Can You Get YouTube On Amazon Fire Tablet?

YouTube On Amazon Fire Tablet

Can You Get YouTube On Amazon Fire Tablet? This is the main question asked by most Amazon Tablet lovers. The simple answer is Yes, it is possible to do this.

No matter the device you use, YouTube is an important entertainment tool. If you own or intend to buy a tablet and are not sure whether YouTube is available or compatible with your tablet, this article is for you.

Can You Get YouTube On Amazon Fire Tablets?

Yes, you can get YouTube on your Amazon Fire Tablet. Some tablets will come with the YouTube software installed and ready for login and use. This is straightforward.

Others, however, will need you to look for the software or application and install it. This is how to get YouTube. 

How Do You Get Google Play on Your Fire Tablet?

Before you can get YouTube, you need to have some Google applications installed.

Fire Tablets are a product of Amazon and are not the best to use with Google Play due to compatibility issues.

  1. Make sure that your Fire tablet is set to accept application installations from unknown sources. To do this Go to Settings>Security and Privacy, and enable Apps from Unknown sources.
  2. Navigate to the Silk Browser and make sure this too is set as allowed from this source.
  3. Navigate to the Silk Browser application and download Google Account Manager, Google Services Framework, Google Play Service, and Google Play Store.
  4. Go to your Files and choose downloads. Click and install the applications one by one in the order, Google Account Manager, Google Services Framework, Google Play Service, and Google Play Store.
  5. Restart your Fire Tablet once complete

Warning: Make sure to download and install the applications in order. Also, do not download Beta versions of the applications. Close all background applications as you install.

How can You Get YouTube on Amazon Fire Tablet?

If you follow the above steps correctly, you will notice a Google Play shortcut on your home screen. Here is how to get started with YouTube.

  1. Open the Google Play Application on your home screen.
  2. Search YouTube in the search bar.
  3. Download and install the application.
  4. That is it. Enjoy the application.

Why Does Amazon Fire not come with YouTube?

Amazon Fire and all Amazon tablets are manufactured by Amazon and are compatible with Amazon products. However, the Amazon Application Store lacks some commonly used applications such as YouTube or Play Store.

You can follow the above browser-based process to get them. Overall, the poor compatibility with Android and Google Play applications will not limit your experience with Fire Tablets.

Differences between Android tablets and Amazon Fire tablets

Amazon Fire tablets are manufactured only by Amazon while Android Tablets are made by many different brands such as Google, Samsung, and Lenovo.

The operating system is one of the main differences. Android tablets will run on Android Operating systems while Fire tablets have a unique Fire OS.

Android tablets are easily compatible with Google Play Store and its applications. Amazon Fire Tablets use the Amazon App Store and have compatibility issues with Google Play Store. 

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Does Amazon have a YouTube app?

No, YouTube is not available on purchase of Amazon Fire Tablets. However, it is possible to install and stream videos.