Guides for Beginners to Enjoy movies on Kindle Fire HDX

This article will guides your for ways enjoying TV shows and movies on Your Kindle Fire HDX, for beginners, you can also get the info about Kindle Fire HDX best playback video format and codec.

The Kindle HDX tablets have screen resolutions that are starting to make “Retina Display” look quaint. Under the Fire HDX 8.9-inch’s Gorilla Glass screen is a 2560 x 1600 display with 339 pixels per inch. Even the tinier Fire HDX 7-inch has a whopping 323 ppi in its 1920 x 1200 display. The iPad Mini with standard display only has 163 ppi. It may be a great experience for movie entertainment on Kindle Fire HDX when you are travelling.

And when it comes to watching videos on the Kindle Fire HDX tablet, users have a wholeslew of choices, including watching movies online through iTunes, Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube, transferring local movies to the new iPad, encoding MKV/AVI/WMV to Kindle Fire HDX compatible video, turning DVD and Blu-ray into Kindle Fire HDX movies. Below are several ways for beginners to enjoy movies on Kindle Fire HDX. Just check out the tutorial to explore your options.


  • Watch Movies Online and Offline

Use Android Apps to Watch Movies

Kindle Fire HDX comes up with 4 built-in apps for you to enjoy videos. You can choose to watch online and offline. Not only paid videos but also many free videos are available.

  • Netflix app
    Search “Netflix” in Kindle Fire HDX App store and purchase it. Then you can enjoy your favorite TV and movies. Just like using Netflix on computer, you also need to register with your Netflix account in Netflix app.
  • YouTube (webpage version)
    Visit in Kindle Fire HDX’s built-in Silk browser to watch many interesting videos provided by people around the word. For watching flash video like YouTube on Kindle Fire HDX, you need to install Adobe Flash Player.
  • FREEdi YouTube Downloader
    You can download the videos you like at idle time and watch them at any time. No need to wait for the online buffering.
  • MoboPlayer
    Sometimes we want to watch our own videos on Kindle Fire HDX– I mean the videos stored on your computer. This is an easy job for Kindle Fire HDX. Just connect your Kindle Fire HDX to PC and transfer the videos to any folder. Open “Gallery” and you can find your videos.The dual-core CPU makes Kindle Fire HDX easily play high definition video. But it only supports MP4, 3GP and VP8 formats. So here I suggest you use the MoboPlayer. It supports almost all the video formats and provides various playing options. You can purchase the MoboPlayer in Android App store.

More apps for Kindle Fire HDX are here: 11 helpful tips to improve your Kindle Fire HDX.


  • Transfer Local Movies to Kindle Fire HDX for watching


How to put local movies to Kindle Fire HDX

  • Method 1: USB Transfer- Transfer Content from a Computer to Your Kindle FireTo transfer Kindle content from your computer to your Kindle Fire HDX, use the micro-USB cable that was included with your device.
  • Method 2: Wireless cloud service- Downloading Content from the CloudAfter you purchase Kindle content, it is saved to the Cloud. When you connect to a wireless network, you can download items from the Cloud to your Kindle Fire.
  • Method 3: Wireless network- Sync On Your Kindle Fire HDXAfter you connect to a wireless network, you can sync your Kindle Fire HDX to receive content from the Amazon Cloud, synchronize book, audiobook, game, and video progress across devices, and download any app updates.

Full article: Download, Transfer and Sync media Files to Your Kindle Fire HDX

  • Limitations ( picky format ) & Problems (unsupported format)

You can rent movies in standard-definition or high-definition format from the and watch them on Kindle Fire HDX. But you may meet problems when adding materials acquired from other sources. To watch Kindle Fire HDX unacceptable formats, please refer to the following sections.

