AZW File

What are AZW files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an AZW file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is an AZW file?

An .AZW file is an Amazon Kindle eBook file.

Files with the .azw extension are most commonly associated with the Amazon Kindle digital reading device. Amazon Kindle allows users to download eBooks from the Amazon Marketplace and read them on the portable Kindle reader. The AZW files contain books that have been formatted for use with the Kindle. Users can download the eBooks directly to their Kindle via a wireless connection or transfer files from their PC to their Kindle using a USB connection. iPhone users can also read AZW files on their iPhones by downloading the Kindle software to their iPhone device.

How to open AZW files

Important: Different programs may use files with the AZW file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your AZW file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 6 different AZW openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: March 11, 2014

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of AZW files. Remember, different programs may use AZW files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Amazon KindleAmazon KindleUser submitted
Amazon Kindle For PCAmazon Kindle For PCUser submitted
STDU ViewerSTDU ViewerUser submitted
CalibreCalibreUser submitted
E-book viewerE-book viewerUser submitted
KindleKindleUser submitted

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