Test Without an Amazon Device

If you don't have an Amazon device available to test your apps, you can create a virtual device with the same specifications as a Fire tablet or phone. The steps described here cannot be used to simulate the Fire TV.

Set Up a Virtual Amazon Device

To set up a virtual Amazon device, use Google's Android Virtual Device Manager, which comes bundled with both the Eclipse and Android Studio IDEs. To emulate an Amazon device, you must create a new device definition and a new virtual device, in Android Virtual Device Manager. For detailed information about Android Virtual Device Manager, see Managing Virtual Devices.

Create a New Device Definition

Use the following steps to create a new device definition:

  1. From Android Studio, select Tools > Android > AVD Manager to start the Android Virtual Device Manager.

  2. Click Create Virtual Device….

  3. Click New Hardware Profile.

  4. Complete the fields in the Create New Device window. Refer to the device specifications for Fire tablets.

  5. Click Finish.

Create a New Virtual Amazon Device

Use the following steps to create a new virtual Amazon device:

  1. Start Android Virtual Device Manager.

  2. Click Create Virtual Device….

  3. From the device definition table, select the your virtual Amazon device.

  4. Complete the remaining fields and click OK to finish creating your virtual Amazon device.

For more information on Android Virtual Devices, see Managing Virtual Devices.