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There are apps on the Amazon app store and on the Amazon store however, if you try to install an app from the Amazon store it will send you to the Amazon app store to install it
Isayah Simon
· August 26, 2019
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You can do that through all of the Microsoft Office 365 apps you can get on Google Play. But you will need to get Google Play downloaded FIRST by following either of the 2 options below:

You can get it through Google Play, and you can get Google Play downloaded onto the Kindle Fire FIRST by going here: … see more
You can do that through all of the Microsoft Office 365 apps you can get on Google Play. But you will need to get Google Play downloaded FIRST by following either of the 2 options below:

You can get it through Google Play, and you can get Google Play downloaded onto the Kindle Fire FIRST by going here:
https://forum.xda-developers.com/amazon-fire/general/how-to-install-google-play-store-fire-t3486603
Pay close attention to Step #3 since you own a Kindle Fire tablet (7th Generation) -- that is on the tablet go to Settings --> Security & Privacy --> Apps from unknown Sources (swipe to Turn On)-> Press OK.

OR, you can get it through Google Play, and you can get Google Play downloaded onto the Kindle Fire FIRST by going here:
http://www.redskullproductions.com/how-to-install-the-google-play-store-on-the-amazon-fire-tablet/
Before you download the apk files for Google Play, you need to make sure that your tablet is set to receive apps from unknown sources: Go to Settings --> Security & Privacy --> Apps from Unknown Sources
(swipe to the right to turn on) --> Press Ok.

Also, VERY IMPORTANT: make sure that after you have downloaded all 4 or so of the APK files in order and after you have installed them onto the Kindle Fire tablet, you must POWER OFF the device and then RESTART
the device so that the Google Play app will sync up with the device properly. If you do not do that, then the app will not work at all.

After you have restarted the device, then you will need to register your Google account onto the Google Play app. And then you can enjoy Google Play! see less
You can do that through all of the Microsoft Office 365 apps you can get on Google Play. But you will need to get Google Play downloaded FIRST by following either of the 2 options below:

You can get it through Google Play, and you can get Google Play downloaded onto the Kindle Fire FIRST by going here:
https://forum.xda-developers.com/amazon-fire/general/how-to-install-google-play-store-fire-t3486603
Pay close attention to Step #3 since you own a Kindle Fire tablet (7th Generation) -- that is on the tablet go to Settings --> Security & Privacy --> Apps from unknown Sources (swipe to Turn On)-> Press OK.

OR, you can get it through Google Play, and you can get Google Play downloaded onto the Kindle Fire FIRST by going here:
http://www.redskullproductions.com/how-to-install-the-google-play-store-on-the-amazon-fire-tablet/
Before you download the apk files for Google Play, you need to make sure that your tablet is set to receive apps from unknown sources: Go to Settings --> Security & Privacy --> Apps from Unknown Sources
(swipe to the right to turn on) --> Press Ok.

Also, VERY IMPORTANT: make sure that after you have downloaded all 4 or so of the APK files in order and after you have installed them onto the Kindle Fire tablet, you must POWER OFF the device and then RESTART
the device so that the Google Play app will sync up with the device properly. If you do not do that, then the app will not work at all.

After you have restarted the device, then you will need to register your Google account onto the Google Play app. And then you can enjoy Google Play!

