How to Download Apps on Kindle Fire HDX in Singapore and Malaysia

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Many people find that they cannot download apps on Kindle Fire HDX outside USA. This is because the Amazon app for Android is not make available to some countries, you can refer to this list of countries that eligible to shop for apps on

Unfortunately, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia are not in the list.  Therefore, you cannot download apps on Kindle Fire HDX in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, but as usual, this will not stop us from using Amazon Kindle Fire HDX here.

Below is our tutorial showing how you can download apps on Kindle Fire HDX outside USA.


Updated 31/07/2014: Amazon has expanded the Amazon Appstore to 41 new countries and territories which include Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.  So, you can now downloading and installing Android app without VPN.  However, you still need VPN for Amazon Prime contents.


TWO methods Download Apps on Kindle Fire HDX:

1. Get the apps through a computer – this is the easier and safest way to download apps for your Kindle Fire HDX in Singapore or Malaysia.
2. Get the apps directly on your Kindle Fire HDX – this require installation of VPN client onto your device before you can download apps directly on your Kindle Fire HDX.


If you bought the Kindle Fire HDX from Amazon, you will be given a 30-day Amazon Prime free trial.  You can enjoy the unlimited streaming of more than ten thousands movies, documentaries, kids programs and TV episodes, and borrow Kindle book for free.  However, you will need a unlimited VPN service to enjoy the full features that the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX had offered to you.



You can refer to this post on how to get a good unlimited VPN service for Kindle Fire HDX.  If you are not utilising the Amazon Prime free video streaming, then you may consider just to get a prepaid VPN.  Do take note that, you need to install their respective VPN client onto Kindle Fire HDX.  These VPN clients are not available on Amazon AppStore but you can get them from 1Mobile Market, refer to this post on how to install 1Mobile Market on Kindle Fire HDX.  You will need a PC version of VPN client too.


1.  Simple and Safer Method to Download App for Kindle Fire HDX.

First of all, switch on you PC VPN service and visit our website.  Refer to the upper right corner on our website to check you computer IP address, it should now show a US IP address.

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You need to input a US address in your Amazon account.  So logon to your Amazon account and input a US address, using your package forwarder address should work fine, you can signup to get one if you don't have the address.  download app for kindle fire hdx_2  download app for kindle fire hdx_2a


Use the Amazon search bar to search for the app you want to download, or click this direct link to Amazon App Store.

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Click the “Buy now with 1-Click”, the app will be delivered to your account cloud storage, you can install the app on Kindle Fire HDX later.

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The above method is used for downloading the FREE App, if you wish to purchase an app on Amazon AppStore, you can pay it with Amazon gift card.  Simply buy a gift card of any amount and email it to yourself (Click here to access Email version Amazon Gift Card), load the gift card to your Amazon account, your app purchase will be charged to your Amazon gift card balance.

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  • Some users prefer to delete the credit card information on the account after purchase the gift card so that the account will only charge to the gift card balance.
  • The above method is an easy and straight forward way of getting app for Kindle Fire HDX.  If the system shows an error message “We could not process your order because of geographical restrictions on the product which you were attempting to purchase.  Please refer to the terms of use for this product to determine the geographical restrictions.“, it could probably because you have not switch on the VPN service or your VPN connection was incorrect.
  • You can purchase or download free app from Amazon AppStore without a VPN service only if you have a US credit card stored on your Amazon account.  Or, you are located in the eligible country to puchase app on Amazon AppStore.
  • Some users may try to use a web store test card (a dummy credit card use for testing transaction on web store by web developer) on their Amazon account to download FREE app without a VPN connection.  However, this method is only applicable for downloading FREE app, if you accidentally purchased an app with this test card, the system will immediately trigger a fraud transaction and your Amazon account will be suspended at once.  Do consider seriously if you want to use this test card, refer this for more info at your own risks.


2. Download or Buy App Directly on Kindle Fire HDX in Singapore or Malaysia.

This is pretty much the same as the method 1 mentioned above.  You just need to do the extra work of installing the VPN client onto Kindle Fire HDX.

Make sure you have a good wifi or 3G connection on Kindle Fire HDX before proceeding because the VPN service will slow down your wireless connection when it is switch on.  A good VPN service such as PureVPN will not affect the connection much as compare to the prepaid one.

Open the VPN client, select US location and switch on the VPN connection.  Open the Silk Browser and visit to check the IP address of your Kindle Fire HDX.

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Buying an app required you to load the Amazon gift card balance.  Amazon may offer you free 500 Amazon coins during their promotion period, Amazon coins work like gift card balance, you can use it for app purchase on the Amazon AppStore. However, not all apps are eligible to be paid with Amazon Coins, so it is not a big deal about Amazon Coins.  We prefer Amazon gift card, you use it to buy movie, music and Kindle books too!

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Tap the Apps menu on your Kindle Fire HDX and go to Store, search for any app you want to download or purchase.  The app will be installed directly onto your Kindle Fire HDX.

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Same as method 1, downloading app without a VPN connection on Kindle Fire HDX required US credit card, else it will show an error message of “Please check that your billing address and payment method are from a supported country.”.

These are the possible methods of download apps on Kindle Fire HDX outside USA.  Hope you find this tutorial useful and do support us by sharing this information to your friends and family.

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  • Gina May 16, 2014, 9:48 pm

    Hi, I have changed my VPN to US, but I still cannot download any apps. Able to assist me?

    • SingaBoleh May 17, 2014, 2:30 pm

      Try to get the app through computer. Make sure the your PC/device ip address is changed. Visit our site and refer the top right corner to check your ip address. Sometimes the PC/device not communicate well with the VPN, just disconnect and re-connect again.

      • Gina May 23, 2014, 11:28 pm

        I did not connect my kindle to the PC. but I have came over to your website and it shows that my IP address Is changed, but I don’t have a US credit card, is it still possible to download?

        • SingaBoleh May 24, 2014, 11:57 pm

          We have tried it with gift card and vpn, it is possible to download. Only occasionally the device just couldn’t detect the vpn connection correctly, so it may happen that you cannot download even though your IP is changed. When this happened, just try to disconnect and reconnect the vpn, or reboot your device.

  • Jessie Apr 19, 2014, 12:49 pm

    I got the kindle as a gift but I don’t know how to change my country settings,what should I do.

    • SingaBoleh Apr 19, 2014, 1:07 pm

      Hi Jessie,
      First you need to signup a Amazon account. after this, connect your Kindle to the internet and login with your Amazon account, the Kindle will auto register to your Amazon account. Then, follow this post to change your country settings.

  • Farhanah Apr 19, 2014, 10:30 am

    Hello.I’m new to using a kindle and I just bought the kindle fire hex. I’m having a lot of trouble understanding how to use it even after searching through Google for help. So I was wondering if you can help me

    • SingaBoleh Apr 19, 2014, 11:19 am

      Hi Farhana, there are few very useful tutorials here, just refer to the menu on the right side of our website, or feel free to ask us question in more specific.

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