How To: Install Almost Any Google Play or Third-Party App on Your Amazon Kindle Fire HDX

Install Almost Any Google Play or Third-Party App on Your Amazon Kindle Fire HDX

Amazon's Appstore has come a long way since it launched in 2011, with over 250,000 apps to its name. That being said, their app numbers pale in comparison to Google's Play Store, which currently boosts over 1.3 million apps.

But the Kindle runs Android as a base, so there's no reason to restrict ourselves to such a limited number of available apps. Today, I'm going to show you how to enable installation of apps from outside the Amazon Appstore, so you can get most of your favorite Google Play apps on the Kindle Fire HDX.

Start by pulling down your notification shade and going to Settings -> Applications, then simply toggle the option for Apps from Unknown Sources.

That's it! Now you can sideload apps (via APK files) and install them like any other. To get APK files from apps on Google Play, you can use a free service like APK Downloader. Just submit the app's Google Play link to get the download file. Most apps will install just find, but certain Google apps that require the Google Services framework might not.

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