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How to Use Plex Media Server?

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Won't it be good if one can access their media files on all of their devices without the hassle of storing them into each of their devices? This is precisely where Plex media server comes to the rescue. In this article, we will not only tell you how to use Plex media server but also how to set up Plex correctly?

So, without any further delay, let's get started with How to use plex media server?

What is Plex media server?

If ever you have landed on this article without being aware of what Plex media server is? Then you must read this section.
In most simple words, Plex server lives by a tagline “Your media on all your devices”. You make a central server, add your files to it and now you can access it from all other devices as well. As simple as that.

How to use Plex media server?

Step #1: In this very first step, you are first required to download, install and configure Plex media server for windows. For this, you are required to go to this link: https://www.plex.tv/downloads/. This will take you to a web page where you will have to find the download button.

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Once you have clicked on that download button, then you will now have to choose the platform for which you want to setup the Plex server. For the illustration purposes, we will install the Plex server on a Windows machine.

After choosing the platform, you will now, finally download the Plex server onto your server. For that, you will have to click on the Download button as shown.

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Now, once the Plex Media Server application is downloaded on your system, so, you are required to install the same. For that, you need to click on the installer and follow the onscreen instructions to install the application.
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Now, the processing might take some time. So, wait for it to process.

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The prompt will now ask you to restart your machine. So, you are required to do that.

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Step #2: Now, after the system restart, you will see a window on your web browser automatically. Just in case, it that doesn't happen then you can enter the following address in your web browser: http://127.0.0.1:32400/web/index.html.

On that Plex media server control panel, you will have to agree to their terms and conditions to proceed further. Just click on the “Agree” button.

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Step #3: After successfully completing step #2, you are now required to sign in or sign up for the Plex media server account. As you are installing it for the very first time, then you will have to create an account first. So, for that make a click on “Sign up”.

 

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After clicking on the sign-up option, you are required to enter the following points.

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After hitting the signup button, the subsequent window will setup your server. This might take some time. Once the server is found, then you will be asked to enter the Server name. By default, it will be your system name.

Additionally, if you want to access your media file outside your home, then you can also do that in this step.

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Step #4: Now, after the previous step, you would see a window where you will have to add your library. Just add those libraries which you want to access from multiple devices. Once you are done then, you need to click on “next”.

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Step #5: Now, to finalize the installation process, you are required to get the Plex application on all of those devices from where you want to access the media files. For that, you need to click on “Get Plex Apps”.

Once you are done with all these, then you are now required to click on “Done” button.

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This way, the plex server with your libraries will be installed on your system. Now, we will show you how you can use that.

First of all, for that kindly install the Plex application on that particular device on which you want to access the media files. Say, you want to use plex server with your Android smartphone. For that, you will have to navigate to the play store and install the Plex application on your device. As simple as that.

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Now, you need to follow the following steps:

Step #1: By now, we assume that Plex application has been installed on your device. So, now you need to open the application. For the very first time, you will see the sign in or sign up page. Since you have already signed up for the Plex media server then you now only need to sign in with the corresponding credentials.

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Step #2: Once you have signed in then now you will see your local dashboard with some intro window popping up. You can skip that or go through that if you want to get acquainted with the application. Now, you need to navigate to the section positioned at the top ribbon where the name of your device is showing up.

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Just click on that and a location menu will appear. Now, what to do next? For that, you will have to look out for our next step.

Step #3: Now, select the device which is the central server. In this case, “Shubham-PC” is the central server. So, we are selecting that.

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Step #4: Now, once you have access to the central server, you would see all the media files onto your application as shown.

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Now, all that you require doing is to tap on the media file which you want to see, and you are done with it.

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So, this was all about “How to use plex?“. So, by far we hope that you found this article helpful.

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How to Find Someone On Facebook Without Logging In

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With more than 1.5 billion users, Facebook has been something beyond a mere social media website. You have to be very lucky to find a friend who doesn’t use Facebook. This popularity has been helping people for a while now.

