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Please help me out with this Youtube issue.


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Initial post: Sep 15, 2012, 12:31:13 PM PDT
ghstbstr says:
This not having Flash sucks especially with Youtube.
Since there is no Youtube app on the Kindle Fires I have to use the mobile site of Youtube, and I don't like it compared to to regular site that is if it would work. The quality of the videos on Youtube mobile site sucks using the Silk browser.
Does anyone know if I were able to somehow download the Youtube app from the Google Play Store if it will work on the Kindle Fire HD?
I am sure someone has tried it, or if not then there has to be a Youtube app that I can download somewhere else that is just like it that will work.
I guess that I can use another browser that someone else mentioned in another post I left here like either Dolphin or Firefox that is if I can figure out how to download them, but I would just rather have an app that is just easier to use.

Posted on Sep 15, 2012, 1:53:46 PM PDT
ghstbstr says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Sep 15, 2012, 2:05:10 PM PDT
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Jazzy_Jeff says:
See if you can go to the youtube.com/html5 site. Not sure if that will work on Silk... Eventually HTML5 will replace Flash altogether.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 15, 2012, 2:17:03 PM PDT
ghstbstr says:
I have never heard of the youtube.com/html5 site, but I will try it. Thanks.

Posted on Sep 16, 2012, 12:43:50 AM PDT
ghstbstr says:
Can anyone help me?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 16, 2012, 12:54:47 AM PDT
Youtube should work fine on the new Kindle HD as it does on the Nexus 7 that is also not running Flash.

If there is no Youtube app just Google Youtube from the browser and try using it that way.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 16, 2012, 1:18:21 AM PDT
ghstbstr says:
As I have already said the regular youtube site (www.youtube.com) doesn't play videos because flash is needed, and flash doesn't work on the Kindle Fire HD.
And the mobile youtube site (m.youtube.com) works, but the quality of the videos even on HQ/HD doesn't look good at all.

Again I ask there has to be someone that can help.

Posted on Sep 16, 2012, 3:08:24 AM PDT
ghstbstr says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Sep 16, 2012, 4:18:23 AM PDT
http://www.amazon.com/forum/kindle/ref=cm_cd_et_md_pl?_encoding=UTF8&cdForum=Fx1D7SY3BVSESG&cdMsgID=Mx1OXSBZTHEQ5JB&cdMsgNo=27&cdPage=2&cdSort=oldest&cdThread=Tx1HWVGEIY34ZI3#Mx1OXSBZTHEQ5JB

Posted on Sep 16, 2012, 5:55:03 AM PDT
lesley9 says:
Another poster has pointed out that the Fire comes with flash but you need to enable it by going into its settings as it ships with flash disabled. A 3rd party also has a flash app.

I know I am not giving complete answers with links etc. but you can improve the Fire as respects flash is what I am trying to communicate. I also didn't originally know flash could work with the Fire as well as it appeared most people assumed it did not.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 16, 2012, 6:08:01 AM PDT
A. Dietz says:
I've found a better solution is to download Youtube videos to my PC with the free Youtube Downloader (which will also convert them to MP4), then copy them to my Fire. They download at the highest resolution. Here's a link: http://download.cnet.com/Free-YouTube-Downloader/3000-2071_4-75219434.html

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 16, 2012, 6:32:28 AM PDT
jsh1120 says:
lesley9,

While it is true that the Silk browser on the original Kindle Fire has the option of enabling Flash, the version of the Silk browser on the KFHD (and I suspect on the "upgraded" $159 version of the original) does not have that option.

A version (8.5.1) of the Dolphin HD browser does have support for Flash. Note that this is BROWSER support and may not satisfy some users. If it does, however, the Dolphin browser can be sideloaded from a number of sources, including the one below.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1787595

Posted on Sep 16, 2012, 7:51:53 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012, 8:30:53 PM PST
Noone says:
for me the youtube pages and everything load but when i go to run the video all it does is say unable to play video. no explantion

Posted on Nov 11, 2012, 8:34:55 PM PST
Noone says:
it doesnt even let try and use www.youtube.com it just sends me to the mobile wich doesnt work

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012, 8:36:08 PM PST
Are you trying to access the mobile site or the desktop site? Check your browser settings, and if it's the desktop site, switch to the mobile site and see if that helps:

m.youtube.com

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012, 8:36:48 PM PST
Okay, in that case, change your browser settings to always use the desktop site and see if that helps.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2012, 8:20:43 PM PST
Noone says:
k thanks guys/girls :)

Posted on Nov 14, 2012, 4:43:22 PM PST
J. Coleman says:
youtube downloader from Amazon

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 14, 2012, 5:16:11 PM PST
jsh1120 says:
I think you may mean TubeMate available in the Amazon Appstore. Works like a charm.

TubeMate YouTube Downloader

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 27, 2013, 2:52:44 PM PDT
J says:
The mobile site doesn't even work at all for me.

Posted on Jul 27, 2013, 6:33:57 PM PDT
Kindle Fire HD previously had no issues playing videos on YouTube until recently. Apparently there was a new flash update recently and ever since no one has been able to watch anything on YouTube. I wonder if anyone is working on this issue since there is no official Youtube app for the device.

Posted on Jul 31, 2013, 4:36:12 PM PDT
Charlie Tan says:
Just had the same problem here found a site that advised you clear cookies in settings. Didnt expect it to work but just been back onto YouTube and everthing back to normal! What a relief!

Posted on Jul 31, 2013, 4:37:32 PM PDT
Charlie Tan says:
Just had the same problem here found a site that advised you clear cookies in settings. Didnt expect it to work but just been back onto YouTube and everthing back to normal! What a relief!

Posted on Aug 3, 2013, 10:44:33 PM PDT
Clearing cookies worked for me too! Thanks guys x
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