While the Kindle Fire lets you stream video from Amazon Prime Netflix, you can add your video files too. Here’s how to add videos to watch when you don’t have a WiFi connection available.
Without Rooting, the Kindle Fire supports these video file formats – H.263 (.3gp, .mp4), H264 AVC (.3gp, .mp4), MPEG 4 SP/ASP (.3gp), VP8 (.webm).
Connect your Kindle Fire to your computer with a Micro USB cable.
When AutoPlay comes up in Windows, click Open Folder to View Files under General Options.
If you’re system doesn’t automatically detect it, swipe the Lock Screen and enter the Kindle Fire Lock Screen Password if you have one.
Then you’ll see the following screen on on your Kindle Fire.
If it doesn’t come up automatically, just go into My Computer and you’ll see it listed as one of the drives.
Double click on the Kindle Fire drive letter to view its folders. Open the folder named Video.
Now, simply drag and drop Kindle Fire supported video files from your computer. Wait while your videos to copy over.
Here’s a look at how it looks if you’re using a Mac.
When the videos are finished copying over, tap Disconnect located at the bottom of the Kindle Fire screen.
Now it’s time to check out your videos on the Kindle Fire. From the Home Screen tap Apps – not Video like you’d think. The Kindle Fire only uses the Video section for video content you’ve rented or purchased from Amazon.
Then tap Gallery. It displays the number of videos you have in the Gallery.
Tap the one you want to watch and enjoy the show.
For faster access to videos you put on your Kindle Fire, add the Gallery icon as a Favorite to your Home Screen. Tap and hold the Gallery icon. Then tap Add to Favorites.
Now the Gallery icon displays on the Home Screen Carousel.
If you have videos purchased from iTunes – they include protected video content. They won’t play on your Kindle Fire without removing the protection.