The tutorial of how to change the keyboard on Kindle Fire and the review of 5 best keyboard apps for Kindle Fire. 

Kindle Fire tablets are equipped with quite a decent keyboard app which is both nice-looking and comfortable. However, some people (including me) like to choose other alternative keyboard apps which can sometimes make your typing much more efficient and even less prone to typos.

Both Amazon Appstore and Google Play offer you hundreds of different keyboard apps. But… how do you know which keyboard app will be the best for your Kindle Fire? What criteria should you consider when looking for an alternative keyboard? Should you invest in a paid app?

Let me tell you all (and more) you need to know to choose the best keyboard app for your Kindle Fire and make your Kindle Fire experience as awesome as possible.

If you want to discover more keyboard, see the review of 10 best Android keyboards.

Under each keyboard description you will find a direct download link to either Amazon Appstore or an alternative source so that you can download the keyboard straight to your device and start using it right away.




How To Change The Keyboard On Kindle Fire (Without Root)

The great news is that you can easily change the keyboard app in your Kindle Fire if you don’t like the default one. You really have a lot of different keyboard apps to choose from so you will certainly find something just for you.

Here is how you can change the keyboard in your Kindle Fire device:

    1. Install one of the below keyboard apps. If a given app is available in the Amazon Appstore, you can download it straight to your device. If it’s not, you can install it just like you would install any Android app outside of the Amazon Appstore. Here is the detailed tutorial of how to do this: How To Install Android Apps On Kindle Fire.
  1. Once you install the keyboard app on your Kindle Fire, you will need to enable it and choose it. Each app will ask you to do that and give you detailed instructions after installation. When you are done, you can start using your new keyboard app.

    How to change the keyboard app on Kindle Fire

    It’s very easy to change the keyboard app in your Kindle Fire. All you need to do is install a keyboard app, enable it and then select it as the default input method.

SwiftKey Keyboard

Short Description

A few years ago this was basically the one and only (and the best possible) alternative keyboard for Android devices. I had been using SwiftKey for a very long time before I switched to the Gboard (you will learn more about it below). Anyway, SwiftKey is an extremely popular keyboard with an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5 and more than 2 million reviews in Google Play.

Main features & interesting facts

  • Some time ago this keyboard app was bought by Microsoft that is now responsible for its further development.
  • This app uses AI (artificial intelligence) to better learn your writing style (the emoticons you use) to give you the best possible predictions and corrections.
  • Support for 100+ languages.
  • SwiftKey offers you a lot of different colors, themes, sizes and designs to choose from (80+).
  • It also includes the emoji keyboard to learn and predict your favorite emoticons.
  • The app can better learn your style if you allow it to access your e-mail or text messages.

Who is it for?

SwifKey is ideal for people who really type a lot (prefer sending text messages to making calls) and need an app that is very efficient at typo correction and at the same time offers a lot of nice customizations.

Price & availability

SwiftKey is a FREE app and it doesn’t have ads. Unfortunately, it’s not available in the Amazon Appsotre so you need to sideload it to your Kindle Fire just like you would sideload any Android app.

Read the full tutorial here: How To Install Android Apps On Kindle Fire 

Screenshots

Keyboard App For Kindle Fire: SwiftKey

Keyboard App For Kindle Fire: SwiftKey

GO Keyboard

Short Description

GO Keyboard is another extremely popular keyboard app for Kindle Fire and for Android devices. The app has an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5 in Google Play and almost three million reviews there. This is also one of the best keyboard apps out there.

Main features & interesting facts

  • The GO Keyboard app offers you more than 800+ emojis, smiley faces and colorful themes.
  • It supports 60+ languages.
  • There are more than 1000+ colorful themes available in the market.
  • It of course has word correction suggestions.
  • There are various layouts available like QWERTY, QWERTZ and AZERTY.

Who is it for?

The GO Keyboard app will be a great keyboard app for those who are already using some GO apps like GO SMS Pro or those who like to have tons of customizations, emojis and stickers.

Price & availability

GO Keyboard is a FREE app that is available both on Google Play and in the Amazon Appstore.

