Monday, October 26, 2015

YouTube On The Fire revisited

The problem that I was having getting YouTube videos on the Fire to load has been vexing me, but I found a solution for it.

Since I couldn't get YouTube to load in Silk, I decided to install Firefox for Android instead. To do this, I had to do the following:
  • Under Settings, go to Security. Enable the option to install Apps from Unknown Sources. You will get an scary security warning. Don't worry... you can disable this once you installed Firefox.
  • Get the Firefox for Android .apk download file here:
  • Download the .apk file, and open it. You will be prompted to install the file.
  • Launch the Firefox shortcut (you might have to scroll down to the bottom of the application list) when you're done, and have fun watching YouTube from! Peppa Pig approves:

Victory is mine! I just wish that Amazon didn't make that needlessly difficult to do.


  1. There is a You Tube app for the Fire HD and Fire TV. I use it on my HD8. No reason why it shouldn't work on yours.
    Here it is

  2. Odd, I tried that app and was getting the "Black Screen Of Doom" issue when I tried to start the video. I hope that Amazon fixes that in an update.

  3. Thanks for the tip! I was was having the same problem but this worked for me.