How to Install YouTube Kids App on Amazon Fire Tablets

There is an app on the Amazon App store called Kids for YouTube but don’t be fooled, this is not the official YouTube for kids app and is a 3rd party imitation app that is not nearly as high quality or effective as the real YouTube Kids app for helping ensure your kids have access to the more clean content on YouTube.  With this article I will show you how to install the official YouTube Kids app from the Google Play store on your Fire or Fire HD tablet and it is quick and simple and will not damage, root or hurt your tablet.

We are going to sideload an app from Google Play onto your Amazon Fire tablet so that you can install any Google Play App or Game on Fire Tablets.    To make things easier for you I have already pre-built the installer package and .apk file for the YouTube Kids app, all you need to do is configure your Fire tablet to allow install of the YouTube kids app and then install it.

The first thing you do is open up your Fire Tablet Settings

Go into Security & Privacy

Enable “Apps from Unknown Sources” by tapping it to make it enabled.

This is the configuration setting that will allow you to install direct apps from the Google Play store.

The next thing you want to do is open your Silk browser on  your Fire Tablet and download this file: YouTube Kids for Fire Tablet

You may see an option to install this file at bottom of the Silk browser after you do, just do that and you are done.

If you don’t see that option, you will have to install ES File Explorer to find the file, so find that app in Amazon App Store Here.

Open up ES File Explorer and browse to your “Downloads” folder on the Fire tablet and you should see the file which is the YouTube Kids app package we just downloaded.  Double tap on that application and install it.

You will now have the official YouTube Kids app on your Kindle Fire Tablet.

If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to ask.

Justin Germino
Working in the IT Industry for over 17 years starting with OS, Networking and then moving into web based technologies including authentication and online security. Dragon Blogger has unique insights and opinions to how the internet and web technology works. An Avid movie fan, video game fan and fan of trying anything and everything new.
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