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TIPS and TRICKS!

Here are a few answers to some of the recent emails and comments I've received. Hopefully they'll help you out too!

1. Install Button for Google Play Store is Grayed Out

Some site visitors have had additional problems with the "Install" button being grayed out (unable to select it) when trying to install the Google Play Store.

If you have the correct tablet version and have tried turning it off and back on again and it still doesn't work, try this tip sent in by site visitor, Dave from Ireland:

"If [Google Play] doesn't INSTALL for you and is grayed out, leave it for a few minutes and come back to check on it and it will let you do it then!"

Hopefully this tip will help you finish installing the Google Play Store on your Kindle Fire. Please let us know if it works for you by posting in the comments at the bottom of the Google tutorial page.

2. Some Apps From Google Play Don't Work

Unfortunately, not all Google Play apps will work on your Kindle Fire. Some apps require specific features or coding from a tablet and since the play store has been side loaded to your tablet and IS NOT a version specifically made to work on the Kindle Fire, some apps will not install.

Also, some apps may install but then won't work properly. Some of the common errors people have reported are "download pending", "parsing error", "update required", etc.

Part of this problem is that each mobile device is different with different features and different versions of software. Many apps need to be specifically configured to work with certain devices in a special way.

Basically, if an app from the play store doesn't install or doesn't work properly then there's nothing we can do about it. We're out of luck.

3. How do I Replace a Kindle Fire Battery or Charging Port?

Unfortunately, there's not an easy way to replace a battery in a Kindle Fire. These tablets are not like a remote control or child's electronic toy that you can remove a screw, take out the battery, and put in a new one. Amazon doesn't provide access to the battery compartment.

First, I would recommend contacting Amazon Support directly to see what they can do. It's possible they have some fixes or solutions that might work.

Second, perhaps a mobile device repair place might be able to fix your battery or charging port.

**WARNING!** Be aware that if you or someone else opens up your tablet to access the electronic insides it will void any warranty still on the device. Of course, if you have no warranty and don't want to buy a new tablet, maybe going this route will work for you.

See my Tips & Tricks page for more.

Well, that's all I've got for today! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy Amazon's DEALS while you can.

I ♥ My Fire!

-Rachel

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KINDLE FIRE DEALS!

Happy Thanksgiving (to those who observe this holiday)!

Even if you don't celebrate Thanksgiving, you can reap the rewards of Amazon's Black Friday Deals that are going on NOW!

BLACK FRIDAY DEALS

Most of Amazon's Kindle Fires are on sale now:

Other Devices:

Wow, there are lots of deals going on right now, so if you're looking for a new Kindle Fire or other device for yourself, a loved one, or close friend, be sure to check out these deals before they expire!

I ♥ My Fire!

-Rachel

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NEW Kindle Fire HD 10"!

Amazon has just released a new Kindle Fire HD 10"!

I'm really impressed with this newest model's specifications! Compared to Amazon's Fire tablets over the past few years, this new HD 10" has the best technical stats I've seen in awhile. It has a super high resolution, a super fast CPU, and twice the RAM as the last HD 10", which was back in 2015.

I've updated my tablet comparison chart with all the details if you want to see the specific nitty-gritty stuff.

What's even better is that this new Kindle Fire is $80 cheaper than the 2015 model of the same size, AND considering this year's HD 10" version has twice the processing power, speed, and an even higher resolution than the last one, this lower price is super outstanding at only $149.99!

I've also update my page about the 2017 Kindle Fires with the new details, so feel free to check it out, or go directly to Amazon's product page for this new Kindle Fire HD 10"!.

If you're ready for a new Kindle Fire, this is the one I would recommend, what with it's superb technical specifications and super low price!

I ♥ My Fire!

-Rachel

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15 Simulation Games!

There are 1000's of simulation games out there, so it can be very overwhelming to know where to start. So we've got this list of 15 Kindle Fire Simulation Games for you to enjoy!

In this list of game apps you'll find a wide range of options, including games that are super simple (just tap your screen over and over) to super deep (build a complex community).

