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How to Install the Google Play Store on an Amazon Fire Tablet



How to Install the Google Play Store on an Amazon Fire Tablet

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Amazon Fire tablets limit you to the Amazon Appstore, but run on Fire OS, a custom version of Android. This means you can install the Play Store and access millions of Android apps and games, including Google apps like Gmail, Chrome, Google Maps, etc.

The best part about installing the Play Store on your Fire tablet is that it doesn’t require any in-depth hacking like rooting or running scripts from a PC. Simply download and install a few APKs from the tablet itself, and you’ll be up and running with the Play Store! Let us begin.

Warning: Remove the microSD card if you have one inserted in the tablet. If you don’t, you may lose data during the Play Store installation process. You can return it when we’re done.

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Download Play Store Files

Before you begin, make sure your Fire tablet is from 2014 or later. This process may not work with older Kindle Fire tablets because you need to enable “apps from unknown sources”.

First, open the “Settings” app from the “Home” tab on the home screen.

Now go to “Security and privacy”.

Select “Applications from unknown sources”.

Find “Silk Browser” and then enable “Allow from this source”. This is what will allow us to install an application outside of the Amazon App Store.

With that out of the way, we can start downloading the files from the Play Store. We’ll need four APKs to get the Play Store up and running, and they’re specific to your Fire tablet.

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To find out which model of Amazon Fire tablet you have, go to Settings > Device Options > About Fire Tablet. You will see your “device model” name here. To see your Fire OS version, go to Settings > Device Options > System Updates.

Considering the device model, we can download the corresponding files below. Simply copy and paste the links from the tables below into the Silk browser on your Amazon Fire tablet. We’re just downloading the files right now, don’t open them yet.

Google account manager

Notice: Ignore the message that a newer version is available.

Fire HD 10 (7th generation and higher) Google Account Manager v5.1
Fire HD 8 (7th generation and higher)
Fire 7 (7th generation and above)
Fire HD 6
hdx 8.9 fire
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Google Framework Services

Google Play Services

Notice: On your model page, select the latest version of the APK that is not a “beta”.

google play store

Notice: On your model page, select the latest version of the APK that is not a “beta”.

Install Play Store

With all the APK files downloaded on your Amazon Fire tablet, we can start installing them one by one. Open the “Files” app from the home screen.

Select “Downloads” from the side menu and switch to file list view. You should see the four files we just downloaded.

It is important to install these APKs in a specific order. For each APK, follow this process: tap on the file > select ‘Continue’ > tap on the ‘Install’ button. After installation, press “Done”. Don’t open the Play Store yet.

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Install the files in this order (file names on your device will be longer):

  1. com.google.android.gsf.login
  2. com.google.android.gsf
  3. com.google.android.gms
  4. com.android.vending

With all the APKs installed, it’s time to reboot the tablet. Press and hold the power button and select “Restart”.

After the tablet restarts, you will see Play Store on the home screen. Open it and sign in with your Google account.

Once you’re signed in, you’ll have a working Google Play Store, just like on any other Android device. Go ahead and download YouTube, Gmail, and any other apps you can’t find in the Amazon app store.

You may experience some issues when trying to use the Play Store right away. The Play Store and Google Play Services will update automatically in the background, so give them some time. It can take up to ten minutes.