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Easy Solution to Enable Amazon Fire TV to Play MKV

How to Play MKV, AVI, MOV, WMV, RMVB, MTS, MXF files on Amazon Fire TV?

What is Amazon Fire TV?

Released on April 2, 2014 by Amazon, as a digital media player and microconsole, Amazon Fire TV has the task to compete with Apple TV and Roku. Amazon Fire TV can be applied as a small network appliance and entertainment device and we commonly use it to stream digital video information to a HD TV. Furthermore, video games can also be played with Amazon Fire TV via an app or game controller.

What Formats are supported by Amazon Fire TV?

Until now, Amazon Fire TV only supports several video and audio formats, which brings much inconvenience to users. The Amazon Fire TV compatible formats are as below:

Video: H.263, H.264, MPEG4-SP, VC1

Audio: AAC, AC-3, E-AC-3, HE-A, PCM, MP3

Photo: JPG, PNG

Powerful Tool to Play MKV on Amazon Fire TV

MKV, as one of the most commonly used video container, unfortunately is not in the list of Amazon Fire TV supported video formats. In order to smoothly play MKV on Amazon Fire TV, we need to convert MKV to Amazon Fire TV compatible video formats like convert MKV to H.264. Here a powerful third party app - iDealshare VideoGo is highly recommended due to its easy operation and high speed. Moreover, no loss of quality will occur after the conversion, and no watermark will be added onto the converted file.

Besides convert MKV to Amaon Fire TV, it also helps to convert AVI, MOV, WMV, RMVB, MTS, MXF, FLV, VOB, SWF etc to Amazon Fire TV supported video format.

Some helpful edition functions are also available including trim and crop, merge and split, add special effects, subtitle edition, etc.

Step-by-Step Guide on How to Convert MKV to Amazon Fire TV

Please follow the below step-by-step tutorials on converting MKV to Amazon Fire TV with iDealshare VideoGo.

Get prepared: Free download iDealshare VideoGo

Free download the professional MKV to Amazon Fire TV Converter - iDealshare VideoGo(for Mac, for Windows), install and run it, the following interface will pop up.

MKV to Amazon Fire TV - iDealshare VideoGo

Step 1 Load MKV files

Drag and drop MKV files or click "Add File" button to load MKV files.

Amazon Fire TV MKV Solution - Convert MKV to Fire TV

Step 2 Define H.264 as the output format

Click "Profile" button, and in the "General Video" drop-down list, to maintain the original video quality, we suggest you select "H.264" as the output format.

Step 3 Finish conversion

Click the BIG ROUND button at the right bottom side to finish MKV to Amazon Fire TV conversion.

Annoying Problems will Never Happen

  • Dear Plex-community, I installed the Plex-Server on my Sinology DS212j-NAS and a amazon Fire TV in order to watch my media on TV. Thing is, it will *only* play .mp4-files. When trying to play another format (i.e. .mkv) I get the following error-message: "It is not possible to play this video as no connection to the required Server could be found." I am far from being an IT-expert, but to me this error-message doesn't make sense as the connection to the server is definetly established. So I guess there is another problem with respect to the file-format.
  • Fire TV has no sound when playing MKV files.
  • Amazon Fire TV MKV rendering Issues-So I recently got the Amazon FireTV and love it with the Plex Server. Little disappointed that its not a Home Theatre version.. But for the power efficiency it will have to do. I made a sample video and tested to see if I get the same error with the sample and I do. The screen capture was taken with the Sample.mkv. Its clearly a codec issue