Install Pokemon GO to the Kindle Fire or Fire Tablet

Follow our easy tutorial to download and install Pokemon GO to your Kindle Fire or Amazon Fire tablet. This tutorial will show you how to download the Google Play Store to your tablet and install Google Maps (you will need this to run the game correctly) and Pokemon GO. You do not need to root your device. This is confirmed working for the $50 Amazon Fire tablet and should work for all Fire devices running Fire OS 5 Bellini.

Pokemon GO for the Kindle Fire Tablet

How-to Install Pokemon GO to the Kindle Fire/Fire Tablet

1. Go to Settings > Security > and turn on Apps from Unknown Sources (the option may be found under Settings > Applications on older devices)

Turn on Apps from Unknown Sources Kindle Fire Tablet

2. Download the latest Google Services Framework .APK file here:

Google Services Framework .APK Download

3. Open the .APK file and hit Install

Install Google Services Framework

4. Download the latest Google Play Services .APK file here:

Google Play Services .APK Download

5. Open the .APK file and hit InstallInstall Google Play Services

6. Download the latest Google Account Manager .APK file here:

Google Account Manager .APK Download

7. Open the .APK file and hit Install

Install Google Account Manager

8. Download the latest Google Play Store .APK file here:

Google Play Store .APK Download

9. Open the .APK file and hit Install

Install Google Play Store

10. Restart your tablet

11. Open Google Play (it can take a few minutes to load)

Run Google Play Store

12. Download and install Google Maps

Install Maps

13. Download and install Pokemon GO

Install Pokemon GO

14. Go to Settings > Wireless > Location-Based Services > and turn off Location-Based Services

Turn Off Location-Based Services

15. Launch Google Maps and press on the current location icon

Detect Location in Google Maps

It should prompt a Use location? pop-up (this may also pop-up automatically when you launch Google Maps). Press Yes.

Turn On Use Location

You should now see your location in Google Maps. Exit Maps and now run Pokemon GO!

Note: In order to play Pokemon GO on the Fire tablet, you will always need to be connected to the Wi-Fi, therefore limiting your ability to catch Pokemon anywhere. We suggest you tether off someone’s phone, go to public areas with free Wi-Fi, or use incenses to attract Pokemons towards you.

Parse Error: If you are getting a parse error while installing any of the Google Play services to your tablet, this can mean the file is corrupted or your OS may be too old. To fix a corrupted file, please try re-downloading the file. If your OS is too old, you will need to update your OS to the latest version, however keep in mind that some older devices cannot be updated to a compatible OS. Your device needs to be on Fire OS 5 (Bellini). Check your device’s compatibility here (scroll down to the chart at the bottom and check if your device can run Fire OS 5).

Failed to Detect Location: Turn off “mock locations”. Please note that this is turned off by default and you will need to enable Developer Options to access this option.

How-to Turn Off Mock Locations:

1. Go to Settings > Device Options > and press on Serial Number 7 times – Developer Options should now appear

Enable Developer Options

2. Go to Developer Options and turn off Allow mock locations

Turn Off Allow Mock Locations

“GPS Signal Not Found” Error:  Turn off “Location-Based Services” and launch Google Maps. You should be prompted to “Use location”, hit “Yes”. If you did not get the pop-up, hit the detect location button and you should be prompted to “use location”. You should now be able to see your location on Maps. Exit and launch Pokemon GO. If you are still getting the error, go to “Location-Based Services” and make sure it is turned on for Play Services, Maps, and Pokemon GO .

“Our servers are experiencing issues. Please come back later.:” Check if the Pokemon GO servers are down just for you or everybody, here.

Known Bugs: AR Mode does not work.

If you were able to successfully install and run Pokemon GO, please let us know in the comments below. If you were not able to get the game running, please let us know as well. Please include your device in your comment.

