You can read Kindle books on a Mac computer by downloading the Kindle app and turning your Mac into an e-book reader. You can buy books for your Kindle app on Amazon, but not through the Kindle app.
Mac Download Buy once, read everywhere. Sign in with an Amazon account, and sync Kindle books across all your devices that have the Kindle app installed and across any Kindle device. Search inside the book to find a topic, character, or section you want to visit. Downloading it and setting it up on your PC or Mac is a pretty straightforward process. To start, download the Kindle desktop app for your operating system and install it. Once you open the Kindle app, you’ll need to sign in using your Amazon account details—type your details in, then press Sign-In to begin. Delete all your Kindle books from your Kindle library. Run your Kindle for PC/Mac, click 'Downloaded'.
Why downgrade kindle for pc/mac to older version? As amazon has released its new Kindle for PC/MAC version 1.25, its DRM scheme is much tougher than ever before. Kindle books downloaded via Kindle for PC/MAC 1.25 (or higher version) will be encrypted with the new kindle kfx DRM, namely Kindle KFX 2. Currently there is not any software around the world can remove DRM from Kindle books downloaded via Kindle for PC/MAC 1.25 or even higher version. As every software is not perfect, we believe that we can find the direct way to crack kindle new kfx DRM sooner or later. For readers who are reading this article, we have provided the temporary solution to bypass the kindle kfx 2 which is downgrading kindle for PC/Mac to older version. With this workaround, you'll download old kindle kfx format ebooks and find many tools on the market to decrypt and convert kindle books.
Notice: If you are on Mac Catalina 10.15 or Big Sur, downgrading kindle to 1.23 or older version will not work any more, but you still can remove Kindle DRM on Mac Catalina.
Method 1. Manually Downgrade Kindle for PC/MAC
Since the new kindle kfx DRM has been employed to kindle books from Kindle desktop version 1.25, we only need to downgrade Kindle App to version 1.24 or earlier. The latest kindle version before 1.25 for Kindle for PC 1.24 and kindle for Mac 1.23. In this part, I will walk you through how to downgrade Kindle for PC/Mac to older version manually.
Manually downgrade kindle for PC from 1.25 to 1.24.
1Run Kindle for PC. Go to the top menu bar, select “Tools”-->> “Options”.
2The option window will pop up. Select “Registration” at the left side and click on “Deregister”.
3In the popped up window, tick “ I understand….be removed from this device” and then click on “Deregister”.
4Uninstall Kindle for PC 1.25 and download Kindle for PC version 1.24.
5Install Kindle for PC 1.24 and then uncheck the Kindle automatically update option by clicking on 'Tools'-->>'Options'-->>'General'-->> uncheck “Automatically install updates when they are available without asking me.'
If the 'Software Update Available' notification pops up, please click on 'Skip this version' button. Then redownload the kindle books again via old kindle for PC/Mac.
The steps for downgrading Kindle for Mac is almost the same as downgrading Kindle for PC, but the older version for Kindle for Mac is 1.23. Referring detailed steps, please check how to downgrade Kindle for Mac to version 1.23.
Method 2. Automatically Downgrade Kindle for PC/Mac
If the above steps are a little bit complex for you, Epubor Ultimate can help you downgrade your Kindle for PC/Mac to older version automatically. What’s more, it can remove Kindle KFX DRM as well. Below are detailed steps.
1Download and install Epubor Ultimate.
2Run Epubor Ultimate. Click the menu button at the top left corner to display the book library of this software.
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3Click on “Kindle” tab, if you are using the Kindle for PC/MAC version higher than 1.24, there will be a notification to remind you to downgrade your Kindle version, see below picture.
Click the notification to open the window of downgrading the Kindle for PC and click on “Start” button to start the automatic downgrading process.
Once finished, the old version of kindle for PC(version1.24) will be installed successfully and restart automatically on your computer.
Just a few clicks, you can downgrade your Kindle for PC to older version. If you are using Mac, the steps are the same as on Windows, but the Kindle for Mac will be downgraded to version 1.23.
Note: If your MacOS has been updated to the MacOS10.15 Catalina, kindle for Mac 1.23 will no long work on your computer any more because it is the 32 bits application while the new MacOS 10.15 only supports 64 bits applications. But if you have a kindle e-ink device, here is the complete guide on How to Remove Kindle DRM on MacOS 10.15 Catalina.
Bonus tips--Remove kindle drm and convert kindle to any format
When the old version of Kindle desktop version has installed successfully, you can just register it and re-download your Kindle books.
Run Epubor Ultimate, then drag the Kindle books from the left bar to the right main interface, and all Kindle books will be decrypted successfully.
For converting kindle books, please choose the output format from central bottom button and click on “Convert to XX”.
Once finished, “succeeded” will appear at the end of each book title. Just click on the “Succeeded” or click on the “Output folder” at the bottom right to locate the converted files.
Since you have liberated your Kindle books, just enjoy it at any devices as you like.
These are two methods I want to share with you today for downgrading Kindle for PC/Mac. Compared with manually downgrading, automatic downgrading is much easier, especially for people who are not so good at computer operation. No matter which way you are using to downgrade Kindle application, the final goal you want to achieve is to remove Kindle DRM. Taking this into consideration, downgrading Kindle for PC/Mac automatically is your perfect choice because Epubor Ultimate cannot only help you downgrade Kindle application, but also remove Kindle DRM smoothly and easily. Why not give it a chance to help you now?
Iris Yan joined Epubor since 2017. She always wants to share everything related to ebook reading and improve your reading journey.
For those of you that use an older version of the Kindle for PC or Mac application on your computer to avoid ebooks in KFX format, Amazon has started forcing an update to the latest version even if you have automatic updates turned off.
There are a number of reports of this happening at MobileRead and it appears to affect both the PC and Mac versions of the app.
Even if you choose to ignore the update when the prompt appears, it will still update the program to version 1.30 whether you like it or not.
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Some folks have tried reverting back to an earlier version multiple times just to have the forced update take over again.
I’ve also been having the same exact problem with Amazon’s Music app for PC. I don’t like the newer version since they got rid of the mini player so I keep reverting to an older version and it keeps automatically updating to the new version.
There’s a great write-up over at MobileRead that outlines all the ways to deal with Kindle for PC/Mac when it comes to ebooks in KFX format. If you own a Kindle e-reader you can still use the download option on Amazon’s website to get non-KFX ebooks, but if you rely on the Kindle app you might encounter this forced update problem.
For those of you that are confused by all of this, it all comes down to being able to remove DRM from KFX ebooks to convert them to other formats using Calibre. Removal of KFX DRM isn’t yet possible with newer versions of Kindle for PC. The last version to support it was 1.26. Some use version 1.17 to avoid KFX ebooks altogether but now that Amazon is forcing this update it’s going to cause issues for those that still use older versions of Kindle for PC/Mac.
If anyone has a solution on how to keep the Kindle for PC/Mac app from updating, please share.
Update: Here’s a post at MobileRead describing a way to stop the update from downloading by creating a file with the same name. This works with Kindle for PC. For Macs, see Ingo’s comment below.