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Amazon Fire 7 Tablet Help

pinnopinno Posts: 42,707
edited August 2017 in The cake stop
WTF?! Great Grandma bought Shorty a tablet for her 5th Birthday. :roll: Not my choice.
There's no instructions with it.
We managed to put the Wifi code in and parental controls on but after that... nada.

Is it exclusively by a subscription fee or can you get free stuff on it?
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  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    It's Just like most other tablets. There's an app store to download apps and a browser for you to play on the web.

    I like mine. BBC iPlayer and radio and my kindle account, BBC news, radio player,hive, my5, 4od etc etc.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,707
    So it's a 'pay per view' thing? Or at least, you pay for the App? Is that a one off payment?
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  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    All of the apps I mentioned are free.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,707
    edited August 2017
    Oh okay. So how do you get them? It directs us to the App store.

    We're rank amateurs. Not even 4th Cat.
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  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    Ok so type in BBC into it and hit GET.
    It downloads and the it's on the home page or you just hit open.

    Same with the others.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,707
    We found 'silk' web browser. If I wanted to put a cbeebies game on to it, what do we do?
    Still don't know where this GET function is.
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,707
    Aaah, hang on. We need to register with the BBC. Will see what happens...
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  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    Can you see the app store ?

    Open that.

    Search there.

    Download the relevant app.

    There you go.

    Have you not got a five year old to ask ? They blitz stiff like this.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,707
    She is in bed! We'll persevere.

    Thanks for you help (so far).
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  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    Good luck. If I can do it though - it's not too hard...
  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,707
    If we click on the app store, when we click on it, it says 'apps library'. There's little on that screen to go by. It's blank bar:

    Apps............App updates.........Subscriptions.

    Lost.
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  • andy9964andy9964 Posts: 930
    Apps Library will probably be a list of apps you've installed, hence nothing.
    Have a look at this guide to get started with Amazon apps
    https://www.technipages.com/download-in ... mazon-fire

    And this if you want Google apps
    https://www.howtogeek.com/232726/how-to ... re-tablet/

    Edit: You'll probably need a Google account to log into to get any apps from the Play Store
  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    Isn't there a search button on the app store ? A picture of a magnifying glass ?
  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,707
    Andy9964 wrote:
    Apps Library will probably be a list of apps you've installed, hence nothing.
    Have a look at this guide to get started with Amazon apps
    https://www.technipages.com/download-in ... mazon-fire

    And this if you want Google apps
    https://www.howtogeek.com/232726/how-to ... re-tablet/

    Edit: You'll probably need a Google account to log into to get any apps from the Play Store

    Excellent links and yes, thankfully I have a Google account. Thanks Andy and Cougie.

    It was hard to get our head around using Apps to obtain anything seen as neither of us have a smart phone (though we do have 2 lap tops). I downloaded the google service apps and it all fell into place. Even the Cbeebies games was through the Google App.
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  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    Nice one. And no smart phones - how do you survive in the 21st century ?? ;-)
  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,707
    cougie wrote:
    Nice one. And no smart phones - how do you survive in the 21st century ?? ;-)

    When I were a lad, we had bongo drums and we were all happy, all 27 of us livin' int' shoe box int' middle o' road.

    Seriously, I haven't got time at work to read emails and surf the net. I don't want to either. My lap top does all I need to do and I have a cheap but solid old Nokia that if it falls out of my pocket, or I loose it, I don't have kittens as my life disappears in front of me.
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,707
    Do you guys run an anti-virus on your 7? I can't put my remaining Norton license on it. Not supported.
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  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    I've never bothered with antivirus.
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