Starting in December, the Comixology app won’t be usable. Instead, you’ll have to use Amazon’s Kindle app to read your comics.
Amazon revealed that these apps will combine on December 4th. After that date, you can still access your Comixology comics, graphic novels, and manga titles in the Kindle app, according to a support document from the company.
Comixology App Switching to Kindle
To keep reading your Comixology books, you’ll need to download them into the Kindle app. The good news is that any progress you’ve made in a book on Comixology will automatically transfer to Kindle. You can still purchase comics from Amazon’s Comixology section in its store as well. However, once December 4th hits, you won’t be able to use the Comixology app for reading comics.
Amazon sent an email detailing enhancements to the Kindle app to make it more comic-friendly. They introduced a “Comics & Manga” filter in your library, making it simpler to view all your owned comics and manga. The app will now organize issues, volumes, and omnibuses from the same series together.
Additionally, you have the ability to hide or unhide specific books, and any books you previously hid in the Comixology app will remain hidden in Kindle. Comixology also posted a video on X (formerly Twitter) explaining how to utilize the Kindle app for comics.
Back in 2014, Amazon revealed its acquisition of Comixology, and for quite a while, it didn’t make significant changes to the service.
However, last year, Amazon revamped the Comixology app and initiated a complicated integration of Comixology and Kindle, which my colleague Alex Cranz characterized as a challenging situation. Despite Amazon’s promise to improve Comixology, regrettably, in the near future, the Comixology app will become unusable.
Starting December, the Comixology app will cease to function, requiring users to shift to Amazon’s Kindle app for comic reading. While the merger offers continued access to purchased content, the transition prompts the need to download books into Kindle. Despite improvements, the fate of Comixology’s usability appears uncertain.