Can You Watch Netflix on Kindle Fire Without WiFi?
Amazon has come a long way from being just an online platform for selling books. They have become one of the biggest competitors to Netflix with their Amazon Prime service, which is a native app for watching movies and TV shows on Kindle Fire Tablets. However, these tablets do support other online video streaming websites, including Netflix, so it’s possible to enjoy content from both sites on the same Fire tablet.
But can you download and watch Netflix movies offline on Amazon’s tablet? Stick around and find out.
Setting Up Netflix on Amazon Kindle Fire
Even though Amazon Kindle Fire comes with its own video streaming app, you can link your Netflix account to the tablet and expand your choice when it comes to movies and TV shows. The setup is simple, and it takes only a few minutes to complete, but once you’re done, you can watch Netflix movies just like you would on any other device. Here’s what you have to do:
- Select “Apps” from the Home Screen on your Amazon Kindle Fire.
- Select “Store,” which is found in the upper-right corner.
- Type “Netflix” in the “Search Appstore” field and tap the search icon.
- Download and Install Netflix.
- Open the Netflix app and sign in with your existing account.
As you can see, the process is the same as it is for any other device. Now let’s get to the important part, can you download Netflix movies to your Amazon Kindle Fire and watch them without an internet connection?
Watching Netflix Movies Offline on Amazon Kindle Fire
Netflix allows you to download movies and TV shows to a wide range of different devices, and Amazon Kindle Fire is one of them. The downloaded videos don’t affect your streaming limit in any way. You should know that not all content is available for download, but most of it is. You can see which movies you can download by tapping the menu button within the Netflix app. If you see “Available for Download” when you expand the menu, you can download the movie.
It’s important to note that you can download Netflix content only to Amazon Kindle Fire 4.0 and newer.
Benefits of Watching Netflix Movies Offline
Apart from the fact that downloaded movies don’t affect your streaming limit subscription on Netflix, there are some other obvious benefits. Firstly, you won’t have to be connected to a Wi-Fi network, and you won’t burn through your cellular data pack at all. That can save you a lot of money if you like to watch Netflix all the time.
Second, this means you can watch your favorite movies and TV shows anywhere at any time, including places with no internet coverage. The Netflix app also allows you to choose the quality of the videos you download, which is a nice feature. You can select the Standard quality if your tablet is low on space, and High quality if you want to enjoy the best offline video quality. You can check the quality and size of each video by going to “My Downloads.”
Think About Getting More Storage Space
Since Amazon Kindle Fire comes with Amazon Prime by default, you will probably use both apps to catch up on your favorite TV shows and movies. But if you like binge-watching TV shows offline, or if you want to watch a string of movies on your way to work and back, you should think about expanding the memory of your device.
Amazon Kindle Fire either has 32 or 64 GB of space. Video games and other apps will probably take up half of that space, so you’re going to have to think twice before you download anything from Netflix or Amazon Prime. Having to delete something you wanted to watch later can be very frustrating. However, you can get a microSD card and expand your storage space, so you have enough room for everything.
Enjoy Your Favorite Movies on the Go
Now that you know how to link up your Netflix account to your Amazon Kindle Fire tablet, you’re ready to download all of your favorite movies and TV shows and watch them later, far away from any kind of internet connection. You can surprise your friends and family members with a good film on your camping or fishing trips.
Which service do you prefer, Amazon Prime or Netflix? Have you tried watching Netflix movies on your Amazon Kindle Fire tablet? Tell us in the comment section below.