We all know how unique Amazon Fire tablets are – they are cheap, and they don’t have the Google Play Store. Instead of that, we get Amazon Appstore, one of the best Google Play Store alternatives.
And, for many people, it might not be enough. YouTube and Chrome are not on the list for this one. But don’t worry, you can install the Play Store on the tablet in no time on Amazon Fire, and you don’t need a computer. We are here to tell you how.
How To Download Google Play Store on the Amazon Fire OS
The first thing that you need to do is to enable apps to be installed, but from outside of the Amazon Appstore. This way, you can install apps from downloaded installation files from ‘Unknown sources.” Go to the Home Page and open Settings. Then, go to Security & Privacy and turn on the switch from Apps from Unknown Sources. You will see a list of app. Find the Documents app and switch to ON the Allow from this source option.
Then you need to download the good APK files from the Play Store. You need to install four different applications: Google Account Manager, Google Services Framework, Google Play Services, and the Google Play Store.
Some tablets will run different versions of Android with different hardware, so the type of APK that you need to install really depend on the Fire tablet that you have. To find out your model, go to Settings, to Device Options & System and see what model is listed.
Keep in mind that you need to download and install the apps one at a time, in the order we gave you. If you don’t have the proper APKs, or if you install them in the wrong order, you will need to start all over again. Also, if you have a microSD card, you need to remove it. You can put it back once you’re done with the apps. Some apps which you install from the Play Store may simply not work with the Amazon FreeTime app management.
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