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I have been trying for awhile now to find a way to be able to stream videos and such from my PC to either my Kindle fire HD or my android smart phone.. I've seen some apps advertised for the phone... but I am not real savvy when it comes to this kind of stuff... I know plenty about PCs and how to build, maintain, etc... but when it comes to tablets and phones.. I am clueless...

I have a decent wifi connection.. and just wanna be able to stream movies etc from the computer through my kindle fire HD

thanks in advance!
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I have been trying for awhile now to find a way to be able to stream videos and such from my PC to either my Kindle fire HD or my android smart phone.. I've seen some apps advertised for the phone... but I am not real savvy when it comes to this kind of stuff... I know plenty about PCs and how to build, maintain, etc... but when it comes to tablets and phones.. I am clueless...

I have a decent wifi connection.. and just wanna be able to stream movies etc from the computer through my kindle fire HD

thanks in advance!
There's a Couple apps that can do that.
Splashtop is a Remote Desktop streamer that lets you access your computer via a remote session, thus allowing you to view anything on it. But it drains your battery and can be clunky on slower wifi networks.

Tonido is a really cool app that sets your computer as a cloud storage device allowing you to stream content directly to your ios devices as well as android devices. Give that a try, it works incredibly well and the battery drain isn't all that bad .
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Ok that takes care of the phone.. how about the Kindle?
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Ok that takes care of the phone.. how about the Kindle?
Well if it's the new gen that uses fire os, I think you are SOL because of a lack of google play. Unless the amazon app store has tonido or splashtop as well (I doubt it) the only possibly thing you could do is root it and add google play. I'm not even sure that it possible..if it was, it would be difficult.
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Well if it's the new gen that uses fire os, I think you are SOL because of a lack of google play. Unless the amazon app store has tonido or splashtop as well (I doubt it) the only possibly thing you could do is root it and add google play. I'm not even sure that it possible..if it was, it would be difficult.

ok thanks... i guess if i want to watch flicks on my kindle.. I'll just have to put em on the SD card for now
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If you just want to access videos then Samba (network folder sharing) is the easiest way. Setup network sharing with the folder that has all of your videos in it then install ES File Explorer (its on the Amazon store too) and go to the LAN tab and add your PC (set it up manually using IP + user/pass, since hostname is buggy and anonymous access is simply broken on windows).

You should be able to access the folder as if it were on the device itself, and open the videos in the player of your choice.
    
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The best way to stream multimedia content from your pc to your android device, is to use dlna software. Install Samsung allshare on your pc and BubbleUPnp on your android device and you should be able to stream all your multimedia files from/to your pc to/from your Android device.
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I've had great luck with a program called PLEX. My old roomate has an mini itx server set up with all his movies and TVs on it and I stream them often. I use it in web browsers on my pc and windows 8 tablet, as well as through the PLEX app on my Windows Phone. It looks like they have apps for iPhone, Android, Windows, Kindle Android as well as a lot of set-top boxes.

The only draw back is that since there's no cloud storage you will need have your server up and running to be able to access your content so if you don't have a dedicated server you'd have to have your desktop turned on and connected to the internet, via LAN would be best.

I stream over wifi and 4G LTE and the performance and quality are quite good. There are some occasional hang ups in the app, but that's to be expected with mobile devices it seems. It's very usable and it sounds like it would be the perfect solution to fit your needs.

Good upload speeds from your ISP would help a lot. I think the apps are like $4.99 depending on the device, well worth it in my opinion on how well it works.
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Serviio on PC, BubbleUPnP on you device....you can then stream your media from PC to Android device while also streaming media fom your PC to a HD tv via the Android device..
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You should be able to access the folder as if it were on the device itself, and open the videos in the player of your choice.tc1yGG
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