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Uploading Itunes Music to Kindle Fire


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Initial post: Oct 24, 2012 8:16:10 PM PDT
Sun_shyne821 says:
I'm sure this topic has been covered numerous times. I even tried to find one but could not. I would like to know if I can transfer my music from Itunes to my Kindle Fire HD 32g? And if so, how? Thanks in advance for any help.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 24, 2012 11:17:00 PM PDT
leolady821 - The iTunes music files need to be in MP3 unprotected format.

You can either transfer the music files from your computer via USB cable or upload the files to the Cloud Player and then download or stream them from the Cloud.

USB transfer:
http://amazon.com/kindletransfer

Cloud Player:
http://amazon.com/cloudplayer

Posted on Oct 25, 2012 7:48:58 AM PDT
Sun_shyne821 says:
Pineapple - Thank you for your response. One more question, if they are not in the MP3 format is there a way to change this? I promise this is the last question :-)

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 25, 2012 8:36:35 AM PDT
King Al says:
Doesn't the Fire also support unprotected AAC?

Posted on Oct 25, 2012 8:48:27 AM PDT
You can use iTunes to convert the files to mp3 format.

Posted on Oct 25, 2012 8:58:12 AM PDT
Sun_shyne821 says:
@King Al - I have no idea what unprotected AAC is...

Susan, can I find out how to do this on Itunes?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 25, 2012 10:02:45 AM PDT
King Al says:
AAC is the format of music sold by iTunes. Prior to about 2009, iTunes music was copy protected, so any of those would not be playable on the Fire. Anything sold after that is not protected, and should be playable on the Fire.

You don't need to convert unprotected files to mp3.

Posted on Oct 25, 2012 10:05:37 AM PDT
Just FYI: the unprotected iTunes file extension is .M4A. Protected ones are .M4P.

Posted on Oct 25, 2012 10:08:33 AM PDT
Sun_shyne821 says:
Oh ok, I got it. Thanks everyone!!

Posted on Dec 1, 2012 9:38:13 AM PST
Does the cover art for the mp3 transfer to the Kindle Fire HD from Itunes?

Posted on Dec 25, 2012 9:10:41 AM PST
pollyjazz says:
I have a credit balance on my I tunes. Can I download books and apply this credit for payment to my Kindle Fire? I would appreciate and help if this is possible.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 25, 2012 5:23:04 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 25, 2012 5:24:14 PM PST
JSeaHorse14 says:
how do you have itunes change it to mp3 files? exact instructions please and thank you.

Posted on Dec 25, 2012 5:54:25 PM PST
JSeaHorse14 says:
figured it out.....

go here http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1550
after step three though it changes.
select music in itunes and right click, select change to mp3
anything after 2009 will work

Posted on Mar 11, 2013 3:54:35 PM PDT
Kristi says:
i dont understand

Posted on Oct 14, 2013 5:10:54 AM PDT
I am still having trouble getting my songs off of I tunes and into my Kindle Fire.

Posted on Mar 12, 2014 3:54:28 PM PDT
How do I transfer my music from my iPhone to kindle hd

Posted on Oct 9, 2015 4:32:44 AM PDT
M. Goss says:
I have spent way too many hours reading posts on this issue trying to figure out how to resolve it on my end. I bought a Kindle fire HD eight and I'm so disappointed that I cannot transfer my music content to this device. I downloaded Amazon music in my PC and moved hundreds of files over that I can actually see and play from my PC. But not only are the songs not available on my Kindle cloud, I was not even able to transfer them using a USB cable. I copied several albums from iTunes onto my desktop and placed them in a folder. I'm guessing many of them were not converted because of the file format? From there, I dragged them into my music folder on my Kindle device. Only a handful out of several hundred showed up! I'm ready to return this damn device and spend the extra money to get an iPad! If Kindle was a supported Google play device, I would not have these issues.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 9, 2015 5:01:30 AM PDT
T. Cook says:
"I'm so disappointed that I cannot transfer my music content to this device."

You can. If you're having issues, you're doing something wrong.

"I'm ready to return this damn device and spend the extra money to get an iPad!"

Then do it.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 9, 2015 5:06:37 AM PDT
"I copied several albums from iTunes onto my desktop and placed them in a folder."

What does that even mean? They were already in a folder. If they're protected, they aren't going to play on any device that doesn't support the file extension .M4P, including every other Android device.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 9, 2015 5:56:10 AM PDT
M. Goss says:
I'm simply stating that I spend at least 20 hours trying to locate music on my Kindle that is already on my computer. No reason to be short with me. I lost hours of sleep trying to figure this out. And it's not so simple, I am not a tech savvy person but I do work with multiple devices. I'm just now starting to understand there are different types of music files. It isn't exactly on the label of the kindle box that it only supports certain music files sheesh!

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 9, 2015 5:58:45 AM PDT
So you don't want help. Got it.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 9, 2015 6:14:38 AM PDT
Cheryl Jones says:
i put the different formats in your google kindle post

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 9, 2015 7:19:12 AM PDT
Charlie Fox says:
If you spent 20 hours without asking for help, then that's on you. I have my entire iTunes music collection in the Amazon cloud and working with my Fire. Even the ones from the early days of iTunes that were DRM protected.

Posted on Oct 9, 2015 7:29:10 AM PDT
CBRetriever says:
a simple google brought up these links including some from the Apple forums:

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/tech/products/story/2012-04-06/tecca-kindle-fire-itunes-music/54080800/1
https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4769463
http://www.technipages.com/how-to-transfer-music-to-kindle-fire
https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4725483

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 9, 2015 9:01:25 AM PDT
M. Goss says:
How? I have over 250 songs i added to the cloud (i even purchased the extra space for 250k songs), and only 5 of these actually show up on my kindle fire. I have tried connecting the USB and dragging them one by one, I have created new folders on my desk top and tried copying those. It doesn't work. I see my playlists on my pc in the amazon cloud, but they do not show up on my device when i open the amazon music app on my kindle.
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