Build for Fire Tablets

Increase revenue for your Fire tablet apps

Amazon's developer tools empower you to create an immersive experience that connects with and entertains your audience. The all-new family of Fire tablets brings a first-class entertainment experience with an updated user interface, deep integration of Amazon-exclusive services, and hundreds of new and upgraded feature and platform updates.

Extending your mobile apps to tablets gives you the ability to take your content to the next level, creating entertaining experiences for customers and giving you another channel to monetize your content. Browse our suite of development tools, tech docs, APIs, and SDKs to start building for Fire tablets today.

Getting started

Fire OS 5 is our Android-based operating system that powers Fire tablets, Fire TV, and Fire TV Stick. Fire OS 5 is based on Android 5.1 (Lollipop MR1) and API 22 and is more compatible with existing Android apps than ever before. This means that even more of your apps should work on Fire tablets with no additional engineering effort.

Test your Android app for comatibility

Already have an Android APK? Simply drag and drop your app into ATS to get compatibility results in 90 seconds.

Set up your development environment

Set up your development environment using the standard tools for Android development.

Create your first Fire Tablet app

Walk through our step-by-step tutorial on how to use Android Studio to create a Hello Fire app.

Connect to Fire Tablet via ADB

Use Android Debug Bridge (ADB) to connect your Fire Tablet to a development computer for testing and debugging.

Device specifications

Specs for all generations of Fire tablets.

Assistive technologies

Amazon's suite of assistive technologies for device users with disabilities.

UX specifications

Configure your apps for multiple Fire tablet experiences.

Development FAQs

Frequently asked questions about developing for Fire tablets.

Development frameworks and tools
Android development

Fire tablet apps utilize the same tools, IDEs, and APIs that you already use for Android development.

Cross-platform frameworks

Download plugins and extensions for the following cross-platform engines: Unity, Adobe Air, Cordova. Xamarin, Marmalade.

Fire App Builder

Build Java-based apps without developing all the code yourself. This framework uses Android Studio and offers monetization and analytics features.

Web development

Develop HTML5 web apps to run on Fire tablets. You have several options for structuring your web apps for the Amazon Appstore.

APIs and tools
In-App Purchasing (IAP) API

Monetize your app with subscriptions and other digital content.

Amazon Maps API

Add interactive 3D maps, graphics, and custom overlays to your Fire tablet and mobile apps.

App Submission API

Create new versions of your existing Android apps on the Amazon Appstore with our App Submission API.

Software Development Kits (SDKs)

Amazon offers a range of SDKs that span multiple platforms to help you earn more revenue, engage your audience, manage your apps, and more.

Download our free Apps and Games Services SDKs to maximize your earnings and make your app a success!

By downloading our Amazon Fire TV SDKs and samples, you agree to our Program Materials License Agreement.

By using the Login with Amazon API, you agree to the Login with Amazon Services Agreement. By using the Mobile Ads API, you agree to the Mobile Ad Network Publisher Agreement.

Samples may include third-party software that is copyrighted by other parties and is subject to separate license terms. Information on that software and the applicable copyright notices and license terms are included in files accompanying the samples.

Please note: The Mobile Ads external plugins were discontinued on August 31st, 2017.

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