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Can anyone tell me please? Can you use a Chromecast with one of these tablets? Thanks for any info. Alan.

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Thanks for getting back to me Ghozer.

 

---------- Post added 27-10-2018 at 09:49 ----------

 

Hello again Ghozer, It looks like I have to install Google play store to the tablet before I can use the Chromecast. It also says something about side loading what ever that means.

Alan.

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It looks like I have to install Google play store to the tablet before I can use the Chromecast. It also says something about side loading what ever that means.

Alan.

 

Yes. Although its Android it uses its own Amazon Play store. Here's a free casting app:

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/ClockworkMod-AllCast-for-Fire-TV/dp/B00JHMPP9S/ref=sr_marpr_2?s=mobile-apps&ie=UTF8&qid=1540807902&sr=1-2&keywords=cast+to+tv+from+kindle+fire

 

Sideloading is where you download any APK from somewhere else and manually install it if its not in the store. Many cool programs aren't!

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Hello alchresearch, Thank you for getting back to me. The app you have given me doesn't say anything about the chromecast. I don't have a fire stick. It seems that the fire tablet is very limited it also has problems with connecting to bluetooth when it does it loses connection and I have to re-install my bluetooth items. I wouldn't recommend this tablet.

Thanks again Alan.

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Amazon Fire tablets are rubbish, horrible user interface, horrible Amazon app store and pretty dire screen, we bought one for the eldest of our lads (aged 7 at the time) and he hated it so much because of its limitations he dumped it for a proper Android tablet, he handed it down to the youngest lad who even at the age of 4 realised the games you could get from the crappy limited Amazon app store were very poor and he then wanted a proper Android tablet.

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Amazon Fire tablets are rubbish, horrible user interface, horrible Amazon app store and pretty dire screen, we bought one for the eldest of our lads (aged 7 at the time) and he hated it so much because of its limitations he dumped it for a proper Android tablet, he handed it down to the youngest lad who even at the age of 4 realised the games you could get from the crappy limited Amazon app store were very poor and he then wanted a proper Android tablet.

 

Except that at the price point they sell for, they are the best you can get. I agree that it isn't a great experience, but I got an 8HD on sale for £50 and for that money it was a good device.

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Hello alchesearch have you tried to install it lately? I have tried 3 times now and it still doesn't work. I have to try the instructions from xda forum. My brother has the same tablet and managed to install it but that was earlier this year. I also read on a forum while searching for a way to do it that Amazon has blocked it. I should have read more about these tablets not having Google play store. I wouldn't have purchased it if I had. Alan.

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