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How to Watch YouTube Videos on Amazon Fire Tablet

Stream YouTube videos on Fire Tablet with the silk browser or by sideloading the apk file.

YouTube is the preferred platform for people to watch videos under various categories like movies, comedy, entertainment, music, documentary, and many more. You can also earn Money on YouTube by uploading videos on your channel. Anyone with a web browser can access YouTube on their device by simply visiting Besides that, YouTube has a dedicated app for all the platforms except Amazon Fire Tablets. Powered by FireOS, Amazon Fire Tablets have a built-in Amazon App Store, which lacks the support for the YouTube app. Then how to stream YouTube videos on Amazon Fire HD Tablet? You can either sideload the apk file or use the silk browser to stream your favorite videos.

YouTube Premium

YouTube also has a premium version that lets you unlock features like background play, ad-free videos, YouTube music premium, and download videos for offline streaming. Currently, the basic premium plan costs $11.99/month, and the family plan costs $17.99/month. You can cancel the YouTube premium subscription at any time.

How to Install and Watch YouTube on Amazon Fire Tablet

First of all, you need to install ES File Explorer on your Fire Tablet. You can do this easily from the Amazon App Store.

Download ES File Explorer

Next, you need to install Google Play Store on your Fire Tablet. By default, Fire Tablets will not let you install the app from third-party sites, So you need to enable the unknown source option in the settings.

  • Go to Settings.
  • Choose Security & Privacy.
  • Choose Apps from Unknown Source.
  • Select ES File Explorer and enable the setting.
Enable apps from unknown sources for ES File Explorer

[1] Initially, download the latest version apk files for the following apps from a trusted third-party site.

  • Google Account Manager
  • Google Services Framework
  • Google Play Services
  • Google Play Store

[2] After downloading it, copy and share those apk files from your PC to your Fire Tablet using a USB cord.

[3] Launch the ES File Explorer app and move to the folder where your apk files are stored.

Launch ES File Explorer

[4] Install those apk files on your Fire Tablet in the above-mentioned order.

Install Google Play Services

[5] After installing all those apps, restart your Tablet.

[6] After restart, you can find a Google Play Store icon on the home screen. Click on it to launch the app. Now, you can install the YouTube app on your Fire Tablet like your Android smartphone.

[7] In the search field, type YouTube and hit the Search icon.

[7] Select the official YouTube app from the search results.

[8] Click Install to install the app on your Tablet.

YouTube on Amazon Fire Tablet

[9] After installation, launch the YouTube app.

YouTube on Amazon Fire Tablet

[10] Now start streaming your favorite video on Fire Tablet with or without Google sign-in.

YouTube on Amazon Fire Tablet

Watch YouTube on Amazon Fire HD Tablets Using Silk Browser

The best and easiest way to watch YouTube on Fire HD tablets is using the built-in browser.

[1] Connect your Tablet to a WiFi connection.

[2] Launch the Silk Browser from the home screen.

YouTube on Amazon Fire Tablet

[3] Enter in the URL bar and then connect with your Google account (optional).

YouTube on Amazon Fire Tablet

[4]. Now, stream the videos on your Tablet without any hassle.

Frequently Asked Questions

1) How to fix Youtube not working on Amazon Fire Tablet?

If you had issues with streaming YouTube videos on the silk browser, clear the browser cache and cookie files. After clearing those files, stream YouTube videos without any error.

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