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Can you connect a Kindle Fire HD to TV/DVD Player


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Initial post: Nov 19, 2013 7:36:34 AM PST
I am looking at the Kindle Fire HD 7" (newest one) and see that it only has the micro USB port. If I have a HDMI port on my TV or my DVD player is there any way to connect that Kindle Fire to the TV to watch streaming movies? If not, is there a Kindle Fire that will connect to TV HDMI? Thanks.

Posted on Nov 19, 2013 7:46:05 AM PST
MariaA37 says:
The last generation Kindle Fire HDs can connect via (micro) HDMI to your TV. The new HDX Fires use wireless.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2013 7:47:19 AM PST
❤ Ann says:
You can only connect wirelessly to a compatible TV or device. See http://smile.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201370390.

Posted on Nov 19, 2013 8:19:20 AM PST
So, even though the stats say it has a Micro USB I can connect a Micro HDMI to the Fire HD? Did not think that was possible? What cable do I use?

Posted on Nov 19, 2013 8:24:22 AM PST
Whatcnido says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2013 8:34:50 AM PST
A. Dietz says:
Terrie, no you can't. If you have a 2nd generation Kindle Fire HD (The one currently being sold), there is no HDMI port and you can't connect it to your TV with any sort of cable.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2013 8:36:02 AM PST
A. Dietz says:
Whatcnido, the OP is looking at a 2nd generation Kindle Fire HD. There is no HDMI port on that model so your advice is not at all helpful.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2013 8:36:52 AM PST
Whatcnido says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2013 8:39:51 AM PST
A. Dietz says:
Whatcnido, Please don't give out incorrect information. You can not connect your TV to a Kindle Fire through the USB port. The USB port on Kindle Fire models can NOT host other devices, and the TV signal is not transmitted through the USB cable. You clearly do not know what you are talking about. The link to the cable you posted is for a micro HDMI-to-HDMI connection. The micro-HDMI plug will NOT fit the USB port on the Kindle Fire.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2013 8:40:46 AM PST
Whatcnido says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2013 8:41:36 AM PST
A. Dietz says:
Well you would have to ask Amazon that question, they didn't consult with me when they made that decision.

Posted on Nov 19, 2013 8:43:59 AM PST
Whatcnido says:
And I am sorry about the new Kindle, if that is true. The original poster never made it clear they were talking about the HDX. I have the Kindle HD with the port needed and it works just great. Fantastic even. And like I said, why would they change that?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2013 8:44:39 AM PST
Whatcnido ~ Check out this link and scroll down to the image where it shows an Amazon Kindle Fire device with both micro hdmi and micro usb ports side by side... you will see the difference. (You can also read about the different in those ports, as well.)

http://usbandfirewirecables.blogspot.com/2013/03/how-to-tell-difference-between-micro.html

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2013 8:48:55 AM PST
A. Dietz says:
Whatcnido, please read the original post again. The OP was NOT talking about the Kindle Fire HDX, the question was about the second generation Kindle Fire HD, the one currently being sold by Amazon. It is NOT the same model as the original Kindle Fire HD. It is very clear in the original post what model they are asking about, it is NOT the model that you have and that you are basing your answers on.

Posted on Nov 19, 2013 8:51:33 AM PST
First I said exactly which Kindle Fire I was talking about (made it very clear). The New generation Kindle Fire HD (not HDX) 7". I also speficically asked how it ws possible to connect a Micro HDMI to a Micro USB since the info did not show this Fire has a HDMI port. Do any of the new generation one have HDMI? So, it is not possible to do that on the one I am looking at, correct? Thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2013 8:57:57 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 19, 2013 8:59:24 AM PST
Terrie ~ The only devices you can use a micro HDMI cable to connect to your HDMI port on your television is the first generation Kindle Fire HD models. Second generation Kindle HD models do not have the micro HDMI port to connect via micro HDMI cable to your HDMI port on your television.

The "new" Kindle Fire HDX connects without an HDMI cable wirelessly with either a Miracast adapter or on a Miracast enabled television.

Edited for clarity.

Posted on Nov 19, 2013 9:18:31 AM PST
Whatcnido says:
Geez, I am freaking sorry. Thought I already said that. I was just trying to help and if someone else with a Kindle like mine comes across this thread asking that question, well then, I guess they will know. At least Tinker-bella answered it the correct way. Think I will just go and stream a movie with my Kindle now.

Posted on Nov 19, 2013 10:10:56 AM PST
Thanks for all the responses. Hate it that you cannot connect the new ones to HDMI. I appreciate everyone's help.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2013 10:13:31 AM PST
Whatcnido, your posts actually make things very unclear. You really should edit your posts and delete the wrong information. Even if there is correct info there, it is buried beneath a lot of incorrect stuff.

Posted on Nov 19, 2013 10:35:14 AM PST
Whatcnido says:
I answered the question in the title of this thread, 'Can you connect a Kindle Fire HD to TV/DVD Player' and I feel like I got jumped. I am sorry, but my loved 'Kindle Fire HD' connects with a cable. I am sorry yours does not. I misunderstood.

Posted on Dec 8, 2013 7:44:04 AM PST
mikeobrien says:
Comcast is a way to connect ALL Fires!

Posted on Dec 11, 2013 7:36:05 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 11, 2013 7:36:28 AM PST
I have a hd 7 , hd 8.9 & hdx can any of them connect to my dvd entertainment system in my vehicle??

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 23, 2014 3:03:08 PM PST
This is correct. After reviewing several other posts on different sites stating I should get a micro to hdmi cable I purchased what was suggested and the micro will not plug into the kindle fire.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 23, 2014 3:45:42 PM PST
Only certain generations of the kindle fire HD will connect. My 7 and 8.9 do connect with a micro to hdmi. The newer versions do not support this type of connection though

Posted on Feb 9, 2014 6:00:37 PM PST
Don Cowley says:
I need a hdmi cord to my 2nd generation kindle fire hd to go to my tv. Please help
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