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
Step 2: Select the My Fire TV option and open it
Step 3: Next, click on Developer Options
Step 4: Turn the Apps from Unknown sources “On” if it is off, also turn ADB Debugging on
Step 5: Select Turn On when a message is prompted to allow the Apps from Unknown sources
Step 6: Now, go back to the Firestick Home screen and select the Search (Lens icon) option
Step 7: Search for an app called “Downloader”, and click on it
Step 8: Select the Downloader app icon
Step 9: Click on “Get/Download”
Step 10: Click on Open to launch the Downloader app
Step 11: Click on “Allow”
Step 12: Click “OK”
Step 13: Click on the text box to enter URL http://bit.ly/google-manager-firestick and click GO
Step 14: Click on “Download”
Step 15: Wait for the file to download completely
Step 16: Click on “Install” on the bottom right
Step 17: Click on “Done” when installed
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
Step 19: When the prompt appears click on “Download”
Step 20: Click on “Next” on the bottom right
Step 21: Click on “Install”
Step 22: Click on “Done” when installed
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
Step 24: Click on “Download”
Step 25: Click on “Next”
Step 26: Click on “Install”
Step 27: Click on “Done” when installed
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
Step 29: Click on “Download”
Step 30: Click on “Next”
Step 31: Click on “Install” and then select “Done” when installed
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
Step 2: You will find a list of apps, scroll down to the bottom to see the Google Play Store
Step 3: Select the Google Play Store to run it
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.
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.