This guide will show you how to install the Android TV version of the Google Play Music app on an Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick. Your device does not need to be rooted to follow this guide. Having a mouse and keyboard attached to your device, like the Logitech K400 USB keyboard w/touchpad or 1byone Bluetooth keyboard w/touchpad, will make the guide easier to follow, but it can also be done with just the Fire TV remote.
Big thanks to Moose200 over on XDA for locating versions of the necessary files that are compatible with the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick.
- Download the zip archive of APK files needed from here and extract the archive. The 4 files included in the ZIP archive are:
1 com.google.android.gsf.login v4.4.4-1215936.apk 2 com.google.android.gms v8.7.03.apk 3 com.android.vending v6.0.2.apk 4 com.google.android.music v5.7.1780Q-1590147.apk
- Sideload all 4 APK files that you just downloaded onto your Fire TV or Fire TV Stick, in the order listed above.
- Launch the Google Play Store app.
- Log into your Google account. This is a lot easier to do if you have a mouse and keyboard connected to your device, but I have verified that it is completely possible to do with only the Fire TV remote.
- After logging into your Google account, you’ll see an error message. This is expected and fine. Press the HOME button on your remote and return to your app list.
- Launch the Google Play Music app.
- Your entire Google Play Music library should now be accessible. The app may need a few minutes to download all data and images related to your music library. The Google Play Store app will not work and is just used to log into your Google account. If your device is rooted, you can follow this guide to install a functioning Google Play Store.