Amazon Fire TV is a simple square box. It’s 4.5 inches on each side and 0.7 inches thick, so it has a wider diameter than the Apple TV. But it’s also thinner. Included in the box is an AC adapter, a short manual, and a remote control with batteries. On the back of the Fire TV, you’ll find the power jack, a USB port, and connections for HDMI, optical audio, and ethernet. Amazon Fire TV is a an Internet-connected device that lets you watch video from Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Crackle or a few other outlets and play games with or without a controller, which is sold separately.
Q: Can the Amazon Fire TV play MKV movies via USB port?
A: No, it won’t connect to any external hard drive via the USB or to your local media via the network, either. It’s strictly designed to do exactly what you don’t want – stream media via the internet.
Its possible there will be third-party apps for the Fire TV that support those formats like there are for the Fire, but my point is Amazon isn’t going to provide that or build it in because those are not used by their target customers. If you want to watch your downloaded movies on Amazon Fire TV, you come to a right place. This guide will show you how to play MKV, AVI, MOV and WMV movies on Amazon Fire TV.
Part one: Convert your video to Amazon Fire TV supported video format
Amazon Fire TV Content Format Supported
Video: H.263, H.264, MPEG4-SP, VC1
Audio: AAC, AC-3, E-AC-3, HE-A, PCM, MP3
Photo: JPG, PNG
Since Amazon Fire TV don’t have the ability to play MKV, AVI, MOV, WMV, RMVB, MTS, MXF files, in order to get any movies playable on Amazon Fire TV, you need to convert your downloaded video to Amazon Fire TV supported video formats. Acrok Video Converter Ultimate is a good choice for converting any format video to Fire TV compatible video files with fast transcoding speed and excellent output video quality. Plus, it has the optimal presets for Kindle Fire HD X, iPad Air, HTC One M8, etc. If you are running on Mac OS X, please turn to the equivalent Mac version entitled Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac. Now just download it and follow step-by-step guide to convert video to MP4 via Amazon Fire TV Video Converter.
Free download MKV/AVI/MOV/WMV to Amazon Fire TV Converter
Convert download movies or videos to Amazon Fire TV playback video format.
Add video files
Run Acrok Video Converter as the best Amazon TV Video Converter, click add files icon to load your MKV, AVI, MOV, WMV etc. videos into it.
Choose H.264 MP4 format
Click "Format" bar to choose "Common Video" > "H.264 Video (*.mp4)"
Tip: If you have special requirements on target video, click "Settings" to customize video size, bitrate, frame rate and sample rate. Here, you can input 1280 x 800 into video resolution column. This resolution can help you play full screen movies on Acer Iconia W4. And click "Ok" button.
Click "Convert" button to start converting video to MP4 for Amazon Fire TV.
Tip: After video conversion, click "Open" button to get the converted vdieo files. Connect a USB memory stic or USB cable of a digital device to your computer. Transfer the video to USB flash drive or your SD card. Connect USB flash drive/digital device to TV’s USB interface. into You can play MKV, AVI, MOV, AMV, MTS, RMVB, FLV video on your Smart TV, LED TV, LCD TV, HD TV via USB.
Part Two: Upload movie to Amazon Cloud Drive
Photos or videos you take on your phone or tablet can be automatically uploaded to Amazon Cloud Drive, so they appear on your Fire TV within seconds.
1. Go to Amazon Cloud Drive (https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive).
2. Click on the Photos & Videos tab in the page header.
3. Click Add Photos & Videos.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to upload the photo or video.
Open Amazon Fire TV, select the uploaded videos then watch them freely.