Many children have got their parents back only through Facebook. And, today I am here to share helpful info with you that’s how to find someone on Facebook without logging in.

You may think that it’s not possible. But you are wrong! To find someone, you don’t have to be online.

How to Find Someone On Facebook Without Logging In

I am going to share five different methods on Facebook search for people without logging in. Don’t think these processes need geeky people to get it done. You can do it without any help from others within a few minutes.

Are you ready to know how to find someone on Facebook without logging in? Here we go.

Method 1. Search on Google

Google is everyone’s go- to- place when we have to search for something. That’s why I am starting with this method. You can quickly find public profiles on Google with a specific search operator.

If you are a blogger, you may probably know that there are several search operators available for Google to make every search query satisfying. Follow the steps given below to find anyone on Facebook.

Step 1: Go to google.com and click on the searching text field to enter text.

Step 2: Type “sitename:facebook first name last name” without quotes. Replace the first name and last name with the complete name of the person you want to search for.

Step 3: Press Enter or click the Google search button. You can see the search results and obviously you will get what you are looking for, as the first result.

Check the image given below to have an idea. I have searched for Kulwant Nagi, and I got his Facebook profile without any worry.

Method 2: Use People Search from Facebook

The best idea to find someone on Facebook is to use Facebook itself. Fortunately, Facebook has been providing a People Search service for a while now. You can use this service to find anyone.

Follow the steps given below to find people on Facebook right away.

Step 1: Go to Facebook People Search by clicking here. You can see a text field to enter the name and some alphabets beneath it.

Step 2: Alphabets can be used to find popular profiles as you can’t find an ordinary person using them.

Step 3: Type the name of that person ( the one you are looking for) into the field given. Then, click the search button right next to the field. Or else, you can press Enter key.

Step 4: You can see a page up to 10 people matching the name you have inserted. If you don’t see the exact person you want, try the process after adding the city, educational qualification or any detail you know about him/ her. It will increase the process of ending up in right result.

Hurray! That’s all.

Method 3: Use Social Searcher

Some people don’t like using Facebook. So they choose to stick with other social networks only. In such occasion, searching only on Facebook doesn’t help. So, you have to search on every network altogether.

Social Searcher is the solution here. You can search for almost every popular network.

Step 1: Go to social- searcher.com. It’s the tool to find social profiles.

Step 2: You will be provided with a text field. To find a social profile, you don’t have to log in or provide access to of your social media accounts.

Step 3: Insert the name of a person or brand you want to find the social media profile or page. Then, press Enter.

That’s all. You will find profiles from at least ten social media accounts.

Method 4: Use Facebook Directory

Sometimes, you may have to look for pages, topics or places. Facebook provides another tool for this. It’s Facebook directory.

Click here to visit Facebook directory. There, you can see a search field. There, you can see three tabs including people, pages and places. Click on the one you want to search.

Then, type the name and press Enter. That’s all. Unlike Facebook people search, you will see pages, people or places with matching names.

But you can’t find every profile using this option. Why because it is possible to prevent Facebook bots from fetching a profile with a simple privacy tweak on the account settings.

Method 5: Use a Browser Extension

I have already given you four methods that help you find anyone on Facebook even without logging in. I hope you make use of it easily. If you find none of them is convenient for you, you can use this method.

Here, I am going to introduce a browser extension to you using which you can find anyone on Facebook. As Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox are the two popular browsers, I have chosen one that’s available for both of them.

Use the links given below to download the browser extension. (I have specified Chrome and Firefox extensions).

Chrome Link

Firefox Link

After the download, you can see that the extension gets added to the browser. Use the icon on the toolbar to find anyone on Facebook.

That’s all. You have got five easy methods for finding someone on Facebook without logging in.

Wrapping Up

I have given you five methods. I hope each of them is very easy for you to get done.

If you like to go with Facebook’s tools for this purpose, you have to log in. But all of the basic details can be seen as a guest.

All of the services I have given here use Facebook’s API. So, you can see only that info that is set public.

