If you own a Fire tablet and want to stream content from it to your TV, you’ll need to make sure you’re invested in Amazon’s hardware ecosystem. This is because Fire tablets run on a forked version of Android 5.0 Lollipop, which means you won’t have access to most Android features, including Google’s Cast service.
Instead, all mirroring with your Fire tablet will have to use Amazon’s Fire TV as a receiver. Unfortunately, Fire OS used to have two distinct versions of display mirroring, but this feature has become more limited in recent years.
However, you can still cast content from your tablet to your Fire TV using Amazon’s own casting feature. Simply sign both devices into the same Amazon account, select the media you want to share, and tap the “Watch on Fire TV” button instead of “Watch Now.”
While this official second screen experience works well, it’s not a full display mirroring option, and some may find it limiting. Additionally, newer Amazon tablets from 2016 onwards no longer have the display mirroring option in their settings menus.
But, there is a workaround. By installing the Play Store onto your Fire tablet, you can download the Google Home app and cast your screen to a Chromecast plugged into your TV. However, the picture quality may not be perfect, and the app warns that your device isn’t supported.
If you want to learn more about how to stream video from your Kindle Fire to your TV, check out this guide. And, if you’re interested in more tech-related tips and tricks, be sure to explore the Tech Junky YouTube channel.