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Can I stream video through my kindle to my tv?

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Initial post: Nov 2, 2012 7:39:04 PM PDT
is there a setting or program or app that makes that possible?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 2, 2012 7:40:44 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Nov 2, 2012 7:42:32 PM PDT
With a Kindle Fire HD? All you need is the proper cable and a TV with an HDMI port. No need for an app or setting. Hulu Plus does not work, and maybe some other services, but Amazon, Netflix, HBO Go, etc., all work fine.

Micro HDMI to HDMI Cable 6 feet Motorola Droid X HTC EVO 4G or similar.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 2, 2012 7:42:49 PM PDT
I have the fire, but not hd. Does that matter?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 2, 2012 7:43:44 PM PDT
Yes, it matters. There is no way to make it work with the original Fire.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 2, 2012 7:44:51 PM PDT
thanks, darn it!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 2, 2012 7:45:27 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 22, 2012 4:08:06 AM PST
Greg Rash says:
So you are able to get hbo go to play on your TV via the Kindle Fire HD hdmi port? I get the error message: "We're sorry, but HBO Go does not currently support HDMI video from this device, we hope to offer this capability in the future. Please disconnect or dock from this device and try again."

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 22, 2012 6:44:52 AM PST
R. D. Clark says:
Some services limit viewing to the tablet itself. HBO Go is one of them; Hulu Plus, I believe, is another. HDMI is a "smart" protocol that supports DRM, which makes this possible.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 25, 2012 12:27:09 PM PST
B10 says:
Im trying to use micro usb to hdmi, does that work?

Posted on Dec 25, 2012 1:56:52 PM PST
USB and HDMI are two different animals. So, it won' t work.

In reply to an earlier post on May 24, 2013 1:31:49 PM PDT
Joe Danville says:
I haven't done this yet but bought a 6 foot cable with a micro usb plug (for the kindle fire hd) and an HDMI plug for the TV. On your TV, select the input port where the HDMI cable is plugged in. Apparently you just play the movie from your kindle. can anyone confirm that this is how it works? Thanks!

Posted on May 24, 2013 2:17:43 PM PDT
Yes, it works great.

A few people have reported compatibility issues, and it does not work with HBO Go and Hulu Plus.

Posted on Jul 4, 2013 10:55:16 AM PDT
DP says:
Does anyone know if that will work with streaming video off the internet? Or does it need to be a movie off something like Netflix?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 4, 2013 11:56:45 AM PDT
Bufo Calvin says:
David, yes, you can watch streaming video from a Kindle Fire using your HDMI cable to your TV. I've done it. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 4, 2013 11:58:33 AM PDT
DP says:
great. thanks. Do you know if there is anything to do it wirelessly, like you can mirror and ipad with Apple TV? Or do I have to wait until Amazon comes out with their own version?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 4, 2013 12:00:55 PM PDT
Bufo Calvin says:
David, I'm confused...wait until Amazon comes out with their version of what?

I have an app that allows me to wirelessly watch videos on my Fire through my Roku device, if that helps. However, I don't think that one would work with streaming video. In terms of the Prime streaming video, I watch that directly through my Roku...my Fire is not involved in the process.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 4, 2013 12:11:50 PM PDT
DP says:
I heard they are coming out with Amazon Tv this fall to compete with Apple TV & Roku.
I have Apple TV and it allows me to watch any video wirelessly from the internet from my iPad, like a news story on CNN.
My parents have the Kindle Fire HD, and I was wondering what they would need to do that wirelessly. But if not, at least they can connect it with the micro HDMI cable.
Thanks for your help.

Posted on Jul 4, 2013 12:16:57 PM PDT
Amazon has apps on the Smart TV system that allows you to completely dispense with the tablet. Seems silly to have to buy a $500 proprietary tablet stream from the internet to a proprietary TV system. HDMI is going to give you a higher bandwidth signal anyway.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 4, 2013 12:18:09 PM PDT
DP says:
ok. Thanks

Posted on Sep 23, 2013 8:36:20 AM PDT
What kind of wire do I need to do this? Could I use a north device to do this wirelessly?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 23, 2013 9:19:47 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 23, 2013 9:20:45 AM PDT
Joe Danville says:
All you need I think is an HDMI for the connection to your tv and a micro USB or HDMI port for the kindle. What may be easier is to buy a product like Apple TV and you can stream wirelessly via Airplay. Google has a product called Chromecast that may let you do the same thing. And there are other products like Apple TV.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 22, 2013 3:58:25 PM PST
Dance Mom says:
chromecast works great but only streams netfix and u tube videos, does not stream amazon videos

Posted on Dec 25, 2013 9:15:47 PM PST
K. Wilson says:
Don't mean to state the what some of you may already know, but... The Kindle already has support for screen-casting. It is called Miracast. Miracast is an open standard and overseen by the Wi Fi Alliance . Televisions are already on the market with built-in support for Miracast. Windows 8.1 also supports Miracast. If your television doesn't have built-in support for Miracast, you can buy adapters which plug into an HDMI port. One of the advantages of Miracast is that >anything< which is displayed on your computer / tablet screen will be displayed on your television. It doesn't require any modifications to existing applications to work; unlike Chromecast whereby only applications specially modified can be screen-casted (which is a serious design flaw).

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2013 9:07:48 AM PST
Joe Danville says:
Thanks K. I didn't know about Miracast and will check it out. Some (most) HDTVs and blu ray players have a direct link to Amazon Instant Video. Works well if you are an Amazon Prime member. No streaming involved through a device other than your HDTV or blu ray player (or PS3, XBox).

Posted on Dec 26, 2013 9:15:21 AM PST
Mike Smith says:
Does the Miracast option let you start streaming, then turn off the Kindle or use it for something else while the video continues to play on the TV? Or does it just mirror whatever is happening on the Kindle screen?
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