134 thoughts on “Install Pokemon GO to the Kindle Fire or Fire Tablet

    • David Mota says:

      Pokemon GO 29.3 working fine with GPS on my nephew’s Fire Tablet. Version 31.0 not working at all with GPS. Download 29.3 from Apkmirror if the newer version doesn’t work for you

      • Kerry says:

        Hi, thanks for this tip, I tried installing 29.3 after problems with the latest version on my son’s Fire (avatar won’t move, camera won’t turn on) but PokemonGo will not let me play the older version, I can’t get past a screen prompting me to update to the new version, any suggestions? Many thanks 🙂

    • Trinette says:

      Got it working but it freezes a lot now. Great to have it installed right. Also great to have Google play installed.

    • Chris Ridler says:

      The downloads are all OK but when I went onto Google play it says
      “Your device isnt compatible with this version”.

      It is a pretty new Kindle fire HD

  1. AEW says:

    Fantastic! Was looking for a way to watch the area while not having to check my phone all the time! Dusted off the kindle fire and no trouble at all

  2. MommaC says:

    It works! With three kids, Pokemon Go has been wearing my phone out; it’ll be nice to throw my phone on hotspot and let them Go with their tablets in the park, now- thank you very much!

  3. Evan says:

    Its installed and opens up but can’t catch the first pokemon it says no gps signal location is enabled for maps and pokemon go

  4. Max says:

    Thanks for advice. However Pokemon Go doesn’t seem to work without GPS signal, which Kindle Fire don’t have. Any tips?

    • admin says:

      I’m using a Fire tablet that doesn’t have GPS either but it is working for me. It is using location based services instead of GPS. I originally got the “GPS Signal Not Found” error when I did not turn on Location Based Services. Can you post which Kindle Fire you have? Also, did you follow the instructions completely? If you already had Google Play before, please update to the latest files using the provided links in the article. Also, make sure you restart your device after you have installed Google Play and that Location Based Services is turned on. Please let us know if this helped or if you’re still having troubles.

  5. Giglioronosinonofonicon says:

    So, I am running on a kindle fire hd 7, and on Fire OS 5, and I can get in, and I can choose and catch my starter pokemon, it can detect my roads and my rotation, but it cannot detect my movement, I always have the “failed to detect location” on my screen. Please help.

  6. Scott Bond says:

    I also went through all the steps, however, Google Maps will not detect my location. Also, it won’t even let me click the button to do so. I have location services on, and all other apps (including stock Maps app) are locating me just fine. I’m using a Fire HD 7. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

  7. Michael Ham says:

    I finally got this working by using the new Google Play Services.

    However, I cannot get the game to switch to any other Google Play account. I would like my kids to be able to sign into their own Google account while I use my Google account on my iPhone. Do you know how to switch the account associated with the tablet? I can’t find where to sign out anywhere.

    • Donna says:

      I would like to know this too. I got Pokémon Go loaded on my kids’ Kindle Fires, but only under my log in. I can’t find a way to move it to their screens. Any help with this?

    • Kitrona says:

      To sign out, click the Pokeball at the bottom, then go to “Settings” in the upper-right hand corner. Scroll all the way to the bottom and there’s a “Log Out” button.

      • derek says:

        I can log out. I can not log in with a kid’s account. It logs in automatically to my account at the start each time.

        • JiNXX says:

          hey all, I had the same problem. download the Gmail app from the Google Play store and open it. it will allow you to add secondary accounts to the Kindle.

  8. bureau55 says:

    First, sorry for my bad english.

    Thanks for the great instructions.
    Finally, I can also play Pokemon Go, my smartphone is unfortunately bad.

    For the “GPS Signal Not Found” error I have a tip.

    I had the location-based services already activated. The error message appeared. I then switched off and on again, the location-based services. After that, everything worked flawlessly with the localization.

    GPS is running on my smartphone hotspot and sends the data via Wi-Fi to my Kindle Fire Tablet. So I can run around and catch them all! 😉

    NICE! =)

  9. Amanda Land-Doll says:

    I got to step 12 but it puts it as download pending and won’t downloasd google maps. I don’t know what to do about it.

