That’s right! You heard it here first – Plex for Android is now on Amazon’s Kindle Fire.
It was an early morning maybe 2 weeks ago when our CEO first got his Kindle Fire, and it also happened to be the morning of my birthday. I woke up to find not one, but four email messages from him. Could it be four happy birthday emails? Or maybe I was in deep trouble – he’d found out that I’d pilfered the mac and cheese from the company fridge. I was incredibly relieved when I found out that all the excitement was about the Kindle Fire.
Needless to say – any plans I had for the day were completely shot. I was at Best Buy at opening time and walked out 5 minutes later with a shiny new Kindle Fire. It’s an awesome device, and the great news is that it works with Plex out of the box. There are a couple small things you’ll want to do to optimize performance:
First you’ll need to alter the Secondary Player in Advanced Settings to use the OpenGL player. When you’re done the settings should look like this:
Next you’ll want to change the local and remote quality settings to something like this to start with (feel free to tweak from here):
Note that a patch release is in Amazon’s hands now and it will take care of these things automagically for you – but if you’re purchasing within the next couple days – please do make sure to check these settings!
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