Kindle Fire restricts you to Amazon Marketplace and doesn’t allow installing apps from other sources. Below are the steps to install Google Play Store on Kindle Fire and Fire HD tablets without rooting your device.
Install the Google Play Store on Kindle Fire and Fire HD tablets
The main reason why users think about installing Google Play Store on Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD tablets is to access popular Android apps like YouTube, Google Maps, Gmail, Chrome and others.
Once the Google Play Store is installed on the Kindle Fire tablet, you can easily download and install any free or paid Android app available on the Google Play Store.
So, let’s go ahead and have a look at the steps to install Google Play Store on Kindle Fire tablet
Step #1 – Allow installation of apps from unknown sources
The first step is to allow apps from unknown sources to be installed on your device by going into your Kindle Fire device settings.
Tap on settings > security and switch ON the option for “Apps from Unknown Sources” under “Advanced Settings”.
You will see a warning about the possible risk of using apps from unknown sources, tap OK.
Make sure you have power OUT Kindle Fire and Start anew again for this change to be implemented on your device.
Step #2 – Download and install APK files
The next step is to download and install the APK files required to install the Google Play Store on your Kindle Fire device.
- Google account manager
- Google Services Framework
- Google Play Services (For 7th generation Kindle Fire tablets). Open this linkif you have an older generation Kindle Fire tablet
- Google play store
While you can search for the above files APKMirror website and download it. The easiest way to download these files is to open this article on your Kindle Fire device and click on the links above.
Important: For a successful installation of Google Play Store on Kindle Fire, it is really important that you download and install the APK files one by one and put them in the the same order.
Click on that first linkand you will land on the APK Mirror website download page.
On the “Downloads” page, scroll down, ignore “All Links”, “Ads” and “Prompts” and only click ” Download APK Button to download the Google Account Manager APK file to your device.
Next, you will see a pop-up window that says “This type of file may harm your device”. Tap on OK to download the APK file to your device.
After the file has downloaded, tap open to open the file.
Next, scroll to the bottom of the screen and tap To install.
Once the file is installed, tap Finished.
Similarly, click the second, third, fourth link and use the same steps as above to Download and To install the remaining three APK files on your device.
Step #3 – Use the Google Play Store on the Kindle Fire tablet
Once you have installed all four APK files, the Google Play Store app icon will automatically appear on the home screen of your Kindle Fire tablet.
Just tap the Google play store apps and log in with your Gmail address and password.
Initially you may encounter problems and you may find that the Google Play Store is buggy and not working properly. However, it will eventually update itself (in the background) and you will find that it is working properly.
To speed up Play Store update, you can search for apps and try downloading Gmail, Google Maps, Chrome or any other Android app on your device.
If necessary, you will be prompted to update Google Play Services and the app you are trying to download will redirect you to the Google Play Services page.
Once you update the Google Play service, you will find that the Google Play Store works normally on your device.
Install button grayed out or disabled in Kindle Fire
If you have a Kindle Fire with Fire OS 184.108.40.206 or higher, you may encounter problems when trying to install APK files on your device.
You may find the Install button grayed out or disabled just when trying to install the APK files, forcing you to abort the installation.
Luckily, you can use the following workaround to bypass this problem and install the APK files on your device.
1. If you find that the Install button isn’t working or is grayed out, just do it Turn off your device.
2. turn on the device again
3. Next, scroll to the bottom of the installer screen and tap To install Button.
This time the Install button should work properly.
Another workaround is to tap Recent Apps icon and then select the App Install page from the recent apps list. This time the Install button should work.