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Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Plays Youtube in Low Quality

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Initial post: Dec 17, 2012 9:56:37 PM PST
Tupac Shakur says:
I have the kindle fire hd and it always plays youtube videos as if they were on 240p. The quality is very low, and the video has to played on mobile website setting. If I try to play it on desktop view, then the video says I need to download flash which we can't. But why does the kindle even play videos in low quality even when I click on the HD button? My regular downloaded videos play in HQ fine.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 17, 2012 10:02:19 PM PST
You can install Flash manually (and a flash compatible web browser) if you'd like to give that a try. I find Dolphin to be a much better browser than Silk anyway.

To install Flash: (You have to have a Flash compatible browser in order to install Flash. You can't install it under Silk.)

Do the following on the Fire/Fire HD itself:

Swipe down from the top > More > Device > Allow Installation of Applications.

Install ES File Explorer: ES File Explorer

Download and install the Dolphin HD and Flash Player apk files from this link:

Once both files are downloaded to your Fire, open ES File Explorer and look in the "Downloads" folder. You should see both files there. Install Dolphin HD *first* by tapping on the icon. Then install Flash.

Posted on Jul 20, 2013 10:52:00 PM PDT
My kindle fire hd was playing youtube videos just fine in hd quality until just a little while go. Why did this happen?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 20, 2013 11:38:19 PM PDT
Yvette - Try using the Experimental Streaming Viewer.

The Experimental Streaming Viewer allows you to view videos on the web using Silk.

Go to the Web tab > Menu > Settings > Accelerated page loading > turn on.

Then turn on Prompt for experimental streaming viewer.

Complete information is here, including how to use the viewer:

You need to have the latest software update to use this:
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