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Fire TV HD MKV- Play MKV files on Amazon Fire TV with MP4 format

April 15, 2015

Amazon Fire TV MKV: This tutorial aims to help you successfully stream MKV or HD MKV to Fire TV for playback MKV on Fire TV.

Amazon Fire TV is a striking decvice for users to enjoy videos, movies or TV shows. However, when you try to transfer MKV to Amazon Fire TV, the Fire TV doesn't accept the MKV files or play it but no audio. Let’s look at some typical MKV to Amazon Fire TV issues:


“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 …”

According to its specs, Amazon Fire TV video formats are limited to H.263, H.264, MPEG4-SP, VC1. That means, it’s impossible to play MKV files on Amazon Fire TV. In order to solve "Amazon Fire TV can't import MKV" issue and to successfully stream MKV files to Amazon Fire TV, we had better convert MKV to Amazon Fire TV more compatible file type like H.264 MP4.

To achieve your goal, what you need is only a video converter that can convert MKV to Amazon Fire TV compatible MP4 video. HereBrorsoft Video Converter is highly recommended to help you transfer MKV videos to Amazon Fire TV. This video app can help you encode MKV into a different format H.264 MP4 with least quality loss. You should then be able to stream the new file to Fire TV via Plex or other media server with smooth playback without any trouble. Plus, it also supports converting AVI, WMV, FLV, MPG, VOB, TiVo to Amazon Fire TV for enjoyment. For Mac owners, Video Converter for Mac is the choice.

Download the program and follow the step-by-step guide to finish the MKV to Amazon Fire TV conversion with ease and start your movie enjoyment on big screen.

How to convert MKV files for Amazon Fire TV for playback smoothly

Step 1: Run MKV to Amazon Fire TV Converter and you can import MKV clips to the program through “Add Video” button or “Add from folder” button. If you like, check the “Merge into one” box to join MKV files together.



Step 2: After the files are added, click Format > Common Video and set output video format as mp4 for playing on Amazon Fire TV.



Tip: If the default settings do not fit you requirement, you can click “Settings” icon to and enter “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.

Step 3: Click “Convert” button to start converting MKV to Amazon Fire TV.

When the conversion task is finished, click “Open” button to get the exported files for transferring to Amazon Fire TC with easy playback.

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Source: Tips for streaming MKV to Amazon Fire TV

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