1. miserkris's Avatar
    Hello,
    My kiddo has a fire tablet. We're unable to install chrome, hangout, house party.... e.t.c

    How to install these in fire?

    Pls advice thx
    11-16-2019 02:25 PM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Does the device have Google Play installed?
    11-16-2019 03:16 PM
  3. Scott337's Avatar
    All the Amazon Fires I have owned are pretty limited to what can be installed, only what's in the Amazon App Store.
    Golfdriver97 likes this.
    11-16-2019 03:23 PM
  4. joeldf's Avatar
    Hello,
    My kiddo has a fire tablet. We're unable to install chrome, hangout, house party.... e.t.c

    How to install these in fire?

    Pls advice thx
    Is this a brand new Fire tablet? Ever had Amazon tablets before?

    Their tablets are limited to only their store. They use a forked version of Android, with their own back-end services. Because of that, they don't use Google for anything. Not Google's Play Services, or their Play Store.

    Now, following specific instructions, allowing unofficial installs, downloading four specific apk files from a site like apkpure through the Silk browser, and installing them in the right order, you can get the Google Play Store and Play Services running on the tablet. Then, log into your account and you can download any app from the Play Store to your tablet.

    Just know that Amazon does not support this use, and won't help you if you have problems. Google is not responsible either as the tablet will be listed as an uncertified device.

    However, I have 3 HD8 tablets in the house, and two of them are running Google Play with no issues. The third is the Kids version with Freetime on it. I could load Google Play on the adult account side, but it won't show up on the kids side, and non-Amazon sourced apps can't be sent to the child account side.

    So, that begs the next question. Is the tablet you got the Kids Edition. If so, even if you were able to get Google Play on the adult account side, you wouldn't be able get anything you downloaded over to the Kids sides.
    miserkris and Scott337 like this.
    11-16-2019 03:59 PM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I moved this from the Android Central Lounge to the Kindle Fire HD forum for more specific traffic.
    miserkris likes this.
    11-16-2019 03:59 PM
  6. stevenjb2020's Avatar
    I liked the Fire 7 tablet I had (with Google Play sideloaded) yet it would not recognize some Google store apps - so I switched to an Android tablet - more flexibility - especially with different launchers like Nova. And the use of Widgets.

    Edit: I just checked my tablet features - adding a child user is available (time and permission restricting options) from the add icon description.
    11-17-2019 07:59 PM
  7. traysz33's Avatar
    I have a Fire H D 10 (9th gen) and I've added Google Play Store. I want to download the Redbox app (to rent DVDs from a Redbox machine, not the app used to stream movies) but Google Play says it's not compatible. Can anyone tell me how I would go about loading the Redbox apk file and where would I could find one I can trust?
    01-09-2020 08:44 PM
  8. kmcochran's Avatar
    I have a Kindle Fire HD 8. I'd like to get Google Sheets & Docs. Can someone point me to directions to sideload the Play store or these apps?
    01-28-2020 12:37 PM

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