Can I use VirtualShield on my Kindle/Fire tablet?

Yes, you can! Technically Amazon Kindle & Fire tablets are Android devices, but they are running a custom version of Android, called Amazon FireOS.

That means you cannot download apps directly from the Google Play Store, you have to use the Amazon Appstore.

Manual Setup (FireOS)

Our Android app is only available on Google Play at this time, it is not yet available in the Amazon Appstore. However, the alternative option is you can install it manually instead.

Note: Our official FireOS app is currently in it's final stages of development/testing, it will be available for download in the Amazon Appstore momentarily.
Before you can install VirtualShield, you will need to make sure that third-party apps are allowed on your device:

  • Open your device's Settings app. It looks like a cog/gear shaped icon:

  • Scroll down and tap Security & fingerprint. It may just be labeled Security.

  • Turn on the Unknown Sources option to allow your device to install apps from sources other than the Amazon Appstore:

Tip: Android version 8.0 and above does things a little differently. Rather than checking a global setting to allow installation from Unknown Sources, you'll be prompted to allow your browser or file manager to install APKs the first time you attempt to do so.

Next, visit the link below to download the VirtualShield installer to your device:

Find the VirtualShield.apk file in the location where it was downloaded. Tap it, then hit the Install button.

Congratulations, VirtualShield is now installed on your device. It can be accessed from your device's Home screen or App drawer, alongside your other apps.
Note: For more help logging in and connecting, see our Getting Started: Android App article.

If you need any assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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