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How To Add Music Files from PC to Kindle Fire HD

The Amazon Kindle Fire HD is great for listening to music from your Amazon Cloud Player via WiFi, but sometimes you’ll want to hear the music from your own collection when you don’t have a WiFi or data connection. Here’s how to add music files from your collection on your PC to the new tablet.

Add Files to Kindle Fire HD

Use the MicroUSB cable to plug your tablet into your computer. Windows Vista and higher will see it as an external drive, and XP users will need to update to WMP 11.

Plug in Kindle Fire HD Windows 8

If  the AutoPlay menu comes up, select to open it to view the files on its local storage.


Or, if you have AutoPlay disabled, you’ll see it listed in My Computer.

Kindle Fire HD iCon

Now open the Music folder and transfer your music files from your computer’s hard drive or network drive to your Kindle.

Transfer Music

If you get the following confirmation window, like I did here in Windows 8, just check “Do this for All Files” and then Yes.

Confirm Transfer

After the music files have transferred, unplug the tablet from your computer. Then from the home screen tap Music.

Music Kindle Fire HD home Screen

Then tap the Device button and the songs or album you want to listen to.


The Music player will start playing the music you’ve transferred to it. Tap Hide to still listen to your tunes while doing other things on your tablet.

Kindle Fire HD Music Player

You can control music playback while using other apps on the tablet by swiping from the top of the screen down. For example, here I’m browsing through a magazine and want to skip to the next song.

Control Playback while Reading

The Kindle Fire HD supports the following music file formats:

Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3), non-DRM AAC, MP3, MIDI, PCM/WAVE, OGG, WAV and MP4. If you have a collection of Lossless music files, check out our article on how to convert them to AAC or MP3 with iTunes.

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2 Responses to How To Add Music Files from PC to Kindle Fire HD

  1. Gillian lovegrove May 12, 2013 at 12:11 am #

    I did exactly as you said but it won’t copy.
    My music on pc is in iTunes and when I connect the kindle and select a song from iTunes and copy when I go to the kindle screen it does not give me the option to copy……the option is greyed out……

    • noneya January 10, 2014 at 3:41 pm #

      try switching it to device and not on your cloud

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