Amazon’s Kindle Fire Tablet aka Kindle Fire is one of the popular smart devices. It’s wider screen resolution has attracted a large number of digital book readers. It works on Fire OS and has all the apps built-in on Amazon App Store. It is based on Android software and comes with device storage, just like Android devices. With a loss of some Amazon functions, you can convert the Kindle Fire into a tablet to run on standard Android. This has paved the path for its users to look for ways to get Google Play Store on Kindle Fire. In this way, the FireOS users can access the Play Store apps on the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet.
Is Google Play Store on Kindle Accessible?
Yes. Amazon supports installing Google Play Store on Kindle Fire if you are ready to carry out some steps. The complexity depends on the FireOS version in which you are about to download the Play Store app. Before proceeding with the installation guidelines, we recommend you check for the FireOS version and skip the respective steps. To find your Kindle Fire OS version,
- Go to Settings and select Device Options.
- Then click on System Updates.
- If you have FireOS 188.8.131.52, then proceed without rooting by following the section below. Others have to skip to the next section.
How to Install Google Play Store on Kindle Fire without Root?
Follow the below provided step-by-step procedure to download and install Play Store on Kindle 184.108.40.206 or higher.
(1). Turn on your Kindle tablet and navigate to Settings.
(2). Click on Security & Privacy.
(3). Turn on the slider next to Apps from Unknown Sources to enable it.
(4). Launch any browser on your Kindle Fire tablet.
(5). Search and download the following apk files in the same order one by one from a trusted source.
- Google Account Manager apk
- Google Services Framework apk
- With 2017 Fire HD 8, download Google Play Services Apk 220.127.116.11 (240) and others can get Play Services Apk 11.0.9 (230)
- Google Play Store Apk
(6). When prompted, click OK on the security warning pop-up every time to proceed with the download of apk files.
(7). Exit the browser and get back to the home screen to click on the Docs app.
(8). Navigate to the Local Storage and choose Downloads.
(9). Install the Apk files in the following order.
- Google Account Manager apk
- Services Framework apk
- Play Services apk
- Play Store apk
(10). Wait for the installation to end. With this, you will find Google Play Store on Fire Tablet.
How to Get Google Play Store on Kindle Fire with Root?
If you have an Amazon Fire tablet with older versions like FireOS 18.104.22.168 and below, then you need to root it to get Google Play on Kindle Fire Tablet. Rooting Kindle Fire is basically the same as Android rooting.
Important! Rooting Fire tablet will void its warranty. So, consider it before you proceeding with rooting the device.
Things you Need:
- Desktop or laptop
- USB cable
(1). On your FireOS, go to Settings to select Device Options.
(2). Click on the Serial Number field till you get Developer Options.
(3). Select Developer Options.
(4). Click on Enable to activate the (ADB) Android Debug Bridge. Ignore the security warning if it appears.
(5). Connect the Fire tablet with the PC using the USB cable.
(6). Your desktop should auto-detect the Fire tablet and install the necessary drivers.
Note: When it isn’t auto-detected, then you should install ADB and USB Drivers manually.
(7). On your Fire Tablet, click on OK to allow USB debugging.
(8). Use the browser on PC to download installer app for Google Play.
(9). Then, open the Downloads folder and extract the zip file. Then double-click 1-Install-Play-Store.bat to open it.
(10). On the Amazon Fire Tablet Tool window, type as 2 and press Enter. With this, the Play Store will install on Kindle Fire.
(11). Wait for its completion. Just reboot your tablet to find Play Store and Google Settings on the home screen of Fire tablet.
Amazon Kindle Fire tablet is more similar to Android OS. So, you don’t have to face any complex procedures to download Google Play Store on Kindle Fire. Once after the download, you can launch Play Store from the home screen of Fire tablet. Just like Android, you should enter the Google account to login to start using Kindle Play Store.