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How to play MKV on Amazon Fire TV


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. While, something frustrating, when playing MKV on Amazon Fire TV, it has no sound or even Fire TV can't detect the MKV files. Any fix to stream MKV to Amazon Fire TV without issues?

As we know, Amazon Fire TV video formats are limited to H.263, H.264, MPEG4-SP, VC1, so you could not transfer MKV to Amazon Fire TV for playback directly. Luckily, there's a workaround that can make your MKV movies playable on Amazon Fire TV- converting MKV to Fire TV officially supported MP4 videos. Here we recommended you to use Brorsoft Video Converter, which is a powerful MKV to Amazon Fire TV converter that enables you to encode MKV to MP4 for Fire TV with high quality.

This video converting tool supports batch conversion and setting relative output parameters before starting to convert .mkv to Amazon Fire TV. Besides MKV, it also supports encoding AVI, MOV, FLV, MPEG, VOB, 3GP, MTS, etc. to Amazon Fire TV compatible formats with ultra-fast speed and zero quality loss. If you are Mac users, please turn to the equivalent Mac version Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac to transcode .mkv files to Fire TV on Mac OS X (Yosemite included). Once you download and install the video converter program, follow the steps below.

Download MKV to Amazon Fire TV Converter:

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

Step 1. Add MKV to converter

Run the MKV converter for Fire TV. Click the "Add Files" or "Add from Folder" button to load MKV videos for converting.


Step 2. Choose output format

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


Step 3. Set advanced settings

By clicking the Settings icon, you can adjust video and audio parameters like codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, etc., in that way, you can take charge of the size and quality of the output files. In principle, the larger input values, the better output quality, but the corresponding larger file size.

Step 4. Start MKV to Amazon Fire TV conversion

As soon as all the above settings are completed, you can press "Convert" button to start converting MKV to Amazon Fire TV playable MP4 video. You can follow the conversion process via the pop-up windows.

After conversion is done, simply click "Completed" to back to main interface, and click "Open" button to find generated .mp4 videos. Afterwards, you can transfer the converted MKV clips into Amazon Fire TV for playback on a big screen with ease.

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