How to Set up Amazon Fire TV (2) to Play 4K Movies
Since launch, Fire TV has become the #1 best-selling Amazon device category. And now, Amazon is making those best-selling products even better. Introducing the next generation of Fire TV—the new Amazon Fire TV with support for 4K Ultra HD. Absolutely, you will have the pleasure of using an Amazon Fire TV (2) for enjoyment any movie files you want. If you got some 4K H.265 movies, why not add 4K H.265 to Amazon Fire TV (2) for playback?
At first, read Amazon Fire TV (2) Content Format Supported:
Video: H.263, H.264, MPEG4-SP, VC1
Audio: AAC, AC-3, E-AC-3, HE-A, PCM, MP3
H.265/HEVC 4K movie is not included here. So, how to prepare your 4K H.265 videos for playback on Amazon Fire TV (2)? Luckily, there’s a workaround that can make your 4K H.265 movies playable on Amazon Fire TV (2) – Encode H.265/HEVC videos with 4K resolution to H.264 MP4 videos for Amazon Fire TV (2).
Therefore, an H.265 to Amazon Fire TV (2) converter is needed. Here Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate can do you this favor. Just load your files into this app, it will decoder H.265 videos and then you can choose a proper format which can be supported by Amazon Fire TV (2). Then you can stream converted videos into Amazon Fire TV (2) without any problem. It supports batch conversion, so you can convert multiple files at a time, which will save you a lot of time. Also if your videos are 4K and you want to maintain the 4K quality, you can realize it by adjust its Size (pix). For Mac users, please turn to 4K Ultra HD Video Converter Mac. (Read review to learn more functions)
Download the best H.265/HEVC 4K Converter:
– Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.cn/blu-ray-video-converter-ultimate/
– Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-Video-Converter-Ultimate/3000-2194_4-75938564.html
Streaming 4K H.265 to Amazon Fire TV (2)
Step 1. Add 4K H.265 videos
Run the 4K H.265 Video Converter program and click “Add video” button to select the 4K H.265 files you want to import. You can also directly drag the video files to the program for conversion.
Step 2. Choose right output format
Click Format bar and choose H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4) from “Common Video” as the target format. It is the most common video format for Amazon Fire TV (2). Or choose a TV supported format if you want to stream movie to HD TV via Fire TV(2).
Tip 1: Adjust the video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video & Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the “Settings” button on the main interface for getting the best quality.
Note: If you want to get original 4K resolution, just keep the video size as original. If you don’t want to spend long time streaming a 4k video to Fire TV(2), you can downsize your 4K to 1080p if you need.
Tip 2: To touch up 4K H.265 files as you like, click “Edit selected task” button to open the powerful video editor. It allows you to crop the video frame, split video into small segments, change visual effects, add subtitles/watermarks and more.
Step 3. Start conversion
After all necessary settings, click “Start conversion” to start the 4K H.265 to Fire TV (2) video conversion. When the conversion completes, you can click Open button to get the output videos. Now transfer the converted H.265/HEVC 4K video files to your Amazon Fire TV (2) for playing. Just enjoy.
How to Set Up Amazon Fire TV (2) For Playing Movies
It’s very easy to set up Fire TV. For watching online Channels or the content purchased from Amazon store, you can simply set up the Fire TV (2) with 3 steps only.
Step 1. Connect Fire TV (2) to your HDTV via HDMI Connection
Step 2. Connect Fire TV (2) to the ineternet, then login with your Amazon account to play something you purchased on Amazon.
Step 3. Now, you can enjoy anything on Amazon Fire TV with big screen freely.
Here is a guide on getting started with Amazon Fire TV.
Amazon Fire TV (2) works as a media steaming device, it can also stream all contents stored on Amazon tablets. So to watch the converted movies more easily, we can transfer the movies to Amazon Kinle Fire HD or other tablets at first. However, some people don’t have Amazon tablets on hand, then we will recommend you install Plex server to transfer the movies to Amazon Fire TV (2).
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