  10. mrjoe says:

    Works on $50 5th generation 7″ Fire tablet we got last christmas (11/15), but does on work on $100 4th generation 6″ Fire tablet we got a year earlier (gets the “no gps” error). Version’s are fireos 5.1.4 w/ google play services 9.0.83 & framework 4.4.4 on the 7 and fireos 5.3.1 w/ play svcs 9.2.56 & framework 5.1 on the older 6.
    By “works” it does not track every step like it does on a phone – it has the general vacinity – but avatar stays relatively stationary or hops/runs ~100 yards @ a time between locations. (Keep in mind its location is calculated based on wifi access points found in google map’s database from when they most recently mapped an area.)

    • KnyndleFireMom says:

      Works on our Kindle Fire HD 10, latest version. However I live in the middle of nowhere so in some spots GPS is off by more than 500ft. Right now it has me standing in the middle of the lake behind my house. We still managed to get to level 5 yesterday but were unable to see the Pokestop. Every time we got near the GPS would make the avatar sprint away 🙁 Trying to find a GPS booster that will work to correct this now.

  11. Logan (ZukiniBoy8) says:

    Is this supposed to work for Kindle fire HD 7″ 4th generation? Because whenever I launch the application, it says failed to detect location. Any fixes?

  12. FatherofKindleUser says:

    Any tips on how to make this available through “FreeTime” for kids? it seems these apps aren’t showing up as available to her and I’d rather not give access to my profile to my Daughter.

    • KnyndleFireMom says:

      I have same issue, don’t want kids going into other apps and tried everything to get app on FreeTime. I’m going to download another app to “lock” the apps I don’t want them accessing on adult profile while I do more research.

  13. Giles says:

    Hi Followed your steps and Caught me a Bulbasaur on my Plain vanilla FIRE. Nice work. Now if there is any way we can get those dam “Failed to detect location” messages to just go away instead of blocking off certain features on the screens all will be perfect!

  14. Mr. Wolf says:

    I, got it working on my Kindle . But it’s not detecting anything gyms or pokey stops.

    I can walk around with my Kindle fire but no Pokemon it’s all not encountered.

    Can you help me get the Pokémon showing in the pokey stops in the gym’s please and thank you.

    • Giles says:

      See Logans reply to me above- sounds like You have a similar issue to mine. I saw “nothing” until I switched OFF “Mock locations” Now I see all usual stuff 🙂

  15. Gia says:

    I’ve downloaded and all was working fine gave the kids there tablet back ..worked fine for two days
    Now Pokemon says no gps available and play store says : error while retrieving information from play store (rh-01)
    Pls help

  16. Sheila says:

    I get an authentication error saying that I need to sign in to my google account, however, I am signed in. Tried restarting, clearing cache on google apps and it has not helped.

  17. Logan (ZukiniBoy8) says:

    If you’re having the error “failed to detect location” try turning off mock locations if you have it enabled, I’m 99.9% sure it’ll work. It worked for me

  18. Logan (ZukiniBoy8) says:

    Are you able to set up a cellular data plan on a kindle fire hd? If so, it would be helpful since you need to play Pokemon GO with internet. I heard that is takes away a good amount of data, so I’m trying to find a “cheaper” sevice.

    • Giles says:

      Played about 90 mins of Pokemon today. Logged my Data use at 30Mb for the whole time (3G data stream). Hope this info is usful

    • haju says:

      All you have to do is hold the app for a second then release. On the top right of the screen will have uninstall.

  19. Lisa says:

    I have it working on my Fire! When I first started it up, Pokemon Go could not find my location. I opened Maps and had it find me then reopened Pokemon Go. Pokemon Go can find me now!

  20. admin says:

    I have updated the article with more information. In the meantime, please let us know if your game is working for you (please include your device as well) and if you had to do anything extra to get it running. There are still many people that cannot get the game to run correctly and all of your comments help.

  21. Kael says:

    We also had the “No GPS Found Error” on our $50 Kindle Fire Tablet, (5th Generation) however my wife got it to work by enabling location services on all the Google apps needed to download for Pokémon GO. (Google Maps, Pokémon Go, Google Play Store, and Google Play Services.)

  22. Christi says:

    Aww well sadly I have os on a 3rd generation fire.. I gave it a shot for laughs but stall out in phase error when I try to open the apk file… oh well guess I’m out of luck..

