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Bluetooth adapter compatibility w/ Kindle Fire?


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Initial post: Nov 19, 2011, 1:52:45 PM PST
Silvia says:
Could any bluetooth adapter work on the Kindle Fire?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2011, 2:02:57 PM PST
None work actually. It has no bluetooth capability.

Posted on Nov 30, 2011, 10:10:54 AM PST
A. Gass says:
yes adpaters work.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2011, 10:17:16 AM PST
What are you talking about?

Posted on Dec 8, 2011, 11:00:20 AM PST
I am very disappointed that there is no blue tooth in the fire
I am thinking of sending it back

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 8, 2011, 11:06:08 AM PST
Since it wasn't included in the list of features, why did you think it would have bluetooth?

Posted on Dec 8, 2011, 11:09:36 AM PST
A. Tsurukame says:
Someone has opened the Kindle Fire up and surprisingly, there is a Bluetooth chip inside the Kindle. I guess this is also the case with one of the Nooks.

And perhaps like the Nook, perhaps the hacking community will find a way to access the Bluetooth chip. The Nook doesn't have an antennae and only works in a range of a few feet, so I imagine that would be the case with the Fire, if there is a hack.

Here's an article about the Bluetooth chip in the Kindle Fire
http://www.theverge.com/2011/11/16/2565949/kindle-fire-root-teardown-source-code

If you wanted to open the Kindle Fire yourself and take a look, you can see how it's done here: =)
http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Amazon-Kindle-Fire-Teardown/7099/1

Posted on Dec 8, 2011, 11:11:15 AM PST
A. Tsurukame says:
And, if it isn't obvious from my post. Amazon does not support Bluetooth in the Kindle Fire, despite having the chip in there.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 9, 2011, 11:03:08 AM PST
YOW2002 says:
I have a workaround for the Bluetooth issue. I use an iMac but I'm certain this can be done on a windows machine too. Simply plug earphone jack on the Kindle into the "line-in" on the iMac.
Then start garageband, start a new project and click on voice.
The Kindle should now be heard through your iMac.
You may have to tinker with input source on garageband or the iMac preferences.

You are looking for the source to be "line-in" or "Built-in" input

Once you can hear the Kindle through your iMac, now start your bluetooth headphone. Tinker with the iMac preferences output. Select your bluetooth headphones. You may have to go to the garageband preferences and tinker but it is easy to figure out.

Of course you can bypass all this and convert the Mobi file to a format that can be read on your iMac and use the speech function.

But the workaround does just fine.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2012, 6:13:24 AM PST
Or you can simply purchase a bluetooth 3.5mm adapter that uses the Fire's 3.5mm headphone jack. There are several offered here on Amazon.Miccus BluBridge Mini-Jack RX: Bluetooth Music Receiver use with Bluetooth-Enabled Mobile Phones, Tablets, PCs and Apple (BBMR-02)

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 3, 2012, 10:10:38 AM PST
If I purchase these items, will my Kindle Fire have Bluetooth capability?

Posted on Feb 3, 2012, 10:52:39 AM PST
An adapter like the one above is for the receiving end (i.e. the speakers), you would also need a Bluetooth adapter for the transmitting end (i.e. the device with the music on it), however that will give you a Bluetooth audio link only; there will be no device controls etc. that you would have on a true Bluetooth device like an iPhone. Also, most adapters have a lag which is not a problem for music alone, but is horrible for video as the image and sound will be out of sync.

Posted on Feb 3, 2012, 6:44:52 PM PST
Sorry wrong link: Miccus BluBridge Mini-Jack: Bluetooth Music Transmitter adds Bluetooth ability to any Non-Bluetooth Audio Source (BBMJ-02) I believe the original problem dealt with sending the music on the Fire to a bluetooth listening device, such as wireless headphones.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 6, 2014, 7:11:16 PM PST
What about an iPhone 4?

Posted on Feb 2, 2015, 8:59:43 AM PST
What about a blue tooth adapter to use a Bluetooth keyboard on a kindle fire? Any su gemstones for this?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 2, 2015, 9:02:41 AM PST
If you have a newer Fire (note that most of the above posts refer to much older models), this keyboard works fine and needs no adapter.

Logitech K810 Wireless Bluetooth Illuminated Multi-Device Keyboard for PC, Tablets and Smartphones, Black
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