I received an ebook from Bible Gateway. How do I open it?

To read an ebook you received from Bible Gateway, you'll need to make sure you have the appropriate application installed on your computer or mobile device. There are many free ereader applications available. The exact application you need to install depends on the specific ebook format that the book is in.

Important note: Bible Gateway does not endorse or offer technical support for the applications linked below. We list them here as a convenience. Please exercise discretion when downloading and installing any application. For specific support in using one of the apps mentioned below, please refer to the app's own documentation and/or support.

How do I open a .mobi file?

The .mobi format is used by Amazon's Kindle devices, although you don't need to own a Kindle device to read a .mobi file. Amazon's Kindle App is free to download and supports iOS, Android, Windows, and other platforms, so whether you're using a desktop computer or a mobile device, the Kindle App is a popular option. Click here to learn more about the Kindle App. (There are numerous other free apps that can read .mobi files, as a Google search will reveal.)

If you have the Kindle app already installed on your computer or mobile device, you're ready to go--simply open the .mobi file with that application. If you've downloaded the .mobi file to your computer and want to transfer it to your Kindle to read, follow these instructions.

How do I open a .epub file?

The .epub format is a common and widely-supported one. Devices like the Nook and Kobo Reader support it, as do many freely available applications. Nook makes available a free app that supports many different platforms and is a good option if you don't own a dedicated ebook reader device.

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