I think everything is clear now. If you still have any doubt, feel free to ask via the comment form down below.

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How to Speed Up Windows 7 Performance

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No matter how fast your new computers might be, they all seem to get slower over time. Because there is a new kind of excitement to play with a new computer and to install lots of software on it.

The first program which we install on our new computers is anti-spyware and antivirus tools, to stay from viruses. I know, it's an essential program but what we actually do, we install more than one antivirus program.

Next, we download lots of unrecognized junk software from the internet. Obviously, your new computers gradually decrease the performance and one day when you are trying to open a program or file then it takes more time to open up.

So, Whatever the cause, there are lots of ways to speed up Windows 7 performance and make your PC work better without upgrading your hardware. Here are something that will help you in installing Windows 7 custom themes.

Tips to Speed Up Windows 7 Performance

Turn Transparency Off

The glass transparency uses more resources of a PC from the Aero feature, you can disable by following simple steps.

Step 1: Go to personalize. (Right Click on desktop > Personalize)

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Step 2: Click on the Window Color icon at the bottom of window.

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Step 3: Uncheck the box to disable transparency.

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Step 4: Click on save changes.

This will save some resources from being utilized and Speed Up Windows 7 Performance.

Turn on only required Visual Effects

You have to turn on only those visual effects that are essential and required by you. You can optimize how menus and windows appear by following simple steps.

Step 1: Open My Computer > Click on System Properties >Click on Advanced system settings (left hand side).

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Step 2: A small window will open up and from there go to the advanced tab and click on settings (performance).

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Step 3: Now here you can go for any of one option.

Option 1: Click on checkboxes as shown in the image below.

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Option 2: Select (dot) “Let Windows choose what's best for my computer

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Step 4: Click on Apply.

Enable Writing Cache for Storage Devices

This option will tweak your storage devices such as internal disks or removal drive to give the highest possible performance, to enable just you need to follow the below simple steps.

Step 1: Open Device Manager (Right Click on icon My Computer > Click on Manage)

Step 2: In Device Manager, click on disk drives to expand the attached drives to your computer. Here I have two drives, one is the internal hard disk and second is pendrive.

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Step 3: Firstly, double-click on internal hard disk > Click on Policies tab > Check Enable writing cache on the device > Click Ok

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Step 4: Now, click on another drive (pendrive) > Click on Policies tab > Select (dot) Better Performance > Click Ok

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This will surely optimize the usage of cache memory and Speed Up Windows 7 Performance.

Turn off unnecessary Windows Features

Windows 7 comes with lots of features and we all know that we are not using all the features of it so it also allows us to turn on or off Windows features as per our requirement. That will also speed up the startup process for windows 7. For that,  just follow the below simple steps.

Step 1: Open the Start Menu, type Windows Features in the search box, and press Enter.

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Step 2: Open up “Turn Windows Features On or Off” icon. In that, if you want to turn on any features then tick the check box otherwise untick the check box to disable the features.

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Step 3: After turning on or off, you will have to restart your PC. That's it.

Helps in reducing unnecessary usage of CPU and Speed Up Windows 7 Performance.

Disable GUI Boot

Disabling GUI boot literally reduces the startup time of Windows 7. Follow the simple steps to Increase Startup Speed Windows 7.

Step 1: Open Command Prompt (Win Key + R) > type “msconfig” > Enter.

Step 2: Click on the boot tab > Select your OS (Ex: I nave Windows 7). Then, below you will see many options from that check the box of “No GUI boot” and “Make all boot settings permanent” > Click Ok. I will ask for confirmation click yes and restart.

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So, all these are the important tips to Speed Up Windows 7 Performance. If you have any problem or query regarding this then you can surely put your comments below and we will connect with you as soon as possible! Happy Tweaking 😀

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How To Block Sites on Chrome?

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When it comes to surfing the internet, the first browser which strikes through our brain is Google chrome and we have countless reasons for liking chrome. It is really easy to navigate, clean and elegant, fast, its offers a huge number of plugins and extensions and many other. One of such features is the ease to block a website.

