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How To Video: Get more apps on your Kindle Fire using the cloud

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How To Video: Get more apps on your Kindle Fire using the cloud

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The Amazon Appstore doesn't have every Android app. With this tip, you'll find out how to import apps from other app stores to your Fire using cloud storage.

[MUSIC]. If you've ever wanted an app that's not on the Amazon app store for your Kindle Fire Tablet, here's a little scheme I stumbled upon a while back. I'm Iyaz Akhtar and today I'm gonna show you how to sideload an app, to a Kindle Fire without a computer. To do this you're gonna need your Fire and another Android device. It could be your phone or another tablet if you've got one handy. You'll also need to have a Dropbox account set up. On both the Fire and non-Fire device, install ES File Explorer. On your non-Fire device, you'll need to install Apk Extractor. Apk Extractor will let you take apps you have on your device and export them. An Apk is Android application package file. That would mean, if you gonna install an app on this device. You should be able to export it and bring it over to your Fire. Now, I wanted to bring the Logitech Harmony app to the Kindle Fire. So, I can use it as my remote in my home theater and it's not available on the Amazon App store. So it's the perfect candidate for this. Open up APK Extractor and find the app you want to export. There's the Harmony app. Select it and you'll see the app quickly exports to the Apk Extractor folder. Now that the Apk is on your phone, now what? Open up ES File Explorer and connect to your Dropbox account by clicking Network, then Cloud, then select DropBox. Now, press back a few times on your phone to find the Apk. It's in the folder marked Apk Extractor. Open that up, and you'll see the app. Long press the file. And you'll see a new menu on the bottom of the screen. Copy the APK. Now, go back to your Dropbox and paste the file where you want. I'm going to place this into my apps folder. You're done with your phone, so let's move onto your Kindle. On your Kindle Fire, you'll go onto your Settings, click Applications, Allow Apps from Unknown Sources by hitting the Toggle button. This will allow you to install the Apk you exported. Open up ES File Explorer and connect it to your Dropbox, the same way you did on your other device. Navigate to the Harmony Apk and open the file. Your Kindle will ask you if you want to install this application. So, click Install. And there we have the app running on a Kindle Fire. That's just one way you can sideload apps to the Kindle Fire. There's lots of different methods out there. For more tips and tricks like this, visit Cnet.com/how-to. I'm Iyaz Akhtar, thanks for watching. [MUSIC]

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