October 7, 2011
Amazon Allows Ad-Free Upgrade On New Kindle
Amazon has a large base of satisfied users with the newest e-book reader models of Kindle. However some people are becoming annoyed with its lowest-priced models that serve up ads in the form of full-page screen savers and small ads on the home screen, Digital Times is reporting. Ads are not seen when reading books themselves.
The Kindle maker has, however, introduced an option to allow Kindle owners to remove the advertisements by paying an additional $30 fee directly to Amazon, the same price between the ad-supported model and regular models, CNET reports. The unsubscribe feature is not however available for owners of the Kindle 3, which has changed its name to Kindle Keyboard.
This is some good news for those considering buying one of the new “subsidized” Kindles with special offers but worry the ads might be too irritating. This also allows users that receive an ad-supported Kindle as a gift to ditch the advertisements if they desire.
If you have the new Kindle and you want to get rid of the offers, go to the Manage Your Devices page and use the edit option on your device. When the dialog box opens, simply hit the orange unsubscribe button, International Business Times reports.
On the Net: