I am a Nook Color user as well as an Amazon Kindle Fire user. I have some books from my collection on one device, and some books on the other. I had to learn how to read Barnes & Noble Nook books on my Kindle Fire. Here’s how to install the Nook Android app on the Kindle Fire so you can do so.
- Before using any of the steps in this tutorial, you will have to allow installation of applications from unknown sources by going to on of the following locations:
- “Settings” > “Security” > “Apps from Unknown Sources” > “On“
- “Apps” > “Settings” > “Applications” > “Apps From Unknown Sources” > “On“
- “Settings” > “More” > “Device” > “Allow Installation of Applications” > “On“
- Open the Kindle Fire web browser and go here to download the Nook apk file.
- Open the notification area (top bar). It should show that the .APK file is downloading. Tap it once the download has finished.
- Select “Install“.
- You now should have the “Nook” app listed in the “Apps” area on your Kindle Fire. Open it and type your Barnes & Noble credentials when prompted. You’ll have access to all of your BN purchases.
Some users are reporting that they are using GetJar to obtain the Nook app for their Kindle Fire. I find the method above easier though.
Why is the “Install” button grayed out?
Amazon released an update that does this sometimes. You can usually get around it by pressing the square button next to the circle home button. Then go back to the install screen. Doing that will light up the Install button.
Some people say that using the “Back” button instead of square then returning to the install screen works to light up the Install button.