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Old 04-19-2021, 01:11 AM   #1
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Now Kindle can set current ebook cover as lockscreen

Did I miss it or was there really no thread about this yet? I'm surprised as it's a feature that seems to be one of the most requested.

From SlashGear (and other sites): Now your Amazon Kindle can set your current ebook cover as lockscreen art

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Once it’s installed, you’ll find a new option in the Kindle settings, “Show Cover” – toggle that on, and you’ll get the book art.
It only works on ad free Kindles.

edit: just saw the other thread.

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Old 04-19-2021, 01:20 AM   #2
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Did I miss it .

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Old 04-19-2021, 12:13 PM   #3
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Any idea if this has started rolling out in U.S. yet? Last I read was that it was only available in India.
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Old 04-19-2021, 12:17 PM   #4
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Any idea if this has started rolling out in U.S. yet? Last I read was that it was only available in India.
Never mind! I just did a sync and restart and now I'm seeing the option in Settings --> Device Options on my Kindle Voyage.
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Old 04-19-2021, 09:11 PM   #5
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Did I miss it or was there really no thread about this yet? I'm surprised as it's a feature that seems to be one of the most requested.
I saw talk about it in India, but I didn't have a clue it was available on my Voyage (after a restart and sync).

This is so "unKindle" that's it's kind of creepy. I'm turning this off before the world order completely collapses. It's either that or setting the Voyage down... and backing away from it... very, very slowly.

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This is so "unKindle" that's it's kind of creepy
You got Kobo on my Kindle!
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Still waiting on update - Voyage in Canada. Anyone else?

Multiple reboots, syncs and wifi toggles. I even manually applied the firmware. no dice.
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Multiple reboots, syncs and wifi toggles. I even manually applied the firmware. no dice.
Be patient. A recent survey on Reddit showed more people without the new lock screen than have it.
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If you have a "special offer" Kindle, you don't get this option. I'm sure not paying $20 to be able to use it.
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If you have a "special offer" Kindle, you don't get this option. I'm sure not paying $20 to be able to use it.
If you are referring to doodlydood's post, Amazon Canada does not sell "ad-supported" devices.

OTOH, I haven't seen hide nor hair of the series or cover items. Last weekend for the heck of it, I synced and restarted a PW4 5 times before getting bored with watching the restarting screen for nothing.
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If you have a "special offer" Kindle, you don't get this option. I'm sure not paying $20 to be able to use it.
Those 'special offers' are a big part of why I don't buy a Kindle. They try to spin it like they are saving the customer money. But I can buy a comparable Kobo or Nook for the same price (or less!) and have no ads at all. Trying to pretend that one of the most successful companies in the world can't sell a device at similar cost to their competitors without serving ads just doesn't pass the smell test.
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Those 'special offers' are a big part of why I don't buy a Kindle. They try to spin it like they are saving the customer money. But I can buy a comparable Kobo or Nook for the same price (or less!) and have no ads at all. Trying to pretend that one of the most successful companies in the world can't sell a device at similar cost to their competitors without serving ads just doesn't pass the smell test.
FWIW, they don't call it "special offers" anymore. They now call it "Ad supported".
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A skunk by any other name would still stink. Apologies to the bard.
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In the very beginning it was occassional special offers like $3 off an ebook or something. Then it turned to just ads....
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Those 'special offers' are a big part of why I don't buy a Kindle. They try to spin it like they are saving the customer money. But I can buy a comparable Kobo or Nook for the same price (or less!) and have no ads at all. Trying to pretend that one of the most successful companies in the world can't sell a device at similar cost to their competitors without serving ads just doesn't pass the smell test.
When Amazon first started with the Special Offers, they were a good deal. There were many specials offered, like buying a gift card and getting $10 extra, etc.

I don't know when they were changed to just ads, I've been ignoring them for a long time. I hardly see the sleep screen, so I really don't care what shows up there. We have 3 Kindles in the house, no way I'm paying to opt out.

My first Kindle had the dead authors as sleep screens, when the Emily Dickinson one showed up, I would wake the Kindle and put it to sleep again so she didn't stay on the screen. She looked like Skeletor, and was very creepy.
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