3 Simple Steps to Fix Google Play on Fire Tablets After Update

You want to know what happened to your Google Play App on your Kindle? …
fix google play on fire tablets after update

Do you want to know what happened to your Google Play App on your Kindle?

Alright. You know that update you just downloaded on your Kindle a few hours ago?


Amazon blocked it.

And yes that means you can’t enter your Google Play app, update any of your downloaded apps, and the worst of all?

You can’t even use the apps that you had downloaded.

But despite that nightmarish trauma that you just underwent reading the previous line on how you can’t use any of your apps on your Kindle, there is a quick and simple fix for this. 

I’ll show you how to fix Google Play on Fire tablets after update. 🙂


What you need to know

There are two or three things that you need to know before you fix Google Play on Fire tablets after the recent update:

  • This fix is for you if your Kindle Fire tablet is of either 5th or 6th Generation after the and 5.3.2 updates (which means this works if whether you have the $49 Fire tablet, the Fire HD 10 or either both of the Fire HD 8 tablets).
  • After you’ve got Google Play on your Kindle Fire tablet, you don’t need to reinstall all of the four files that you had downloaded in the first place. All you need to download is just these two files that I’ll be showing you below. 



However, if you haven’t got Google Play on your Kindle Fire, then yes you need to install all four of the files in that guide.



How To Fix Google Play On Fire Tablets After Update: 3 Steps

All links are updated as of 25th August 2017.


Step 1:  First up, Install the new Google Account Manager 5.1-1743759.

You can follow this guide if you want to know how to download these .apk files. It’s the same as downloading the four .apk files when you first got your Google Play onto your Kindle Fire.


Step 2:  Done? Next, install Google Services Framework 5.1-1743759. 

Again the same way.


Step 3:  Finally restart your Kindle.  That’s pretty much it. 


Share this guide with your Kindle buddies and help save their Kindles too. 🙂


  1. Hello,
    I did all my steps from first steps from downloading all 4 apk files. When I finsished all the steps it didn’t show my google play app on my home screen. I also did these steps as well and it still didn’t show up! What else can I do?? Thank you!

  2. I’m having a further issue with the play store. Everything downloads and installs fine and the icon appears on my home screen, but then I get an error message saying that I need to download the latest version of Google Play Services. When I go to do this, it seems to be updating but then I get an error message saying that it can’t update Play Services. Without play services I can’t access any of the apps. Help?

  3. I did exactly as described. It still won’t work. Try to sign in to my google account to update google play and it keeps kicking me out to the home screen of my tablet.

  4. No luck for me either; same as Margaret above. Asked for Sign-in info, then kicked back to home and asked for sign-in. Endless Loop.

  5. having same problen asks ti sign in checks info and it asks me to sign in then goes to screen with the icon hit it and it asks again to sign in.

    1. Same here… Still in loop trying to sign into Google services. Really petty on Amazon’s part. If they had the apps I use I wouldn’t need Google services!

  6. Once again you saved a panic attack on how to figure out this myself. I owe you a coffee or two. Anyway I can do that?

  7. This step now fails, with error message “APP NOT INSTALLED, THE PACKAGE APPEARS TO BE CORRUPT,”
    I suspect that Amazon is blocking its installation deliberately.


  8. followed all the steps carefully , I was able to download the apps but still not able to sign into Google play store and can not use the other apps with out goog!e play store

  9. Alexa app stopped working after I installed the Google play store. I select the app, it displays for a second or two and stops. I went through a reinstall of my Amazon apps, Google and all as well. Still not WORKING!!

  10. Did all the steps, and now my tablet is opening up Amazon app store to a particular app on restart, sign of maleware,adware I close then I try use tablet and its glitch now and hiccups lot slower. Def thinking virus now.
    Appstore shows but screen just dims doesn’t actually open

  11. I’ve been experiencing the “Program can’t run until you update Google Play Services” error on my Kindle Fire HD10. When I tried to load the Google Play Services Update, I would get an error message that it could not update, Error Code 963. You’ve probably seen that multiple times.

    I found that I could download applications from Play Store, but none of them would work, and Kindle refused to download my books. I spent hours going from website to website, reading solutions ranging from “sync your unit” (which, or course, it would not do) to “do a factory restart and wipe out everything on your handset” (which I did one time—it didn’t fix the problem) to “clear your cache” and “clear your data.” None of the solutions I read about worked.

    Then I watched one of my attempts to update Google Play Services more carefully. I had assumed that the problem was that my tablet would not perform the update. But that was not correct. Instead, the unit tried over and over again to download the update, then reported failure. So I now understood that the problem was with the download.

    And with that came the solution: download Google Play Services as a .apk file (those are files that will run on Android, for anyone who does not know) from some other source. I found a number of sources (some of which are just Phishing sites), but finally found the steps to take.

    1. If you’re already running Play Store, then you’ve already done this. But the first step is to Settings-Security & Privacy. Under the Privacy section, be sure you have checked “Apps from Unknown Sources.” This allows you to download from sources other than the App Store. As you try to download an application from a source, you’ll be asked to grant permission to download from that source. Tell it “yes.”

    2. If you’re not running an antivirus app on your Android device, GET ONE. Most people don’t bother with this with Android, but you’ll need it when searching the web for apps other than from the Play Store or the App Store. After looking into this, I decided to use Avast Antivirus Free for Android, which is available at the Avast site. This app running in the background made me aware of Phishing sites before I plunged in. You can try to download it from the Playstore—it’s there—but it probably won’t run until you Update Google Play Services, which is what we can’t do!

    3. There are many sites where you can find .apk files to download, but some are not safe. I have found one site which seems very reliable, and I have downloaded a number of .apk files there, all of which are fine: http://www.apkmirror.com.

    4. You will need to know some technical details for your unit. To get that info., you’ll need an app. The app I found is droid-hardware-info-1-2-3.apk. It is available at http://www.apkmirror.com/apk/inkwired/droid-hardware-info/droid-hardware-info-1-2-3-release/. Download this (it will appear in your “Download” file), then run it to install the program. Run the program and take screen shots of the Device and System screens; you’ll need some of this info.

    5. Go to http://www.apkmirrror.com/apk/google-inc/google-play-services/. You will find a number of available updates for Google Play Services; the one you use will be dependent upon the info. you got from Droid Hardware Info. Download the most recent .apk that is applicable to your unit specs, run it from your “Download” file, and your Google Play Services will be updated.

    That’s it! Almost everything worked. A couple of apps I had downloaded from the Playstore still wouldn’t work. Deleted them from my tablet and re-downloaded them from the Playstore; they all worked fine.

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