If you’re a new Kindle Fire, Fire HD, HDX… or really any kind of Kindle owner who wants to get the YouTube app on their device, you’re in the right place.
Because Amazon doesn’t package YouTube or the Google apps with the Kindle, you have to download it from other sources.
Unfortunately, there are some drawbacks: the newer versions of the app don’t yet work, and the app doesn’t let you log in to your account. But it does work, and it does make it easy to browse and search for your favorite YouTube videos.
New Kindle versions don’t need anything but the .apk link. Once you download it, make sure you enable applications from other sources (you’ll be prompted for it) and swipe from the left to see your downloads. Just click it and install it. It’s that easy!
Click here for our download.
It looks like the last usable version for the Kindle Fire devices is version 5.3.32.
You can get that version from by clicking this link.
Edit: Versions after 5.3.32 don’t seem to work properly. Stick with version 5.3.32.
We’re trying to come up with a better way. Check back soon for more info.
The YouTube app for the Kindle Fire has been updated to version 5.7.41.
If you need help installing YouTube on the Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD, or Kindle Fire HDX, we’ve got you covered. Check out our instructions here.
The YouTube APK has been updated for the Kindle Fire. You can download the new YouTube App for the Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD, and Kindle Fire HDX from us here, or from APKTOP directly here.
If you need instructions on how to install YouTube on the Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD, or Kindle Fire HDX, view our write-up here.
Once you’ve installed YouTube following these directions, you can open up YouTube.
If you can’t find it, just go to your home screen and hit the Search button and search for YouTube.
It seems like it takes more than one time to add YouTube to your carousel. Once you find it in your carousel, you can click-hold on the YouTube icon and select “Add to Home”.
You may notice that the YouTube icon for your Kindle Fire is blurry and not HD. There is a way to get an HD icon. Well… there was a way to get that icon. Those instructions aren’t working now though.
Check back in a few days and we’ll update this with the correct way of doing it.
If you know how to and would like to share, please post in the comments!
Another question we keep getting is “how do you sign in to YouTube” on the Kindle Fire.
Well, as it is right now, you can’t! For some reason, this is disabled. But we’re working on figuring it out.
If you have any ideas, please let us know in the comments!
You’re here for one simple reason: You have an Amazon Kindle and are wondering why it doesn’t come with a YouTube app.
This site will help you install a YouTube App on the original Kindle Fire, the Kindle Fire HD, and the Kindle Fire HDX.
Click here for those instructions.
We’ll always have the updated file versions here, and we’ll show you other things you may be looking for such as signing in to YouTube and using an HD icon.