Amazon Appstore for Android on Kindle Fire
With Amazon Appstore for Android, you can shop for and instantly
download apps and games to your Kindle Fire 1st Generation. You
can also take advantage of the Free App of the Day and
download a new paid app every day.
Setting Up Your Account and Payment Method
To successfully purchase digital content from the Amazon Appstore
for Android, you must set up your 1-Click
payment method. When purchasing paid apps, your 1-Click
payment method must be a credit or debit card issued by a bank
with a valid billing address in one of the supported
Note: U.S. customers are not required to have a credit or
debit card or Amazon.com Gift Card on file when purchasing free
Adjusting Amazon Appstore Settings
You can modify settings for Amazon Appstore, such as enabling
parental controls or adding a Gift Card.
- From the Home screen, tap Apps, and then tap Store.
- Tap the Menu
icon, and then tap Settings:
- Gift Cards: Enter a Gift Card or promotional code to
be used on your Amazon purchases. Be sure to enter your code
before placing your Amazon Appstore purchase if you'd like to
apply the credit to your app purchase.
- Parental Controls: Parental controls are disabled by
default. You can enable parental controls to restrict
purchases from the Amazon Appstore. If you have multiple
devices, you should enable this setting on each device that
you'd like to be enabled with parental controls.
- In-App Purchasing: In-app purchasing lets you
purchase items such as new game levels, in-game currency, and
subscriptions within certain apps and games and is enabled by
default. Tap this setting and tap the check-box to disable all
in-app purchasing on your device. If you have multiple
devices, choose this setting on each device you'd like to
disable in-app purchasing.
- Automatic Updates: When automatic updates are
enabled, Amazon Appstore will install new versions of your
apps when you're connected to a wireless network. If you
select the Notify Me When Updates Are Installed
option, you'll see a notification whenever a new version of an
app is successfully installed. Updates featuring new or
changed permissions will not be automatically installed;
you'll have the opportunity to review any new permission
before installing the update.
- External Market Links: Allow, prevent, or ask before
opening external market links with the Amazon Appstore.
- Version and Release Notes: Verify your version of
Setting Parental Controls
To turn on parental controls for Amazon Appstore purchases on
your Kindle Fire:
- Tap the Quick Settings
icon and tap More.
- Tap Parental Controls, and then tap ON.
- Create or enter your password or PIN.
Finding and Buying Apps
To search and browse for Amazon Appstore apps from your Kindle
Fire, tap Apps from the Kindle Fire Home screen, and then
Free Apps in the Cloud
After you sign into your Amazon account on Kindle Fire, you'll
see a great selection of apps available for free in your Cloud
Library. Simply tap Apps from the Kindle Fire Home screen
and select Cloud.
Shopping for Apps
You'll find the Free App of the Day, best sellers and other
featured apps on the Amazon Appstore home page. You can search for
apps by entering a search term in the search bar.
You can also find apps by:
- Search: Type your search terms in the Search in
Appstore field, and then tap Search. Narrow your search by
tapping Refine and selecting attributes like average customer
reviews or release date, or sort results by price.
- View your recommendations: Scroll the top navigation
bar and press Recommended for You. You must be logged in
to your Amazon.com account to see your recommendations.
- Browse by category: Tap a category in the top
navigation bar, or tap All Categories. From here you'll
be able to view top paid, free and new games and browse
Once you've found the app you'd like to purchase, tap the orange
price button and select Buy App or Get App. Your
default 1-Click payment method will be charged automatically
(unless the app is free). Tap Open to launch the app after
Note: Some apps may ask you to agree to a License
Agreement before you can use them. When you open the app,
carefully read the agreement before acknowledging the terms and
conditions, and then tap Agree.
Saving Apps for Later
If you find an app you want to purchase later, tap Save
to add the app to your “Saved for Later” list. To access this
list, tap the Menu
icon, tap More, and then tap Saved for Later.
Downloading and Installing Apps on Kindle Fire
After you have purchased an app from the Amazon Appstore, the
download and installation will begin immediately when your Kindle
Fire is connected wirelessly.
Downloading and installing previously purchased apps
You can download previously-purchased apps from the Cloud
- From the Home screen, tap Apps.
