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How to use Amazon Fire TV without the Internet

Amazon Fire Stick is a tiny device that plugs into one of your TV’s HDMI ports and turns it into a Smart TV. Through this gadget, made in the form of a flash drive, you can watch streaming video services Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Prime, etc. Usually, users use the Fire Stick with the help of Wi-Fi. However, if you have an unstable Internet connection or no Wi-Fi connection at all, it’s logical to ask how to use Fire Stick without it.

How you use it without the Internet

Any streaming device can be used without Wi-Fi as long as it has an Ethernet port. However, the thing is that most of them, including the Amazon Fire TV Stick, don’t have such a port. To use the Fire Stick without Wi-Fi, you can turn on a hotspot from your smartphone or download videos to watch offline. But even for the methods above, you need the Internet.

How many there are ways to use Amazon Fire Stick without internet

As mentioned above, you’ll need to be connected to the Internet anyway, in order to download streaming platforms and channels. If you know what streaming platforms are, then you understand that to use them, you’ll also need the Internet. So when using the Amazon Fire Stick, you can’t rule out an Internet connection. The Amazon Fire Stick can only be used without an internet connection if you have previously downloaded content to your device. That’s almost the only way you’ll have offline access to watch this or that. If you exclude this option, you’ll need an Internet connection to use streaming services and channels. There are some examples of how you can use it without the internet:

How to download content on Fire Stick with Kodi

Kodi is a popular streaming platform. This service allows you to download videos to your Fire Stick. This is possible because the Fire Stick has 8 GB of local memory. 5 GB of that can be used to save downloaded videos. Looking at these figures, it becomes clear that you won’t be able to download whole libraries of movies, and that at best you can download a few pieces for backup. Here you can see how to do it:

  1. From the Fire TV Stick home screen, select Settings.
  2. After that, locate “Device and Developer Options”. Go there.
  3. At the line “Allow apps from unknown sources” set to “On”.
  4. Then go back to the Home screen.
  5. Use “Search” to find and select “Downloader” to install.
  6. After opening it, allow it to access your photos, media, and files.
  7. The Downloader will ask for a URL, add “http://kodi.tv/download” and click “Go”.
  8. Choose the latest version of the Kodi app and install it.
  9. Go back to the Fire TV Home screen.
  10. Go to “Your apps and games”.
  11. Find “Kodi” but don’t launch it.
  12. On the PC or laptop where all your media files are, install Kodi.
  13. Go to “Kodi” on the computer.
  14. Go to the Settings labeled with the gear icon.
  15. Locate and select “Service Settings” and, inside it, then “UPnP/DLNA”.
  16. Switch “Share My Libraries and All Settings” to “On”.
  17. After that, open the “Kodi” app on your Fire TV Stick.
  18. From the left menu, select “Files” and “Add Video”.
  19. Select “Browse” then select “UPnP Devices”.
  20. Next, select “Video Library” and confirm by clicking “OK”.

If necessary, rename the library and review it to play your movie.

How to project or mirror devices onto Fire Stick

One option for using the Fire TV Stick without an Internet connection is to project or mirror devices onto it. This is possible if you have a working local network. Here’s how exactly this can be done if you’re using a Windows 10 device:

  1. Open the Action Center, located in the bottom right corner of the screen. You’ll see a window on the right with several functions.
  2. Among them, find the “Expand” function and click on it. You’ll see the full set of functions available in the Action Center.
  3. Next, click on the “Project” button.
  4. Select “Connect to wireless display”.
  5. If your Fire TV Stick connected to the same local network as your PC or laptop, it will then be available as a projection device. Select it.

Then the mirroring page will appear on your Fire TV Stick screen.

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