LeiaSolo
· October 7, 2018
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No, you don't need to have a Prime subscription. The Prime subscription does include free streaming video with enough titles to rival Netflix, and of course you can also buy or rent other content. Amazon Kindle of course works without a Prime subscription. It was kind of a good question though, because I can see how t… see more No, you don't need to have a Prime subscription. The Prime subscription does include free streaming video with enough titles to rival Netflix, and of course you can also buy or rent other content. Amazon Kindle of course works without a Prime subscription. It was kind of a good question though, because I can see how the Amazon pages emphasize Prime over and over. But no, it's not required to buy the device or use it. The most skeletal connection you can have would be to open a non-credit card Amazon account, buy this with gift cards purchased from 7-11 etc., and just use it as a tablet. That's in fact what I insist my kids do, since even with parental controls I don't feel like putting a purchasing tool like a Fire Tablet in their wastral little hands. see less No, you don't need to have a Prime subscription. The Prime subscription does include free streaming video with enough titles to rival Netflix, and of course you can also buy or rent other content. Amazon Kindle of course works without a Prime subscription. It was kind of a good question though, because I can see how the Amazon pages emphasize Prime over and over. But no, it's not required to buy the device or use it. The most skeletal connection you can have would be to open a non-credit card Amazon account, buy this with gift cards purchased from 7-11 etc., and just use it as a tablet. That's in fact what I insist my kids do, since even with parental controls I don't feel like putting a purchasing tool like a Fire Tablet in their wastral little hands.
MWebb
· October 6, 2018
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Honestly, screen wise I was disappointed. This screen is the same size as my amazon fire 7 tablet purchased back in 2017....I was expecting a larger size for the Fire 8... just confused.
JJB
· April 3, 2020
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What you can do is to go to Settings --> Alexa --> Hands-Free Mode and then you can swipe to the left and make the orange button turn to gray to turn it off. Also, you will have to swipe down from the top of the
screen...you will see the Quick Settings symbols. And then you will see Alexa Hands-Free. Tap on Alexa … see more
What you can do is to go to Settings --> Alexa --> Hands-Free Mode and then you can swipe to the left and make the orange button turn to gray to turn it off. Also, you will have to swipe down from the top of the
screen...you will see the Quick Settings symbols. And then you will see Alexa Hands-Free. Tap on Alexa Hands-Free and then it will turn off. see less
What you can do is to go to Settings --> Alexa --> Hands-Free Mode and then you can swipe to the left and make the orange button turn to gray to turn it off. Also, you will have to swipe down from the top of the
screen...you will see the Quick Settings symbols. And then you will see Alexa Hands-Free. Tap on Alexa Hands-Free and then it will turn off.

LeiaSolo
· November 11, 2018
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I got one for my mom, she doesn't have WIFI all the time. I downloaded some apps, simple games and such that don't require wifi to run. They work fine. If she wants something updated or another App, I take the tablet to wifi available (my home) and update it there. She loves it. Simple for her to use. She is 84 m… see more I got one for my mom, she doesn't have WIFI all the time. I downloaded some apps, simple games and such that don't require wifi to run. They work fine. If she wants something updated or another App, I take the tablet to wifi available (my home) and update it there. She loves it. Simple for her to use. She is 84 my dad 85, I was hoping dad would take interest in some of the simpler games to help with his memory and dementia, and maybe watch some downloaded movies, but he didn't. Mom loves it! see less I got one for my mom, she doesn't have WIFI all the time. I downloaded some apps, simple games and such that don't require wifi to run. They work fine. If she wants something updated or another App, I take the tablet to wifi available (my home) and update it there. She loves it. Simple for her to use. She is 84 my dad 85, I was hoping dad would take interest in some of the simpler games to help with his memory and dementia, and maybe watch some downloaded movies, but he didn't. Mom loves it!
Victoria
· December 10, 2018
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What you need to do is this: Go to the top left of the device. You will see 2 silver buttons -- those are the volume buttons. The silver button that is the 2nd button from the left is the one that turns the volume UP. The one on the left to that is the one to turn it down. To turn it up, hold down on the 2nd butto… see more What you need to do is this: Go to the top left of the device. You will see 2 silver buttons -- those are the volume buttons. The silver button that is the 2nd button from the left is the one that turns the volume UP. The one on the left to that is the one to turn it down. To turn it up, hold down on the 2nd button with your finger. You will see a pop up menu with either the words "Media Volume" or "System Notifications Volume". If you see the words "System Notifications Volume", you will see a downward arrow next to that. With your finger, tap on the downward arrow, and you will see the Media Volume toggle switch. There you can swipe to the right with your finger to turn the volume UP. see less What you need to do is this: Go to the top left of the device. You will see 2 silver buttons -- those are the volume buttons. The silver button that is the 2nd button from the left is the one that turns the volume UP. The one on the left to that is the one to turn it down. To turn it up, hold down on the 2nd button with your finger. You will see a pop up menu with either the words "Media Volume" or "System Notifications Volume". If you see the words "System Notifications Volume", you will see a downward arrow next to that. With your finger, tap on the downward arrow, and you will see the Media Volume toggle switch. There you can swipe to the right with your finger to turn the volume UP.
LeiaSolo
· October 25, 2018
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You can delete you stuff off your old Kindle and don't have to worry about what happened to your Fire HD 8 won't delete nothing off of that it only delete on the device you delete on
GilbertGutierrez
· March 12, 2020
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You can get it through Google Play, and you can get Google Play downloaded onto the Kindle Fire FIRST by going here:
https://forum.xda-developers.com/amazon-fire/general/how-to-install-google-play-store-fire-t3486603
Pay close attention to Step #3 since you own a Kindle Fire tablet (7th Generation and 8th Generatio… see more
You can get it through Google Play, and you can get Google Play downloaded onto the Kindle Fire FIRST by going here:
https://forum.xda-developers.com/amazon-fire/general/how-to-install-google-play-store-fire-t3486603
Pay close attention to Step #3 since you own a Kindle Fire tablet (7th Generation and 8th Generation) -- that is on the tablet go to Settings --> Security & Privacy --> Apps from unknown Sources (swipe to Turn
On)-> Press OK.

