Oyster — The Best Way To Read

Oyster, Inc.



Oyster is simply the best way to read.

Named one of TechCrunch’s “Best Apps,” Oyster has been featured by The New Yorker, CNN, The TODAY Show, and The New York Times.

Buy virtually any book in the world right from the app. Want to read more and save money? Subscribe to Oyster Unlimited to read as much as you’d like for $9.95 a month. The books you get on Oyster will be synced to your app instantly and can even be read offline.

Start your free trial of Oyster Unlimited today.

◇ Features ◇

  • Read books from virtually every author in the world including James Patterson, Gillian Flynn, Stephen King, Anthony Doerr, Walter Isaacson, Donna Tartt, J.K. Rowling, and many, many more.
  • Choose from beautifully-designed reader themes to suit every reading environment.
  • Get spot-on recommendations based on what you like to read.
  • Read exclusive book reviews and author interviews written by our award-winning editorial team.
  • Share what you’re reading to Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
  • Read all of the Harry Potter books in custom themes inspired by each Hogwarts House.
  • Follow friends, create Book Lists, and explore the libraries of creative and interesting people.
  • Download books to any device for offline reading.

With Oyster, the world is yours for the reading.

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Questions? Drop us a line at hello@oysterbooks.com.

First things first: if you’re not reading this on your Kindle Fire right now, make sure to hop on that device to make downloading the app even easier. As a reminder, Oyster is not compatible with the first-generation Kindle Fire.

Ready? Let’s do this. Check out the instructions below.

Allow Your Device to Download Oyster

To download Oyster to your Kindle Fire, start by making sure that your device allows for the installation of applications from unknown sources. To enable this feature, follow these instructions:

  1. First, swipe down from the top of your Kindle Fire screen and open the quick settings menu.
  2. Then, tap the "More..." tab from the quick settings menu and tap the "Settings" page.
  3. From there, select "Applications."
  4. Make sure the on/off switch by "Apps from Unknown Sources" is set to On.
  5. Download the free app ES File Explorer to your Kindle Fire.

Download and Install the Oyster App

Woohoo! That’s done. Now click here to download the Oyster app using the ES Downloader:

Almost there! Now that you’ve downloaded the Oyster app:

  1. Save this file in your Kindle Fire web browser’s download folder.
  2. Select the file, and tap the “Install” button at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Once the Oyster app has finished installing, simply tap “Open” at the bottom of the screen, or just find it on your homescreen under the “Apps” tab.

Sign Up for Oyster and Start Reading

If you have any questions getting started, email us at help@oysterbooks.com.