While the Kindle Fire lets you stream video from Amazon Prime and Netflix, you might want to add files from your video collection too. Adding them is easy, and this also allows you to watch videos when you don’t have a WiFi connection.
By default it supports these video file formats – H.263 (.3gp, .mp4), H264 AVC (.3gp, .mp4), MPEG 4 SP/ASP (.3gp), VP8 (.webm).
Add Your Videos to Kindle Fire
Connect your Kindle Fire to your computer with a MicroUSB cable.
When AutoPlay comes up on your screen, click Open Folder to View Files.
If you’re system doesn’t automatically detect it, swipe the Lock Screen and enter the Lock Screen Password if you have one.
Then you’ll see the following screen on on your tablet.
If it doesn’t come up automatically, just go into My Computer and you’ll see it listed as one of the drives.
After opening it, go in to the Video folder.
Now, simply drag and drop Kindle Fire supported video files from your computer and wait while they 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 tablet’s screen.
Now it’s time to check out your videos on the tablet. From the Home Screen tap Apps – not Video like you’d think. It 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, 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.