Compatible devices and Apps

How will I read my Harry Potter eBook?

Downloading eBooks from the Pottermore Shop is easy!

The Harry Potter eBooks can be read on almost any eReader, and via reading apps on tablets and smartphones, including:

    • Sony Reader
    • Google Play

  • Amazon Kindle and Kindle Fire
  • Apple iPad, iPhone and iPods (supporting iOS4.2+)
  • Android tablets and smartphones (e.g. Samsung, Sony)
  • Blackberry tablets and smartphones
  • Blio
  • Kobo
  • Nook
  • Scholastic Storia
  • Windows tablets and smartphones (e.g. Nokia, HTC)

You can also download the eBooks directly to your computer, and read them using eReading software such as Adobe Digital Editions.

To see how easy it is to start reading your Harry Potter eBook, watch one of our quick guides videos.

Japanese eBooks: to understand how you can easily read your Japanese Harry Potter eBook, please see the question below.

What devices are compatible with Japanese eBooks?

The Harry Potter Japanese eBooks are supplied as EPUB3 files which are compatible with eReader devices purchased in Japan or any other EPUB3 compatible device that has Japanese font and vertical text enabled. The Japanese eBooks are also available as Amazon Kindle Books for reading on Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Paperwhite devices and Free Kindle Reading Apps for Android and selected Apple products.

A selection of the popular devices that can be used to read the Japanese Harry Potter eBooks are:

  • All Sony Readers for the Japanese market (with the latest firmware installed)
  • Sony Tablet for the Japanese market (with Reader for Sony Tablet version 2.1 or later)
  • Sony Xperia for the Japanese market (with Reader for Xperia version 2.1 or later)
  • Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Paperwhite devices
  • Kobo Touch (with the latest firmware installed, download to your device from Kobo digital library only) Not currently available on the Kobo App

How will I listen to my Harry Potter digital audio book?

You can listen to digital audio books from Pottermore on any device that is compatible with MP3 audio format, including all leading tablets, smartphones and MP3 players, including:

  • Apple (iPad, iPhone and iPod)
  • Android
  • Blackberry
  • Creative
  • SanDisk

You can also listen to digital audio books on your computer using any programme that plays MP3 files, including iTunes, Windows Media Player, RealPlayer and WinAmp.

To see how easy it is to start listening to your Harry Potter digital audio book, watch our quick guide videos.

Do I need any specific software to read my eBook on my computer or mobile device?

eBooks purchased from the Pottermore Shop are provided as EPUB files (or EPUB3 for Japanese), and you will require software such as Adobe Digital Editions Opens in a new window (which is free) to open them and to transfer them to your computer or device.

To download Adobe Digital Editions, simply go to Opens in a new window and follow the installation instructions. Once you have downloaded Adobe Digital Editions, you will be able to add your eBooks to your library. For more information and help about using Adobe Digital Editions, go to Opens in a new window.

If you use Amazon Kindle, the Pottermore Shop also supports the Kindle formats, so you won't need additional software to read your eBook.

If you use Blio or Scholastic Storia, the relevant apps are all you require, as the Pottermore Shop supports the XPS format.

If you download directly to your device, such as a tablet, it may already have an app to read eBooks. If not, you will need to download the relevant app before you can access your eBook.