How to Use Second Screen on an Amazon Fire Tablet

Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • How to make use of your Fire Tablet's 'Second Screen' feature to cast video from your tablet to your Fire TV.

1 What is Second Screen?

What is Second Screen?

You can use the Second Screen feature to connect your Fire tablet to the Amazon Video app on your Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick. With Second Screen, your TV acts as the primary viewing screen, while your Fire tablet goes into companion mode. You can then use your tablet as a remote to control video playback, or as a customized display for X-ray so you can learn more about the movie or TV show you're watching. You can also quickly browse the web, view your email, and more.

Requirements:

  • A Fire Tablet running Fire OS 2.0 or greater.
  • A compatible TV or media streaming device: Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Edition Television.
  • Make sure your Fire Tablet and Second Screen device are turned on, registered to the same Amazon account, and connected to the internet. You can use separate wireless, Wi-Fi, or wired Internet connections, as long as the Second Screen device and the tablet can both connect to the internet at the same time.

2 Cast Video Using Second Screen

  1. From your Fire tablet, tap Amazon Video Store.
    Amazon Video Store icon highlighted Fire tablet screen
  2. Use the Search bar to look for the movie or TV show you would like to stream.
    Search symbol highlighted in mobile app
  3. From the video details, tap the Watch on TV button.
    Video landing page in mobile app
  4. Select the TV you wish to stream to.
    Second screen device selection

    If you see Offline next to the device, make sure the Amazon Video application is open on that device, then try again.

  5. After a few seconds, your movie or TV show will begin to play on your TV. You can control the movie or TV show using the tablet as a companion device.
    Streaming video from tablet to TV
  6. When you're finished watching, tap the Second Screen icon again, and then select your Fire tablet to end playback on your connected device.

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In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • How to make use of your Fire Tablet's 'Second Screen' feature to cast video from your tablet to your Fire TV.

What is Second Screen?

You can use the Second Screen feature to connect your Fire tablet to the Amazon Video app on your Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick. With Second Screen, your TV acts as the primary viewing screen, while your Fire tablet goes into companion mode. You can then use your tablet as a remote to control video playback, or as a customized display for X-ray so you can learn more about the movie or TV show you're watching. You can also quickly browse the web, view your email, and more.

Requirements:

  • A Fire Tablet running Fire OS 2.0 or greater.
  • A compatible TV or media streaming device: Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Edition Television.
  • Make sure your Fire Tablet and Second Screen device are turned on, registered to the same Amazon account, and connected to the internet. You can use separate wireless, Wi-Fi, or wired Internet connections, as long as the Second Screen device and the tablet can both connect to the internet at the same time.
  1. From your Fire tablet, tap Amazon Video Store.
    Amazon Video Store icon highlighted Fire tablet screen
  2. Use the Search bar to look for the movie or TV show you would like to stream.
    Search symbol highlighted in mobile app
  3. From the video details, tap the Watch on TV button.
    Video landing page in mobile app
  4. Select the TV you wish to stream to.
    Second screen device selection

    If you see Offline next to the device, make sure the Amazon Video application is open on that device, then try again.

  5. After a few seconds, your movie or TV show will begin to play on your TV. You can control the movie or TV show using the tablet as a companion device.
    Streaming video from tablet to TV
  6. When you're finished watching, tap the Second Screen icon again, and then select your Fire tablet to end playback on your connected device.
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