11-21-2011 04:32 PM
Does the Kindle Fire Web Browser stream video from the Satellite? I don't care as much about sideloading or getting the app on the Kindle Fire because I have found video playback on the iOS app to stutter horribly with my iPhone which is why I prefer the browser (which works extremely well/ no stuttering/ for me).
I am looking to pick up a second device to stream movies to for long road trips (I already have an iPad2 but 2 kids and don't want to pay the premium for another iPad for the other kid just to stream video from my Satellite). The Kindle Fire is very appealing because of the price point and the ability to double for light tablet duty. Given the limited onboard storage, I won't buy it if I can't stream video and other content from my GoFlex Satellite.
11-21-2011 11:14 PM
I've been able to stream .mp4 movies to my Kindle Fire through the browser without any difficulty. If you try to stream .m4v files, the Kindle will attempt to download them, but fail. I haven't tried any other movie file format yet. Initially I had trouble getting music files to play, but I loaded a music player app and now it works reliably.
11-22-2011 11:01 AM
Thanks emac. That was exactly the information I was looking for. Unfortunately, when I setup my HTPC, I formatted all my movies using .m4v because I defaulted to the Apple TV format out of laziness (i.e., I did not want to figure out what settings to configure my files to myself and figured that the Apple TV format would work well enough for me).
Since it looks like .m4v will not stream to the Kindle Fire, I will try converting them to .mp4 and seeing if these files will stream to both the iPad and the Kindle Fire.
11-23-2011 03:41 AM
You don't have to convert .m4v files to .mp4 - just rename them. I did that with the sample movies that come on the satellite as well as all the ones I had on my iPod and they stream perfectly.
11-23-2011 09:36 AM
Thanks. I'll try it tonight (if I can avoid cleaning duties b/f the family comes for Turkey tomorrow). I was dreading this task a little as I have about 50 movies on the Satellite right now but this will make the task much easier. This forum is great. Now if only I had posted these questions sooner, I could have ordered the Fire so it would have arrived prior to the holiday.
12-23-2012 07:22 PM
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12-25-2012 08:17 AM - edited 12-25-2012 08:18 AM
To EMAC: Could you please advise on specifically how you connect to the GoFlex Satellite video library via your browser? Am also struggling to connect my Kindle Fire, and would apprecaite any instruction you can provide. Thanks.
02-23-2013 06:34 AM
I have a goflex home 2TB and a Kindle fire. How do i accses the vidoe that i have backed up on my go flex home via my Kindle?
When i try to login on my kindle ,192.168.0.3 .it lets me login but then says i need flash player to see whats on the drive.
I have tryed to find the app in the kindle app store,but to no avail.
i have got it working on my laptop,ipad and iphone.(wireless)and direct connect to my PC.
My goflex home is connected to my Virginmedia super hub.
03-03-2013 08:00 PM
I use the same 2T homedrive. . .I have found I can stream Video MP4 from my Android phone and my son's Kindle fire via an app called HIPSERV available on GooglePlay store. I had to side load it onto the Kindle. I finally found a website where I could download the APK file to my computer direclty because when it installs on the Android it installs it as a "private" app and I was unable to do an app backup on it. Once I found the actaul APK file using the "box" program & associtated app I transfered it to my kindle. Works pretty well.
03-11-2013 08:57 AM - edited 03-11-2013 08:58 AM
I have spent a long time trying to get in to my Goflex homedrive via my Kindle, I side loaded the Seagate goflex access on my Kindle as per your post and it worked,...
Strange you can not get it on the Kindle apps market...