Thursday, April 26, 2018
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How to Install Google Chrome on the Amazon Kindle Fire HD

As you may know I have recently added a Kindle Fire HD to my gadget list.  I actually really like the device.  You can read my lengthy review on it here.  Amazon tries to keep you in their ecosystem with the Kindle Fire HD.  As such you can only download apps that are in Amazon’s App store.  This really does limit you.  Amazon’s silk browser is alright, but there are plenty of better browsers available for Android.  Amazon blocks them from their app store, but you are still able to install them.  In this guide we will show you how to easily install Google Chrome on your Amazon Kindle Fire HD.  This process shouldn’t take that long and the best part you do not even have to root your Kindle Fire HD!  Let’s get started!

For a full overview on how to install Google Chrome on your Amazon Kindle Fire HD check out our video below.

Here are the step by step instructions:

1. Go into Settings → Device and scroll down to “Allow Installation of Applications” and make sure that is turned ON.

2. Download the ES File Explorer (link) – this makes it easier to find your downloaded files.

3. Download the Google Chrome APK File (link 1 | backup link).

4. Open up ES File Explorer and navigate to the “Downloads” folder.  There you will find your downloaded APK file.  Tap it to install.

There you go now you have Google Chrome running on your Kindle Fire HD!  It really is that easy!  Now off to better browsing and of course the ability to run websites with flash.

If you have any questions about installing Google Chrome on your Kindle Fire HD leave them below.

Bob Buskirk
the authorBob Buskirk
About 10 years of computer experience. Been messing around with electronics since I was 5, got into computers when I was in highschool, been modding them ever since then. Very interested in how things work and their design.
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