A quick guide of how to install Snapchat on Amazon Fire Phone
Unfortunately, one of the most popular social apps, Snapchat, isn’t available on Fire Phone by default. Neither is it available in the Amazon Appstore for Android.
Can Amazon Fire Phone get Snapchat? Yes,it can. The good news is that you can easily sideload Snapchat to Fire Phone with the use of this quick tutorial.
All you need to do is follow the below instructions and in three minutes you will be enjoying Snapchat on your Fire Phone.
Let’s get started.
Allow installation of non-Amazon apps to get Snapchat for Fire Phone
For security reasons, you aren’t allowed to install non-Amazon apps (not from the Amazon Appstore) on your Fire Phone by default.
That is why we have to deal with it at first before we move on to install Snapchat on Fire Phone.
Go to the Settings > Applications & Parental Controls > Allow non-Amazon app installation.
Take a look at the screenshot below to see how to do it:
Click on Allow non-Amazon app installation. Next click OK.
Install Google Play services on your Fire Phone
With Google Maps on Fire Phone, it was enough to only sideload the correct APK file and install it.
In the case of Snapchat, it gets a little bit more difficult, because you have to at first install four specific Google APK files (and Google Play). You need to do this because Snapchat will not work without Google Services installed on your Fire Phone.
You can find the full tutorial here: How to install Google Play on Fire Phone
All you need to do is download the four files (you can download them here as well). Make sure to install them in the following order:
- Google Account Manager
- Google Play Services
- Google Services Framework
- Google Play Store
You can now sideload Snapchat to your Fire Phone.
Download Snapchat APK To Your Computer/Phone
What you need to do know is download the Snapchat APK file either it to your computer or directly to your Fire Phone.
Read the full tutorial of how to sideload apps to Fire Phone: How to sideload apps for Fire Phone
Below you will see how to install and download the Snapchat APK file to your computer and then transfer it to your Fire Phone.
- Go to the APKMirror to download the Google Chrome APK file..
- Connect your Fire Phone to your computer with the USB cable. Copy and paste the downloaded file with the Chrome app to your Fire Phone.
Install Chrome On Fire Phone
We are almost done here. Here is what you need to do now:
- Install app File Manager on your Fire Phone to access and open the Snapchat APK file you have just copied to your Fire Phone.
- Open the Snapchat APK file and follow the installation instructions (like shown in the screenshot below).
Update Google Play services (if needed)
If you haven’t installed Google Play services before following this tutorial, your Fire Phone will most likely ask you to update Google Play services and Google Play Strore once you run Snapchat for the first time.
Don’t worry here. You just have to follow the instructions displayed on the screen (update Google Play services, accept its terms & conditions and add your Google account).
Once you complete these steps, you will be able to use Chrome on Fire Phone.
Enjoy Snapchat On Your Fire Phone
Congrats. You have successfully installed Snapchat on Fire Phone. You can now open Snapchat to see if it works. If you installed everything correctly, you just need to sign in or log in and you can begin to use Snapchat.
I hope this tutorial was helpful. You can share it with your friends to help spread the word if it helped you. 🙂