How to Install the Google Play Store on an Amazon Fire Tablet (2022)

Once you’ve installed all four apps, it’s time to reboot your Fire tablet. Press the power button until the power menu appears, then press to restart.

4. Sign in to your Google account

Once your Fire tablet has restarted, you should be able to open the Google Play Store, sign in to your Google account, and start downloading apps. Again, not everything works, but there is definitely a bigger selection than what you get in the Amazon app store.


Tips and Troubleshooting

If you want a more standard Android experience, you can install a custom launcher, which will allow you to hide any Amazon apps you don’t need. I like it Nova Launcherbut there are many more available.

Assuming you’re done installing APKs from unknown sources, it’s a good idea to go back and disable this option. It’s in settings > Security and privacy. disable button Apps from unknown sources option. This will prevent you from accidentally downloading malware.

If you’re having trouble installing apps from the Play Store, try clearing the app’s data. Go to settings > Apps and notifications > Manage all apps. Go through this list and find Play Store. Tap to change settings. The first step is to press forced stop to close Play Store. then press Storagethen Delete data (either Empty storage, depending on the version of Fire OS you’re running). Once done, restart your device and try to sign in to the Play Store again.

If that doesn’t work, you might want to clear: factory reset and start over. Keep in mind though that a factory reset will erase all your data and files, not just the Google Play Store, so make sure you have a good backup before you try it.

Finally, for those who want to try installing Lineage OS, the open source alternative to Android – I don’t recommend it. Fire devices don’t have unlockable bootloaders, and installing LineageOS isn’t for the faint-hearted. Even if you remove it, things rarely work 100% of the time, and you can still mess things up after installation. I bricked an old Fire HD 8 with LineageOS (tried to update the bootloader on LineageOS, which turned out to be a bug). There is also, to my knowledge, no version of LineageOS that is fully compatible with Fire hardware. If you want to run LineageOS on a tablet, a Samsung’s slate is probably your best bet.

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