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Kindle fire and on board movies

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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

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@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/

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Re: Kindle fire and on board movies

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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

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

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@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.

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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/

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@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.

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@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? 

 

 

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Re: Kindle fire and on board movies

New Arrival

This is not true for watching current movie offerings on SW flights.

 

To watch the current movies provided by SW, the SW app is required. The SW app is not available on even the newest Fire tablets, or earlier Android tablets.

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The SW app is required to watch SW's onboard movies, and it must be downloaded before flight.

 

However, the SW app isn't compatible with even the newest gen of Fire tablets.