    • Giles says:

      OK now Level 9. Some observations that maybe will help other folks.
      1) Make sure you have the Kindles location settings on.
      2) Make sure that “Mock locations” is OFF. Looks like they have blocked that due to cheaters so we are stuck with Wifi positioning only.
      3) Stick to urban locations where multiple Wifi’s can be sensed for best accuracy. Parks usually wiull not work so well.
      4) Due to the Wifi location systems limits you will usually be lagging behind your real world position by about 25 feet. This can be annoying but you can also use it to your advantage if you time things right.
      5) If you are using a GPS phone as a Wifi hot spot. Make sure it has its GPS enabled. if you have a friend nearby with a similar phone ask them to activate their Hotspot function it can help with wifi locations slightly

    • Giles says:

      Are you certain you have “Mock Locations ” in the OFF position? What you describe was what happened to me but turning it off fixed it for me.??

    • Haju says:

      I live in the middle of nowheres. My character doesn’t move even around my 3 acre yard even with an iPhone. It seems some areas aren’t popular enough. Try playing near a big book store or by a landmark were pokemon things are. Parks are popular places but wifi is a problem best thing to do is what my son and I do. I play on iPhone and internet share my data with my son on his kindle fire. The kindle fire works well. Phone
      —-Internet sharing
      —-Remember broadcast name and password
      Kindle fire
      —-Select device and type in password and wait til it is connected
      Hope this helps

  23. Thomas says:

    Doesn’t work very well. When I walk outside my house my character will go the opposite direction I am going and will take like 20 seconds to fix itself. Also, since my kindle does not have a hotspot I cannot use it that much farther from my house anyways. Btw I have 5th generation kindle fire.

  24. JenzPlayz says:

    Awesome!ll worked 100% sometimes I get a message saying “GPS signal not found” but if I wait a few seconds it worked very well! Thanks!!!

  25. Jay says:

    For Kindle Fire HD 7 4th Gen owners out there, I’ve got mine to work. Both Google Maps and Pokemon Go are detecting location via WiFi. And I’m running the most recent version Fire 5.3 firmware.

    Here’s how I got it to work. First, side load all necessary APK’s in order to run Play Store. Make sure you have the latest version of Google Play Services. At the moment of this writing, the version should be 9.4.52 (230-127739847). Once you can log into Play Store, you can pretty much download whatever apps you want. That said, install Google Maps and Pokemon Go.

    Now, before you run any of the two apps, go to Settings->Wireless->Location Based Services. Turn it OFF. Yes, that’s right, turn it OFF. Next, run Google Maps. Once it’s up and running, you will notice the current location button (dot) has a tiny question mark on it. Press that. It may take a couple of seconds for Google Maps to ask you if you want to turn on location services. Say YES. In another few seconds, you will notice the navigation/location icon showing up on the top right corner. It may disappear but that’s OK. Now press the current location button(dot) again. It should take you to where you are on the map.

    Guess what’s next? Bingo, launch you Pokemon Go app! You should be able to move around w/o any issues as long as you have WiFi access.


  26. Kitrona says:

    I got mine working, on a $50 Kindle Fire tablet. Thank you for the instructions! I initially had the “no GPS” thing, but turning on Maps first did the trick. 🙂

  27. Jolie says:

    I followed all the directions however google maps won’t download. it just keeps saying download pending. There is no other apps downloading. Any ideas on how to fix this? I tried other apps in the google play store and have the same problem. I’m using a generation 5 Kindle fire with the latest updates.

  28. Kalob says:

    Mine “works” but it is also stuck on the first part where you have to catch the pokemon, the pokemon never swawn, just the circles.

  29. Modchip says:

    I do not know that this works all the cases but I initially got the error message, saying that “No GPS Found Error”. I followed the instructions given here. I also installed “Google maps” but it does not work (My location cannot be shown on the map.).

    To make sure whether the GPS function does not work on my fire tablet, I installed the “Google maps” that can be downloaded from amazon application store ADDITIONALLY. So, I installed 2 google maps, one from android PLAY store, another one from amazon application store. After I installed both Google maps, my fire tablet can detect my location for both Google maps.
    I do not know what happened to my fire tablet but IT WORKS!!

