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Initial post: Nov 21, 2013 7:28:30 AM PST
I have read several reviews of the Kindle Fire HD and HDX, and I keep seeing references to "side-loading" apps to get around the fact that the Google Play Store isn't available on the Kindle. Can someone explain what "side-loading" means? I've also seen mentions of other app stores that do work with Kindle. Thanks, in advance, for any help you can provide.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2013 7:31:54 AM PST
CBRetriever says:
good video here about it:

http://apps.goodereader.com/app-loading-tutorials/

and I imagine 1mobile.com has one as well and between those two stores, you should be able to find most of the google apps

Posted on Nov 21, 2013 8:02:55 AM PST
L. Hill says:
K. Matthews - Side loading is downloading the "raw" app (program) from another source in its pre-installed format - a .APK file - then running it on your HDX - when you run it the first time, it will "install" the app - at which point, it operates like the apps you download from Amazon. The challenge is - not all of the apps you find .APK files for will work on your Fire - so be cautious. Also, depending on where you download the initial file from - there could be bugs or other issues...so again, be cautious. There are also written "directions" on how to sideload, in addition to the video CB points you to...

Posted on Dec 1, 2013 8:44:27 PM PST
Helen says:
Here's a good site for sideloading apps to the kindle fire that I use: http://kindlefirelive.com
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