5 Ways to Connect a Kindle to a TV
Sometimes bigger is really better, which is why you might be looking to connect your Kindle to a TV. By connecting your Amazon Kindle to a TV, you get to catch up on your favorite shows, amongst other things. The best part about it all is that you can share this experience with numerous people as this comes with the benefits of using a big screen.
There are different ways you can actually connect your Amazon Kindle to a TV, and most of them are very easy to carry out. With the help of our guide, you’ll be able to find the method that works just right for you. So keep reading!
If you’re making use of an Amazon Fire TV, then you might actually be in luck because this is a relatively simple way to connect your Kindle to your Television. You should purchase an Amazon Fire TV Stick or an Amazon Fire TV Box to actually make this possible.
An Amazon Fire TV Stick connects to your Kindle via your TV’s HDMI port. With an Amazon Fire TV Stick, you get to watch over 250,000 episodes of movies and TV. It also provides its users with games and music.
An Amazon Fire TV Box, on the other hand, can connect to your TV both wirelessly or wired. The major difference between the two is that the stick is much larger than the box, and they also have varying memory spaces.
However, it is worth noting that there are certain models that you have a better chance of connecting to your TV. Fire models like the HD6 or 7, HDX or HDX 8.9, HD8 or HD10, or HD 2nd Generation are some choices you should look out for.
An HDMI will probably work for Fire models HD Kids, HDX 8.9, HD7, HD10, HD8, and HD6. To do this, you will have to first of all link your TV to your Kindle via an HDMI cable. Connect the HDMI cable to the HDMI port on your tv and the HDMI adapter for your Kindle Fire.
After making the first connection, you can go ahead to attach the HDMI adapter to your Kindle Fire, then plug in your Kindle Fire to a power outlet.
If you are using the 2012 Kindle model you can opt to connect your Kindle to your TV with a standard Micro HDMI to standard HDMI cable. Both of these can be bought online or at a local store.
Connecting your Kindle to your TV via an HDMI cable can be a bit difficult, so you might want to seek the help of an expert since there is no way for you to make this connection wirelessly.
Using Miracast is a great way to avoid all the trouble that comes with using wires.
Here are important things to note and the steps to connect to Miracast:
- Use a device that supports Miracast. The HDX model of Kindle Fire will most likely need the support of this device.
- Make sure that both devices are connected to the same internet network, as this will not work if they aren’t.
- Connect the Miracast device to the HDMI port on your TV.
- Go to the ‘settings’ of your Kindle.
- Select ‘sound’
- Select ‘display monitoring.’
- Click on connect.
The content from your device should now be cast to your TV.
There are many streaming apps you can download on your Kindle Fire that will allow you to play their content on a different device. An excellent example, in this case, will be Netflix. Netflix’s mirroring option is very reliable and it works with any device, not just Amazon devices.
After installing the streaming app on your Kindle Fire and the device you want to use (this will be your TV in this case) open the app and find the option for mirroring. There should be a cast button on your screen, after which you can select your TV from the list that will be given for it to start monitoring.
To use this method, the first thing you would need to do is to download streaming apps. This can be done for free or you can select the ones with subscription costs. After downloading your streaming apps, the next thing you will need to do is subscribe to Amazon prime. To be able to stream your favorite TV shows you will need to use a flash-enabled third-party browser.
There are various ways you can connect your Amazon Kindle to your TV to enjoy a wide range of services. By connecting your Kindle to your TV, you get to enhance your overall experience and make it much more enjoyable.