    I just need more volunteers to test whether GPS function would work after installing 2 google maps..

    • Modchip says:

      You must download the following APKs and installed.
      Just click and install according to the top of this page.

      Google Account Manager .APK Download
      Google Play Services .APK Download
      Google Play Services .APK Download
      Google Play Store .APK Download

  30. Logan (ZarkSkull) says:

    I personally think it’s really stupid that Niantic and the Pokémon Company made Pokémon GO require internet and (or) a data plan. The app would be more popular if you could play it without wifi or a data plan. I can see the app requiring precise location and access to your Pokémon collection, but the fact that it requires internet makes the big companies that provide service plans, a lot more money. It’s not only that, but what the app is only compatible with so many devices (unless you were to do some work and make it function on your device like a Kindle Fire) but some devices don’t even have gps. What I’m saying is, is that Pokémon GO has made a HUGE impact on the world. But (going against my thought of Pokémon go not needing internet) most BIG companies like Microsoft or Android, or whatever other companies are out there; need internet to run certain things on certain devices. And since it’s 2016 and this much technology needs internet, it’s gonna get worse. Which means Pokémon go is a car crash waiting to happen. Even though I don’t have a data plan, It’s still fun… when you have internet…

  31. Felipe says:

    worked perfectly!! not only for the pokemon go, but i was struggling playing summoners war without google play, it was a pain every time they updated the app.

    awesome tutorial, thank you.

  32. Steve says:

    It works, but you must follow the instructions exactly. Location services can be accessed through maps. Only works after you agreed to share location in maps. Might take a few attempts!

  33. Erica says:

    Managed to download fine, however I’ve turned mock locations off and it’s still not picking up gyms poke stops etc and it’s not detection any Pokemon.

  34. Sarah says:

    Just purchased my daughter a kindle fire, was able to do this successfully with no issues as if yet. Went out for a walk and tethered from my phone to get her Internet access. All working perfectly! Thank you 🙂

  35. Lukas says:

    Hi firsst let me thank you for the great work you does.

    I did the Video Tutorial and it works fine on two fire Tablets. The only issue i got is that my gps tracking does not work in Parks and some places with trees.

    When i go normally in the city it´s ok and the tracking works fine with my Hotspot on my phone but when i even go one step in a park nearby, the GPS tracking stands still or run 1-2 Kilometer in a random Location.
    I tried many things with the Locations Switches but nothing seems to work.
    My guy doesnt move inside the Park.
    Maybe you can give me a advice to solve this Problem.

    Many thanks Lukas

    • Jason says:

      We’re having the same exact issue with my daughters kindle right now. Worked fine in one large park with free wifi, works in the car, etc off our hotspot, her avatar is everywhere but where it should be now using the hotspot

  36. Kerry says:

    I followed every step in this tutorial but still could not get Pokemon Go to work properly and spent hours online trying to find solutions – the application would open but the avatar wouldn’t move, the maps weren’t showing properly, and there was no ball and no way of catching any of the 3 pokemon at the avatar’s feet. UNTIL I downloaded our local area to work offline in Google Maps. After that I could suddenly see the maps background in Pokemon Go, the character could move around, the camera turned on, the ball appeared and we could catch Pokemon – HURRAY!

  37. MoMo says:

    This really helped out a lot 🙂 thank you guys so much. It actually didn’t work for me for the first couple of tries so I uninstalled the play store and that stuff and did it step by step. And it worked! 🙂 If it doesn’t work for you guys just keep trying 🙂

  38. Eddie Robinson says:

    Cannot get pokemon go to start when away from home, just displays no internet connection, whenn at home on WiFi, pokemon go goes past the “no Internet” message, dose display a message sating “no gps” but then goes past that screen and shows person on map. Need to find out how to get its to work outdoors and away from WiFi

    Kindle fire hd 7 (4th gen)
    OS (July 2016)

  39. Sarah C says:

    This worked perfectly, but while playing yesterday, I got the GPS signal not found message and I have not been able to get it to work again. I turned off location services and went to google maps and found my location, but still nothing. Help 🙁

  40. Ryan says:

    So step 14 is wrong, it should be LBS but be enabled for Play Services, Pokemon Go, and Maps. Once I enabled it for play services the NO GPS error went away.

