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Can I connect Kindle to car speakers?

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Initial post: Oct 25, 2011 7:51:09 PM PDT
The only point to audiobooks as far as I am concerned is to play them in the car. The Kindle isn't loud enough to be heard over car noises, at least the noises my old car makes. My car radio/CD player can accept input through a USB port. Is there a cable with a microphone jack on one side for the Kindle and a USB output on the other, so I can play it through the car radio? I have been using earphones, but I think that might be illegal, and I just killed a second pair of earphones getting the wires tangled and pulling on them. I really need to know this before I buy more audiobooks.

Posted on Oct 25, 2011 8:00:46 PM PDT
S. weiler says:
I have done it before. At best buy I bought a receiver that plugs into the cigarette lighter (at least that is what they used to call it, LOL) and the headphone jack of the kindle. Then I can sync it to a radio station and listen to it via radio. The reception is sometimes spotty and I have to change radio stations but it works. The other choice is to buy a small set of speakers. I bought a set that fits in my purse along with my zune so I can listen to it at work.

Posted on Oct 25, 2011 8:07:03 PM PDT
Two ways to listen to the Kindle on car speakers. If your car has a cassette player, you can buy a cassette with a wire attached that has a stereo mini jack on one end. Plug the stereo mini jack into the Kindle and put the cassette into the player. Newer cars have an aux in port. Get a stereo cable that has a stereo mini jack on each end. Plug one end into the Kindle and the other end into the aux in port. Both ways play through the car speakers and volume is controlled via the radio volume control.

Posted on Oct 25, 2011 8:25:26 PM PDT
The Artist says:
The cassette device is called a car cassette adapter. I just got one and it's great. It cost less than $3, including shipping.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 25, 2011 8:30:34 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 25, 2011 8:31:04 PM PDT
R. D. Clark says:
I've never seen a car radio with a USB port that didn't also have an Aux jack. Are you sure yours doesn't? That would be the best way -- a simple cable with a mini-phone plug at each end, 3 bucks at any Radio Shack.

No USB solution will work - the Kindle's USB port lacks any such capability. The FM transmitter approach will work; the cassette adaptor solution will work. But both are more expensive and much clunkier than a simple audio cable from the Kindle's headphone jack to the head unit's Aux jack.

Posted on Oct 25, 2011 8:32:16 PM PDT
K. Rowley says:
Something like this should work - there are a number of brands similar to this one...

Scosche FM Transmitter for iPod/MP3 Players (Black)

Posted on Oct 26, 2011 3:17:57 AM PDT
My son's car came with a jax and I loved it so much I had one installed in my car. I love it! Used it to listen to text to speach all the way from Florida to Ohio and back and it makes it much easier to hear the Kindle. Just need a wire with connectors on each side, plug it in and there ya go.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 26, 2012 7:45:54 AM PST
Adahl says:
I purchased a aux jack from best buy and I didn't get any sound... any ideas why?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 26, 2012 7:57:19 AM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Didn't know the aux jacks could make sounds.... Now if you have a question about a Kindle how about at least telling us which Kindle you have and what you are trying to get sound out of.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 26, 2012 9:41:34 AM PST
Adahl says:
I apologize for incomplete data. I have a Kindle keyboard model (has the wifi & free 3G). A few days ago I purchased a Belkin retractable aux cable, apparently used for ipod/iphone but the box said it would work with connecting portable devices to car stereo speakers. On first attempt it didn't work. After reading some posts on other sites, I went out this morning and tried it again. This time I turned the car speakers up much louder than I usually do. There was some white noise in the background so I turned the car speakers down a bit and turned the Kindle speaker up max and the white noise is nearly gone and the book reading sounds great.

Posted on Jan 20, 2014 11:50:33 AM PST
Sean says:
Can I connect my Kindle Fire HD to the radio Via Bluetooth?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 20, 2014 12:06:56 PM PST
Yes. If your car stereo has a Bluetooth audio profile that supported by the Kindle Fire (A2DP):

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 20, 2014 12:08:52 PM PST
Mike says:
Try it, Sean, and let us know.

Posted on May 5, 2014 9:15:18 AM PDT
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Posted on May 5, 2014 9:17:08 AM PDT
Why can't I use my Kindle fire hdx to listen to an audio book via USB cable in my car?

In reply to an earlier post on May 5, 2014 9:46:08 AM PDT
R. D. Clark says:
Because the Fire HDX doesn't output audio via the USB port. Try connecting an aux cable from the car's aux jack to the Fire's headphone jack.

Posted on May 18, 2014 10:53:37 AM PDT
I have the same problem. I tried the aux stereo cable that plugs in AUX port in the dash and plugs into the kindle earphone port and it does not work. The sound does not come through the speakers. I just called Amazon for support; the tech has to check the information and call me back. I will not buy anymore audiobooks unless the issue is resolved.

In reply to an earlier post on May 27, 2014 7:12:05 PM PDT
i have the same issue Dorothy... bought the cables, plugged one end into the auz port in the car radio and the other into the kindle earphone port and i cant hear any sound thru the speakers either. Dont know how to fix this.

In reply to an earlier post on May 29, 2014 4:58:19 AM PDT
Thank you for the reply Priscilla. I even called Kindle support about this issue. The associate could not answer the question, so he said that he would call me back. That was about 2 weeks ago. This is quite frustrating because I like to listen to audio books in my car. The volume on the Kindle is not very loud.

In reply to an earlier post on May 29, 2014 5:33:29 AM PDT
R. D. Clark says:
If headphones work plugged into the Kindle, then the issue isn't with the Kindle.

Make sure the volume on the Kindle is turned almost all the way up. Make sure you've correctly selected the Aux input on the car stereo. Make sure there isn't something you have to do to connect or activate or un-mute the car's Aux jack (you know, those pesky instruction manuals). Try something else with the Aux jack -- an MP3 player or a walkman or anything with a headphone jack.

Interesting how people automatically blame the Kindle and not the car.

In reply to an earlier post on May 29, 2014 5:34:05 AM PDT
BethW says:
Did you try the solution offered to a previous person of turning your stereo speaker all the way up then your fire all the way up then lowering the stereo volume until reasonable? I just hooked up an mp3 player by aux cable and swore it did not work. It turns out that the car stereo had to be up to ridiculous levels to get a reasonable output. There also seemed to be a few second lag before the music started.

Posted on May 29, 2014 5:42:57 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 29, 2014 5:44:01 AM PDT
Boo-Dittie says:
Some car stereos call it "Line In" rather than Aux so be sure to choose the correct setting on the car stereo.

Make sure both ends of the cable are inserted all the way. It's not uncommon for someone here to complain of the same problem with headphones or earbuds and it turns out the device end isn't plugged in all the way because a case or cover hinders its ability to quite make contact.

ETC: typo

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 29, 2014 7:50:53 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 29, 2014 7:53:19 PM PDT
How do you sinc to a radio station?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 19, 2014 12:25:32 PM PDT
I have a Kindle Fire HD....3 year old Honda with an AUX connection. Found a Audio Stereo 3.5 mm Mini Plug to Mini Plug Cable. (Both ends are the same) and plugged it in. After fussing with the radio speaker a bit (turned it up) and the Kindle (also up) it started working. Sounds Great. Costs 4 bucks. Hope this helps some of you.

Posted on Sep 25, 2014 6:49:56 AM PDT
Doc H says:
I listen to my Fire HDX through the speakers of my BMW by syncing it up wirelessly using WiFi connectivity between my BMW and my Fire HDX. It is wonderful!
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