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Watching movies on the Kindle Fire

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Initial post: Oct 7, 2011 10:51:16 AM PDT
M. Cerra says:
I am not very tech savy so I hope someone can help me. I currently own the Kindle 3G and love it but I am considering purchasing the fire for games, movies, magazines etc. If I purchase movies from Amazon can I watch them on the Fire without the wifi or do I always have to be near wifi to really use the Fire?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 7, 2011 10:52:37 AM PDT
Cyndie says:
If you purchase a movie or rent a movie from Amazon, then you can download it and watch it without having wifi access. But if you are going to watch the Prime Instant movies, those are available for streaming only and you would need wifi access for those.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 7, 2011 10:52:38 AM PDT
sabst79 says:
if you purchase the movie from Amazon, you should be able to download it to the fire. if the movie is downloaded you don't need a wi-fi connection to play it.

Posted on May 2, 2012 2:28:35 PM PDT
A. Domian says:
I have purchased 4 movies for my Kindle. It says I "own this movie" but it only works when I am near Wi Fi? Why is this? What do I need to do?

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 2:39:51 PM PDT
Have you actually downloaded the movies to the Fire? They have to be on the Fire in order to watch them without wifi.

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 2:44:38 PM PDT
A. Domian says:
It says that the movies are downloaded. I have tried on device and on cloud and they say downloaded on both. I can play or delete the movie.

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 2:55:27 PM PDT
Are you looking at the cloud, or device. If it is not showing in the device view, it is not downloaded.

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 3:15:32 PM PDT
A. Domian says:
It is showing under both cloud and device. There is a green check mark on the movies.

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 3:17:48 PM PDT
If you purchased it, and it is showing as downloaded on the device, you should be able to play it without the wi-fi being turned on.

Posted on May 26, 2012 10:51:38 AM PDT
Has anyone who actually owns a Kindle watched an amazon movie/tv show when not connected to a network? Even if I start playing a downloaded movie and then move out of wifi, the video stops playing.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 9, 2015 8:48:53 PM PDT
Kekone says:
This is what happens with mine too. I download a movie, it plays normally for a while, then it freezes & a message pops up & says it's having buffering problems. This greatly reduces the value of my Kindle Fire and Amazon Prime, and if I can't get it sorted we definitely will not renew our Prime membership.

Posted on Oct 10, 2015 12:29:38 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 10, 2015 1:21:33 AM PDT
OhioFarmGirl says:
I'd suggest you contact tech support in customer service. I found the following video help page, but it could be tricky. Better to have tech support walk through it with you.
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