OR, you can get it through Google Play, and you can get Google Play downloaded onto the Kindle Fire FIRST by going here:
http://www.redskullproductions.com/how-to-install-the-google-play-store-on-the-amazon-fire-tablet/
Before you download the apk files for Google Play, you need to make sure that your tablet is set to receive apps from unknown sources: Go to Settings --> Security & Privacy --> Apps from Unknown Sources
(swipe to the right to turn on) --> Press Ok.

Also, VERY IMPORTANT: make sure that after you have downloaded all 4 or so of the APK files in order and after you have installed them onto the Kindle Fire tablet, you must POWER OFF the device and then RESTART
the device so that the Google Play app will sync up with the device properly. If you do not do that, then the app will not work at all.

After you have restarted the device, then you will need to register your Google account onto the Google Play app. And then you can enjoy Google Play! see less
You can get it through Google Play, and you can get Google Play downloaded onto the Kindle Fire FIRST by going here:
https://forum.xda-developers.com/amazon-fire/general/how-to-install-google-play-store-fire-t3486603
Pay close attention to Step #3 since you own a Kindle Fire tablet (7th Generation and 8th Generation) -- that is on the tablet go to Settings --> Security & Privacy --> Apps from unknown Sources (swipe to Turn
On)-> Press OK.

OR, you can get it through Google Play, and you can get Google Play downloaded onto the Kindle Fire FIRST by going here:
http://www.redskullproductions.com/how-to-install-the-google-play-store-on-the-amazon-fire-tablet/
Before you download the apk files for Google Play, you need to make sure that your tablet is set to receive apps from unknown sources: Go to Settings --> Security & Privacy --> Apps from Unknown Sources
(swipe to the right to turn on) --> Press Ok.

Also, VERY IMPORTANT: make sure that after you have downloaded all 4 or so of the APK files in order and after you have installed them onto the Kindle Fire tablet, you must POWER OFF the device and then RESTART
the device so that the Google Play app will sync up with the device properly. If you do not do that, then the app will not work at all.

After you have restarted the device, then you will need to register your Google account onto the Google Play app. And then you can enjoy Google Play!

LeiaSolo
· November 24, 2018
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No internal GPS, but you can get an external bluetooth GPS receiver (found one made by TomTom for $20 on the popular auction site , the GPS takes 5 or so minutes to acquire satellites). You will need the app called Bluetooth GPS Provider. Set the tablet developer option for Mock Location to Bluetooth GPS Provider (beli… see more No internal GPS, but you can get an external bluetooth GPS receiver (found one made by TomTom for $20 on the popular auction site , the GPS takes 5 or so minutes to acquire satellites). You will need the app called Bluetooth GPS Provider. Set the tablet developer option for Mock Location to Bluetooth GPS Provider (believe the app helps you do this). In BT GPS Provider app preferences set the GPS Connect Method to Secure and the GPS Type to SiRF. Works great for me, now can use this as a GPS device in my Jeep. see less No internal GPS, but you can get an external bluetooth GPS receiver (found one made by TomTom for $20 on the popular auction site , the GPS takes 5 or so minutes to acquire satellites). You will need the app called Bluetooth GPS Provider. Set the tablet developer option for Mock Location to Bluetooth GPS Provider (believe the app helps you do this). In BT GPS Provider app preferences set the GPS Connect Method to Secure and the GPS Type to SiRF. Works great for me, now can use this as a GPS device in my Jeep.
Greg A. Kitsinian
· October 11, 2019