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kindle fire - how does downloading movies and tv shows work.


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Initial post: Nov 18, 2011 8:55:20 AM PST
L. Rose says:
I am thinking about getting either a Kindle Fire or a 3G touch. I have no wi-fi easily available other than at my son's or at McDonald's. Which one would be a better choice. Also how do you get movies or tv shows to your Fire? Can you watch them when you are not near a wi-fi. In other words are they downloaded to your Fire permanently? Thanks for any help you can offer.

Posted on Nov 18, 2011 8:56:41 AM PST
Booklover says:
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Posted on Nov 18, 2011 9:58:51 AM PST
Yes, if you download the movies to your kindle fire then you can watch them without internet.

Posted on Nov 18, 2011 10:16:52 AM PST
mdholm says:
I get the Prime/streaming thing, but are any movies or tv shows available to download for free? We are going on a plane next week, and I'd like to load up a few shows for my daughter to watch.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 18, 2011 10:23:48 AM PST
LynnL says:
Yes, you can download certain movies and TV shows to the Fire (Prime videos are streaming only) but I wouldn't get the Fire if you have no wifi where you spend most of your time. If you want an internet device, it's worth investing in a router for your home. If you mostly want a reading device, get the 3G Touch.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 18, 2011 11:00:30 AM PST
Booklover says:
Thank you Whitearrow! I have a router in my home (in Italy). I was thinking of using Fire as an iPad outside the home. thanks for answering! I'll be going to the States in Feb and really want to buy a Fire.
Elizabeth

Posted on Nov 18, 2011 11:08:16 AM PST
Claus Meisel says:
I feel there is a major flaw in the kindle fire. I rented some movies from amazon yesterday to download the kindle fire so we could watch them on our vacation in mexico (where we will not have wifi). But I was shocked to see that when I select download the rental period starts right away.
This is a serious design flaw. I can download movies to the tivo and store the locally and not play them until they expire.
But this design makes downloading them basically useless. so now we need to take the ipad and pay roughly $1.00 more per rental than amazon.
I hope this design will change.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 23, 2011 10:00:27 PM PST
Stephen Pool says:
Yes, but still having trouble with email and movies. Downloaded all my books and magazines fine with no additional charges. The 3g Kindle would charge me an international subscription fee. Only tried briefly with the movies and email. Seem to hang on the hotmail email app. Will know more today. I am in Bergen Norway.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 23, 2011 10:05:41 PM PST
@Claus: You can use the Fire's built in feedback option to tell Amazon. Go to the top where the settings are, click on More and the first item in the list is Help & Feedback. Then the feedback form is the 3rd tab.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 23, 2011 10:08:50 PM PST
C. Scilley says:
You have to buy or rent the movies in order to download them to the Fire. You cannot download the free ones. They are streaming only. If you do not have access to wifi, it would be very hard to get full use of the Fire.
Carolyn

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 24, 2011 11:33:13 AM PST
doris says:
How do.you.actually download a movie and how long does it stay on kindle fire

Posted on Dec 22, 2011 9:16:44 AM PST
Tosh Kara says:
Hi there, really want the K- Fire, but i would like to know if there are other ways to load movies onto the device? I am in the UK, so am worried that i am tied only to Kindle Movie downloads, and that Uk still does not have the service. Also, I have many more movies on my hard drive and also on cloud devices. Would the Fire be able to download files from the internet? I also use Minus.com to load video files, so that would be one way to grab my movies via WiFi.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2012 4:01:27 PM PST
H. Nockels says:
I TOTALLY Agree. I am so furstrated by this concept. We bought the Fire for our daughter for the sole purpose of uploading movies IN ADVANCE of vacations. Quite often we don't have access to or it's inconvenient to get access to WiFi. I was very disappointed to learn that once you move your video/movie from your "Cloud" and actually download to your Fire, the 48 hour rental period starts. They really should learn from ITunes and have the ability to upload to device but not start the clock until you actually start viewing the movie. LET DOWN!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2012 4:03:41 PM PST
H. Nockels says:
I TOTALLY Agree. I am so furstrated by this concept. We bought the Fire for our daughter for the sole purpose of uploading movies IN ADVANCE of vacations. Quite often we don't have access to or it's inconvenient to get access to WiFi. I was very disappointed to learn that once you move your video/movie from your "Cloud" and actually download to your Fire, the 48 hour rental period starts. They really should learn from ITunes and have the ability to upload to device but not start the clock until you actually start viewing the movie. LET DOWN!

Posted on Jan 5, 2012 5:22:07 AM PST
K. johnson says:
I have had nothing but trouble with my daughter's new Kindle Fire. I am in the process of downloading a movie. Its been downloading for over 1.5 hours and is only about half done. Is that normal?

Posted on Jan 11, 2012 5:39:58 PM PST
Is it possible to use the kindle fire to watch netflix movies or similar on a television? And if so, how?

Posted on Jan 11, 2012 9:32:24 PM PST
A. Dietz says:
K. Johnson - the time it takes to download a move depends in most part to the speed of your internet connection. I have a very fast fiber connection and most movies take 5 - 10 minutes to download. I've tried downloading movies in a hotel on a much slower connection and it's taken over an hour.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 11, 2012 9:34:06 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 11, 2012 9:34:34 PM PST
A. Dietz says:
Michael - you can not stream movies from your Kindle Fire to a TV. A simple and inexpensive solution is to buy a Roku box that will allow you to view Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon movies, along with many, many other video programs. Search Amazon for "Roku," the basic model sells for $50.

Posted on Feb 21, 2012 10:48:23 AM PST
Lisa Morales says:
Hello all! I have a question and after reading every question on here, I still have not found my answer and want to avoid calling customer service. Anyhow, can I connect my Kindle to my TV to watch movies? I mean I have the Prime Membership so as all of you know you can stream movies and well I was hoping that there was a cord or something that I can buy to make this happen for me. Any feedback is greatly appreciated. Thanks guys! :)

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2012 10:58:53 AM PST
J. Donahue says:
No, you can't. There is no output from any Kindle to your TV.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2012 11:01:12 AM PST
@Lisa You cannot connect the Fire to your TV. You will need to purchase a device, like a Roku, to stream the Prime videos to your TV.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2012 11:12:50 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 21, 2012 11:13:13 AM PST
A. Dietz says:
Lisa, your question was answered in my post immediately before yours.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2012 1:53:07 PM PST
Lisa Morales says:
Yes just saw that lol.. Sorry and thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2012 1:54:12 PM PST
Lisa Morales says:
Where can I find one of these? I asked at my local radio shack and they said that it was for Netflix. Is there a "special one" for the kindle?? Thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2012 1:54:35 PM PST
Lisa Morales says:
Ok, thanks :(
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