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Connect Kindle Fire to TV?

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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 1, 2012 7:22:57 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 1, 2012 7:26:07 AM PDT
R. D. Clark says:
Freda, yes, I chose snark over downright nastiness on purpose. If you look, you'll find I have followed this thread and given serious, technically accurate (yet easy to understand) replies to every new question. I'm a professional in this field and I know what I'm talking about. Boomer obviously knew he was posting in a thread about the Fire's video output capabilities, yet couldn't be bothered to read even the first few posts, expecting instead that someone would take the time to answer the question yet again, just for him.

Snark is a mild response to that sort of attitude of entitlement. And by posting these verbose replies that pointedly do not address his question, even though I could answer it in a far fewer words, I am pointing out that it's not that I can't give him the answer, it's that I won't.

Posted on Aug 3, 2012 8:32:25 AM PDT
Okay everyone. NAP TIME.

Posted on Aug 3, 2012 8:34:15 AM PDT
*that's a joke all*

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 16, 2012 1:32:03 PM PDT
C. shaw says:
Is connecting this device hard to connect? I am not real smart with all this but do enjoy my kindle, and learning.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 16, 2012 1:48:37 PM PDT
J. Donahue says:
You can't connect a Fire to an external monitor or TV.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 16, 2012 1:54:13 PM PDT
R. D. Clark says:
The Roku? If your TV has HDMI it's as easy as plugging in both ends of an HDMI cable (not included).

You will also need to know how to connect to your wifi network, which is the same process you used to connect your Fire to the same network.

Posted on Sep 5, 2012 6:45:35 AM PDT
jr says:
Get a Roku. Cheap
, awesome and works great. Quality is mindnumbingly (is that a word) good. Looks as good if not better then my cable provider. Way better then my apple tv and haven't had a dropout of HD content yet!

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 13, 2012 2:53:00 PM PDT
I totally disagree. This has been an amazing device. I have nothing but rave reviews. I am still learning new things it can do. Just because it is not an iPad does not mean it is not equal to if not better. You should give it a shot.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 13, 2012 2:55:28 PM PDT
I have the Kindle Fire (orginal version) and the ROKU. You don't have to own a Fire to use the ROKU. You do have to have an amazon account to watch Amazon movies on the ROKU. You can also watch HULU Plus, Crackle, Pandora, etc. on the ROKU. I love both items.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 27, 2012 7:23:49 AM PDT
GMac says:
It seems Amazon would play with Apple, Sony, Xbox, DVD/DVR manufacturers and others rather than let the user easily stream content to their TV via Kindle or Android. It's holes like this, in addition to not being able to download content for kids viewing in the car..., that Google might fill as they climb over them. It's called electronic independence, which people like, for example how I just bought a Samsung Galaxy Tab over the kindle so I can carry around enough books, movies, games, and my music collection to have everything I need wherever I go, in addition to having no issues camera recording and picture taking because their memory max of 32 GB is about 16 GB too short of being optimum. Surely someone there is considering this but would rather get kick backs than give people what they really want, maximum portability. The idea that the services you pay for can be there, positively, when you're away from wireless, computers, ... Ever notice how many apps experience errors when you're on vacation for a week without letting your Kindle "check in". Not good. Others have them beat.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 28, 2012 5:36:28 PM PDT
Lorie says:
I am interested in the same thing - streaming video from Amazon to my TV from Kindle Fire. This post is about a year old - are we now able to do this. I noticed that you mentioned that you would pass on the request and that you were regularly working on improvements for the Kindle experience.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 28, 2012 6:06:20 PM PDT
R. D. Clark says:
Lorie, you can do it with the Fire HD. You will never be able to do it with the original Fire; the hardware simply doesn't support it.

If you have broadband Internet with wifi in your home, a $50 Roku or one of the many other devices (Blu-ray players, TVs, game consoles, etc) that have Amazon support built in would be a better solution than replacing your Fire, if you're otherwise happy with it. Much more convenient, permanent, and lets you use your Fire for some of the increasing number of "2nd screen" offerings becoming available (or just for surfing the Internet while you watch videos). And you don't have to worry about charging the Roku or tripping over the cable.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 28, 2012 6:43:30 PM PDT
Lorie says:
Thanks R.D. for the response and suggestion!

Posted on Oct 5, 2012 12:16:03 PM PDT
jenne says:
Just get a network media player. You can stream content from any device. I recently bought the LG SP250 and the quality is great considering the fact that I have an offbrand LCD TV. Plus it only cost me 40 which is well under it's price at any other stores. I'm in Texas and bought it from my local Fry's which I hear is not in many states.

Posted on Oct 10, 2012 4:48:47 PM PDT
deatheater 6 says:
There could be a connection through the smaller port

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 10, 2012 4:55:12 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 10, 2012 4:56:44 PM PDT
R. D. Clark says:
deatheater6, please use "reply to this post" so we can see who you're responding to and, thus, what you're talking about.

If you're suggesting some sort of video connection through the USB port on a Fire, no, that's not in any way possible.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 21, 2012 12:17:19 AM PDT
Crystal says:
What about the second generation fire?

Posted on Oct 27, 2012 8:34:45 AM PDT
Dadfish says:
Amazon instant video is on my playstation 3. I watch movies on my kindle, then when Im home I turn on the PS3 and go to Amazon instant video, and I can pick up right where I left off. The quality is awesome. Its High Def even without buying the high def movies or shows.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 27, 2012 11:52:57 AM PDT
R. D. Clark says:
C., no, only on the Fire HD models.

Posted on Jan 1, 2013 1:28:58 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 1, 2013 1:39:46 PM PST
Not very up on my technology... I assumed that because it said the kindle fire 7" could stream netflix, that it would be possible to hook up to the television. My own fault, but as others, would have reconsidered my purchase if I had known that I could not hook up to the television. Seriously, there is no 'S' connector to adapt to the HDMI connector? Ugghhh.

my video camera connects to my vizio hdtv with an s connector... any way to use my video cable to then conncect to the hdmi connector?

Posted on Jan 1, 2013 1:42:32 PM PST
Mary says:
Roku or how ever you spell it players are not that expensive and will let you stream netflix on the TV and a bunch of other ones if you belong. They are made specifially for what you want to do. Mary

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 6, 2013 6:41:59 PM PST
lol $25 here after the holidays ;) still trying to get the LG sp250 to queue up shows in a playlist, works with plex streaming on a linux box in the basement.
(still thinking of getting a MK802 II, but for now the sp520 works)

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2013 1:09:56 AM PST
really, because my cheap mp 3 player does, so much for that justification. that's ridiculous that a 200+ dollar device isn't capable of such a connection. seriously considering returning.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2013 1:15:50 AM PST
really, because my cheap mp 3 player connects to my tv. that's ridiculous that a200+ dollar device is not capable of such a connection. seriously considering returning! my bad for not researching and going with another product.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 14, 2013 5:53:51 AM PST
Jason says:
The Raspberry PI does 1080p and it only costs $35.
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