How to Transfer iTunes to Kindle

By David Weedmark

The Amazon Kindle can play MP3 music, which you can enjoy while reading an e-book or on its own. If you have MP3 songs in iTunes, you can transfer them to your Kindle by connecting it to your computer and then dragging the files onto the device. If your iTunes songs are not in MP3 format, you can use iTunes to convert them. At the time of this writing, the Kindle MP3 player is located in the "Experimental" section of the device. You can find this by clicking the "Home" button and then the "Menu" button.

Transferring MP3s to Kindle

Step 1

Connect the Kindle to your computer using its USB cable. Wait a few seconds for the computer to recognize the Kindle.

Step 2

Click on the Windows "Start" button and select "Libraries." Your Kindle will appear on the left side of the window.

Step 3

Double-click the Kindle. Inside is a folder called "Music."

Step 4

Launch iTunes. Right-click on any song title you want to transfer to the Kindle.

Step 5

Select "Get Info." Click the "Summary" tab. At the bottom of the window, in the "Where" section, will be the location and file format. If the last three letters are not "mp3," skip to the next section to convert the file before continuing to Step 6 in this section.

Step 6

Drag the MP3 song from iTunes into the Kindle "Music" folder.

Converting Songs to MP3

Step 1

Click the "Edit" menu in iTunes. Select "Preferences."

Step 2

Click "Import Settings" in the "General" menu. A pop-up window will open.

Step 3

Click "Import Using" and select "MP3 Encoder." Click "Save" and then click "OK" to close the settings window.

Step 4

Click on any song in iTunes that is not in MP3 format to highlight it. Click the "Advanced" menu and then "Create MP3 Version." Wait a few seconds for iTunes to create a copy of the song in MP3 format directly above or below the original song.