Amazon Fire tablet is unarguably a great device with parental control and inexpensive price. However, it can be less attractive with the absence of Google Play. That means you can’t enjoy YouTube, Chrome, and many more. But don’t worry! Now you can break the boundaries and install Google Play on the device. How to install Google Play on Amazon Fire tablet and get the best out of it?
Installing Google Play on Fire tablet is simple as it can be finished in a few minutes. The process does not require rooting, so it is completely safe for your device. After installing the app on your tablet, it works as well as on the Android device. Keep scrolling and follow the step-by-step instructions!
Two Easy Methods to Install Google Play on Fire Tablet
Getting Google Play on Fire tablet can be done with two methods. First, you need to install some APK files on the tablet. Second, you may run a script from PC. Both ways are simple, though the first one is way simpler than the second. Without going any further, check out the following methods and instructions.
1. Install Google Play Store from the tablet
The first method requires you to install Google Play Store app from the tablet. It works well for Fire OS 188.8.131.52 and above. Before starting the installation, you have to check the version of your device. Go to Settings, then select Device Options. Choose System Updates and see the version number on your screen.
If your device meets the requirement, follow the instructions below.
- Before downloading, you need to let the device allow app installation from other sources. Visit Settings and choose Security. Enable ‘Apps from Unknown Sources’.
- When the device is ready, download four .APK files using Silk browser. This browser should be available on your Fire tablet.
- The files you need to download include Google Play Store APK, Google Play Services APK, Google Services Framework APK, and Google Account Manager APK.
- Simply enter the keywords on your browser and there will be a lot of sites offering these files.
- During the download, your tablet will show a popup saying that the file can harm the device. Click OK.
- Wait until the four files are completely downloaded.
- Once downloaded, open file manager named Docs on your Fire tablet.
- Choose Local Storage, then select Download.
- You will see download files. Tap a file to install and repeat until all the downloaded files are installed. Make sure to install the files with this order: Google Account Manager – Google Services Framework – Google Play Services – Google Play Store.
- Once the installation is done, you will see Google Play Store on your home screen. Tap to open and sign in to your Google account.
- The apps need to update themselves so it may not work properly in the beginning.
- When everything is fine, try to download apps such as YouTube or Chrome.
Some users experienced trouble when installing the apps. If this happens, check if the device is set to install apps to SD card. You can visit Settings, choose Storage, and select SD Card. Change the settings to the phone and continue installing.
2. Install Google Play Store from PC
The second method may be a little more complex but it is worth trying. If the first method does not work well on your Fire tablet, this one will work perfectly. Before doing the process, you have to prepare a USB cable and a PC. When everything is ready, set your tablet by following these instructions.
- Open Settings on your Fire tablet, then choose Device Options.
- Navigate to Serial Number and tap repeatedly, around 7 times or more.
- Select ‘Developer Options’ under the Serial Number.
- Find ‘Enable ADB’ and tap to activate. If you see a warning, agree to continue.
- Now that your Fire tablet is ready, connect the device to the computer using a USB cable.
Your device should be automatically detected by the computer and it will download important drivers required to establish the connection. After the Fire and computer are connected, you can proceed to the following steps.
- Download Amazon-Fire-5th-Gen-Install-Play-Store.zip from your PC browser.
- Once downloaded, unzip the content and locate 1-Install-Play-Store.bat file. Double click to start.
- Unlock your tablet and tap on ‘Allow USB debugging’. If the device does not show this request, you need to close the Command Prompt window and re-launch the .bat file.
- Type 2 on the first screen, then press Enter. This process will install Google Play Store.
- The script will enable your connected Fire tablet to install the required packages, including Google Play Store app and Google Play Services.
- The process requires you to reboot the tablet. After rebooting, unplug the tablet from your computer and disable the ADB.
- Now Play Store shortcut appears on your Fire home screen. Tap and sign in with your Google account or create a new one.
- Much like the first method, the app may not work properly for the first time. But it will adjust and work properly in a few minutes.
- Try to install some apps such as Gmail or YouTube and see if it works normally.
Why You Need Google Play on Fire Tablet?
Amazon Fire tablet is designed to download applications only from Amazon App Store. Unluckily, the store lacks entertaining apps such as YouTube, Chrome, and many others. Amazon App Store does have myriad app choices but Google Play has more to offer. This makes Fire tablet less attractive especially for kids.
Installing Google Play Store allows you to install and enjoy a lot of apps like other Android device but with Fire tablet’s safety. You can install books, games, apps, and many others that you cannot find on Amazon App Store. Simply enable parental control and you can give the tablet to your kids with peace of mind.
In a nutshell, how to install Google Play on Amazon Fire tablet is not that complex. You don’t have to be a computer geek to figure it out. Simply follow the step-by-step instructions above and install the app on your tablet. Once installed, you can enjoy a wide array of entertaining apps from Play Store.