- Press and hold the app you’d like to download, and then tap Install.
Managing apps and settings
You can manually update or view all of your apps from the Apps
- Update your apps. From Apps, tap Store,
and then tap the Menu
icon. Select App Updates. You can either update one app
by tapping Update, or, if you want to update all apps
with a pending update, select Update All.
- View all your apps. Tap Apps from the Home
screen and choose the Device tab to see all apps that
have been downloaded to your Kindle Fire. The Cloud tab
will display all apps that have been previously purchased and
are available on your Kindle Fire.
Purchasing In-App Items and Subscriptions
In-app purchasing is the purchase of items (such as in-game
currency or premium unlocks) within a free or paid app. These
items can be used to unlock additional functionality, such as new
levels in a game, or allow you to purchase subscriptions and more.
Visit our Appstore Help pages to learn more about in-app
Paying for In-App Items
In-app purchases use the same 1-Click
settings used to purchase apps in the Amazon Appstore for
Password and Purchase PIN Requirements
Any in-app item over $20 will require a parental control password
Subscriptions can be accessed on all compatible devices
registered to your account and will be automatically renewed until
auto-renewal is turned off. If you wish to update your
subscription or turn off auto-renewal, go to Your
Subscriptions on Amazon.com.
Developers and publishers may also choose to include a free trial
with your subscription. You will not be charged if you turn off
auto-renewal at any time during the free trial period. If you do
not turn off auto-renewal during the free trial period, your
subscription will continue at the regular price using your default
1-Click payment method. You are eligible for one free trial per
You can remove an app from your Kindle Fire when you’re not using
the app anymore.
- From the Home screen, tap Apps.
- Tap the Device tab to view apps that have been
downloaded to your device.
- Press and hold the app you'd like to remove, and then tap Remove
Downloaded apps you remove from your Kindle Fire are stored in
your Apps library and can be downloaded again from the Cloud
To permanently remove an app from your Amazon.com account, visit
Apps from a web browser. Select "Delete this app" from the
"Actions..." drop down menu to the right of the app. If you
permanently delete the app, you’ll need purchase it again from the
Amazon Appstore to install it on your Kindle Fire.
About Amazon Coins
is a new virtual currency for U.S. customers to purchase Kindle Fire-compatible apps, games, and in-app items.
are supported on Kindle Fire 2nd Generation, Kindle Fire HD 7", Kindle Fire HD 8.9", and on the Amazon Appstore
on Amazon.com. If you own a Kindle Fire 1st Generation, you can use your Coins
on the Amazon Appstore
on Amazon.com, and then download your purchase using the Cloud tab on your Kindle Fire.
You can buy an Amazon Coins
bundle at a discount from the Appstore
on your compatible Kindle Fire, from the Amazon Appstore
on Amazon.com, or from the How do I use coins? link on the detail page of any eligible item. For more information, go to Buy Amazon Coins.
You can redeem Amazon Coins
for Kindle Fire-compatible apps, in-app items, and games on your compatible Kindle Fire, and apps and games on the Amazon Appstore
on Amazon.com. For more information, go to Redeem Amazon Coins.
You earn promotional Amazon Coins
when you purchase select Kindle Fire-compatible apps and in-app items. For more information, go to Earn Amazon Coins
- Coins that you can earn on purchases of apps and in-app items are available on a limited time basis.
follows the same parental controls that are available for other payment methods.
- Purchasing in-app items with Amazon Coins isn’t supported on Kindle Fire 1st Generation at this time.
You can view achievements, leaderboards, and GameCircle settings
in a game directly from your Kindle Fire with Amazon GameCircle.
GameCircle syncs your game statistics so you can resume your
progress on other GameCircle-enabled Kindle Fire devices.
GameCircle is activated by the game developer and may not be
supported for all games in the Amazon Appstore for Android.
For a complete list of GameCircle-enabled games, see the Achievements,
Leaderboards, and Whispersync for Games page.
Making Your Apps Available through Amazon Appstore for Android
You can submit your apps for inclusion in the Amazon Appstore for
Android by joining the Amazon Appstore
Mobile App Distribution Portal. You'll be able to follow
step-by-step instructions to create an account and upload your
application and media files.