How to Install Bluefire Reader for Android on the Kindle Fire

Bluefire Reader for Android has become a popular with Android device users who want to read ACS encrypted ebooks on their Android phones and tablets. While the app runs on most Android devices, it’s not available in the Kindle Fire App Store. Amazon blocks most third-party ebook apps. We think that’s a shame and wanted to make Bluefire Reader available for you to download to your Kindle Fire.

The instructions below guide you through the steps for installing Bluefire Reader for Android on your Kindle Fire. Note that you should open this page in the browser on your Kindle Fire before you begin.

  • Tap “Settings” on your Kindle Fire (it’s the icon that looks like a gear)
  • Tap “More”
  • Scroll down until you see “Device”
  • In the Device tab, set “Allow installation of Applications” to ON, and tap OK when you see the Warning prompt
  • Tap here to download the Bluefire Reader APK (the Android app)
  • Once the app has finished downloading, tap the Menu icon at the bottom of the screen and tap Downloads
  • Tap on the file named “BluefireReader.apk”
  • The Fire will ask if you are sure you want to install the app…
  • Tap “Yes”
  • The installation process will start…
  • After the installation is complete, look for Bluefire Reader in your Apps collection

2) The latest version of Bluefire Reader will be installed on your Kindle Fire. However, the app is not automatically updated. You will need to check back here from time to time to see if there’s an updated version of Bluefire Reader for Android available.

3) This shortcut is offered as is, without any warranties or support.

Not a Kindle Fire owner? Bluefire Reader for Android is available in the Google Play Store and many other Android markets. Bluefire Reader for iOS is available in the Apple iTunes App Store.

- Tim