Kindle and Fire Tablet (and earlier Kindle Fire tablet) are most cost-effective gadgets for kids. These are the most affordable gadgets with decent quality and services.
Kindle and Fire Tablet Guides (Kindle Fire for Kid) offer the best how-to guides to help you transform the gadget into a valuable edutainment tool for kids and youngsters.
In Kindle and Fire Tablet Guides (Kindle Fire for Kid), you can find guides on how to add Google services and Google apps to Fire tablet, how to side load apps to Fire and Kindle Fire tablets, how to take screenshot on Fire tablet, how to access developer options for Fire tablet (and Kindle Fire tablet), how to use Kindle Unlimited on Kindle and Fire tablet, and many more….
List of recent Kindle and Fire tablet guides
Here is the list of most recent Kindle and Fire tablet guides. The complete list of Kindle and Fire tablet guides can be found in Kindle and Fire tablet guides.
Update (2016): What works and what doesn’t when set up a Google account on Amazon Fire tablet?
1. For Fire tablet 5th generation (Settings–Device options –Device model)
If you have own the current generation (5th) of Fire tablet, you can use Google Play store as well. Just install the 4APK files, and run one ADB command. Everything should work, including Google Play store. You can update Play services and all apps through Play store.
For Chromecast users, screencast (screen mirroring) also works!!
Yes, the $50 fire tablet can run Google Play store and almost all Google apps without issues.
2. For all previous generations of Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD, and Kindle Fire HDX tablets
Almost all Google apps except Google Play store, work on all previous generation of Kindle Fire tablets. This is very likely blocked by Amazon. But you can install Google apps APK files directly. GMail, YouTube,… almost all Google apps should work after you install the 4 APK files and run one ADB command.
In this case, although Google Play store does not work on these tablets, you still need install it because some other Google apps require it.
Because you cannot update Google Play services through Play store, you need manually install latest version of Play services using APK files. Some Google apps require latest Play services.
You can find all Google apps apk files in APKMirror.
As in the previous guide, I showed you how to sideload Chrome browser to Amazon Fire tablet (Amazon Fire HD, Fire HDX and Kindle Fire HDX).
But when you use this method for other Google apps, e.g. GMail, you will find that these Google apps do not work.… Read the rest
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How to enable and access developer options on Amazon Fire tablet (Fire HD, Fire HDX and Kindle Fire HDX), and how to hide developer options again?simon
Android developer options give app developers a lot of options to test the app under various simulated conditions.
But for normal users, sometimes, you may also need some features that are under developer options. For example, when you need run an ADB (Android Debug Bridge) command to backup the phone, or take lots of screenshots of Amazon Fire tablet from your PC (if you just want to take a few, you can do this on the tablet with Power and volume up button as illustrated in this guide), you need turn on USB Debugging (enable ADB).
By default, the developer options on Amazon Fire tablet is hidden with the recent Fire OS. This is consistent with other Android devices which hide developer options since Android Jelly Bean 4.2,
But it is very easy to enable and access developer options on Amazon Fire tablet. In this guide, Fire tablet refers to Fire HD, Kindle Fire HD, Fire HDX and Kindle Fire HDX.
This guide will show you how to enable and access developer options on Amazon Fire tablet, and how to disable and hide the developer options on Amazon Fire tablet (after you enabling them).
How to enable and access developer options on Amazon Fire tablet?
Step 1: Go to Settings–Device Options
In your Amazon Fire tablet, go to Settings by swiping down from the status bar (top of the screen) or tap Settings app in the app drawer.
Then tap Device Options as shown below.
Step 2: Tap Serial Number Field 7 times
In the Device Options page, tap the serial number field 7 times.
After tapping the serial number 2 times, it starts to pop out the message as shown below.:
You are now X steps away from being a developer
Continue to tap the field to 7 times and the message will notify you the developer options are enabled on your Amazon Fire tablet.… Read the rest
Updated with video. Transcripts added at the end of this post.
Video guide: how to sideload Android apps in Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HDX?
You may already know that Kindle Fire tablet (Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Fire HDX) actually is an Android tablet. The Fire OS 3 in the new Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Fire HDX 7 and Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 actually is based on Android Jelly Bean 4.2.
Of course, Amazon hacked Android so heavily that it is hard to find any traces of Jelly Bean in the UI. But this does not mean you cannot install Android apps, for example, from Google Play Store.
Amazon Appstore for Android has a decent collection of apps that are compatible with most Android devices. Similarly, most Android apps can work on Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HDX tablets without any modifications.
So, the answer is very clear. Yes, you can run almost all Android apps in Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HDX.
Why sideload Android apps in Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HDX?
Currently, Amazon Appstore for Android still has far fewer apps than Google Play store. Sometimes, you may need some apps that are available in Google Play, but are not available in Amazon Appstore.
Because the official way to get apps on Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HDX is through Amazon Appstore for Android, you have to sideload apps to your Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HDX if the apps are from other sources.
Can I sideload Android apps to Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HDX by myself?
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You can easily share with your friends or family members whatever shown on your Kind Fire (including Kindle Fire HD, and Kindle Fire HDX) screen: webpages, product images, photos, book pages, app screen, game achievement screen….
Of course, what can be shared is the screenshot, not the video file, or the app itself. This Kindle Fire Guide will show you how to take screenshot on your Kindle Fire tablet easily.
