How to Put Movie on Kindle Fire: Quickly Add Your Favorite Films

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How to Put a Movie on Your Kindle Fire

As a tech expert named Tracy, I often see people struggling with transferring movies to their Kindle Fire tablets. If you’re one of them, you’re in the right place. Follow these straightforward steps, and you’ll be watching your favorite flicks on your device in no time.

Step 1: Prepare Your Kindle Fire

Before transferring any movies, ensure your Kindle Fire is ready to accept files:

– Make sure your Kindle Fire has enough free space.
– Check if your device is up to date with the latest software version.

Checking Storage Space

Navigate to Settings > Storage to see available space. If your device is running low on space, consider removing some apps or files.

Updating Your Kindle Fire

Go to Settings > Device Options > System Updates. If an update is available, follow the on-screen instructions to install it. Keeping your device updated will ensure compatibility with different file formats and smoother playback.

Step 2: Choose Your Movie Format

Your Kindle Fire supports various video formats, but MP4 is the most compatible.

Format Compatibility
MP4 High
3GP Medium
VP8(.webm) Medium

Step 3: Transfer the Movie to Your Kindle Fire

You have a couple of options to transfer movies to your Kindle Fire: USB transfer and cloud download.

Transferring via USB Cable

1. Connect your Kindle Fire to a computer using a USB cable.
2. Unlock your Kindle Fire and swipe down from the top of the screen to open the notification panel.
3. Tap ‘USB charging this device’ and select ‘Transfer Files.’
4. On your computer, your Kindle Fire will appear as an external drive.
5. Locate the movie file on your computer. Drag and drop it into the ‘Movies’ folder on your Kindle Fire.

If your computer doesn’t recognize your device, you might need to enable ADB in Settings > Developer Options.

Downloading from Cloud Storage

1. Upload your movie to a cloud service like Amazon Drive or Dropbox from your computer.
2. On your Kindle Fire, open the corresponding cloud app.
3. Locate your movie and download it directly to your device.

Step 4: Use a Third-Party App

If you prefer using apps for managing your movie files, several third-party file managers can make the process smoother:

– ES File Explorer
– Files by Google

Download any of these from the Amazon Appstore and use them to navigate to your movie file for playback.

FAQs About Putting Movies on Kindle Fire

What video formats does Kindle Fire support?

Kindle Fire supports MP4, 3GP, VP8(.webm).

Can I watch movies offline on my Kindle Fire?

Yes, once you transfer the movie to your Kindle Fire, you can watch it without an internet connection.

Why won’t my computer recognize my Kindle Fire?

Make sure your device is unlocked, you’ve selected ‘Transfer Files’, and you may need to enable ADB in developer settings.


Putting movies on your Kindle Fire is quite simple once you know the steps involved. Remember to prepare your device, choose the right format, transfer the movies using your preferred method, and use third-party apps if necessary. Happy viewing!

If this guide helped you or you have further questions, feel free to reach out. I’m Tracy, and ensuring you enjoy your technology to the fullest is my top priority.