There are games with people, animals, vehicles, monsters, dinosaurs, food, and more! Some games have endless game-play while others have specific goals to reach.

Check out this list and find some new fun simulation games to play on your Kindle Fire. Thanks to Olga for this awesome list.

See the Kindle Fire games page for several lists of other fun types of games!

I ♥ My Fire!

-Rachel

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10 Poker Games!

Are you a fan of the game of poker? Enjoy playing it virtually? How about on your Kindle Fire? If you haven't yet tried playing poker on your tablet be sure to see this list of 10 Kindle Fire Poker Games.

Even if you HAVE played some of these games, there are probably some on this list you haven't yet tried (unless you're a super fan).

There are lots of screenshots and details about each game on this list, including how many stars reviewers have given it, and some unique features to look for.

If you have a favorite poker game you love playing on your Kindle Fire and it's not on our list, please be sure to share it with us in the comments section at the bottom of the poker games page.

Thanks to Olga for this awesome poker app list.

See the Kindle Fire games page for several lists of other fun types of games!

I ♥ My Fire!

-Rachel

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Other Android Apps & App Stores!

Hello Kindle Fire Fans,

We have two new articles for you and they're all about installing alternative app stores and other android apps onto your Kindle Fire!

Olga and I know how frustrating it can be when there's a specific android apps you want on your Kindle, but it's not in the Amazon Appstore. As long as you know where the app can be found (such as: from another app store, downloaded from a website, or sent to you from someone you know) all you have to do is check out these tutorials:

If you know the app is in the Google Play Store, and you have a newer Kindle Fire (with Fire OS 5.x.x.x) all you need is the tutorial to Install Google Play Store on Your Fire.

However, if you don't have a newer Kindle Fire, the above tutorials might be the perfect solution to help you get that app you've been wanting.

Even if there's not a special android app waiting for you, learning how to install alternative app stores or just other android apps, will give you access to numberless new apps!

Of course, there's an almost endless variety of apps out there, including games, tools, utility, notes, trackers, etc. So have fun finding, installing, and enjoying them on your sweet tablet.

Many thanks to Olga for putting together these new articles and sharing them with other Kindle Fire Fans.

We ♥ Our Fires!

-Rachel


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Install Google Play on Kindle Fire!

It's finally here! On some versions of the Kindle Fire (from the last few years) you can now Install Google Play Store on Your Fire!

Yes, the FULL Google Play Store! Once installed you can download your favorite apps, including those you've paid for, and even restore in-app purchases you may have made.

Olga and I worked hard as a team on this new article and have made it the best we can. This tutorial is an easy step-by-step process to install Google Play on your tablet and it works great!

Woot!

Once you've done it see Olga's list of the Top 10 Google Apps to install.

I ♥ My Fire!

-Rachel


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New Kindle Fires; New Articles; New Updates!

New 2017 Fire Tablets!

Recently, Amazon announced this year's All-New Kindle Fire tablets!

There are two sizes, 7" & HD 8", and Kids editions for each size. See my detailed article (the link above) to learn all about these new tablets, including color options, prices, stats, and more.

Oh, and if you buy any THREE new Fires you can save 20%! Just be sure to use the promo code "FIRE3PACK" (without quotes).


New Article!

Do you enjoy space, the moon, stars, or interested in learning more? Well you're in luck, Olga's latest article this week is a list of the Best Kindle Fire Astronomy Apps- this list is amazing!

Check out these awesome astronomy apps and enjoy the wonders of space.


Updated Articles!

I've been hard at work adding info about the newest tablets throughout the site, especially to my technical pages. I've also been updating some older out-of-date articles. Here's what's been updated thus far:

Whew! It feels great to write new content and get things cleaned up around here. More new articles and updates coming soon.


Other News

Last week I forgot to announce that my assistant, Sherie, is no longer working for me. She was my LoveMyFire Assistant for a little over two years and I am deeply appreciate of the amazing work she did in answering all of your comments, questions, and emails.

May Sherie's future be full of joy and light!

I ♥ My Fire!

-Rachel

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