TV Answer Man
Is Netflix Available On the Kindle Fire HD?
Washington, D.C. (June 16, 2013)
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Q. I just bought a
Kindle Fire HD for my Dad, but we can't find Netflix on it
anywhere. Is Netflix available on the Kindle Fire? -- Elizabeth,
congratulations on giving your Pop a great gift for Father's
The Kindle Fire HD,
which starts at $199, can play TV shows and movies from Amazon
Prime. It also can play music and games and it can even take
photos with a front-facing HD camera and it can deliver video
calls via Skype.
But can it play Netflix?
The answer is yes!
But many people like yourself get confused about this when they
first purchased the Kindle Fire (Believe me, I know. I get their
e-mails.) Unlike some Smart TV devices, you have to fish around
to find the Netflix app. In contrast, when you first turn on
most Net-connected Blu-ray players, the Netflix app is already
on the Home Page of the Internet page.
But with the Kindle Fire, you have to go into the device's App
store and download the Netflix app. To do this, the device must
be connected to a wireless Internet network. Once it is, you
just click on the Netflix app download button, and within seconds, the
Netflix app will appear on your Kindle Home Page. You can then
open up a new Netflix account on the Kindle or use your current
By the way, Hulu Plus is also available in the Kindle app store.
To learn more about the Kindle Fire, click:
Kindle Fire HD
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