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Fire HD 8 Tablet, 8" HD display, 32 GB, Black - with Ads, designed for portable entertainment (2020 release) - £34.99 @ Amazon

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  • 8" HD display, twice the storage (32 or 64 GB of internal storage and up to 1 TB with microSD card) + 2 GB RAM.
  • Up to 12 hours of reading, browsing the web, watching video and listening to music.
  • Now with USB C for easier charging. Fully charges in under 5 hours (with included cable + adaptor).
  • 30% faster thanks to the new 2.0 GHz quad-core processor.
  • Enjoy your favourite apps like BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Disney+, Now, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, YouTube and more through the Amazon Appstore (Google Play Store not supported). Subscription fees may apply.
  • Introducing Game mode: a distraction-free and optimised gaming experience.
  • Do more with Alexa built-in: use just your voice to play videos, check the weather, dim lights and stream music.
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Great for the entire family
With award-winning Amazon Kids (Fire for Kids), parents can create a profile for each of their children, limit screen time, set educational goals and manage content, with easy-to-use parental controls.

Amazon Kids is free on every Fire tablet — or subscribe to Amazon Kids+ (Fire for Kids Unlimited) (available to customers in UK only) to access thousands of kid-friendly apps, books, videos, games and Audible audiobooks. Learn more about Amazon Kids+.

Great for entertainment and taking a break
Enjoy endless entertainment: millions of films, TV series, apps, eBooks and songs—plus play games like PUBG Mobile, Roblox and Candy Crush Saga, distraction-free in Game mode. Stream and download videos from Netflix and Prime Video (subscriptions may be required) or make video calls on apps like Skype, Messenger and Zoom.

Fast and Responsive

Fire HD 8 is fast and responsive—vibrant 8” HD display, twice the storage, 2 GB of RAM and 30% faster performance thanks to the new 2.0 GHz quad-core processor. Stream films, watch videos or play games with the enhanced Wi-Fi. Enjoy downloaded content all day with up to 12 hours of mixed-use battery life. USB C for faster and easier charging.

Below is a list of Amazon Free Trials that may be handy

Amazon Prime Free Trial
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Amazon Music Free Trial
Amazon Audible Free Trial
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Free trials may be for selected accounts / new customers only, please check the T&Cs and take note of any additional costs after the free trial period
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    How much is it to remove ads please?
    Amazon charge £10, but they only appear when waking up the tablet, not when its in use. I phoned Amazon and said I didn't realise it had ads and they removed them free. Easy to live with them though.
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    Easy to put downloaded films on?
    IF you install something like ES File Manager/ES File Explorer on it first, then yes.

    But if NOT, then it's a 50/50 ...

    O say 50/50, because FireOS has a certain 'feel' to it, that's arguably not necessarily for everyone.

    Etc etc etc etc etc.

    Note to self:

    ES File Manager/ES File Explorer, can be either downloaded directly, via Amazon's own App Store, and/or, via third-party APK site's on the Internet.

    Something to bare in mind, IF going at it Vai the APK route though, is this, because of the way Amazon does it's custom version of Android (aka FireOS), the LATEST version of ES File Manager/ES File Explorer (via one of the APK site's, etc), may NOT necessarily be compatible with whatever version of FireOS on this Amazon Fire tablet, or whatever? - unfortunately. :-(

    So, an earlier 'variant', of ES File Manager/ES File Explorer APK is therefore advised. :-)

    Possibly an APK version of ES File Manager/ES File Explorer going back to 2018? (preferable), or a version going back to as late as 2019, instead, or whatever? (as the very LATEST).

    Until such time as you know any different, etc?, I'd stick with my above recommendation's, etc?. :-)

    Note to self 2:



    Different flavours of my earlier mentioned 'variants' can be navigated through, via my immediate above 2 link's, etc. :-D

    I hope that helps?
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    Is this good enough for Roblox? Want to get my own Tablet back from the kids
    Yeah it works great for Roblox
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    Amazon will remove the ads for free but you might have to have a few goes on live chat, depends who you get. they removed the ads on my kindle for free
    Why did they do it for you?
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    Fire ToolBox is great to remove the ads and bloatware, it's not as good as a year ago when I got myself an Fire HD 10 but it's still worth doing to install Google Play, remove the ads and a bit of bloatware if you are willing to take ten minutes to do so.