Taking screenshot on Kindle Fire tablets is actually very easy and simple. You do not need any apps. Actually most screen capture apps require a rooted tablet. So, don’t consider any apps to take screenshot on Kindle Fire tablets.
You do not need ADB, which requires a USB connection to a PC for your Kindle Fire tablet. Many app developers like to use this heavy tool.
To take screenshot on Kindle Fire (including Kindle Fire HD, and Kindle Fire HDX), you can simply press and hold both the Power and Volume down key for about three seconds.
You will hear the camera shutter click. Then, the screenshot is saved into your Photos. You can check the screenshot taken in Photos at anytime..
If you want, you can edit it in Kindle Fire using all available photo editing tools in the tablet. The screenshot is saved just a normal image file.
Is taking screenshot for Kindle Fire very simple? This method of taking screenshot is native to all Android phones (Kindle Fire is powered by Fire OS, which is a customized Android) .… Read the rest
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Ultimate Kindle Fire Guide, Guide of Kind Fire for Kids, is the collection of the best guide, tutorials, manual on how to better use Kindle Fire tablets (Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Fire HDX 7 and Kindle Fire HDX 8.9).
The main focus of the ultimate Kindle Fire guide, or guide of Kind Fire for kids, is how to convert the affordable tablet into the best edutainment machine for your kids.
Amazon offers great contents and services that many parents are not aware of. These guides will teach you, step-by-step, how to get the most out of your new Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Fire HDX 7 and Kindle Fire HDX 8.9).
Writing Kindle Fire guides are not a simple job because different users may have quite different backgrounds. The Kindle Fire guides on this page are specially tailored for parents with limited experience with Kindle Fire tablets. Experienced users can also find some in-depth tutorials on this page.
Most of the screenshots of the Kindle Fire guides in this site are from Kindle Fire HDX 7 or Kindle Fire HDX 8.9. But almost all of the tutorials also apply to the new Kindle Fire HD (2013) or even older Kindle Fire tablets. We will try to point this out in each guide.
This is an on-going project. We update the Kindle Fire guides regularly. If you cannot find the guide you need, you may check back later, or leave your feedback in the comment box below.
The list of finished or coming-soon Kindle Fire guides:
How to setup and use display mirroring on Kindle Fire HDX 7 and HDX 8.9
Ultimate guide of Kindle FreeTime
A practical guide of Kindle FreeTime Unlimited
How to install Flash player for your Kindle Fire tablets?
You are probably playing around with the new Kindle Fire HDX 7 or Kindle Fire HDX 8.9.
But do you know you can get even more from these incredibly affordable tablets?
In this post, I will share with you the top 10 features you should know about new Kindle Fire HDX 7 and Kindle Fire HDX 8.9. These include:
- the Mayday button
- Lag-free Mojito 3.1 (Fire OS 3.1)
- Fast and reliable WiFi
- Stunning display
- Watch everything on TV ( Display Mirroring)
- Free Month of Amazon Prime
- Kindle FreeTime
- Free month of Kindle FreeTime Unlimited
- Free Amazon cloud
- Free app of the day
The Mayday button exclusively on Kindle Fire HDX 7 and Kindle Fire HDX 8.0
The Mayday button is a revolutionary live tech support system. Whenever you need help, you can get face-to-face support without visiting any service centers. You can get the live support at anytime and just at anywhere by tapping the Mayday button.
The live (real-time) tech support is through on-screen video and chat. The Amazon experts (just a better name of technicians) can work on your tablet directly. He or she can also demonstrate some functions on your screen. If you want, they can directly change the settings for you. They can also answer some other questions related to Amazon products or offering.
The Mayday button is extremely useful for your grandma and others who are not so familiar with tablets.
Lag-free Mojito 3.1 (Fire OS 3.1)
Once you get your Kindle Fire HDX 7 or Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, the first thing you should do is to connect to internet and check for update. Very likely, the pre-installed OS is Fire OS 3.0, and you should update to Fire OS 3.1.… Read the rest
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Amazon’s ecosystem (ebook, movices, TV shows, music, apps and shopping) simply makes the tablet the most useful entertainment devices. Forget about Nexus 7, Nexus 10, iPad Air, and iPad Mini. You can enjoy far more contents in Kindle Fire at far cheaper price.
But most Kindle or Kindle Fire tablet owners may not realize that these are great devices for your kids as well. Really? How?
Kindle Fire For Kid is here to help you convert your Kindle Fire tablet into a most powerful edutainment tool for your kids.
The Kindle Fire for Kids Guide section will give you step-by-step guides how to convert your Kindle Fire tablet (we will mainly focus on the new Kindle Fire HD 2013, Kindle Fire HDX 7 and Kindle Fire HDX 8.9) into the most powerful kid’s edutainment devices. Of course, some Kindle Fire tips and trick can also be found there: not only your kids, but also you, can use the tablet like a guru.
The Kindle Fire for Kid Forum is a meeting place for parents to share and exchange experience and tips on using Kindle Fire tablet for Kid’s education and entertainment.
If you have any questions, you can also post them there. Of course, you can also post in comments section of relevant posts or pages.
Most importantly, you can get our free newsletter: Kindle Fire for Kids Guide, to get the latest update, and tips on using Kindle Fire as an edutainment tool. Some contents are exclusive to the newsletter: you cannot find them anywhere, even on our website.… Read the rest
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