Screenshots

Keyboard App For Kindle Fire: GO Keyboard

Keyboard App For Kindle Fire: GO Keyboard

APP DOWNLOAD:
GO Keyboard (Amazon Appstore)

Gboard – the Google Keyboard

Short Description

For me this is the best keyboard for both Kindle Fire tablets and Android devices. I have been using this keyboard for more than a year now and I really love it. This is the only keyboard that can keep up with my sloppy writing and which results in the smallest number of typos.

As a great fan of Google and Google products I simply cannot live without this keyboard.




Main features

  • The newest version of this keyboard app – Gboard (it used to be simply called Google Keyboard) – has the Google Search button built it so that you can do Google searches right from your keyboard.
  • Gboard of course has voice typing.
  • The built-in GIF search is simply awesome.
  • Multilingual typing (you don’t have to switch between languages manually like you do in the case of most keyboard apps).
  • Glide typing if you don’t want to type each letter separately.
  • The app offers different layouts: QWERTY, QWERTZ and AZERTY
  • Different color themes (18+) available and other customizations (e.g. height).

Who is it for?

Gboard will be the best choice for all fans of Google and Google products. In comparison to GO Keyboard, Gboard is for minimalists who like simple and yet very effective solutions.

Price & availability

This app is of course FREE but it’s not available in the Amazon Appstore. You can only get it from Google Play or from some other alternative appstore. I recommend manually downloading it from the APKMirror (the link below) and sideloading it to your Kindle Fire.

Read the full tutorial here: How To Install Android Apps On Kindle Fire 

Screenshots

Keyboard App For Kindle Fire: Google Keyboard

Keyboard App For Kindle Fire: Google Keyboard

APP DOWNLOAD:
Gboard (APK Mirror)
Gboard (Google Play)

Fleksy Keyboard

Short Description

This is another very popular keyboard app for Kindle Fire. On Google Play it has an average rating of 4.4 stars out of 5 and almost 200 thousand reviews. If you are still unsure which keyboard app you want to choose, you might want to give Fleksy Keyboard a try.

Main features

  • This Kindle Fire Keyboard app also offers you a lot of different customizations (40 themes, extensions, different sizes).
  • The GIF support to make your messages even more fun.
  • The keyboard supports a lot of useful gestures to make your typing even more efficient (e.g. swipe right for space, swipe left to delete a word and so on).
  • This keyboard is very good at both predicting words and correcting typos.
  • Support for 42 languages.

Who is it for?

This is the app for those who like a lot of customizations, ease of use, simplicity and like to use many emojis and GIFs in their messages. If you are a fan of GO Keyboard, you will like this keyboard as well.

Price & availability

Fleksy Keyboard is a FREE app that is available both in Google Play in the Amazon Appstore. All you need to do is use the below download link to install the app straight on your Kindle Fire.

Screenshots

Keyboard App For Kindle Fire: Fleksy

Keyboard App For Kindle Fire: Fleksy

APP DOWNLOAD:
Fleksy Keyboard (Amazon Appstore)

Kika Keyboard

Short Description

This is the last but certainly not the least keyboard app for Kindle Fire and Android devices.  This keyboard app is very popular both in the Amazon Appstore and in the Play Store where it has an average rating of 4.3 stars and almost two million reviews.

Main features

  • This app is probably the winner when it comes to the number of opitmizations and customizations it offers.
  • Support of 60 languages.
  • Hundreds of cool themes available (from categories, such as, romance, business, flashy, holidays and more).
  • Support of different fonts.
  • The swipe functionality.
  • A library of tons of free emojis, stickers, GIFs.
  • Customizable layouts.

Who is it for?

This Kindle Fire keyboard app will be ideal for anyone who likes to express themselves in the form of emojis, stickers or GIFs and likes all sorts of customization.

Price & availability

This is a FREE app but it contains ads. It’s available both in Google Play and Amazon Appstore.

Screenshots

Kika Keyboard for Kindle Fire

Kika Keyboard for Kindle Fire

APP DOWNLOAD:
Kika Keyboard (Amazon Appstore)