How To Install Google Play Services on FireStick [April 2021]

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Update: Google Play Services are currently NOT working on FireStick. Leave your email in the comment section and we will let you know when this method is up and running. For now, you can install the alternate Aptoide TV Store on FireStick.

This is a step-by-step guide on how to install Google Play on Firestick, Fire TV & Fire TV Cube.

While Fire TV Stick is the best streaming device according to some, it has limitations too. For instance, it does not have Google Play Store to download some of your favorite apps.

Because there’s a beef between Amazon and Google, there is no straight way to download apps from Google Play Store but to sideload the app.

The Google Play Store lets you explore unlimited applications and games that aren’t all compatible with FireStick, but a lot of them are.

It may be an easy method to install Google Play service on FireStick but it’s a lengthy process so you need to hold tight and be patient.

Since Google Play services and some of its apps are geo-restricted in some countries, you will need a VPN such as Surfshark to access them.

How to Install Google Play Services on FireStick

Downloading and installing Google Play Store on Firestick is fairly easy and takes a few steps for you to enjoy uninterrupted entertainment.

To install the Google Play Store, you will need to download the Google Account Manager APK, Google Services Framework APK, Google Play Services APK, and then finally Google Play Store APK.

Don’t worry, we’ll be showing you all of these steps:

Step 1: Click on Settings from the menu bar on the Firestick Home screen

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Step 2: Select the My Fire TV option and open it

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Step 3: Next, click on Developer Options

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Step 4: Turn the Apps from Unknown sources “On” if it is off, also turn ADB Debugging on

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Step 5: Select Turn On when a message is prompted to allow the Apps from Unknown sources

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Step 6: Now, go back to the Firestick Home screen and select the Search (Lens icon) option

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Step 7: Search for an app called “Downloader”, and click on it

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Step 8: Select the Downloader app icon

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Step 9: Click on “Get/Download”

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Step 10: Click on Open to launch the Downloader app

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Step 11: Click on “Allow

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Step 12: Click “OK

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Step 13: Click on the text box to enter URL http://bit.ly/google-manager-firestick and click GO

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Step 14: Click on “Download

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Step 15: Wait for the file to download completely

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Step 16: Click on “Install” on the bottom right

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Step 17: Click on “Done” when installed

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Now you have the Google Download Manager installed on your Firestick

Step 18: Go back to the home page of Downloader and enter this URL http://bit.ly/framework-firestick and click Go

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Step 19: When the prompt appears click on “Download

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Step 20: Click on “Next” on the bottom right

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Step 21: Click on “Install

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Step 22: Click on “Done” when installed

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You have successfully installed Google Services Framework!

Step 23: Go back to the home page of Downloader once again and enter URL http://bit.ly/play-services-firestick and click Go

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Step 24: Click on “Download

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Step 25: Click on “Next

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Step 26: Click on “Install

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Step 27: Click on “Done” when installed

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Google Play Services is now successfully installed

Step 28: Go back to Downloader home once again and enter URL http://bit.ly/play-store-firestick and click GO

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Step 29: Click on “Download

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Step 30: Click on “Next

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Step 31: Click on “Install” and then select “Done” when installed

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Google Play Store is finally installed on your Amazon Fire TV stick. The only other alternative to Play Store is Aptoide TV.

How to Access Google Play Store

Before accessing the Google Play Store, always turn on the VPN such as Surfshark to protect your identity and also to cross any geo-restrictions on certain apps.

The Google Play Store will not appear on your Firestick Home screen, therefore follow these few steps to access it easily.

Step 1: Hold down on the Home button on your Fire TV remote and click on Apps

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Step 2: You will find a list of apps, scroll down to the bottom to see the Google Play Store

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Step 3: Select the Google Play Store to run it

OR

If you want it to appear on the screen, hover over the Google Play Store app icon and click on the Options/Menu button on your remote and then select Move

Step 4: Drag the Google Play Store app to the top 3 rows and release for it to appear on the home screen

Step 5: You can now launch the app from your Home page on Amazon Fire TV Stick

Features of Google Play Services on FireStick

Have a look at some of the features you get by installing Google Play Services:

  • It is easy to set up on FireStick.
  • It is super easy and convenient to use.
  • It lets you download apps that are not available on Amazon Store but are available on Google Play Store.
  • It lets you download different streaming apps on your FireStick so you can access TV content or live TV from all over the world.
  • It lets you download and play games on your FireStick.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you install Google Play on Amazon Fire?
Yes, you can install Google play on Amazon fire, even though it blocks you to, but since it is built on Android OS, it does support Google play but in a non-conventional way.

Can I download all apps on Google Play Store on my FireStick?

Yes, you can download any app as long they are available for your region. If you want to download an app that is geo-restricted for your respective region, you would need to use a VPN.

Are all apps downloaded through Google Play Services compatible with FireStick?

No, some apps available on Google Play Store may not be compatible with your FireStick device. So make sure they will work on your device before installing them.

Can you install Google Play on Amazon Fire 10?
Yes, after the Fire tablet is boosted you can install Google Play on Amazon Fire 10.
Can you put Google Play on Amazon Fire Stick?

Yes, you can put Google Play on Amazon Fire TV Stick, watch movies downloaded on Google Play via YouTube app on Firestick, or use the silk browser to go to Google Play, search my movies and play them.

Conclusion

Google Play Store is the most popular app store for any Android-based devices and gives you access to a number of different entertainment apps.

This is why it is absolutely necessary to install Google Play Services apps on your FireStick so, you can increase your entertainment options.

Hopefully, this guide was clear as a crystal on how to get Google Play on Firestick. You can access numerous apps and games to play from the Play store and it will work as Amazon is based on Android OS.

