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Amazon introduced an all-new Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote, and Fire tablets - including a new 7” tablet that sets an entirely new standard for a tablet under $50. The new Fire family devices ship with Fire OS 5 “Bellini”, which starts with Android Lollipop, and improves upon it by deeply integrating Amazon’s hardware, platform, software, content, and cloud. If an app runs on Android, it can run on Fire OS 5 with little to no work.

Fire OS 5

Fire OS 5 is our Android-based operating system that powers Fire tablets, Amazon 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 devices with no additional engineering effort.

Free Fire OS 5 Compatibility Testing in 90 Seconds or Less

Simply drag and drop your Android APK into the App Testing Service and get compatibility results for Fire OS 5 on Fire tablets and Android Lollipop in 90 seconds. Lollipop brings many fundamental changes to Android Open Source Project (AOSP) that impact app compatibility, most notably the introduction of Android Run Time (ART). We have proactively tested many apps in our catalog and compiled a Knowledge Base of articles which highlight common Lollipop issues we have seen and recommended best practices to address those.

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New to Amazon Appstore? Get Started:

Step 1: Register for a free developer account here and download the Amazon Apps & Games Services SDK here.

Step 2: Use the updated App Testing Service to identify potential issues with your app on Android devices, Fire tablets and Fire phone.

Step 3: Submit your app through the Amazon Developer Console. Watch the two-minute video below to walk through the submission process.

Step 4: Integrate Amazon APIs including Amazon In-App Purchasing, Mobile Ads and others to monetize and enhance your app.

Step 5: Launch! Check out the marketing resources to learn how to promote and market your app to reach more customers.

Fire OS 5 Developer Preview

The Fire OS 5 Developer Preview for Amazon Fire TV and Fire tablets program has now come to a close. Developer Preview updates to the latest version of Fire OS 5 have been released. If you have questions, please log-in to your Amazon Mobile App Distribution Portal account and raise a Contact Us.