Tablets are some of the gadgets whose popularity has been increasing rapidly in the recent years. In fact, analysts in the technology world are predicting that tablets will be the future. There are different types of tables of different sizes, brands and operating systems. Amongst all these tablets the ones that are most popular are those whose screens are seven inches. The Kindle Fire family falls into this category which it is one of the most used seven inches tablets.
This particular tablet comes from Amazon who is well known for having quality products. The manufacturer initially entered the tablet market with the Kindle Fire. Once it was released it became very popular where it had a lot of positive reviews from users. Despite all the popularity, it has the problem of that it cannot be directly connected to a TV. So if you have a Kindle Fire and you want to be watching movies and playing games on a TV, you will not be able to do so.
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In the following part, I will introduce how to connect Kindle Fire to TV as easy as a breeze.
Among all generations of Kindle Fire, only the Kindle Fire HD released in 2012 generation is different than others, so I will write the guide in two parts.
Connect Kindle Fire HD (2012 released) to TV
First of all, you need to know the exact model of your Kindle Fire. Please read this post to figure out which model of Kindle Fire you are using.
The Kindle Fire HD released in 2002 is endowed with micro HDMI port which you can use to mirror the screen to TV. In case you have been searching on the internet for details on how to connect the Kindle Fire HD to PC then you are in the right place for I am listing all the possible methods you can use to do the connection and be able to view big graphics on your TV.
The only thing you will need to do this connection is a standard HDMI to standard HDMI cable. The AmazonBasics HDMI has higher speed and therefore it is the most ideal option to use.
After getting this cable you then need to connect it between the micro-HDMI port on your Kindle Fire HD and the HDMI port on the TV. This will provide you with the fast and seamless connection between your TV and Kindle Fire HD where you can enjoy viewing the content from your Kindle on the TV.
Connect Kindle Fire to TV – all other models
Except the 2012 generation Kindle Fire HD, all other Kindle Fire generations released so far only has micro-USB port. So a micro-HDMI to HDMI cable won’t work on these models.
In this case, you’ll need a micro-USB to HDMI cable, below is a one I would recommend.
There are many other choices, you can choose from this category.
Once get a micro-USB to HDMI cable, you just need to connect your Kindle Fire to TV with the cable. The following job is exactly the same with the previous part.
Your TV doesn’t have an HDMI port?
For the micro-HDMI or micro-USB to HDMI connection to work, you need to have an updated TV which has a HDMI port and supports the analog signal. In case your TV is the old model then you need to acquire the a that can convert the digital signal into analog.
You can easily get such a box from Amazon where you get to choose the particular box that suits your needs perfectly.
If you don’t like this one, you can choose the other options in this list.
After selecting the right box you just need to use the cable you have already acquired to do the connection.
Everything is straight forward where you do not need to have any special technical skills to do the connection. You just need to follow the outlined instructions without failure. After completing you will be able to mirror the Kindle Fire HD to your TV and therefore be able to enjoy watching movies, playing games and watching TV shows on your big TV instead of the small screen of the Kindle.
Already bought a Fire TV?
Fire TV is Amazon’s Streaming Media Player, it works like Google’s ChromeCast or Apple’s Apple TV. It’s a box which connected to a normal TV, then your TV can use Fire OS.
So you can easily mirror/stream the contents from Kindle Fire to Fire TV wirelessly, just make sure Kindle Fire and Fire TV are connected to the same WiFi network.
The steps are simple:
- Open your Kindle Fire, swipe down the screen and choose “Settings”.
- In “Settings” page, choose “Display & Sound”, then choose “Display Mirroring”, then the Kindle Fire will seek connectable device in the same WiFi network.
- If everything goes well, you shall see your Fire TV displayed in the devices list.
- Choose your Fire TV, the your Kindle Fire and Fire TV will be connected.
Genrally speaking, it takes around 20 seconds to see your Kindle Fire’s screen on your Fire TV.