Amazon Fire Tablet

Amazon Fire Tablets are great, affordable devices, but the user interface is very different from that of other tablets. They’re Amazon through and through, which even includes the Appstore. We’ll show you how to download apps and games on a Fire Tablet.

Although Fire Tablets are technically Android tablets, they don’t come with the Google Play Store on board. If you want, you can easily get the Play Store up and running. However, you can get many of the things that you need from the default app store, which is aptly named the Amazon Appstore.

The Amazon Appstore works just like any other app store. Let’s get started.

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First, find the “Appstore” on the home screen under the “Home” tab.

Open the Amazon Appstore.

The Appstore is organized into several sections at the top. The main “Home” tab includes a bunch of suggestions. You can tap “Categories” to get more specific.

Browse the Appstore.

Select an app or a game to see more information about it. Here, you can tap “Get” to begin downloading.

Tap "Get" to begin download.

A pop-up will tell you what the app needs to access. If you agree with the permissions, tap “Download.”

If you agree with the permissions, tap "Download."

When the app is done installing, you can tap “Open” to launch it. Apps are also automatically added to the home screen.

When the app is done installing, you can tap "Open" to launch it.

That’s it! The Amazon Appstore might not be quite as big as the Google Play Store, but it does have most of the popular apps. With a little extra work, you can also get the Play Store and have the best of both worlds.

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