Installing Pocket for Android and Kindle Fire via direct download

How to install Pocket on your Kindle Fire

To install Pocket on your Kindle Fire, determine the FireOS software version installed on your tablet, then follow the corresponding instructions below.

How to find out which version of FireOS your device is using:
  1. Open the Settings menu on your Kindle Fire
  2. Select Device Options
  3. Your software information may be listed under System Updates or About Fire Tablet.

Kindle Fire OS version 4-6

  1. If not already enabled on your Kindle Fire, allow installing from "Unknown sources" via Settings -> Security -> Unknown Sources.
  2. Open this page on your Kindle Fire
  3. If prompted to update your browser's storage permissions, accept the prompt and click Allow to do so.
  4. When prompted, click OK to download.
  5. Click the completed download notification.
  6. Click Install. You should now disable the Unknown sources option in Settings to ensure the security of your device.

Kindle Fire OS version 7

  1. Open this page on your Kindle Fire
  2. If prompted to update your browser's storage permissions, accept the prompt and click Allow to do so.
  3. When prompted, click OK to download.
  4. Click the completed download notification.
  5. If prompted, update your browser app’s settings to allow installing apps from an unknown source, then click back to return to the Install option.
  6. Click Install.  You should now disable the Unknown sources option in the browser app’s settings to ensure the security of your device.

Introduction

For most people using an Android device, Google Play is the best place to install the Pocket app. When you install Pocket in the Google Play Store, you’ll receive automatic updates, giving you the most up-to-date experience. Click here to install Pocket via the Google Play Store.

For devices without Google Play, such as Kindle Fire tablets, or for users who wish to install Pocket outside of the Google Play Store, we provide the latest release as a direct download. Continue reading to learn more about installing Pocket for Android via direct download.

Information about the latest version of Pocket

App Version: 7.39.00

Release Date: Feb 23rd, 2021

Release Notes: You spoke, we listened — we’re adding new ways to sort your List! You can now sort your saves by shortest and longest time to read. Whether you have just a few minutes to spare or finally have time for that #longread, use the new sorting options to find the stories that suit you best.
We’ve also moved the search bar to the top of your List, so it’s easier to access as you use the app.

These updates are rolling out to the Pocket community over the next few weeks. We’d love to hear what you think!

Note: Installing Pocket this way will prevent you from receiving automatic updates to future Pocket releases. Please check back periodically here for the latest version, which will update your current install.

How to install Pocket directly on your Android or Kindle Fire device

To install Pocket on your Android, you'll need to download the Pocket APK file. Instructions on how to do this are below. Please note that the process is slightly different depending on which version of Android you use.

Android Versions 4.4 - 7.1 (Kindle Fire OS 4 - 6)
  1. If not already enabled, allow installing from "Unknown sources" via Settings -> Security -> Unknown sources.
  2. Open this page on your Android device
  3. If prompted to update your browser's storage permissions, accept the prompt and click Allow to do so.
  4. When prompted, click OK to download.
  5. Click the completed download notification.
  6. Click Install. You should now disable the Unknown sources option in Settings to ensure the security of your device.
Android Versions 8 - 9 (Kindle Fire OS 7)
  1. Open this page on your Android device
  2. If prompted to update your browser's storage permissions, accept the prompt and click Allow to do so.
  3. When prompted, click OK to download.
  4. Click the completed download notification.
  5. If prompted, update your browser app’s settings to allow installing apps from an unknown source, then click back to return to the Install option.
  6. Click Install.  You should now disable the Unknown sources option in the browser app’s settings to ensure the security of your device.
Android Versions 10 - 11
  1. Open this page on your Android device
  2. Click the completed download notification.
  3. If prompted, update your browser app’s settings to allow installing apps from an unknown source, then click back to return to the Install option.
  4. Click Install.  You should now disable the Unknown sources option in the browser app’s settings to ensure the security of your device.
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