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Do you download movies onto the Kindle Fire or is it just streaming?


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Initial post: Sep 29, 2011 2:11:12 PM PDT
I'm curious if you can download movies from Amazon Prime's library or if it is just streaming from your network to the Kindle.

Posted on Sep 29, 2011 2:24:23 PM PDT
TuxGirl says:
since they say on the product page that there's room for 10 movies, I'd say you can probably download movies to it. i'm just a customer, though.

Posted on Sep 29, 2011 2:25:31 PM PDT
It'll download - this is required for times such as an airplane flight when you have no wifi access.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 29, 2011 2:25:45 PM PDT
☼Becky☼ says:
Will you be watching your own movies?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 29, 2011 2:28:54 PM PDT
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Posted on Sep 29, 2011 2:31:32 PM PDT
NO, I'm an Amazon Prime member so I'll be downloading their movies for free. Anyone know how many HD movies you can fit onj this version of the Kindle?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 29, 2011 2:37:21 PM PDT
The product page says
"8GB for 80 apps plus either 10 movies or 800 songs or 6,000 books"

remember, movies vary in file size, so...

You really need to just go to the "Fire" Product page and read the info there.. lots of helpful stuff. :)

Posted on Sep 29, 2011 2:54:28 PM PDT
If you buy a movie on Amazon for the Kindle Fire will it be stored on Amazon's cloud network? Meaning I can download it, watch it, delete it and if I want at a later date download it again?

Posted on Sep 29, 2011 3:01:33 PM PDT
Daniel An says:
Yes everything you get from Amazon will be stored to your unlimited cloud server. So you can watch a movie, delete it, then download it again whenever you want to watch it. As long as you have WiFi.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 29, 2011 3:03:11 PM PDT
Everything you "buy" from Amazon will be stored for you. The Amazon Prime streaming won't be stored in your cloud closet.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 1, 2011 5:02:11 AM PDT
Gov1999 says:
I have the same question. As a prime member can I download free content onto the device and then watch it WITHOUT WiFi (i.e. on a plane), or do I need to be connected to the internet in order to watch the Amazon prime content????

Posted on Oct 1, 2011 5:47:45 AM PDT
Esterrific says:
Can you transfer your 'own' movies? We have a large library on our computers that we like to take with us on trips.

Posted on Oct 1, 2011 11:26:06 AM PDT
Gina says:
It's probably the same as a regular Kindle. When you buy books from places other than Amazon you transfer the file from your computer into the appropriate folder.

Posted on Oct 2, 2011 5:20:51 AM PDT
P. dipietro says:
Can you transfer your own dvds into kindle fire?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 2, 2011 6:17:10 AM PDT
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Posted on Oct 2, 2011 2:02:37 PM PDT
Folks keep asking this same question but nobody really seems to answer it fully. If you have Amazon Prime, can you actually download and save a movie to your kindle fire using wifi (for free - not buy the movie), and then watch it later on a plane where there is no wi-fi, OR can films only be streamed for free in real time with your prime membership (that is, if you want to watch a film on the plane with no wifi, you do in fact have to actually buy the movie in advance and then download the movie to the kindle fire via wifi). Does any one know the correct answer to this? Thanks so much!

Posted on Oct 2, 2011 2:59:59 PM PDT
Same question. Pardon the duplication, but I wanted to receive email updates to this thread and don't know any other way than posting.

Posted on Oct 2, 2011 3:03:39 PM PDT
Virgoddess says:
If you have Amazon prime, with an internet connection, you can access ALL their movies and stream them. If you won't have access to the 'net, you can download the movie(s) you want to the internal storage, and delete them later.

You can store your own movies in the cloud, and stream OR download from there as well. This also applies to music, your own non-drm ebooks, private documents, and photos.

I hope this helps.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 2, 2011 3:08:02 PM PDT
Jo MW says:
The free streaming content is not available to download to a computer; you can only watch the stream. I suspect the Fire will work the same way. You will be able to rent/buy Amazon movies and download them, though, or rip your own movies to files on a computer and transfer them to the device.

Posted on Oct 2, 2011 3:24:36 PM PDT
L. Hill says:
Am I missing something...but...if you have a current phone that has wifi hotspot capability...shouldn't you be able to link through your wifi "phone" anywhere you have phone coverage?
Yeah, might be nice to have 3G, but then you will have to pay for it...and I already pay for 3G on my phone...

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 2, 2011 3:33:04 PM PDT
Jo MW says:
L. Hill, a hotspot enabled phone should get your Fire on the net, unless it uses a wifi protocol not supported on the Fire.

But hotspot data carries an extra charge; it's not covered under a phone's data plan. And hotspot data is usuallly limited--Sprint offers hotspot data up to 5 GB /mo for $30. A movie eats a lot of that data, and I dunno how well it'd stream over 3G or even most 4G connections.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 2, 2011 3:33:28 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 2, 2011 3:34:54 PM PDT
Carbonbased says:
David Eyler says: Folks keep asking this same question but nobody really seems to answer it fully.

That's because we're all customers here. NONE of us will get our Fires for a month and a half. Don't make me pull this forum over. Quit asking, "Are we there yet?"

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 4, 2011 6:28:31 AM PDT
J. Elias says:
I am just a customer, but I currently have Amazon Prime and cannot download and save a movie to watch later. They have to be streamed to watch them.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 4, 2011 6:33:32 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 4, 2011 6:37:34 AM PDT
Carbonbased says: "That's because we're all customers here. NONE of us will get our Fires for a month and a half. Don't make me pull this forum over. Quit asking, 'Are we there yet?'"

That is correct. But we are already Prime members and it is already very clear that the free Prime movies are streaming only. We can not download free Prime movies. That is why some devices, like TiVo, that can not do streaming from Amazon and require Amazon movies be downloaded are not compatable with the Free Prime service. Sadly :(

EDIT: Plus the Fire's own product page states that the 100,000+ paid videos are stream or download but the 10,000 Freee Prime movies are just streaming. Same as it currently is. => "Over 100,000 movies and TV shows, including thousands of new releases and your favorite TV shows, are available to stream or download, purchase or rent - all just one tap away. Amazon Prime members enjoy unlimited, commercial-free streaming of over 10,000 popular movies and TV shows."

Posted on Oct 4, 2011 6:58:21 AM PDT
What about music? If all my music is in my Itunes library, is there any way to transfer it to The Fire, or do I have to start all over???
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