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Initial post: Oct 30, 2011 11:28:01 AM PDT
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Posted on Oct 30, 2011 11:41:48 AM PDT
Saltraker says:
First, if you have problems streaming movies on wifi, you should talk to the service provider. Second, you seem to think 3g is some sort of wifi. Not true. Look them up. Third, your assumption that wifi would result in "lousy" service is completely unfounded. Fouth, maybe Amazon, in fact, did not include 3g to save money...our money, not theirs. Fifth, Fire is not only off the ground, it is soaring into the stratosphere. Sixth, and finally, Fire was never meant or advertised as being an iPad killer. In the end, you need to reevaluate your assumptions, further investigate the Fire's specs, and if it then doesn't suit your needs, don't buy it.

Posted on Oct 30, 2011 11:46:29 AM PDT
Can I watch time warner cable TV with it?

Posted on Oct 30, 2011 11:47:03 AM PDT
Carbonbased says:
I don't understand. If you live far enough back in the hills that you don't get a 3G signal, why are you complaining that the Fire doesn't have it? You understand, I hope, that even if it had 3G capability, you would still need to be where it could receive a signal. On Youtube, I often start a video, pause the playback and let it get a head start...much better experience than watching 2-3 second bits as it loads.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 30, 2011 11:51:09 AM PDT
R. D. Clark says:
For most customers with broadband internet service, wifi is considerably faster than 3g. Ir usually costs little or nothing to add wifi to existing broadband service.

Whatever limitations exist on your existing Internet service are unfortunate, but don't apply to the vast majority of customers. Further, since 3g is actually a slower and far more costly means of streaming content like movies, it's unlikely that a 3g Fire is really going to solve your issues.

I would be looking into better broadband alternatives for your home. It's true that in some localities it's a choice between bad and worse, and that may mean that streaming video is not for you. I hope that means you at least live somewhere that it's quiet and peaceful.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 30, 2011 12:08:11 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 30, 2011 12:13:21 PM PDT
"Currently, I live out in the boonies, and the only Internet service available to me is Wireless - regular Wi-Fi, not even 3G."

First you say that you don't get 3G signals where you live, then you go on to say that the Fire is useless to you with out 3G capability. That makes no sense at all.

Personally, I think you need to do a fair bit of research on wi-fi and 3G, what they are and how they work. In your two posted topics here this morning, it's clear that you're more than a bit confused.

Also, your wi-fi speed is a function of your internet service provider. If you can't stream a movie over that, you should upgrade to a faster service. Most DSL and cable broadband is actually faster than 3G unless you have the budget connection.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 30, 2011 12:19:37 PM PDT
Carbonbased says:
I have satellite when it isn't raining or windy (trees) and have upgraded to the fastest connection they offer. They have a 'fair use policy' and I think I may be up against that trying to get some mp3s into the Cloud. I'll try the free month of Prime, but don't think it will be worth much to me.

I also have a dial-up account and would not consider trying to put a Wi-Fi router into that.

Posted on Oct 30, 2011 1:30:22 PM PDT
"The Kindle Fire would need at least 3G capabilities in order to successfully display streaming movies while watching them. Without 3G capability, there is going to be too many problems with this device." This statement is indeed confusing.

I already am a Prime Member and enjoy streaming videos over my home WiFi connection flawlessly, and in contrast find streaming videos (NFL Network RedZone, HBOGo) on my 4G Verizon phone, to be less reliable. Going to have to agree with the others - sounds more like a problem with either your Internet Service Provider connection, and 3G would offer even less reliable of a connection for streaming video considering your location. Not sure how this can be a deal breaker for you, when even if you pay the extra money for the iPad and then even more for the 3G service, you'd be in the same situation?

Posted on Nov 19, 2011 11:26:13 AM PST
I am having trouble viewing my videos. Everything downloads, and then I get an error that says
Application Amazon Video (In is not responding
Foreclose -Wait
So I've been trying since last night and nothing no videos, Tried calling Amazon, waited over an hour on a speaker phone, ( Each call will be answered in the order in which it was received) and music, so I finally hung up. I sent email messages last night and this morning, and I hope that I get a response, but I am very upset. Is this happening to anyone else?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 24, 2011 6:45:06 AM PST
I am having the same problem...

