Most Kindle Fire users must have noticed that it does not have Google Play installed. Rest assured, this doesn’t mean you can’t have it, or your device doesn’t support it the OS is quite similar to Android and functions in the same way.
There are two methods to install Google Play on your Kindle Fire tablet. The first one will be done directly from the Fire tablet by downloading the few APK files by yourself.
The second method will require more work, but there is nothing to worry about. You will have your Google Play up and running in no time if you follow the steps.
As a security precaution, every Android device will be factory manufactured to reject APK files from unknown sources, and Kindle Fire is no exception to that. You will have to disable this by going through Settings, tapping Security, and Enable Apps from Unknown Sources.
Step 1: Download the APK file extensions listed by from your Silk browser. For the earlier Fire versions, from the 7th generation and onwards, you will need to download the extension files listed below in that order:
Step 2: The device will try to warn you about downloading these extensions, but because it is from a trusted source, click OK to the warning notification.
Step 3: After downloading them, you will need to access them through device storage. Do this by clicking the Docs icon on your home tap, go to Local Storage, and tap Downloads.
Step 4: This step is the most important one. You will need to install your extensions in the order we provided.
Step 5: After installing the file extensions, your device will recognize them in a few seconds and will be up and running.
Step 6: Go to your Home Screen, and you will find Google Play added. Use it by adding your Google Account details, give it a few minutes for it to update, and after that, you are free to use the app as you please. Enjoy!
Ernestina Saenz Salcido is a reporter for News Lair. She mostly writes on her free time about gadgets and tech news. When she’s not working she takes care of her 2 daughters.