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Kindle fire and on board movies

Blr
New Arrival

Does anyone know how to download the onboard movies onto my kindle fire?  I can't seem to find a way to get it on my kindle .  Thanks

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Re: Kindle fire and on board movies

DfDrPepper_23
Active Member

@Blr

 

If you are talking about downloading from southwest airplane's router? Naw, it doesn't work for the most of times. I would suggest that you download from your home computer to kindle.

 

I normally use my laptop to watch the dvd or download files from my home internet whilist on flight. I have previously had some hassle with in-flight internet and none of this works. Don't know why it does not work at all times.

 

However, I found this link in which appears to be few years old. Hope this will helps you, here is the links: https://petergreenberg.com/2015/05/06/how-to-download-movies-tablet/

Re: Kindle fire and on board movies

elijahbrantley
Rising Star

It should work with the onboard player app that has to be downloaded ahead of time. Read all about it here: https://www.southwest.com/html/travel-experience/in-the-air.html

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Re: Kindle fire and on board movies

Kluger
New Arrival

Do I have to have the Southwest App in order to watch In-flight movies and TV?  I was able to download the Airtime player but my Kindle Fire 10 does not support the Southwest App for some reason.

 

Thank you for any help!

 

Kim

Re: Kindle fire and on board movies

dfwskier
Rising Star

@Kluger wrote:

Do I have to have the Southwest App in order to watch In-flight movies and TV?  I was able to download the Airtime player but my Kindle Fire 10 does not support the Southwest App for some reason.

 

Thank you for any help!

 

Kim


You should be able to make it work. No you don't need the southwest app.

 

Open a browser and log on to getconnected.southwest.com. Pick you choice of entertainment, and the Airtime player should work.

Re: Kindle fire and on board movies

chgoflyer
Top Contributor

Unfortunately, you need the Southwest app for movies and on-demand TV shows. Live TV works via any recent browser. The onboard player isn't needed anymore.

 

https://www.southwest.com/wifi/

Re: Kindle fire and on board movies

dfwskier
Rising Star

@chgoflyer wrote:

Unfortunately, you need the Southwest app for movies and on-demand TV shows. Live TV works via any recent browser. The onboard player isn't needed anymore.

 

https://www.southwest.com/wifi/


I don't think that is right, chgoflyer. I use a chromebook (great 11 hour battery life) which is absent the SW app, and I have no problem accessing any of the entertainment offerings.

Re: Kindle fire and on board movies

chgoflyer
Top Contributor

@dfwskier wrote:

@chgoflyer wrote:

Unfortunately, you need the Southwest app for movies and on-demand TV shows. Live TV works via any recent browser. The onboard player isn't needed anymore.

 

https://www.southwest.com/wifi/


I don't think that is right, chgoflyer. I use a chromebook (great 11 hour battery life) which is absent the SW app, and I have no problem accessing any of the entertainment offerings.


 

Ok, good to know. I'm only going by what Southwest has posted on their website and printed on the inflight menu cards, and what I've seen reported. Perhaps someone with a Kindle Fire can give us some info based on their experience? 

 

 

Re: Kindle fire and on board movies

dfwskier
Rising Star

Southwest's in fl;ght mvies are streamed to your device. I don't think you can "downlioad" the movies (for future use).

 

For instructions on making a device streaming capable or determining whether or not it is capable see elijah's  post above.

Re: Kindle fire and on board movies

drankin001
New Arrival

Hi,

 

I'm pretty sure there is no way to watch the free movies with a Kindle.  I am also a Kindle user and have used my Kindle for several years to watch movies when flying southwest.  Southwest recently changed how the movies are streamed and now require a plugin (the southwest website specifically says the southwest.com app is now required to be installed on the device) that is not available to the Kindle.  Best option is to download content ahead of time or use the live TV (TV still works with Kindle, just not movies).

I'm trying to get additional detail from Southwest customer service.  I opened a support ticket but they sent me a response about iHeartRadio and closed the ticket :-(