Do you know how to block sites on chrome?

Chrome block website feature comes inbuilt and there are several other add-ons which allow us to block websites chrome. We can do it very easily.

In this tutorial, we will be teaching you multiple ways on how to block websites on chrome.

Although, the internet is a great medium to get connected to the world and access tons of information. But unfortunately, there are several unappropriated websites and contents as well, which we don't want our children or sensitive persons to get access to and the only way we left around is to block such websites.

You can block a website on google chrome if and only if you know how to block a website. Your visit on this page confirms the fact that you need to learn the ways to block a website on chrome. So, without getting fuzzy, let's head over to the guide!

How To Block Sites On Chrome:

There are multiple ways you can block a website on chrome. The first method by using chrome built-in feature and the other method is by using several website blocking extensions.

We will cover here both the methods.

Method 1. Using google chrome built-in feature:

To block a website using a google chrome built-in feature, you need to create a separate account with limited user authority. For this launch google chrome browser and click the three line on the top right corner and go to Settings. Now click on Add person under People.

In the Add person pop-up window, Name the person whatever you like to, Check the option “Control and view the websites this person visits” and click Add. The account to be supervised will be created immediately and you can have access to it by signing in to your google account

To block a website, log in to your google account by entering the credentials. After that, go to Manage> Permissions. Now do the needful changes there i.e entering the website URL you want to block and apply the changes.

You will get to know all the settings once you visit supervised user dashboard! Now let your child access this account with limited access to the website and keep them secure from inappropriate contents.

Method 2. Using Extensions:

If you want an easier way to blocking a website and creating a supervised account doesn't seem a good choice to you, then use the below-mentioned steps and get your job done faster than ever.

This method will show you how can we block a website on chrome using different extensions.

#Site Block:

SiteBlock is one the best extensions for blocking a website. Blocking a website via site block is extremely easy. You can block a website and show a static page or can redirect it to another website you want.

You can set one redirect website for all the blocked websites or separate website for individual pages. This way you can not only block a website but can have a full control over what website should your children visit and what not by redirecting them to some relevant page.

To block a website on chrome using this extension, Open chrome browser and go to Settings> More Tools> Extensions Or simply go to this URL chrome://extensions

On the extensions page, scroll down and click “Get more extensions” link. Now search Site Block there and install it on your chrome browser. Once the extension is installed, just visit the website you want to block, right-click anywhere on the page and go to Block Site and select Add Current Site to Blacklist.

You can even directly block a website from the app itself without even visiting the website. Moreover, this extension lets you set the time intervals and days on which you want to block this website for.

Another great feature offered by ‘Site Block' extension is password protection. One of the basic reasons for blocking a website is to protect children from accessing adult and inappropriate websites. When you install this extension or any other extension for blocking a website, chances are for this extension to get uninstalled by your children or any other member of your family.

Hence, password protection is a feature which comes out really handy. You can easily password protect this extension and can have more control over the websites and the extension.

#StayFocusd:

Another extension for blocking a website is Stay focused. It is one of the great alternatives for Site Block and helps you block a website in extremely easy steps. I won't teach you how to use this extension because once you'll install it on your chrome browser, you won't need anyone's help to deal with it.

#Nanny:

Nanny is an advanced extension for chrome users which lets you keep track of the hours you spent on a particular website. Also, it blocks a particular web site after the time duration you have set on this extension.

It cares for you as a nanny and keeps you focused while working. Because we all want to concentrate more on work but not on social websites like facebook and twitter. But unknowingly we do just opposite of it and spend hours unaware of the time wastage.

This extension not only helps you but you can also keep track of your child's activity.

These are just three extensions I mentioned. There are many other dedicated google chrome extensions which offered the same service of blocking a website.

Just remember, learning how to block sites on chrome is really important. If you don't use this feature now, probably you'll need it in the future. Because the Internet is surely a blessing to humans but at the same time, it is highly risky for children and sensitive people. It's full of inappropriate contents which should not be accessed by delicate souls.