111 comments

  1. antonio ammannati

    hi, unfortunately this procedure didn’t work on my fire stick

  2. Jose M Veiras Blanco

    Hi:

    As 12/1/2020, downloader doesn’t connect using http, it requires https and all the links woks only with http.

    There is another downloader app, which support http but when I tried it shows ‘pending’ after I have entered the download link, I didn’t have enough time to troubleshoot so I will try next tine

    • Hey Jose, there’s no need to try this method for now as it is currently not working. We will let you know once we find out other methods to install Google Play. Until then, you can try using its alternative Aptoide TV.

  3. Error: Forbidden – so this will not work

    • Yes, this method is currently not working. We are trying to get this thing to work with a new method. Until then, bear with us 🙂

  4. I just got the Amazon Fire Cube and it won’t allow me to download the manager it said to try using https instead of just http, but neither worked and it came up as forbidden. Is there another way? Or a workaround? All my movies are in Google Play 🤦🤷

    • Yes, Google Play Services is now currently unavailable and we’re sorry for that. You can try Aptoide TV on your Fire TV Cube? You will find many apps that are not available on the Amazon Store.

    • I recently went through the process of downlaoding all the apk files for google manager services play store etc… when i click on the play store app i get this error message ; This version of the app isn’t compatible with your device. To fix this problem, go to Settings and uninstall updates for the Google Play Store app. If you have any solutions to this so it can be resolved I would appreciate the help, and yes I realize that this may not be working for the firestick right now but like i previously said any assistance to resolve it would be appreciated thank you

  5. The link when trying to download says forbidden on both http and https

  6. Hi Guys, love the work your doing. On downloading the “play-service2” pack I get a status error “An unknown error has occurred, Check your URL an connection”. Since you mentione that the Play Store is not currenlty working I’m sure youve seen this before….

    • Yes Adrian, we’re working on a different method but until then Google Play wont download on your FireStick. Why dont you try installing Aptoide TV?

  7. Please give me the fixD

  8. Need to know when I can put google play on

  9. I’d like to be notified when a fix is available.

  10. Would love to get on the email list when the fix is ready 🙂 Thanks for all the hard work.

  11. Same as everybody else please.
    I’d like to be notified when a fix is available.

    🙂 Thanks

  12. awaiting fix — thank you in advance

  13. Same as everybody else please.
    I would like to be notified when a fix is available.

    Thanks

  14. Please add my name to the mailing list for when there is a compatible version of Google Services Framework. Thank you 🙂

  15. Would like to get on email list for play store.
    Paragon file system needs play store.

  16. Please let me know once it’s fixed
    Thanks

  17. Just waiting on that fix 👍🏻

  18. I would love to know when a fix is available! Thanks!

  19. I’d like to be notified when a fix is available.
    Thanks!

  20. waiting for your helo guys

  21. Please if you can include me in the fix update

  22. Please let me know once it’s fixed

  23. Please notify me when you fix this. I need Google play services. The Aptoide doesn’t support the app I want to be using either.

    • Sure, Emmy we will notify you as well. Can you tell me which app do you want to install and we’ll show you how its done?

  24. I’d like to be notified when a fix is available.
    Thanks!

  25. can you please email me when a fix has been sorted ?
    much appreciated
    thanks
    chris

  26. Waiting for update on how to install Google playstore on 2nd generation firetv cube

  27. Please notify me once Google Play is available on Fire Stick.

  28. I’d like to be notified when a fix is available.
    Thanks!

  29. Please notify me when a fix is available. Thanks!

  30. Please let me know when fixed.
    Thanks

  31. Please let me know also. Thanks

  32. Hi. thanks for the instructions. I want to be notified when fixed. thanks alot

  33. How many times does he have to say not working on fire stick can’t any one read

  34. Can you please let me know when Google play is working with Amazon fire again

    Thanks

  35. Please notify me once Google play is available again
    Thanks,

  36. Hello
    I can’t install the app I want from Aptoide.
    I will like to install the DSTV app on my fire stick 4K
    Any suggestions will be appreciated

    Thanks

  37. Hi there, Can you just e-mail me when the fix will be available, please?
    Thanks

  38. Please let me know when this is fixed also

  39. Please let me know when this is fixed! It seems I have playstore, but can not install Roblox! Hoping this fix allows me! Thank you so much!!

  40. Please let me also know once you fix the google play option.

  41. Please add me to the list for a working Google Services Framework.

    Is this issue what’s keeping me from being able to synch my Google account on Firestick?

  42. Hi I would
    Love to be made aware when this is working again – thanks so much I’m advance!

  43. I would like to be notified when a fix is available. Much appreciated

    Thank you

  44. Hi there! Please I would also like some information about the solution. Thank you so much!

  45. Do we have an update here ? Please add my email too when it is ready

  46. Hi please email me when you get a fix for Google Play on the Firestick.

    Thank you

  47. Have yall tried using Apk extractor to get the base Apks from an android phone, then sideload them with Easy fire tools app? I did it using es-file explorer pro to install. Still didn’t get play store to open but it was easier than using downloader. I think y’all are awesome btw for being so polite to people send complaints after you clearly stated google play is not working on firestick and y’all are working to fix it….. Anyway, thanks hope y’all succeed!

  48. Google play services. Fix please thanks..

  49. Please notify me when the google play services are up as well, thank you!

  50. Just submitting my email address so I can get notified when you’re able to find a solution. Thanks for your efforts!!

  51. I’d like to be notified when a fix is available.
    Thanks!

  52. Yes please, could you update me.

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