Install Google Play Store on Amazon Fire Tablet 2015 – 5th Gen (7″, FireHD 8/10)

The latest generation (2015) Amazon Fire and Fire HD has been released last month with lots of improvements that will make this device significantly better. Amazon released three variants that recognized by display size 7, 8 and 10 inches. But the most interesting is the original Kindle Fire with 7″ display, only with $49.99 you can get a tablet with Quad-core 1.3GHz CPU, 1GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage space. Not just that, you also have more opportunity to store more contents as it supports microSD cards up to 128GB.

 

The tablet’s OS also upgraded to Fire OS 5, a forked version of Android Lollipop, so it has better performance and user interface when compared with the Fire OS 4. Unfortunately, just like former Amazon devices, you also is not going to find a Google Play Store on this 5th generation (2015) of the Amazon Kindle Fire 7 and Kindle Fire HD also 8 / 10. As an alternative, Amazon install its own Appstore which also gives you many choices of apps and games.

The Amazon Appstore is not as bad as you think, however, some popular apps and games are not available on the AppStore, and we also cannot use the apps or games that we’ve purchased in the Google Play Store on this tablet.

Fortunately, Amazon does not block apk file installation, so we still have a chance to install the Google Play Store on the new 2015 Amazon Fire and Fire HD 7 8/10 (5th Gen) even without root. For this to work, we need some apk files, such as Google Play, Play Service, Login Service and Service Framework. You also can use the one-click installer by Tomsgt from xda, it will install it thru batch adb command.

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Install Google Play Store Amazon Fire and Fire HD 2015 family (5th Gen.)

Follow every step by step guide sequentially.
 

  1. Download the installer package (zip) from Tomsgt site.
  2. Extract the zip file to your computer (Windows), put it on easy to find folder.
  3. Ensure your computer already has the Amazon Fire USB driver installed.
  4. Connect the tablet to your computer.
  5. From the extracted folder, look for “1-Install-Play-Store.bat” file, run it then follow any given instructions.
  6. Reboot and sign in with your Google account.

After reboot, sometimes the results are not as expected, before you think that you have failed. Give a chance to these Google apps to update itself, wait for about 10-15 minutes, and do not forget to connect it to a Wi-Fi network with working internet access. You can also watch the RootJunky’s video below:

You can also try to install the com.android.vending apk manually when waiting it’s not working for you, get the apk file from the extracted folder.

 

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19 Responses

  1. annom
    November 28, 2015 at 10:21 AMReply

    does this method works with the kindle fire 7 with Fire OS 5?

  2. Brad
    December 3, 2015 at 2:22 PMReply

    It’s been two hours and Google Play won’t let me sign in. It says “Can’t connect with Google Servers. Try again later.” I have a good wifi connection. I also installed the com.android.vending.apk and still no go. Any ideas?

  3. db
    December 4, 2015 at 5:08 AMReply

    is there any way to do this on a mac?

  4. Dracula
    December 8, 2015 at 9:42 PMReply

    No way Google play to work on mac’s.

    • GKo
      December 24, 2015 at 6:17 AMReply

      Dracula, the question is not to install Google Play on the Mac but to install Google Play on Fire with Mac.

  5. mosa
    December 13, 2015 at 2:33 AMReply

    Ho ho, playstore works fine in fire 7 but the ADS still there?????

  6. Pennvic
    December 26, 2015 at 2:51 PMReply

    I am having difficulting installing the drivers. Everytime I point to the drivers in Device Manager is fails. I am using Windows 10. Any guidance?

  7. Kelly.T
    December 27, 2015 at 9:08 PMReply

    When I open the “1-Install-Play-Store.bat” my Fire asks to allow for debugging? I click “OK’. But the problem is that the “1-Install-Play-Store.bat” just disappears. Nothing happens. There are no directions to follow. I have opened the .bat multiple times and keep getting the same result. Please Help.

  8. Ham
    December 29, 2015 at 11:46 AMReply

    works for me, thank you!!

  9. aj
    January 2, 2016 at 6:52 AMReply

    I have successfully installed Google Play by using this method and it’s operational. I have downloaded Minecraft that was purchased via Google Play, but I can’t provide my child access to the app through their child profile. It appears that apps downloaded from the Play Store are placed in a directory that is not accessible by the child profile.

  10. mAU
    January 10, 2016 at 12:25 AMReply

    Thanks for this, installed successfully on stock Fire OS 5.0.1. But now I received notice that Fire OS 5.1.1 is ready to install. If I install this update, would Google Play still work? TIA

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      Robbie S.
      January 10, 2016 at 8:29 PMReply

      The method to install Play Store should work fine with Fire OS 5.1.1, but it can’t remove lockscreen ads without root.

      • Turi
        January 27, 2016 at 7:34 PMReply

        Do you know how to root on Kindle fire HD 8 Fire OS 5.1.1? Can’t seem to find anywhere.

  11. HN
    January 28, 2016 at 5:02 PMReply

    Works great! Thanks a lot!! 🙂

  12. Liss
    February 13, 2016 at 9:27 PMReply

    Works perfectly. Thank you!

  13. DP
    July 14, 2016 at 1:58 PMReply

    Does this work with Kindle Fire HD 8? It seems like most Google Play Store and rooting does not work with HD 8 and +

  14. Andrew
    July 22, 2016 at 9:44 PMReply

    I was able to get ADB debugging going but then got stuck. I looked in the bat file and found that it installs in this order in case that helps anyone else. Was able to copy them to my Fire and then just click and install them on the Fire using ES File Explorer (from the Amazon App Store). It required a bit of updating of Google Apps afterwards but did add Play Store to the end of my Home screen on the Fire. Seems now to load GMail and is showing the Fire in http://play.google.com/settings as well. I told play.google.com to install Google Hangouts as a test to my Fire and it just did and looks to work as I just did a test chat with it too. Here’s the order from the BAT file if you just want to try to copy the APK files from the ZIP to the Fire:

    com.google.android.gms-6.6.03_(1681564-036)-6603036-minAPI9.apk
    GoogleLoginService.apk
    GoogleServicesFramework.apk
    com.android.vending-5.9.12-80391200-minAPI9.apk

  15. Desperate
    December 25, 2016 at 5:47 PMReply

    Help! I keep getting “the folder you specified doesn’t contain driver software for your device…”. It is looking *. Inf only. What do I do now?
    Thank you

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