1. jstwondrng's Avatar
    All,

    I am considering getting the Amazon Fire TV device, however, I'm concerned 8gbs of storage isn't enough. Since it has a USB connector in the rear, do you think it can support external HDDs?

    J
    04-15-2014 01:22 PM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I guess a good question would be what would take up that much space?
    04-15-2014 01:34 PM
  3. dpham00's Avatar
    All,

    I am considering getting the Amazon Fire TV device, however, I'm concerned 8gbs of storage isn't enough. Since it has a USB connector in the rear, do you think it can support external HDDs?

    J
    The USB port doesn't support anything at this time.



    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    04-15-2014 02:18 PM
  4. Meisiek's Avatar
    That is not correct. Take a look at

    Amazon Fire TV - XBMC

    Keyboards, mice and game controller are working. But unfortunately no support for hard drives and USB sticks.
    04-16-2014 02:18 AM
  5. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Something isn't right here, as the screenshot appears to be from the user manual.

    From a Liquid Nexus 5
    04-16-2014 09:02 AM
  6. jstwondrng's Avatar
    That is not correct. Take a look at

    Amazon Fire TV - XBMC

    Keyboards, mice and game controller are working. But unfortunately no support for hard drives and USB sticks.
    Thanks for the info! Still interested in purchasing it.

    J

    - - - Updated - - -

    There are games and apps that almost top 1gb. That would use up the 8gb of space quickly.

    J
    04-16-2014 09:10 AM
  7. dpham00's Avatar
    8gb...usable to the consumer? Or total including system?

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    04-16-2014 04:18 PM
  8. dpham00's Avatar
    That is not correct. Take a look at

    Amazon Fire TV - XBMC

    Keyboards, mice and game controller are working. But unfortunately no support for hard drives and USB sticks.
    Have people actually used it? If So then the manual is wrong. I thought that keyboard etc is coming soon but not currently supported? Then again I haven't really followed this, so maybe a new development

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    04-16-2014 04:20 PM
  9. jstwondrng's Avatar
    Have people actually used it? If So then the manual is wrong. I thought that keyboard etc is coming soon but not currently supported? Then again I haven't really followed this, so maybe a new development

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    I just purchased it last night and I'll see if I can attach a keyboard to it today.

    J
    04-18-2014 11:12 AM
  10. dpham00's Avatar
    I just purchased it last night and I'll see if I can attach a keyboard to it today.

    J
    Any luck?

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    04-22-2014 08:37 AM
  11. jstwondrng's Avatar
    Any luck?

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    Sorry, didn't get the chance to see if it worked or not. I'll try tonight and post my findings. I have been able to pair the MOGA controller to it without any issues. Perfect for gaming.

    J
    04-22-2014 08:49 AM
  12. jstwondrng's Avatar
    Any luck?

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    Ok, so I finally got around to checking if I could connect a keyboard to the Amazon Fire. I didn't try a bluetooth keyboard (batteries died) but I was successful using a wireless keyboard! It worked flawlessly and I didn't have to do any configurations. I plugged the wireless USB sensor into the USB port and voila! Worked! This weekend I'll try the bluetooth keyboard. Stay tuned

    J
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    04-25-2014 07:59 AM
  13. dpham00's Avatar
    Thanks for the update. Did you try a flash drive to see what happens?

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    04-25-2014 09:31 AM
  14. jstwondrng's Avatar
    Thanks for the update. Did you try a flash drive to see what happens?

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    No, but I will. Another busy weekend. I did try the bluetooth keyboard (Apple) but didn't pair. Even though it is from Apple, I have had success pairing it with my Android tablet.

    J
    04-28-2014 09:05 AM
  15. kremo's Avatar
    Anyone figured out a way how to use USB flash drives? 8GB is really not that much of a space, specailly that not all of them is available for use. I connected a USB drive and nothing happens. I would be more happy with my fire TV if I could play my own videos from a hard drive or flash drive rather then upload them to amazon cloud.
    11-06-2014 05:20 AM
  16. jstwondrng's Avatar
    Anyone figured out a way how to use USB flash drives? 8GB is really not that much of a space, specailly that not all of them is available for use. I connected a USB drive and nothing happens. I would be more happy with my fire TV if I could play my own videos from a hard drive or flash drive rather then upload them to amazon cloud.
    It's almost like they have given up providing updates to this device. I heard there was a recent one for tablet game support, but that's about it. Mine is collecting dust on the entertainment stand.

    J
    11-11-2014 09:29 AM

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