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How to Get Play Store on Your Amazon Fire Tablet Quickly

by Alfred Shaji Mekkaden
how to get play store on fire tablet

Amazon’s Fire series tablets are an excellent option when considering reliable and budget Android tablets. However, there is a big catch with these devices. Amazon doesn’t allow Google Play Store on their Fire series tablets. So you are forced to download apps from the relatively limited Amazon Appstore. The methods that were available until now to install Google Play Store on Fire tablets were extremely tedious and cumbersome. But thanks to an anonymous developer named Datastream33, you can now install Google Play Store on Fire tablet easily.

Before We Proceed:

There are some pre-requisites that you must meet before installing Google Play Store on your Fire tablet.

  1. Your Amazon Fire Tablet should be of a model from the below list.
Device NameGeneration
Amazon Fire 10/10+ (2021)11​
Amazon Fire 8/8+ (2020)10​
Amazon Fire 10 (2019)9​
Amazon Fire 7 (2019)9​
Amazon Fire 8 (2018)8​
Amazon Fire 10 (2017)7​
Amazon Fire 8 (2017)7​
Amazon Fire 7 (2017)7​
Amazon Fire HD8 (2016)6​
Amazon Fire HD10 (2015)5​
Amazon Fire HD8 (2015)5​
Amazon Fire HD7 (2015)5​
Amazon Fire HD7 (2014)4​
Amazon Fire HD6 (2014)4​
  1. You need a Windows computer and a working internet connection. 
  2. A USB cable to connect the tablet to the computer.

 Now let’s move on to the actual steps to install Play Store on your Amazon Fire tablet.

1. Enabling USB Debugging

1. Open the Settings app on your Amazon Fire tablet from the home page of the launcher.

amazon fire tablet settings

2. In the Settings menu, find Device Options and tap on it to open the menu.

amazon fire tablet device options

3. In Device Options, tap on About Fire Tablet

amazon fire tablet about menu

4. In About Fire Tablet, tap on Serial Number a few times until you get the message ‘You are now a developer’.

amazon fire tablet serial number in about menu

5. Go back to Device Options and tap on Developer Options.

amazon fire tablet developer options in about settings

6. Tap on the radio button next to Off to enable Developer Options.

enable developer options in amazon fire tablet settings

7. Tap OK on the pop-up menu that appears next to confirm.

enable developer options

8. In the Developer Options menu, tap on the radio button next to USB debugging to enable the option.

Image shows the developer options menu and the radio button for enabling USB debugging highlighted

9. Tap OK on the pop-up menu that appears next.

allowing usb debuggin in amazon fire tablet

You have successfully enabled USB debugging on your Fire tablet. 

2. Setting up Fire Toolbox Software

1. Boot your Windows PC and open your preferred browser.

2. Go to the official XDA page of Fire Toolbox by Datastream33.

fire tablet toolbox page on xda forums

3. Scroll down until you find the Downloads section and click on Download button below the Installer(.exe) listing.

fire toolbox download file on xda forums

4. Wait for the download to complete and click on it to start the installation process.

fire toolbox installation on tablet

5. On the dialogue box that appears, click on Install for me/all users depending on your choice.

installing fire tool box on fire tablet

6. On the next dialogue box, click on next to Continue.

Note: We advise you to not change the installation location and stick to the default.

fire toolbox installation location popup

7. Click on Install on the next menu to install the toolbox on your Windows system.

8. Leave the Launch Fire Toolbox option checked and click on Finish to launch the Toolbox.

launch toolbox on fire tablet

9. Click OK on the dialogue box that appears and proceed to click on Set Theme.

toolbox theme option on fire tablet

10. In the pop-up that follows, you will be notified to plug in your Fire tablet. Proceed to connect your Amazon Fire tablet to your PC using the USB cable.

dialogue box to charge fire tablet

11. You will be notified that your device isn’t authorized and that you need to authorize it first.

authorize USB debugging on fire tablet pop-up

12. Your Fire tablet would have now received a prompt to Allow USB Debugging. Tap OK. You can also check the box Always allow from this computer to not repeat this step for future prompts.

fire tablet prompt to authorize usb debugging

13. Move back to your PC and click on Yes, I’ve used it before on the dialogue box that appears. Proceed to click on Google Services next.

google services in fire tablet

14. In the next dialogue box that appears, click on the Execute Tool option.

execute tool option from play services on fire tablet

15. The Toolbox will auto-detect your Amazon Fire tablet and then proceed to download and install the appropriate files for your device. After the process is complete, click on the OK button. Now you can disconnect the tablet from your PC.

Note: It is advisable to wait for at least ten minutes before opening the new Play Store app on your Kindle Fire tablet.

16. You can now log in using your Google account from the Play Store app that appears on the home screen.

play store on fire tablet home screen

Voila! and that is how you install Google Play Store on a Fire tablet. You can now install all your favorite apps using the Play Store and get additional functionality on your Fire tablet.

Playing With Fire

There exist numerous methods to install Google Play Store on the Fire tablet. However, Fire Toolbox provides the easiest and quickest way to get it done. Alternately, if you have an Amazon Kindle, learn these tips and tricks to get the most out of it.

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