It used to be that installing Google Play and other Google apps on the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet required rooting the tablet, fiddling around with a file manager, and tweaking a few system settings.
But when it comes to installing Google’s services on the latest Fire tablets, it’s a lot easier. The arrival of the new Fire OS 188.8.131.52 update yesterday inspired me to go find instruction on how to also add Google Play to my 3-yer-old tablet, and the instructions I found on XDA Forums were a whole lot easier than I was expecting.
All you have to do to install Google Play on your Fire tablet is download and install the following APK files, in order, and then reboot your tablet.
You can even do it while reading this post in the silk browser on the tablet itself.
Once you’ve rebooted your Fire tablet, you will of course have to open the Play Store app and log in to your Google account for the first time.
But once you’ve done that, you can then install just about any Google app. I have Gmail working on my tablet, which is great because it didn’t work on previous Fire models running earlier versions of Fire OS.
What do you have installed on your Fire tablet?