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 24, 2011 7:02:09 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 24, 2011 7:03:48 AM PST
Bjeans says:
It sounds like you called Amazon Customer Service rather than Kindle Customer Service. If you use the "Call Me" phone feature, you generally get a call back immediately and are on hold for a minute or so. Also, it's a holiday - I don't know if that affects availability. It's best to call during U.S. business hours (they have west and east coast call centers).

If there's a problem with your Fire, Amazon will replace it. If there's a setting issue, they'll try to help. If you talk to a rep who doesn't seem to know what to do - this is a brand new device - then ask for a supervisor.

As to being "very upset," it's a gadget. You were fine before you had it and it will be fixed or swapped. Maybe someone here can help. We were up most of the night because our power went out, including heat. Stuff happens. I'd trade you no no heat or refrigeration (which we need for one of our animal's meds) for a malfunctioning Fire. ; ) - use the call back button

(The surprisingly responsive electric company was here at 2:00 a.m. for a temporary fix that lasted a few hours, and at 8:00 a.m. Hats off to Dominion Power!)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 24, 2011 8:07:11 AM PST
Q says:
"The Kindle Fire would need at least 3G capabilities in order to successfully display streaming movies while watching them. Without 3G capability, there is going to be too many problems with this device. "

Happy Scamper,
WiFi is always much faster than 3G unless one has a very limited bandwidth contract with your ISP. 4G, on some contracts, can now offer 15Mb download, but that is 4G and depends on the contract plan.

In general, WiFi is much faster than 3G. Some public wifi places can have too many people at once taking bandwidth or the contract with the store is limited, but that's not true at home usually. Our AT&T DSL line gives us 6Mb/sec download via WiFi. Not sure what your situation is.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2011 9:35:37 AM PST
I've been hoping too but it doesn't seem Time Warner has an Androit app yet... So no, we can't watch TWC like on an iPad.

Posted on Jan 26, 2012 2:21:38 PM PST
Fun Rider says:
Just want to make sure I can play YouTube video clips on the Fire. Also, are there free preinstalled apps?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 26, 2012 2:24:02 PM PST
Yes and yes.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 26, 2012 2:27:31 PM PST
J. Donahue says:
There are so many things wrong with this post, I don't know where to start!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 26, 2012 2:33:45 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 26, 2012 2:35:53 PM PST
R. Wilde says:
edit... meh, really need to start looking at the date of posts to which I'm replying.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 26, 2012 2:38:51 PM PST
LOL! Yep - alot of zombies running around here...

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 27, 2012 12:34:10 PM PST
Fun Rider says:
Thanks. Just got my Fire last night and looking forward to working with it.

Posted on Feb 4, 2012 8:16:44 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 4, 2012 8:25:24 AM PST
I have a kindle fire. When I got it I was able to see live Tv from Argentina. For the past 2 weeks I have been unable to see the station on my kindle; however, when side by side, It works fine on my computer but not on the kindle. Is the format not supported now? My free Prime membership expires soon.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 4, 2012 8:19:20 AM PST
Avid Reader says:
I emailed customer service after seeing the ads for the ap for IPAD and they said that one should be out for the fire within a month or so. I'll be watching for that ap but I imagine it may take a bit longer to come out.

Posted on Jul 14, 2012 7:33:52 PM PDT
I cannot stream videos on my kindle fire.I have a strong wifii connection. Has anyone else had this issue and if so how did you fix it.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 2, 2012 10:12:57 AM PDT
deannah says:
I would really appreciate an answer to your problem as I've been experiencing much the same of late. No problem using the Roku box, but the Kindle Fire seems to have a problem with video streaming movies. Anyone else having problems lately?

Posted on Sep 2, 2012 10:26:40 AM PDT
Charlie Fox says:
No problems streaming video to my fire as of last night. Working great.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 13, 2012 3:10:47 PM PDT
I'm having the same problem at 6:10 EDT 10/13/12
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