How to install Opera on Kindle devices

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  • This guide shows how to install Opera on your Kindle devices using a direct download from opera and a download from a mirror site.
  • Kindle gadgets are built on the Android OS and can run all apps made for Android devices.
  • An important step in installing Opera on Kindle is making sure that the option to allow third-party applications is toggled on. 
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A Kindle is a compact electronic gadget designed by Amazon, the online retailer, for reading books. On it, you can download books through wireless technology rather than downloading music to an iPod or MP3 player.

The Fire, and later the Fire HD, were released in early 2012, featuring greater capability than previous versions and a tablet-like interface based on the Android operating system. It contains a color screen and basic functions like video and audio streaming and the ability to function as an e-reader.

While these devices come with many functionalities similar to a regular smart portable device, they do not have your regular Play or App Store, but the Amazon store. This implies it may be a hassle downloading apps, like non-Amazon browsers on these devices.

This article shows you how to download Opera on Kindle devices.

How can I download and install the Opera browser on my Kindle device?

1. Allow apps from 3rd parties

  1. Swipe down from the top of your device’s screen and click the Settings or Gear icon.
    how to install opera on kindle
  2. Under the settings menu, scroll down and click on the Security option.
    how to install opera on kindle
  3. Under the Advanced section of your security menu, toggle on the switch for Apps from unknown sources.
    how to install opera on kindle
  4. Click on the warning message.
    how to install opera on kindle
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NOTE
You must note that downloading Opera is a safe process, but you are warned against downloading third-party apps because Amazon does not vet them. After you are done with the process and have successfully downloaded Opera, we recommend that you return and toggle off the Apps from unknown sources setting.

Now move to the next step.

2. Download and install Opera

  1. Launch your Kindle Silk browser by clicking the silk icon.
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  2. Navigate to the Opera website, and download the app.
  3. When the download is done, click on the option that says open.
    how to install opera on kindle
  4. Once you successfully toggled on the Apps from unknown sources option, you should see a screen with a prompt to install. Click on Install.
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    This should take a few seconds then you will have the Opera app running on your Kindle device.

This process should work for all Kindle devices, you may notice slight variations depending on the device you use. But since these devices are built on the Android OS, it will be able to run Opera or any other app that is made for Androids.

You can use the process to install any other Android app that does not exist on the Amazon store.

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