So with this, I'm wrapping of this tutorial, you can leave your comments below in the case of any doubt.

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How to Manage Optional Features in Windows 10?

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There are plethora of optional windows features which we can make use of. Like for instance, if you need to record your gameplay video then you need not to install any third party software. All you have to do is to enable the Game DVR feature and use it.

So, if you want to know how to manage optional features in Windows 10 then you are at the right place. This article will make you aware of the prerequisites for the same.

So, let;s start the process:

How to Manage Optional Features in Windows 10?

So, do you ever wanted to know that what are these optional features in Windows 10 are meant for? What are it's basic functionality? So, in order to get the answer for this quest, you need to read the following text.

So, you know that there are n number of optional features which are available in Windows 10. So, basically many of these are meant for business or enterprise networks while some of them can be used by any user.

To make you aware of this fact that each and every feature takes up some space in your system and you have the privilege to turn them on or off. Also, it is not like that you should install every other feature that is available as this might make your system vulnerable to any mishappenings.

The availability of the features entirely depends upon the version of the Windows you are using. Like if you are using Windows 10 Enterprise version then you will have access to much more features as compared to the Windows 10 Home Edition.

So, here we are with some of the common features along with their respective works:

Internet Explorer 11: Despite the fact that with the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft has introduced a brand new browser called “Microsoft Edge” but it has continued the Internet Explorer 11 version along with. So, it is available as the optional feature in Windows 10. You can turn it on or off anytime you want.

Internet Information Services: It is useful for managing a server as it provides tools for the same along with Microsoft IIS web and FTP servers.

Isolated User Mode: This mode allows any application to run in a secluded, dedicated space if ever it is programmed to do the mentioned.

Media Features: These features include Windows media player and you can enable or disable it any time.

Microsft Print to PDF: This is quite a useful tool. You can print a document to PDF by using this feature. Like all other features, you can disable and enable it.

Game DVR: All the game enthusiasts, this fetaure might be of some use for you. This can be a great feature for those who make Gameplay videos. This feature allows you to record your game play. Also, you can make use of this feature not just to record games but also to record anything else on your system. So, this is indeed a great feature.

Hyper- V: Do you run a virtual machine over your Windows System? If yes, then this feature might be of some use for you. Hyper-V helps you in managing, creating and using virtual machines.

Embedded Shell Launcher: Want to replace the Explore.exe shell with a custom shell. FOr doing that, you require the Embedded shell launcher. This might come handy for the tech savvy folks out there.

Along with these there are plethore of other features like .Net Framework 3.5, DIrectPlay, MSMO server and many more.

So, let's see how to manage Windows 10 optional features: 

Step #1: In this very first step, you are required to go to the settings option. For this, you will have to go to start menu and then click on the settings option. This will launch the settings window for you.

If you have done this then you are good to go to the next steps.

Step #2: Once you are at the settings window, then you are now required to click on the “System” option which is usually the very first option. This will take you to another window.

Now, to know what to do next you will have to read further.

Step #3: Now, on the Window which you have got as the result of your recent activity, you need to navigate to the left pane of the window. Now, locate “Apps & Features” and once found, click on it.

Step #4: In the subsequent window, you will have to look for “Manage Optional Features” which is positioned just below the “Apps & Features”.

Now, you can manage optional features. So, if you want to see the features history then you need to click on “See Optional Feature History“. It will show you the optional features history of the last 7 days. So, if you have installed or uninstalled any optional feature in the last 7 days then it will be displayed over there.

To head back to the previous page, you are required to make a click on the back arrow icon positioned at the top of the window.

Also, if you want to add any feature then you need to click on the “Add a feature” option next to which a “+” icon is there. Now, you will have to look for the feature which you want to install. Once found, you now need to click on it and then click on the “Install” button which appears.

Similarly, to uninstall the feature, navigate to the feature, click on it and then click on the “uninstall” button which follows.

