KINDLE FIRE 7 Questions

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  1. yongjin02

    yongjin02 Well Known GateFan

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    we got a great price on a f7 for our grand daughter to use

    she gets around on it for what she wants pretty well

    she is 3, uses youtube, can power it up, etc

    my question-that i cant get a answered (yet?) from the 'amazon community' is this:

    to download and save a YT video to the things memory the "make available offline" function- for when there is no wifi

    i found directions for an app for the older kindle but since 2012, that app is now the primary yt app for the f7

    no download to f7 function seems to be there

    anyone know if there is a way to do this?

    thanks
     
  2. Lord Ba'al

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    I don't know about Kindle and couldn't tell you about an app, but when I wish to download a youtube video on my PC I use the website ClipConverter.
     
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  3. yongjin02

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    apparently on the older kindles you could do this easily. idk, maybe you still can but it is difficult as maybe amazon is trying to push ppl to use their streaming service instead?
     
  4. Overmind One

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    I need more information. So, are you using the YT app or accessing it from a browser on the Kindle?
     
  5. yongjin02

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    the yt app
     
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  7. yongjin02

    yongjin02 Well Known GateFan

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    no
     
  8. Overmind One

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    Where did you get the browser? Was it the one included with the Kindle? Try going right to Google and downloading the mobile version if you can. Also, do you have the Play store installed on your Kindle?
     
  9. Joelist

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    This is FireOS so the only way to get Google stuff on it is sideloading an APK.

    What version of FireOS are we talking about?
     
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  10. Overmind One

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    You already know where I am going with this. :) Hopefully he will be able to root it and put Play on there. The APK method will only allow free apps.
     
  11. Joelist

    Joelist I'm showing this for a reason! Staff Member

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    FireOS is usually locked down at the bootloader to prevent rooting.
     
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  12. Twalet Brash

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    You can sideload just about any APK as long as you get your hands on one. For example, the Google Play store APK, if you know what you're doing:

    https://apkpure.com/google-play-store/com.android.vending

    Or, follow these steps:

    https://www.howtogeek.com/232726/how-to-install-the-google-play-store-on-your-amazon-fire-tablet/
     
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  15. yongjin02

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    i go on the browser and do that

    the app it came with is a mobile version but not the only one in the app store

    but i will go online and get another one

    are you speaking of google play?

    a big consideration as well is the ease of access-we are talking about a 3 yr old using this

    to be able to download vids is just an extra for things like in car use.
     
  16. yongjin02

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    disregard

    went to a kindle forum and found my answers without having my intelligence insulted

    but thanks anyhow
     
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  17. Azaliarazor

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    Pretty rude comment to someone you don't know. I happen to know Yongjin is insanely intelligent IRL. He is also, quite nice and has tact.

    Perhaps, this is something you might need to google yourself.

    OM, this is why people left the first time. Nobody will continue to come to a place to be insulted for no reason at all. There is freedom of speech and then their is cyber bullying.
     
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  18. Overmind One

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    I have to agree with you. I am going to go through and delete those obviously trolling comments. Thanks!
     
  19. Overmind One

    Overmind One GateFans Gatemaster Staff Member

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    I have been reading his posts, and about half of them seem to be trying to insult the people here. I have started deleting the overtly trolling comments already. :)
     
  20. Twalet Brash

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    Insult "people"? Who have I insulted? Did you not see your friend following me around calling me names?
     
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