Amazon finally lets you display book covers on Kindle e-readers

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Until recently, if you turned off the screen on a Kindle e-reader, you would see one of two things: a random image from Amazon or an ad, depending on whether you paid the extra $ 20 for an ad-free experience. .

But now Amazon is adding an option that probably should have been there from the start: you can see the cover of the eBook you read.

The feature works with most Kindle devices released since 2014 and supports the covers of most books, magazines, or comics. But you will have to activate the option manually by visiting the Settings tab on your device, choosing Device options then slide the toggle to Show Coverage to the on position.

You will also need to turn off lock screen ads on your Kindle. If you haven’t paid for the ad-free experience in advance, you can turn off “specials” from Amazon Manage your content and devices page and pay $ 20, or buy contact customer service and paying the same fees.

Or you can just buy an e-reader from another company. Kobo, for example, has allowed users to display book covers on the lock screen for years, and Kobo eReaders also don’t display ads.

You can find more details on Amazon support page for book covers on the lock screen.

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