So, this is how to add and uninstall optional features in Windows 10? We hope that this article must have helped you in your quest of How to Manage Optional Features in Windows 10?

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How To Download Kindle For PC

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If the word kindle is new to you and you are thinking what is kindle, let me give a precise introduction of the kindle to you. Kindle is an e-reader, which allows us to read e-books online without having to carry traditional paper books.

There was a time when we had to carry paper books along with us to read books on the go. But now, after the discovery of gadgets like e-readers, tablets, we can carry not a single book but a library of books along with us without any trouble.

In my previous article, I told you about how to get free e-books for kindle. Many of our readers must have thought kindle e-books are only accessible by those, who have kindle e-reader (i.e. hardware). But, this is not the case.

Today, I'll show you how to get a kindle for PC and how to read kindle books on PC without actually having a kindle e-reader. Confused?? Actually, to read kindle books on PC, you need to have a kindle reading app. Don't panic, I'll show you how. If you want to produce some awesome grooves on PC, you should download Garageband for PC which is indeed an amazing app for producing music.

How To Download Kindle For PC

To read kindle books on PC, you need to download kindle app. This app is very convenient to use and totally free. You don't even have to pay a penny for the app and you can enjoy reading free e-books right away.

All steps that are involved in the whole procedure from kindle for PC download to getting a collection of free e-books is given below. Just don't stop reading.

#1. As I stated, to read kindle e-books on your PC you need to download amazon kindle for pc app. Once you are done, install that app on your PC by double-clicking on it.

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#2.  To Get access to the kindle library, you have to be a registered user of Amazon. If you already have an Amazon account then you can use this account to log in.

And if you don't have an Amazon account already, you'll be asked to create one when you install the kindle app.

#3. Once you are logged in, you can see three free ebooks are already there to read. Pick any one of them by clicking over it and start reading right away.

To turn the pages, you can use arrow keys on your keyboard or scroll down button on your mouse. Kindle for PC app is very easy to use. You can customize settings of your ebook according to you to make it more readable.

#4. In this app, you can change font size, highlight particular portions of the e-books, take notes and also it offers a free dictionary to find out the meaning of the difficult words.

Note: Since this app has only a few options and settings, I won't go into the details. You can try them out by yourself.  

Now you know, how to set up kindle app and read books. But, as you can see there are very limited(three) e-books are available to read. Now, I'll tell you how can you get more e-books (free+premimum) from Amazon to read on your kindle app.

#1. To get more ebooks for the kindle app, you need to go to the Amazon book store. For this, click on the Shop in Kindle Store button on the top right corner of the homepage of the app.

#2. As sooner you do this, you'll be redirected to the Amazon book store. If you are interested in buying premium books, thousands of options are available for you. Choose any of the books which best suit your needs.

#3. In case, you are fond of the free stuff, then Amazon has a big collection of free e-books as well. To get free e-books, you need to go to the Amazon store, as I described above.

#4. Then scroll down the page and stop by the ‘More about eBooks in the Kindle Store‘ section. Here, you can see books are arranged in the order of their popularity. You need to sort the order by low to high.

For this click on the option sort by: Here, a handful of options are given select Low to High.

#5. As even you do that, the list will be sorted in lower to the higher price order. The e-books with the minimum price i.e. $0.00 will be shown in the top of the list.

Navigate through the books and pick the one you want on your kindle app.

#6. To select the book, click over it and you will be redirected to the shipping page. Here click on Go To Kindle For PC button. As sooner you do that, the free e-book will be loaded to your kindle library.

If e-book doesn't show up in your library, choose Sync from the menu and check for the new items as instructed in the shipping page.

That's it. This was a complete guide on how to get the kindle app for PC and read kindle e-books without having an actual kindle e-reader.

And if you find any trouble in setting up the kindle reading app on your PC, don't hesitate to ask. We are here to help.

Do you use Whatsapp. Obviously. But do you use Whatsapp on PC? Maybe not. Here is the guide explaining how to use Whatsapp on PC.

 

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