Encoding MKV, AVI, WMV, VOB, TiVo etc. videos to Kindle Fire HDX compatible video

Knowing about Kindle Fire HDX Compatible Video Formats – The First Step You Get and Watch Free Movies on Kinle

  • The Kindle Fire HDX Supported TV and Video File Types

 Kindle Fire HDX supported video format:

MP4, 3GP, VP8 (video playback at 720p)

Kindle Fire HDX supported audio format:

Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3), MP3, Non-DRM AAC (.m4a), MIDI, OGG, WAV, OGG, WAV, MP4, AAC LC/LTP, HE-AACv1, HE-AACv2, AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Videos which are no included on the support format list can’t be accepted or recognised by Kindle Fire HDX. To play unsupported videos (like (MKV, AVI, VOB, MPEG, TiVo, etc.) on the Kindle Fire HDX, you may have to convert them to H.264 or MPEG-4 encoded format first. To achieve the goal smoothly, below are several tutorials for you, guaranteed to get Kindle Fire HDX and MKV, AVI, TiVo, WMV etc. HD videos to play nicely.

Download the App – Video Converter for iPad (available for Windows or for Mac users). Get the Windows version here, and the Mac version here.

Guides for Converting Incompatible Videos to Best Format for iPad 3


  • To Infinity and Beyond – Turn DVD and Blu-ray into Kindle Fire HDX

You may have got many Blu-ray and DVD collections in hand, now you can rip those discs to an Kindle Fire HDX-friendly format. Most of you are likely familiar with the excellent Handbrake for ripping standard Def DVDs, however, it cannot yet decrypt the commercial Blu-Ray and DVD discs (ie: Disney and other animated movies) the way it can with regular DVDs, so you’ll need to add an intermediate step.

If you’re interested in doing likewise, check out Pavtube’s BDMagic which can package Blu-ray, DVD and ISO image files to iPad highly comaptible video formats. I’ve had success using the program to convert Blu-Ray and DVD discs to a format playable by the Kindle Fire HDX. I’ve found the quality to be excellent, and see no difference when compared to playing the discs themselves. The audio/video synchronization is very good, the size of the subtitles too. The time it takes to convert in this software is almost half that in other.

For a brief tutorial into how to rip and copy Blu-ray and DVD movies to 1080p, 720p and 480p video to fit Kindle Fire HDX viewing, follow the guides listed below:


  • Get DRM-protected Contents Playable on Kindle Fire HDX

Requirement: Pavtube ChewTune(available for Windows or for Mac users and can help get rid of annoying DRM copy protection from M4V, WMV, M4P, WMA, etc. video and audio files and freely play them anywhere you like)

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  • Best Format Setting for Watching Videos on Kindle Fire HDX

The key setting video size for your new Kindle Fire HDX is according to your source video exactly. If your source video is in 1080p, you can set your video size in 1920*1080 in H.264 codec; while, if your original video size is in standard, 720p in enough. I have do some tests and worked out the best format settings (for best viewing quality) when converting movies to Kindle Fire HDX:

Codec- H.264
Resolution- 1920×1080 (HD)
Bitrate- 1500~2000kbps
Framerate- original

Codec- AAC
Sampling rate- 44.1khz
Bitrate- 128kbps
Channel- stereo

Note: By using the above mentioned audio and video settings, you can easily rip and convert Blu-ray/DVD and Videos to Kindle Fire HDX for playback with 1080p quality reserved.

  • Some useful Tips for Encoding Video Files to Kindle Fire HDX:

    1) Use a high resolution source file.
    2) Always convert equal or less in resolution and bitrate, never up.
    3) 1000~1500kbps looks excellent, 2000~2500kbps looks amazing
    4) Even lower resolution videos look fine when sampled at high bitrate.
    5) DVDs aren’t high resolution, so don’t try to convert them to 1280 x 720! (DVDs maximum 720 pixels wide)
    6) The sweet spot: 720p @ 2000~25000 kbps, but avoid black-bars or you can’t zoom.


  • Essential Kindle Fire HDX Tips and Tricks

Enjoy Everywhere

No Other Company Offers This Kind of Flexibility

Amazon make it easy for you to access your content on other devices. The books, videos, apps, audiobooks, games, and music that you buy for your Kindle Fire HDX can also be enjoyed on Amazon apps for Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, game consoles, TVs and more.

You can read more at Kindle Fire HDX Column

(P.S. If anyone have some other advice or any problems about watching videos on the Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Fire HDX, just leave a message in the comments area.)

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