If you’ve been downloading APKs from the RetroArch website to turn your Amazon Fire devices into a retro gaming console, you may no longer have to resort to such tactics. The developers of RetroArch, a cross-platform service that gives you a single, uniform user interface to emulate most game consoles, have now announced the official availability of the application on the Amazon Appstore.
This means that you can emulate some of the older games supported on Amazon Fire TV and Fire tablets. If you own an Amazon Fire device (tablets or TV devices), you can to download RetroArch and, without side download, emulates the retro game console on your device.
RetroArch not to be confused with an emulator. It is available on all major platforms from Android to Mac and from iOS to Windows and on game consoles like PlayStation 3, Wii U, and Xbox 360, to name a few; but it is more of an interface for emulators and other software. To use it, you need to install cores for the device you want to emulate.
RetroArch’s listing on the Amazon Appstore mentions that the app is compatible with Android 4.1 and later. So it should probably work with Fire HD tablets from a couple of years ago.
However, it is important to note that since Fire tablets have relatively limited hardware, due to their cost factor, some titles may not run as apparently on your device. However, most games should work fine.