You wonder … 

“Is there any way I can get the Google Play Store on my Kindle Fire because it’s practically useless other than for my reading.”

 

You feel the frustration that even though your Kindle Fire is literally called an Android tablet, it doesn’t have the capabilities nor the support of Google like most other phones or tablets out there do.

It really does suck, but you know what? Forget what Amazon says.

Let’s the get this Google Play Store onto your Kindle Fire.

 

 

What you’re going to need

  • Your Kindle Fire. (yeaah, that’s pretty much it)

 

 

How to Install Google Play Store on Kindle Fire: 3 Steps

 

1.  Downloading Google Play Store APK Files.

Step 1:  Head over to your Settings and then tap Security.  Once you’re here, enable Apps from Unknown Sources.

 

Install Google Play Store on Kindle Fire

 

 

Why should you enable this?

Well, you’re going to need this for the next step as you’re going to be installing some files to get your Google Play Store. These files are called “APK files” and they’re not from your Kindle’s App Store hence why you’ll need to enable this setting.

 

Step 2:  Now, Open your Silk browser on your tablet, and then head over to this very page and download each of the 4 APK files below (in order from top to bottom).

 

Updated on 29th July 2018.

If your Kindle Fire is a 4th, 5th, or 6th Generation Fire then download the 4 files below. Do not download if your Kindle Fire is of the 2017 7th Generation Fire HD 8. 

 

If your Kindle Fire is a 7th Generation Fire HD 8 then download the 4 files below. Do not download if your Kindle Fire is a 4th, 5th, or 6th Generation Fire. 

 

 

Help! I don’t know what version of Kindle Fire I have. How do I find out?

Jump into your Settings, tap Device Optionsand then finally scroll down until you see Device Model. Found it? Great, you can find your Kindle Fire’s version written there.

 

Step 3:  To download each APK file, just click on the link and then scroll down where you’ll see a Download APK button. Click that button.

 

Install Google Play Store on Kindle Fire
Don’t mind the “there’s a newer version available” notice.

 

 

Note

Don’t worry if you see any pop-ups that says that the type of file can harm your device (like below). It’s not going to harm your device. Just go ahead and Tap OK whenever it appears.

 

Install Google Play Store on Kindle Fire

 

 

Step 4:  Great work! Now once the download is complete tap to Open the file.

 

Install Google Play Store on Kindle Fire

 

 

Step 5:  Next, scroll all the way down the screen and tap Install.

 

Install Google Play Store on Kindle Fire

 

 

Step 6:  Then just hit Done. Now in the words of Mr. Miyagi, just wax on and wax off (repeat) for all four APK files in order.

 

Install Google Play Store on Kindle Fire

 

That’s pretty much it!

Here’s what you do next: You can jump straight down below to number 3 if you find that Google Play Store has installed on your Kindle Fire. However if you still find that Google Play Store is still not installed (especially if you’re on an older Kindle Fire model), follow up with the next few steps of number 2.

 

 

 

2.  Installing Google Play Store APK Files.

If you find that Google Play Store is still not installed and you have downloaded all the APK files, then try these steps below:

Step 1:  Close out of your Silk browser and open up the built-in file manager app, Docs, that you have on your Fire tablet.

 

Install Google Play Store on Kindle Fire

 

 

Step 2:  Select Local Storage

 

Install Google Play Store on Kindle Fire

 

 

Step 3:  Next Click your Downloads folder.

 

Install Google Play Store on Kindle Fire

 

 

You will find all your APK files will be here in this folder. All you have to do is simply tap on one to begin installing it onto your Kindle Fire.

 

Note

Make sure that you install the APK files in the same exact order that you’ve downloaded them from above.

Google Account Manager APK   → Google Services Framework APK  →  Google Play Services APK  →  Google Play Store APK

 

Install Google Play Store on Kindle Fire

 

 

Step 4:  On the next screen, go ahead and confirm the installation by tapping on Install at the bottom. You can actually see to your upper left hand corner that it says which APK File that you’re installing. Again make sure to install all the files in the right order. 🙂

 

 

 

3.  Using your new Google Play Store

You can see that the Google Play Store app just appeared on your Kindle Fire’s home screen.

 

Install Google Play Store on Kindle Fire
Voila!

 

 

Step 1:  All you have to do now is just tap on your new Google Play Store app, and sign in with your Google account. You may find that it might not work at first, but it will be alright after you’ve signed in. Give it some time.

Your new Google Play Store and Google Play Services will update automatically in the background, and it may take around 10 minutes (or maybe even less).

 

Note

If you do find that it’s still not working after you’ve gave it some time, then all you have to do is just go ahead and search for any app such as YouTube, Chrome or Gmail and try downloading it.

 

That’s it.

 

Share this guide with anyone who you think might have a Kindle Fire that’s left unused because of the lack of the Google Play Store.
They’ll appreciate it. 🙂

 

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