  41. Michelle says:

    Do these steps still work with the latest Pokemon Go update, 0.35.0? I’ve got an 8 year old about to spend most of his money on a new $50 Fire just for this, so I’d like to be sure. Thanks for any help!

  42. Irene Elisabeth says:

    Thanks for the guide! I was able to install Pokemon Go on my daughter’s Kindle Fire 7HD and it works okay. We use it in combination with my iPhone 5, having Pokemon Go installed, too. And it makes us go on walks together a lot which is a nice thing.

    There is one thing driving us crazy, though:
    Locations are not very precise.
    At times this even can be an advantage – covering more range for finding Pokemon spawns. Some times, it is just a little annoying – we found out where we have to go to for example access some of the gyms in the area (when my daughter’s Pokemon Go locates her some distance away when we are standing right at the correct gym location).
    But there are three or four gyms close by where we simply can’t find a spot for her to access. In two cases, it’s most probably because we just can’t move in the direction we would need to go for her to be detected in the right spot (the places are not accessible). In the other cases, her location jumps from one side of the gym to the other, and she is never located in the right place to be able to access the gym.

    Just wondering: Are other people experiencing the same thing? And is there a way to fix it?

  43. Lazarus Dark says:

    Is this still working after the .37 update that breaks all rooted/rom devices?
    If this still works, I may consider buying the cheaper Kindle fire just for PoGo, because I am NOT going back to stock on my phone.

    • Lukas says:

      Hello Lazarus

      i got the 0.37 update today and it´s working fine for me. I got the apk from the Internet because the release is not out yet.
      When the app store got it i reinstall it because the updates won´t work with the apk only.

      Lukas ^^

    • admin says:

      If your device is on Fire OS 5.0 or higher then it can run Pokemon Go. To check your OS, go to Settings > Device Options > System Updates.

  44. Claire says:

    This all downloaded smoothly, but when I realized I am not leaving the house with my kindle, I deleted Pokémon go. But going through the process of downloading all these Google apps, I downloaded Google play. So now thanks to that, I can download any all from the store. Thank you.

  45. Ricardo says:

    Everything worked for me! That’s awesome since I can’t play on phone due to it being rooted. Seems to sometimes work and sometimes not but perhaps some people aren’t fully reading the instructions?

    • admin says:

      If the Play Store does not open anymore, please uninstall Google Services Framework, Google Play Services, Google Account Manager, and Google Play Store, then download the latest versions of each one and install them in order (1. Framework, 2. Services, 3. Account Manager, 4. Play Store). I have updated the tutorial to reflect this.

  46. Dustin Caccia says:

    I am going to buy a $50 5th generation 7″ Fire tablet, and a lot of people have stated pokemon Go works great but if you play on your iphone and make it a hotspot for kindle fire and they are on a different account will that work two different google accounts running at the same time??

  47. Lindsey says:

    I just want to Thank you very VERY much!! I originally used your tutorial 6 months ago for my old cheap Kindle tablet that I let my daughter use after she dropped her $300 tablet into a mop bucket (ONLY MY DAUGHTER COULD DROP AN EXPENSIVE TABLET INTO A 6″ DIAMETER CIRCLE INSTEAD OF ANYWHERE else in a ROOM) and it worked perfectly…..Except for 1 minor problem, which was not your fault at all!! The only problem is that she would “teleport” to down the street from where we were, even standing still at our house. Sometimes this wasn’t a problem since she would catch things that we never could find, but then she couldn’t catch things that the rest of us did bc she was still down the road. Oh well- it evened things out!!
    Anyway, thank god I found your tutorial again bc it helped out on my son’s new Fire Kindle 8 HD so thank you once again!!! You made his entire day….and mine so I dont have to share my phone anymore!!!

  48. Emma says:

    Thank you soooo much for these instructions … my phone was at serious risk of my son damaging it, but now I can just put it on hotspot and off he goes on his own fire.

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