Buy Buying Guides E-Reader Formats: The eBook File Compatibility Chart Share Pin Email Print Richard Newstead / Getty Images Buying Guides Computers & Tablets Tablets Desktops Laptops Printers Accessories & Peripherals Smartphones Games & Consoles Gadgets TVs & Home Theater Cameras Audio by Jason Hidalgo An award-winning technology and business journalist with a passion for portable electronic gaming devices. Updated June 24, 2019 With a wide range of eBook file formats out there, figuring out which device plays what can be a major hassle. Here's a list of popular e-readers through the years and what e-book and file formats they are compatible with. Note that this list focuses primarily on eBook formats and does not include music and video file information. Kindle Kindle 2 & 3 Kindle 4 Kindle 2016 Sony Readers Hanlin V3 Hanlin V5 IREX Iliads IREX 1000 Nook Alex Nook Color Kobo ARG AZW3 Y AZW Y Y Y Y BMP Y*** Y*** Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y CHM Y Y DJVU Y Y DNL DOC Y*** Y*** Y Y EPUB Y Y Y Y Y Y Y FB2 Y Y GIF Y*** Y*** Y Y Y Y Y Y HTML Y*** Y*** Y Y Y Y Y Y JPG Y*** Y*** Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y LBR LIT Y Y LRF Y MOBI Y Y Y Y Y Y OPF PDB Y PDF Y*1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y PKG PNG Y*** Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y PPT Y Y PRC Y Y Y Y Y Y Y PS RTF Y Y TIF Y Y Y Y Y TR2 TR3 TXT Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y WOLF Y Y XML NOTE: The acronyms on the left refer to file extensions. A file called "War and Peace.txt" indicates that you have an electronic copy of the book War and Peace in "TXT" or "Plain text" format. Also, a "Y" in a box means that a device is compatible with the corresponding file format. *The LRF extension is also sometimes known as BBeB or "Broad Band eBook." *1-Available through Kindle firmware update 2.3. **For Sony Reader owners: Sony's Readers indirectly support some files via conversion. Word (i.e. DOC) files are supported indirectly through Sony's eBook Library program, which will convert such files to RTF (your computer must have Microsoft Word installed). ***For Kindle owners: Unprotected versions of the following files can be sent to Amazon via your Kindle e-mail account ("name"@free.kindle.com) for conversion into the Kindle format: Microsoft Word (DOC), PDF, HTML, TXT, RTF, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, PRC, and MOBI. Keep in mind that some "compatible" files won't run if they have DRM or copy protection. Continue Reading What E-Book and Audiobook Formats Does iPad Support? 3 Easy Ways to Load Non-Amazon Books on Your Kindle Fire 9 Tips Before You Buy an E-Reader The Lowdown on Sideloading E-Books Where to Find Thousands of Free eBooks and How to Get Them What's an AZW File and How Do You Open One? What's a MOBI File and How Do You Open One? How to Download Books to Your E-Reader From the Public Library What's The Best E-Reader For School? In the Market for a Used E-Reader? Here Are Some Tips Opening, Editing, and Converting FB2 Files Fire it Up: All You Need to Know About the Amazon Kindle This Trick Lets You Run Nook and Kobo Apps on Kindle Fire Hot Reads: Picking an E-Reader for the Beach The 10 Best E-Readers of 2019 Does an E-Book Reader Have To Offer WiFi?