Amazon Fire TV updates with support for external USB
The latest Amazon Fire TV update has added official support for external USB storage. The USB drives can be connected to Apple TV for storing apps and games. As for other usage, if you have Kodi app on your Amazon Fire TV, you can now use Kodi to play media that side-loaded onto the USB devices.
Play Any Local video on Fire TV on Kodi via USB storage
Although you can store any local video on USB storage that attached to Amazon Fire TV, however, Amazon also explicitly states that you can not access any media side-loaded onto the USB device. If you use Kodi to play media files, make sure that the video files stored on USB storage are included in Kodi supported file formats list.
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Trim/Merge/Crop/Watermark local videos
Before adding video movies to Kodi, you can do some simple video editing work to enhance your video viewing experience with Kodi 15/14. You can trim videos to remove unwanted parts, crop video file size to remove the black bars around the video, merge separate video clips into one, apply special color effect or add external subtitles to videos.
How to View Local Videos Stored on Amazon Fire TV Attached USB Storage Via Kodi?
Step 1: Import local video files.
Launch the application on your computer, click "File" > "Load Video/Audio" or "Load from Folder" to import local Movies files to the program.
Step 2: Choose proper format to watch local video files on Kodi.
Click "Format" bar, from its drop-down option, select to output Kodi best playable video formats by following "HD Video" > "H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)".
Step 3: Customize to output Kodi playable audio codec.
Click "Settings" to open "Profile" settings window, in "Audio" section, click "Codec" drop-down list, select Kodi playable AAC codec to output.
Step 4: Edit local video movies.
Select one item to active the "Video Editor" functions, click the pencil like icon on the main interface to open the "Video Editor" Window, you can play and preview the original video and output effects. Also you can flip video, trim, add special effect, reset, and adjust volume.
Step 4: Start the conversion.
Go back to the main UI and click "Convert"button to start local video to Kodi supported video audio format conversion process.
When the conversion is completed, insert the USB drive to your computer's USB port for transferring the converted files to your USB storage. Then attach the USB storage to Amazon Fire TV's USB port, you can find the file under the directory: /storage/extUsb to playback with the Kodi installed on Amazon Fire TV.
More Tips about Amazon Fire TV compatible USB Storage
1. USB drives formatted with a FAT32 file system. NTFS, exFAT, HFS, ext#,
2. USB drives that are 128GB or smaller.
3. High speed USB 3.0 drives is recommended for use with the Fire TV.
4.The USB type must be external SSD and spinning disc hard drives