Funimation has finally released their mobile app for Android and iOS devices. Only problem is they didn’t put it up on the Amazon App store. (Well, as far as I can tell they didn’t.) So I thought I’d use this as an opportunity to tell people how they can install this and other Android apps from Google Play on their Kindle Fire!
There’s a lot of different ways to do this. But I’ve found the easiest one is to go ahead and download another app called Air Droid. Without it you’ll have to do a lot of USB switching and who really wants to do that. Not me that’s for sure.
So I’m going to go ahead and just assume you’ve taken my advice and installed Air Droid on your phone and Kindle Fire.
(Here’s a quick how to)
- Install AirDroid from Google Play
- Export AirDroid.apk to your PC
- Make Sure Your Kindle Fire Settings Allows App Installs from other sources.
- Connect your Kindle Fire to your PC via USB
- Copy the AirDroid .apk from your PC to your Kindle Fire’s Download Folder via USB
- Install AirDroid
Now that you’ve installed AirDroid ANY app can be installed to your Kindle Fire with ease. (Well with the exception of the Google Specific and maybe a few others I’m not aware of anyways.)
Simply do the following after making sure your Kindle allows for Third Party App Installs :
2. Export the app’s .apk from your Android device (Funimation.apk)
3. Start up AirDroid on your Kindle Fire
4. Connect to your Kindle Fire’s address via your PC’s Browser. (Note: Only Firefox or Chrome is supported.)
5. Click The Files Icon
6. Click Download Folder then Select Import to bring over your Funimation.apk or other application .apk file.
7. On Your Kindle File Select Files From AirDroid
8. Browse to the Download Folder and double-tap the Funimation.apk or other application .apk file you would like to install. (Sorry, I coudn’t get a screen shot of this. But I think it’s pretty self explanitory.)
There you have it! You can now install ANY Android app onto your Kindle Fire. (BTW! This works both ways so it’s possible to install the app from your Kindle Fire onto your other Android Device.)
OH! Last thing. I’m not entirely sure the legal ramifcations for installing an app on multiple devices. So as a disclaimer: remember to make sure you’ve bought a license of the app you’re using for ever device it’s installed on.