So you want to connect your Amazon Kindle Fire tablet to your TV? The HDX and HD models can be connected using one of these options.
Note: The original Kindle Fire does not have an option to mirror video to a TV.
Option 1 – Miracast (HDX Model Only)
- Purchase one of the following items if you haven’t already:
- Connect the item you have purchased to the HDMI port on the TV and ensure it is on the same wireless network as your Kindle Fire HDX.
- From the Kindle Fire, select “Settings” > “Display & Sounds” > “Display Mirroring“.
- Select “Connect” for the device you wish to connect with. After about 15 seconds, videos should be mirrored to your TV.
Option 2 – HDMI Port (HD model Only)
If you wish to connect your Kindle Fire HD to a TV, all you need is a standard Micro HDMI to Standard HDMI cable. Just connect the cable between your device and an available HDMI port on your TV, and you’re ready to enjoy watching any content on your Kindle Fire HD on your TV. The connection will even provide audio.
Be aware that the HDMI connection will only work for those of you with newer high-definition TV sets. If you want to connect your Kindle Fire HD to an older, analog TV, you’ll need additional equipment. You’ll need a box to convert the signal from digital to analog to make it compatible with the 3 RCA jacks on the back of the TV in addition to the Micro HDMI to Standard HDMI cable.
Once you use one of the above solutions, the rest should be seamless. Whatever is on the screen of your Kindle Fire HD will appear on your TV.