The Kindle Paperwhite is, it has to be said, one of the greatest inventions of the past decade. If you are looking for a device that provides you with a reading experience that’s at par with what you get when reading books that are made of paper, then you wont go wrong with the Paperwhite? But, other than that, can the Kindle Paperwhite do anything else? Can you browse the internet using a Paperwhite?
Using the Paperwhite to access the internet
The answer to the above question is, yes, you can browse the internet using the Kindle Paperwhite. The device comes with an experimental browser, which you can use to visit various web pages.
Why does the Paperwhite have a browser?
The browser on the Kindle Paperwhite is, as we have already noted, experimental. It appears to have been designed simply to enable people to buy books from Amazon. So, it has nothing to do with enabling you to surf through the web as you would on your tablet or on your computer.
Is the browser on a Kindle Paperwhite good?
The Kindle Paperwhite comes with a black and white screen. It follows therefore that you will only have a black and white view of the sites that you visit. This takes away much of the pleasure of surfing the internet.
The browser on the Kindle Paperwhite is, as already stated, still actively being developed. In our experience, it works, but don’t expect much from it.
Can the Paperwhite do anything else?
Many people are used to using their gadgets to perform various tasks. The Paperwhite is unique in that it takes a rather utilitarian approach and provides you with a great reading experience while doing nothing else.
If you would rather have a gadget that enables you to read books, watch movies and listen to music, then the Paperwhite is not what you are looking for.
If, on other hand, you are looking for the best eBook reader that can be found anywhere in the world, then you should opt for the Paperwhite.
Which sites can you visit on the Paperwhite?
You can visit any website using the browser that is on the Kindle Paperwhite. However, as already noted, the reading experience is not going to be the best. You can even visit YouTube on your Kindle Paperwhite. However, you are not going to have any luck playing any of the videos that are on there. Believe me, I tried. The Kindle Paperwhite’s experimental browser, in my view, works best for those that simply wish to read the news or check out a few things on the internet while also reading their books. So, yes, you can browse the Web on a Kindle Paperwhite. However, the experience is rather rudimentary.