Whether you rock with the Fire HD 10, Fire HD 8, or even the Fire 7, Amazon tablets are just as useful as the apps which can be installed in them. Unlike the normal stock Android which you can get apps from the Google play store, Amazon uses a more special app store called the Amazon Appstore. 

Although you can sideload Google play store on your Amazon Fire HD 10, it is still useful getting to know which types of app you can put into your Tablet. In this article, we are going to be discussing what apps you can use on your Fire HD 10 and how you can add more apps to your smart device. 

What Apps Can You Put On Fire HD 10?

Virtually, Amazon tablets run on a customized Android operating system so technically, you can still be able to install Android apps from outside sources, and even Google play store. But before we talk about that, we would first look into the apps you can put on Fire HD. The apps you can put in Fire HD are numerous, but most users who use this tablet, mainly lean on productivity. 

Amazon has partnered with Microsoft to give its users the best office apps such as Word, Outlooks, Exel, as well as teams. For video conferencing, Amazon Fire HD 10 has made it possible for users to install zoom. For other productivity apps, you may have to source outside the Amazon app store. 

How Do I Add Apps To Amazon Fire 10?

There are several ways to add apps to your Amazon Fire 10 tablet. One of these ways even involves going outside of the official app store. These are the different ways, and steps you can take to add apps to your Amazon 10 tablet.

Downloading it From The Official Appstore

This involves making use of the official/recommended app store you can find on your tablet. Amazon made it possible that you can only download the Android apps they approve on their App Store. 

To add apps using this option, do this:

  1. Go to your Tablet’s “Home Screen” and click on the “Appstore” icon. 
  2. Navigate this app to find the required app you want to download or search for the app name in the search box.
  3. When you find the app, click on it. This would open the app page where you have to click the “Get App” button, and the “download” button so the app can start downloading right away.

After clicking download, download, and installation would happen automatically. If you would like to learn more about Fire HD 10, check out this article.

Using Push App From Amazon’s App Store Website

You can also add apps directly from Amazon’s app website. This is a simple way for users who don’t want to directly use the Amazon app store app. To add apps using this option, do this:

  1. Using a web browser, go to the Amazon Appstore website.
  2. Log into your Amazon account if you haven’t.
  3. Search or navigate to the app which you wish to install into any of your Amazon smart devices.
  4. Click the app to load the app page. From there select the Amazon device of your choice in the “Deliver to” section, and select “Get App”.

This action would push the selected app of your choice into the device you selected. 

Getting The Apps From Third Party Sites

If by chance, the Amazon app store does not support the app you need, you can install the app from third-party websites, and sources such as Google play as long as the apps are in APK formats. App files are the format Android apps are on before installing. 

To use this method, do this:

  1. First, go to “settings” then “security”, and select “Apps from unknown sources” to toggle it on.
  2. Using your Amazon’s web browser, visit the website you want to download your Apk file from.
  3. Download the Apk file.
  4. From your notification bar, you will find out that your Apk file has finished downloading, click on it.
  5. Click on install and the tablet would do the rest.

With this method, you can even download, and add the Google Play Store app to your Amazon Fire tablet to access all the apps found in the play store. To find out more on how to do it, click here. 

Conclusion

Adding apps on your Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet has never been easier because of the numerous ways you can do it. As time goes on, more apps would be added to the Amazon app store, but if you can’t wait for it or you want to use one which is not available in the store, then you can result in installing from third parties. But you have to be careful, third party apps may put your tablet at risk of a virus or malware.