”. I absolutely need this to work. Please help!

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