How to Install Google Play on 2017 Fire Tablets in 5 Minutes (Video)

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Amazon released two new Fire tablets this week, the Fire HD 8 and Fire 7, and it turns out it’s the same simple process to add the Google Play Store and Google apps to them as previous Fire tablets.

Both new tablets are considered 7th generation models, but the software is the same as the 5th and 6th gen Fire tablets, so installing Google Play works the same exact way.

It literally takes about 5 minutes to complete from start to finish, and it can be accomplished directly from a stock Fire tablet without having to install anything else first.

You don’t need to use a computer or root the tablet first; all you have to do is install 4 Google apps.

Anyone can do it, and if you decide later that you don’t want Google Play on your tablet you can do a factory reset to wipe everything clean and make the tablet like it was when you first got it.

This is the same exact process as earlier models and will work on any Fire tablet running Fire OS 5.x and up. To check your tablet’s OS version go to Settings > Device Options > System Updates. The new Fire tablets are running and are confirmed to work with the below method.

How to Install Google Play on Fire Tablets

Step #1: Prepare Your Fire Tablet

Go to Settings > Security > Enable Apps from Unknown Sources (this will prompt a warning message—that’s normal).

Step #2: Download Google Apps

Now it’s time to download 4 separate apk app files. The easiest way is to use the Fire tablet’s silk web browser. Just make sure to install them in the order they are listed below.

It’s easiest to install the apps one at a time as they download. Just tap the download notification to prompt install. If you miss the notification, swipe left from the browser’s screen to open the menu and select downloads.

These apps must be installed in the following order:

1. Google Account Manager

2. Google Services Framework

3. Google Play Services

4. Google Play Store

Step #3: Restart and Sign-in

After installing the Google apps above you need to shutdown and restart your Fire tablet before using the Play Store app.

After restarting, simply launch the Google Play app and sign-in to your Google account. That’s it. Enjoy!

via: XDA Forums

20 Responses to “How to Install Google Play on 2017 Fire Tablets in 5 Minutes (Video)”

  1. Thank you. Simple to the point instruction.

    Not having the Google Play Store is my #1 complaint with the Fire Tablets.

  2. Thank you,

    I have followed this download list before, and it works very well.

    I can get apps that I need that are not available on Amazon.

    Plus the apps I do get are not gateways for unwanted popups.

    I have it now on my brand new Kindle Fire HD 8 which I got yesterday on pre-order.

    Works great.


  3. Hi and thanks. Works on Fire 7 7th gen but had to open google play after it installed rather than just restart, awesome!

  4. Hey im having an issue installing thw downloads. For some reason when I go to hit “install” it doesnt install. I have the new hd 8 2017 tablet running fire os 5.4 please help.

  5. Hi Darla, I had the same problem. I simply shut the tablet down then left it for 5 mins and restarted it.It then worked fine with all downloads.All working fine now and loads of apps. 😀

  6. This guide worked like a charm. I didn’t have any issues. Once you enable apps from “unknown sources” you can install the 4 apk files, then restart the tablet and open up google play so that you can input your Google credentials.

  7. Thanks so much for the tutorial and thanks Darla for asking my question for me! I am one happy camper right now.

  8. I did this but I for are the files or apps anywhere in my tablet. How do I find it? When I follow your links it says there are new versions available so I just guessed which ones to do. Is this why I can’t find it?

  9. Hi

    All done, but Google Inbox and Gmail apps crash on launch. Any ideas? Anyone go them to work?


    • Maybe try restarting the tablet? Gmail works on my 2015 Fire but I didn’t want email on the new ones so didn’t try it but it shouldn’t be any different.

      • No joy with Inbox although Gmail seems OK. The only thing I didn’t do was reboot after installing the 4 packages – I just went straight to the Google Play store app. Should I repeat the process but this time reboot first? Thanks

        • I don’t know. I’ve only ever done it as described and have never encountered any problems so I’m not much good for troubleshooting.

  10. I tried it on my son’s 2016 model that we Google-enabled last year and it doesn’t work on that either so must be incompatible…

  11. we tried to install the gmail app but it works for for a bit and will crash. is there a way to stabilize?

  12. Yes, gmail keeps crashing on my new Fire 8 (2017). Re-installed the sequence a few times as well as gmail. All other apps work fine. Playstore downloads other apps, including google apps that work perfectly well. Anyone know of a fix?

  13. Likewise. gmail starts, loads inbox, then immediately closes. Have done this over and over. I notice a message when opening the Google apps with several that there is an updated version available and I see many variants at the bottom of the page. Pewrhaps one of these later (or earlier?) versions will work properly. Very disappointed that this is not functioning as expected.

  14. Hello, great article. Agree, this fixes the biggest problem with an Amazon tablet – only having the Amazon app store games. I use FreeTime for my kids. Do you know if you can expose a game from the Google Play Store to a kid though FreeTime?

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