Amazon has its own app store pre-installed on all of its devices, including Fire Tablets, but the apps available there are extremely limited. However, because Fire OS is based on a modified version of Android, you can download and instal the Google Play Store on your device. All you’ll need is an Amazon Fire tablet, a Google account, and the four APK files listed below.
Part 1: Verifying the Settings
1. Open the Settings app on your Fire Tablet. Tap the gear icon after bringing down the notifications bar.
2. Select “Device Options.” This is located near the bottom of the page.
3. Check that your device is up to date. Click on “System Updates” to ensure that your device is up to date.
Update your device if it isn’t already.
4. Look for “Device Model.” This will include your device’s model and generation. Take note of this because the files you instal are dependent on the version of Fire OS you have.
5. To return to the main Settings menu, click the Back button. On the top left of the screen, click the back arrow. You will be taken back to the main Settings menu.
6. Navigate to the “Privacy and Security” tab. It is located in the centre of the page.
7. Enable “Unknown Sources Apps.” Navigate to the “Advanced” section. Toggle the setting by tapping the slider next to “Apps from Unknown Sources.”
You will be warned not to instal apps from unknown sources. Select OK.
Part 2 Downloading the Files
1. Decide which version of the files you require. The required files are available in two versions: 64-bit and 32-bit. The version you’ll download is determined by the version of Fire OS you’re using.
If you’re on Fire OS 6 or newer, download the 64-bit files.
If you’re on Fire OS 5 or earlier, download the 32-bit files.
2. Download the Google Account Manager file to your computer. Select the appropriate version for your tablet and press the red DOWNLOAD APK button.
The 64-bit version can be downloaded from https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/google-inc/google-account-manager/google-account-manager-7-1-2-release/google-account-manager-7-1-2-android-apk-download/.
The 32-bit version can be downloaded from https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/google-inc/google-account-manager/google-account-manager-5-1-1743759-release/google-account-manager-5-1-1743759-android-apk-download/.
Install the file only after it has been downloaded. It will remain in your notification tray.
3. Download the Google Services Framework file to your computer. This file is the same regardless of Fire OS version.
Navigate to https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/google-inc/google-services-framework/google-services-framework-5-1-1743759-release/google-services-framework-5-1-1743759-android-apk-download/. within a web browser
To download the file, click the red DOWNLOAD APK button. Install the file only after it has been downloaded.
4. Download the Google Play Services file to your computer. Select the appropriate version for your tablet and press the red DOWNLOAD APK button. Install the file only after it has been downloaded.
The 32-bit version is available at https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/google-inc/google-play-services/google-play-services-20-18-17-release/google-play-services-20-18-17-020300-311416286-android-apk-download/.
5. Download the Google Play Store file to your computer. This file is the same regardless of Fire OS version. Install the file only after it has been downloaded.
Navigate to https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/google-inc/google-play-services/google-play-services-20-18-17-release/google-play-services-20-18-17-020300-311416286-android-apk-download/. within a web browser
Locate the most recent date on the file. (You may have to scroll down to find it.)
To download the file, click the Down arrow next to the date.
Part 3 Installing the Files
1. To see the downloaded files, open the notifications bar. After installing, don’t open any of the apps; instead, click “Done” and download the next one.
If you get an error message, you most likely downloaded the incorrect file for your device.
2. Install Google Account Manager first.
Find the file in your notifications bar. (If it was the first one you downloaded, it should be the last one in the list.)
Click the file.
3. Download and instal Google Services Framework. It will be the second-to-last download notification in your inbox. Simply click it, then click “Next” in the following window, followed by “Install.”
Look for the file in your notification bar. (If you downloaded the second one, it should be the third one on the list.)
Click the file.
4. Install Google Play Services. This download may take a while; do not exit the download or turn off your device.
Find the file in your notifications bar. (If it was the third one you downloaded, it should be the second one in the list.)
Click the file.
5. Install the Google Play Store last. This download may take some time; do not interrupt it or turn off your device.
Look for the file in your notification bar. (If it was the most recent one you downloaded, it should be at the top of the list.)
Click the file.
6. Restart your device. Reboot your device once all of the files have been installed.
Part 4 Signing In to the Google Play Store
1. Open the newly installed “Play Store” from your apps list.
2. Log in to your Google account.
If you want to create a new account, tap “Create account” in the bottom-left.
3. Enter all the required credentials and follow the prompts.
4. Use the Google Play Store as you see fit. After you sign in, you’ll be taken to the Google Play Store, where you can download and instal any apps you want.
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