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Offline Darryl Francis
05 Jan 2013, 12:13 AM | Post: #1

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Channel 4OD on Kindle Fire????

Can I get my Kindle Fire HD to watch live/catchup Channel 4 tv programs?

When I try to run a programme from 4OD, I get a warning message that I need to upgrade my Flash player. But when I try to do this, there isn't a version corresponding to the Kindle Fire's operating system.

I've searched the web, and there are various complicated messages saying this can be done, but by downloading something called Dolphin, and using that. Can anyone be more specific about exactly what needs to be done?

And finally, can I watch ITV player on my Kindle Fire? Does that need Flash player or something enitrely different?

Thanks in advance.
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Offline Ange
05 Jan 2013, 01:01 PM | Post: #2

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RE: Channel 4OD on Kindle Fire????

(05 Jan 2013 12:13 AM)Darryl Francis Wrote:  Can I get my Kindle Fire HD to watch live/catchup Channel 4 tv programs?

When I try to run a programme from 4OD, I get a warning message that I need to upgrade my Flash player. But when I try to do this, there isn't a version corresponding to the Kindle Fire's operating system.

I've searched the web, and there are various complicated messages saying this can be done, but by downloading something called Dolphin, and using that. Can anyone be more specific about exactly what needs to be done?

And finally, can I watch ITV player on my Kindle Fire? Does that need Flash player or something enitrely different?

Thanks in advance.

TVcatchup (no space) is now available for Kindle Fire HD which will give access to live TV. Just search the app store. Don't know why it's called catchup though!
Offline woryem
23 Jan 2013, 08:59 AM | Post: #3

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RE: Channel 4OD on Kindle Fire????

Darryl,

Snap. I have the same problem with flash "update" for ITV and Ch4.

I was initially encouraged by Googling the topic on my PC laptop, but it turned out to be not only a universal common problem, but also a nightmare to apply as directed there. Try YouTube for a walk through demo, but make sure you wear your anorak with the hood up to stand any chance to make it work.

Very poor effort from Amazon/Kindle. 0 out of 10 mark. Intuitive use ? Gollocks. It's like the Sat Nav on my car or the DAB radio. A triumph of design over engineering. You have to pull off the road to change or set them/change channels, etc.

Even the BBC iPlayer has a reduced poor selection.

All this does is reinforce my initial fears that a Nexus would have been a better choice. Instead I have paid £210 for what turns out to be an expensive frisbie.
Offline beckybturner
27 Jan 2013, 12:58 AM | Post: #4

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RE: Channel 4OD on Kindle Fire????

Hey Darryl,

I've just been googling to find out how to get 4od, and came across this youtube video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LF3VCtn4jVM

You basically need to download the web browser dolphin, an app called ES File Explorer app, and then you can download Adobe Flashplayer, which will let you watch 4od and itv player online!
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27 Jan 2013, 07:35 AM | Post: #5

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RE: Channel 4OD on Kindle Fire????

(23 Jan 2013 08:59 AM)woryem Wrote:  Darryl,

Snap. I have the same problem with flash "update" for ITV and Ch4.

I was initially encouraged by Googling the topic on my PC laptop, but it turned out to be not only a universal common problem, but also a nightmare to apply as directed there. Try YouTube for a walk through demo, but make sure you wear your anorak with the hood up to stand any chance to make it work.

Very poor effort from Amazon/Kindle. 0 out of 10 mark. Intuitive use ? Gollocks. It's like the Sat Nav on my car or the DAB radio. A triumph of design over engineering. You have to pull off the road to change or set them/change channels, etc.

Even the BBC iPlayer has a reduced poor selection.

All this does is reinforce my initial fears that a Nexus would have been a better choice. Instead I have paid £210 for what turns out to be an expensive frisbie.
I think you would have had the same problems - It is Adobe that are not giving out any more licences for Flash - so it wouldnt really matter what tablet you bought, none would support Flash.
Offline Suzie Sue
12 Jun 2013, 04:55 PM | Post: #6

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RE: Channel 4OD on Kindle Fire????

I found none of this would work on my kindle. But I have found an app which lets you watch most freeview channels live. Go to app store and downloads Tv catch up. Great app Smile Hope this helps some people.
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Offline disleydog
13 Jun 2013, 02:04 PM | Post: #7

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RE: Channel 4OD on Kindle Fire????

as posted back in January
Offline woryem
17 Jun 2013, 04:12 PM | Post: #8

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RE: Channel 4OD on Kindle Fire????

(23 Jan 2013 08:59 AM)woryem Wrote: Wrote:  Darryl,

Snap. I have the same problem with flash "update" for ITV and Ch4.

I was initially encouraged by Googling the topic on my PC laptop, but it turned out to be not only a universal common problem, but also a nightmare to apply as directed there. Try YouTube for a walk through demo, but make sure you wear your anorak with the hood up to stand any chance to make it work.

Very poor effort from Amazon/Kindle. 0 out of 10 mark. Intuitive use ? Gollocks. It's like the Sat Nav on my car or the DAB radio. A triumph of design over engineering. You have to pull off the road to change or set them/change channels, etc.

Even the BBC iPlayer has a reduced poor selection.

All this does is reinforce my initial fears that a Nexus would have been a better choice. Instead I have paid £210 for what turns out to be an expensive frisbie.
I was just about to post a reply to say that this member really knows what its about, when I noticed the poster was me. ah well ....
Offline Itsalright
07 Jan 2016, 11:07 PM | Post: #9

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RE: Channel 4OD on Kindle Fire????

I have tried to use the channel 4od app, but after I have downloaded a programme it freezes half way through and won't play the rest of the download. Does anyone else have this problem?
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