Download/Transfer TiVo shows to Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7/8.9

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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos announced the new fall 2013 line-up of new Kindle Fires, now called the Kindle Fire HDX. The new HDX, like the previous models, will come in both 7- and 8.9-inch sizes and HD displays with resolutions of 1920 x 1200 (323ppi) and 2560 x 1600 (339ppi) respectively. Aside from the size differences, both models will be powered by the ultra-powerful Snapdragon 800 Quad-Core processor, clocked at 2.2 GHz. Both will be available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB storage options, as well as either WiFi-only or LTE equipped (through AT&T and Verizon). There is one small cosmetic/functional difference, the 7-inch HDX doesn’t feature a rear camera, while the 8.9-inch model features an 8-megapixel camera. Both feature a front facing camera for video chat, but don’t look to take pictures while you’re out and about with the smaller of the two.


Well, anyhow this Amazon new tablet becomes much better for movie playback. And in this article, I mainly show you the tutorial how to view Tivo movies on Kindle Fire HDX 7/8.9.

If you want to get Tivo shows playable on Kindle Fire HDX 7/8.9 on Mac, you will need a Mac Tivo Converter first, as Amazon tablet doesn’t recognize Tivo format directly. As far as I know, Fire HDX can only recognize videos in several common formats e.g. MP4. So,  transferring TV shows from TiVo to PC and then converting Tivo videos to Kindle Fire HDX best video format MP4 is the best and easiest solution. Along with some help from third-party software, this can be done effortlessly.

The best program I can recommend for encode/re-encode tivo videos for Kindle Fire HDX 7/8.9 is Pavtube Video Converter for Mac, a quite fast yet powerful high-quality video converter, player and editor. If you’re getting Tivo video playback errors with Kindle Fire HDX 7/8.9, download it it and follow the guide below.

Get your TiVo shows Ready

Before the process, you’d make sure the TiVo shows have been transferred to your Mac . If not, you can follow a simple tutorial as following:

Convert TiVo Shows to Kindle Fire HDX 7/8.9 friendly MP4 videos

After transferring to computer the TV shows are saved as .tivo files. See below how to convert TiVo shows to Kindle Fire HDX 7/8.9 playable videos.

Step 1. Download and install Pavtube Video Converter for Mac. Launch it and press “Option” button. Switch to “TiVo” tab in Option window, and enter TiVo Media Access Key.

Tip: How to find your Media Access Key on TiVo: Go to “TiVo Central” menu >> “Messages and Set Up” “Account and System Information”, and your Media Access Key would be there.

Step 2. Drag and drop TiVo shows to the main interface for converting.


Step 3: Click “Format” bar, you can easily find the optimized videos for the Kindle Fire HDX 7/8.9 under “Android > Amazon Kindle Fire HD(*.mp4)” The preset is specially designed for Kindle Fire HD, but can could fit on the Kindle Fire HDX 7/8.9 perfectly.

Step 3. After above settings, you can start the TiVo shows to Kindle Fire HDX 7/8.9 MP4 conversion. Once the process completes, locate the files and transfer and copy the converted MP4 videos to your device.

If you have no idea about Kindle Fire HDX 7/8.9 file transfer, learn How to Transfer Media Contents to Your Kindle Fire HD.

If you have any problem when enjoying videos on Kindle Fire HDX 7/8.9, just check out Kindle Fire HD Column to learn more.

Tips: If you like, you can click “Settings” to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish. According to my experience, the file size and video quality is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss, and vice versa. For watching videos on Kindle Fire HDX 7/8.9, 720p with 1500~2000kbps is just all right.

PS. The process is based on Mac screenshots, the way encoding tivo shows to Kindle Fire HDX 7/8.9 on Windows is almost the same.

Not an Kindle Fire HD user? Converter also supports “common” video formats like MOV, M4V, and MP4, so you should be able to create files compatible with your iPad Mini, the new iPad, iPhone, Microsoft Surface RT, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Kindle Fire HD, Galaxy Tab 2, Nook HD tablet,Asus Transformer Prime and other devices.