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In reply to an earlier post on 17 Sep 2013 11:38:43 BDT
Denis Powell says:
I covered that in my post, P. Saar. "I have a number of Ultraviolet movies but due to their file sizes I can't have very many on my Fire HD at any one time".

Posted on 30 Sep 2013 22:33:11 BDT
MikeeyBoy says:
Although a bit fiddly (you need another android device) you can get google play movies on the kindle fire, which can then be downloaded and watched at will
I have done that with kids films for long car journeys and it works a treat

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Oct 2013 13:48:51 BDT
I also had the kindle Fire for Christmas and have been very disappointed with not being able to download films, I fly a lot and wanted to watch films to pass the time away but now have to buy an I pad. One very disgruntled kindle owner!!!!!!!!!

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Oct 2013 15:15:40 GMT
Norrie007 says:
You can put your own films from DVD disc or PC onto your Kindle Fire by simply using a converter programme such as Nero. They have to be in mP4 format to play on the Kindle. Nero will put the converted version into a temp file, then with your Kindle Fire plugged into the PC, you just drag it over

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Nov 2013 21:06:56 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 4 Nov 2013 11:21:58 GMT
Thank you so much, its easy when you have the correct instructions.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Nov 2013 12:31:08 GMT
Damaskcat says:
How rude - especially when addressed to one of the forum's most helpful people.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Nov 2013 20:47:54 GMT
Norrie007 says:
That's what forums are for Damaskcat, helping, not hindering. We can do without these people

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Nov 2013 20:39:18 GMT
S. J. Sulsh says:
Hi, I've tried to do this but with no success. Please can you explain how you did this please. I've bought a few episodes of peppa pig from Google play but can't figure out how to download to my Kindle. Thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Dec 2013 21:28:51 GMT
bowiefan says:
Yes, I have brought a kindle fire HD for my daughter for Christmas as I was under the impression you could buy films for it in the same way you can download books and music! After all, the adverts for this product show 'Life of Pi' on the carousel! This is deliberately misleading! Very disappointed, I wanted to put a couple of films on it for her for Christmas!

Posted on 9 Dec 2013 21:45:45 GMT
bowiefan says:
Just brought my daughter the kindle fire HD 8.9 for Christmas thinking she could download films to it, after all, it shows 'Life of Pi' on the carousel in the advert, and states that HD is wonderful for watching films! Is this contravening the trades description act? because it seems the only way you can watch films is through streaming from Love Film, and by subscribing, which I don't want to do. Stupidly I thought you could buy films on Amazon in the same way as music and books, which its adverts imply. Waste of money, should have stuck to the DVD player and the ipod!

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Dec 2013 21:53:27 GMT
Denis Powell says:
What you see on the Carousel is the ebook version of Life of Pi and in the Movies section of the product page it states "Streaming".

That said, almost all other tablets allow the download of movies so it's easy to assume the Fire will be the same. If you bought it from Amazon or another website, you have 30 days to return for a refund and buy something else.

If movies are very important I think that may be your best solution as there's no sign of Amazon or Lovefilm offering a download service in the near future.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Dec 2013 23:35:05 GMT
Interestingly on the HD (not HDX) product page it shows an icon on the Carousel for the Pixar movie 'Up', which looks like the movie poster/DVD cover and rectangular (whereas all app icons seem to be square), also there are no kindle books I can find that are about the film, so I think that is misleading, I understand it says streaming, and lovefilm probably has that movie available, but it would not be that icon.

I can see how people would believe you could download movies, as you say, almost all tablets do, and just saying streaming could just be boasting another feature/ the integration of lovefilm with the tablet.

Posted on 26 Dec 2013 03:00:55 GMT
What a shame Amazon don't seem to realise what a potential market they are missing out on. Kindle Books, Kindle Music, .... We seem to be missing something. I just got an HDX and I like it, but without a Film store it feels somewhat limited.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Dec 2013 06:18:57 GMT
Denis Powell says:
What makes you think they don't realise the market exists? Realising it's there and being able to enter it aren't the same thing. Do you know what's involved in being able to supply movies for download? Do you wonder why, if the market is significant, there aren't a number of other companies already able to supply downloadable movies for the Fire? After all, you can get ebooks, music, audio books, apps, games and movies for the Fire from vendors other than Amazon.

Don't get me wrong here, I'd be delighted if Amazon provided movies for download. I simply don't believe the reason they don't is because they're unaware the market exists.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Dec 2013 10:57:59 GMT
What vendor do films for the kindle HD? I would love to down load some for my holiday.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Dec 2013 11:45:21 GMT
Denis Powell says:
Most of the Movies I download to my Fire are the Flixster digital downloads that you can get when buying certain DVDs. You can also buy movies from imovielounge but the quality isn't particularly good as they're designed for phone use. YouTube also have a selection of Movies you can download.

I make full use of the BBC iPlayer Download service for entertainment when away from home or while travelling.

Posted on 26 Dec 2013 12:39:44 GMT
Guys all you need is a proper copy of the film, a dvd/bluray ripper /convertor and then drag and drop onto your kindle, using free apps on the kindle you can watch in full 1080p movies..

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Dec 2013 12:47:19 GMT
As Denis says, Amazon do know the market. Barriers to be able to provide content to that market revolve around; the Fire is a very small % of any market and other providers, notably Apple with the large majority of the the market and a mature, proven system, are also in competition for that media.
So far, the only real indicators for media consumption come from Apple and other analyses of disposable income which favour higher income groups. The demographic of who buys what device tends to follow the same indicators and so content follows where the money is perceived to be.
Amazon have a battle on their hands to get content. It would be naive to assume, irrespective of rules, that other sellers of content will not fight any concessions. For example, Amazon's model is to sell things cheaply (until the opposition dies and then hoik the prices: note how much dvd increased when HMV were in direr straits) and that is the perception of the company. Other companies do not follow that model and are seen as premium marques and hence more profit.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Dec 2013 12:49:39 GMT
Do you mean a 20gb 1080p or a 300mb 1080p?
What's the difference?

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Dec 2013 14:45:25 GMT
ChrisJ says:
But that would be, in the UK, illegal. There are many people who are less keen on breaking the law than you seem to be.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Dec 2013 00:14:21 GMT
Norrie007 says:
You're spot on
Download a film from or put it on your hard drive from a DVD disc, and use a program like Nero to convert it, then drag to your Kindle. It's all so easy

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Dec 2013 00:18:27 GMT
Norrie007 says:
See my posts. Download films from to your PC. Use Nero to convert to the proper format, then drag onto your Kindle.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jan 2014 01:29:05 GMT
I get you, truly I do, but at the same time most of the other competitors that you would expect to try the same probably aren't quite so well off. I refuse to believe Amazon couldn't, from a financial point of view, fund a punt on digital films. Digital books, digital music... It just has to be there. And it would probably only help the Kindle compete when you think about it. Just one more thing that the iPad does. A man can dream though, and from the looks of some of the suggestions in here that is about all he can do.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jan 2014 07:19:50 GMT
Denis Powell says:
Why do you think it's only about cost? Are you sure there are no licensing issues?

Apple, in terms of availability of money, is vastly bigger than Amazon. Have you looked at Amazon's accounts? From the time a Kindle is sold it takes an average of 3 years before that device shows a profit. Apple charges you their profit margin up front and then takes 30% commission on everything that's sold through apps.

I prefer Amazon's business plan. It keeps the cost of devices low.
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