    Link to fire toolbox: LINK
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    Never had a tablet. If this can be jailbroken this should be adequate for Youtube, Netflix, Web Browser, EReader and Music light use
    My wife watches You Tube, films, Sky TV etc on hers with no issues. Nice tablet and a bargain at £34.99. However I have read its not superfast for gaming but we don't need that.
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    These things are unbearable to use and getting more difficult to debloat. Have used mine for about an hour in total since I purchased it 6 months ago. I will just use it for travel/netflix player.
    If you have a 2020/2021 there's a good chance you can debloat it with firetoolbox
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    Ofcorse, if it says "any tablet" (edited)
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    Would I be able to plug this into a laptop as a second monitor?
    It has no HDMI 'OUT', unfortunately? :-(

    So no, sorry. :-(

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    I need an E reader, was going to get a Kindle which is a lot more expensive. Will this work just as well? Can you use "Send to Kindle " with it? (edited)
    Correct - a LOT more expensive! :-(

    And, yes - yes it can. :-D

    Of the 2 Kindle tablet's I've previously purchased in the past - Kindle 8 (64GB), & Kindle 10 (64GB), I've got my Kindle e-book library linked DIRECTLY to it too. :-)

    Baring in mind though, that both were purchased around the 2018 mark, etc, and I've that I've NOT made use of my Kindle e-book's, fully yet, or whatever, is irrelevant.

    Because the reality is, it's linked to my Amazon Fire tablet's for LIFE!


    So ...

    Hopefully that'll help alleviate your fears/reservation's a wee bit, or something?. ;-)

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    The Ads are no issue whatsoever - one swipe when waking the tablet up and they're gone for the whole use session.
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    I recently bought the 2020 version and the 2022 version!
    I followed these instructions for getting the Play Store working:
    How to Install the Google Play Store on an Amazon Fire Tablet (howtogeek.com)

    This worked on the 2020 version, but not the 2022 version. It seems there are some issues with the new version.

    I know I can get Netflix from the Amazon store, but tried through the Play Store - and couldn't even find the app!
    Same for Disney+. I found a link to the Netflix app and it says: "This app is no longer compatible with your device".

    Not that happy with my purchases of these tablets.
    Use the Fire Toolbox, it offers Netflix and the Disney+ app with 1 click. It also offers easy Google Play installation as well as a whole host of other perks.
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    "Currently unavailable"
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    Amazing value. I love reading Kindle books on mine.
    How does the quality compare to a dedicatted kindle reader?
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    Any deals on older versions of the fire HD 10. Not sure how you find the older versions
    Interested in this also
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    Very much a consumption device (watching videos or reading). Even using the browser is painful at times. Google play store or otherwise.
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    Anyone know how long this 'limited' price is for?
    Would like to know this too?

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    Be aware that even if you can install Google Play, a lot of apps won't function fully, i couldn't get notifications in any of the apps i wanted to use and ended up selling mine.
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    A lot of heat seeing as the 2022 version was this price just weeks ago
    Have you got a link to that please?
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    You may able to use fire toolbox on this model, which will give you a more stock android experience and remove ads, plus at least hide the Amazon bloat.
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    I found the outcome from the toolbox a bit buggy & changed it back.

    I should add mine is the 10HD (edited)
    sideloaded google play services and this does everything I need. a decent travel companion for music, books and video.
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    +1 for "amazon are quite happy to remove the ads if you just ask them" may depend on who you talk to, but have done this twice now by saying that I purchased it for a child and didn't realise there would be ads.
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    Cheers OP. Perfect present for my mother whose tablet has died. All she’ll use it for is solitaire and shopping so a powerhouse isn’t needed.
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    Can you get TikTok on this please?
    Yes, without sideloading.
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    Youtube and roblox work on it?
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    I got the 2022 version in the black friday deal but returned it. These devices are very slow with just 2GB of RAM and the screen is low resolution. If you want a very basic tablet and are willing to wait while it loads apps, then it should suit you just fine.
    Ohhhhhhhhhh, the IRONY!! :-(

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    Brilliant tablets, cannot be touched for the money, well worth the £35 and arguably currently better than the 2022 version for certain reasons.
    Ohhhhhhhhhh, the IRONY!! :-(

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    Thanks OP bought one
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    Don't know how people can use this in these times, I have a 4gb samsung and its driving me crazy how slow it is but I suppose it depends on what your used to, I think less than 6gb is not worth it unless just for reading and entertainment
    You pretty much answered your own question in your last sentence. Very few people are power users for tablets.
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    I’ll “with ads” ye…
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    can we check our emails on that ?
    Yes, you can check emails on almost any browser
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    Is this powerful enough to run CODM?
    iPad Pro has finally died
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    Is there much difference between this and the 2022 release? The basic specs look exactly the same!