Cast Any Video Audio to Fire TV Stick

If you want a set-top box that you can neatly hide behind your television, then the Amazon Fire TV Stick is the device for you. This USB-stick sized device offers a similar level of functionality to the larger Amazon’s Fire TV set-top box, albeit limited to Full HD 1080p resolution. In terms of content, you’ll find just about everything here: Netflix, YouTube and Spotify, while Amazon’s Prime Instant Video basically sits at the head of the proverbial table. Want to cast video or audio stored on your local computer to Fire TV Stick streaming to your large TV? The following article will show you how to make that realized.

How to cast local video/audio to Fire TV Stick?

As a matter of fact, there are a bunch of apps that are capable of cast local video to a big screen through Amazon’s HDMI dongle. but when taking overall ease-of-use, simplicity, interface design, and extra features all those points into consideration, Plex is the clear winner.

Vimu Media Player is another option, but you will have to pay for it and set up your own UPnP/DLNA server separately.

VLC for Fire is also capable of picking up local files made available on a home network and it has perfect support for all the most common file types.

There’s also the impressive Kodi media software (previously XBMC), which provides a ton of useful functionality but is tricky to configure. To start, you need to sideload the app onto your device then add your computer’s media library as a source to get all your content available on the Fire TV Stick. If you want to give it a go, full instructions are available on the Kodi wiki portal.

Cast unsupported video/audio to Fire TV Stick

Before using above listed application to stream local video to Fire TV Stick, you should convert unsupported video/audio to Fire TV Stick readable file formats listed below:









If the video or audio files that you try to cast to Fire TV Stick is not included in the list above, you will need to perform a format transcoding process. Here, you can easily make the conversion with a simple to use application called Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate (review), which can powerfully convert digital video with virtually any file formats and also commercial Blu-ray/DVD to Fire TV stick playable H.264 AVI, MPEG-4 MP4 or MPEG-4 M4V file formats.

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To get better output video and audio quality, you can flexibly adjust the output profile parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like. If the source video uses an aspect ratio that doesn’t match with your TV display screen aspect ratio, you can change the output aspect ratio to make it adapt with your TV using the program’s built-in crop function.

Our program is pretty simple to use, it features an intuitive and easy to navigate interface, you can complete the whole conversion process with just few clicks. In addition, it is an ad-free program and doesn’t feature any ads or bundled adware, therefore, just feel free to download and install it on your computer without required to install any unwanted application. What’s more, the program keeps constant update with with perfect support for the new Windows 10 and macOS Sierra and also their previous version, so you won’t get any OS incompatible issue.

For Mac users, you can download Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac(review) to fix Fire TV stick format playback issue on Mac OS X El Capitan or macOS Sierra.

Step by Step to Convert Local Video/Audio for Amazon Fire TV Stick TV Streaming

Step 1: Import local Video/Audio files.

Download the free trial version of the program. Launch it on your computer. Click “File” menu and select “Add Video/Audio” or click the “Add Video” button on the top tool bar to import local video/audio files into the program.

Load video/audio into the program

Step 2: Set output format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, choose one of Amazon Fire Stick compatible output format “MPEG-4 Movie(*.mp4)” under the “Common Video” category. You can also choose other formats according to your own needs

Output Fire Stick compatible format

Tips: Open “Profile Settings” window, here all the profile parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc are adjustable to facilitate you to make a balance between the video quality and the file size. Since the maximum streaming resolution for Fire TV Stick is 1080p, if you have a 4K video, you can compress 4K to 1080p or 720p by setting the output file resolution as 1920*1080 or much more resolution files.

Adjust output profile parameters

Step 3: Adjust output aspect ratio.

Open the “video editor” window, click the “Crop” tab. In the “Crop” window, switch to the “Advanced Mode”. To keep the cropped aspect ratio, there are several aspect ratios for you to choose from, including 16:10, 16:9, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2, and 2:1. Once you select a “Display aspect ratio”, the “green crop frame” will keep this ratio to crop video and you are able to preview the final effect in real time. If you want to keep the same aspect ratio in your final output files, do remember to set the Video “Size (pix)” in “Settings” section as the same ratio as display aspect ratio.

Adjust output aspect ratio

Step 4: Start the conversion process.

After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the conversion from any video/audio to Amazon Fire TV Stick supported format conversion process.

When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then you can smoothly stream converted files to your HD TV via Amazon Fire TV Stick.

Further Reading:
Solution to Make Amazon Fire TV Play MKV
Stream HD/4K Movies to Amazon Fire TV Stick 2
Play 4K Blu-ray on Amazon Fire TV with VLC or Kodi from USB Drive
Stream Local Video on Fire TV with VLC via USB drive
Watching Blu-ray movies on Amazon Fire TV via Plex Server on Synology

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