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Watching movie from Kindle Fire to TV

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Initial post: Dec 26, 2011 9:39:03 AM PST
Sandra Kemp says:
I have a new kindle fire - wanted to take advantage of the free prime and watch movies from Kindle through TV - what hardware do I need to do this?

Posted on Dec 26, 2011 9:44:12 AM PST
FranB says:
You cannot connect a TV to a Kindle Fire. You can use a compatible "smart" TV, Tivo or Roku box with Amazon Instant Video though.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2011 9:46:54 AM PST
Sandy - I got this. Works great as long as you have a good wi-fi signal.
Roku LT Streaming Player

Posted on Dec 26, 2011 9:49:39 AM PST
 Ann says:
If you don't already have an internet-capable TV or blu-ray player, a Roku box would be the best solution. There's info. here on what you need to get Amazon instant videos on your TV -

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2011 10:36:15 AM PST
Sandra Kemp says:
I believe our TV is internet capable but honestly we are completely stupid at our house - I have the Kindle Fire - I have a new HD Panasonic TV - but don't know how to watch the free movies or connect the Fire to the TV to do it - that link didn't really help me figure it out

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2011 10:38:08 AM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
The Fire cannot connect to your TV.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2011 10:40:21 AM PST
Sandra Kemp says:
Okay thank you - was hoping I could watch the free movies that way but this answers my question - need to get headphones to hear it better through the Fire then. Thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2011 10:41:36 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 26, 2011 10:46:02 AM PST
 Ann says:
You can't connect the Fire to a TV. You can stream video from Amazon to your Fire, and you can stream video from Amazon to your TV. The link I posted gives instructions for streaming from Amazon to your TV.

Edit: Just to clarify, you CAN watch the free Prime videos on your TV, as long as your TV has that capability and is registered to your Amazon account. Go here to see if your TV is compatible and register it -

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2011 10:50:00 AM PST
Sandra Kemp says:
Thanks Frank - It is sad when you have things you don't know how to use! Makes life frustrating.

Posted on Dec 1, 2012 5:00:34 PM PST
Joe Garaux says:
So if I buy a movie from Amazonn and download it to my Fire, can I then stream that movie to my TV via a Roku box?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2012 8:09:14 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 1, 2012 8:11:05 PM PST
R. D. Clark says:
The Roku supports Amazon video directly. No Fire needed. However, when you're watching a streaming movie, Amazon keeps track of your progress, so if you switch between streaming on a Roku (or other supported device) and on your Fire, you'll be able to pick up where you left off.

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 7:40:08 AM PST
none says:
I don't think that anyone has asked this question, so here goes. I tried this on another thread a few days ago, but mine was the last question to appear there.

I am thinking about purchasing a Kindle Fire HD, and am also thinking about replacing my failing laptop. I have "high end" but not-smart HDTV's and receivers, all of which have HDMI ports. I'd like to be able to watch not only downloaded, but streamed AV content through the TV's AND also to enjoy my surround sound. If people are saying that it is possible to watch streamed video on the TV, with the TV's sound, has anyone tried to use a Kindle-to-receiver HDMI connection to watch the entire surround sound content?

Alternatively, would I be better off using a laptop or Kindle-->Roku-type device-->receiver , in order to get the entire "home entertainment system" experience?

I'd certainly like to snag a movie with good video and audio for "free" every now and then, but I won't be "free" if I have to replace perfectly good but not smart TV's to do it.

Thanks for any helpful comments.


In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 8:13:17 AM PST
R. D. Clark says:

To the best of my knowledge, the Fire HD does not pass the 5.1 surround information to its HDMI output even if it is present in the HD stream. This would be consistent with the way HDMI is intended to work. And it's likely that streams sent to Fires are stereo-only anyway, the Fire being a stereo-only device.

Also, note that not all streaming services -- Hulu Plus and HBO Go being two that I know of -- permit their streams to be passed to portable devices' HDMI outputs.

I would recommend a $50 Roku box, which will turn any TV with an HDMI input into a "smart TV." Far more content is available, including multichannel audio streams, and it's less cumbersome and has fewer limitations than trying to use a tablet for this.

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 10:58:37 AM PST
Michelle M. says:
I also have a Roku that has Amazon Instant Video- works great. Sister has a blu ray player that supports as well.

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 4:30:51 PM PST
Shabuboy says:
The other option which it seems no one mentioned...

Connect a laptop/desktop to the TV, then you can watch anything you want, including movies from Amazon via your primetime acct.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 8, 2012 2:17:10 PM PST
none says:
Thanks to RD, Michelle, and Shabuboy. It's all about expectations, I guess, and if I can't reasonably expect to get the whole A-V enchilada with a smart TV and/or Roku, I can't be disappointed. Sounds like a Roku or a new laptop might be the answer to what I can expect right now.


Posted on Dec 8, 2012 3:30:11 PM PST
R. Kraemer says:
I thought I read in any earlier threat that you can connect the Fire HD to the TV via some kind of HD Cable.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 8, 2012 6:29:58 PM PST
R. D. Clark says:
You can. This thread began a year ago with questions about the original Fire, which cannot.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 8, 2012 6:37:33 PM PST
Sheila (NJ) says:
If you have a mini HMDI to HMDI cable you can hook up the Fire HD to your HDTV, it does not work with the regular Fire though.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 19, 2013 10:29:50 AM PST
clive says:
can I watch love film on the tv through this or is it just prime amazon films?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 4, 2013 3:15:26 PM PDT
Gale Morris says:
How do I do it on my Kindlle Fire

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 4, 2013 3:55:10 PM PDT
J. Donahue says:
If you do "it" on your Kindle Fire, things could get messy...

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 1, 2014 9:43:39 AM PST
my kindle fire hd connected to tv once now it wont ?

Posted on Jan 2, 2014 7:34:52 AM PST
KayDee says:
Does any of this gobbly gobbledygook make sence? i.e. can you make it work..blase. But, if its too complicated for your mom to work.

Posted on Jan 27, 2015 2:52:54 PM PST
Can I connect my kindle hd to a chromecast device
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