How to play files larger than 4GB off the Fire TV’s FAT32 USB storage in Kodi

Since the Amazon Fire TV will only accept FAT32 USB Drives, you can’t store files larger than 4GB on a drive that the Fire Tv can read. This poses a problem since many high definition video files are larger than 4GB in size. There is actually a simple solution to this problem. Kodi has the ability to detect split RAR files as a single video file. All you need to do is split your larger video files with a RAR utility before moving them to your USB drive. This guide will show you how to do that on both a Mac and Windows computer. Read more ›

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How to partially or entirely move Kodi data to external USB or MicroSD storage

The Fire TV’s support for external storage is great, but it has one major flaw. You cannot move an apps “data” files to external storage. You can only move the app itself. For the case of Kodi, its “data” files include the vast majority of the storage space it uses. Luckily, Kodi supports advanced features which allow you to reassign where it stores its data files. Through these advanced settings, you can move all of Kodi’s data files to external storage. This guide will show you how to move all of Kodi’s data files to external storage, or if you prefer, just Kodi’s thumbnail directory. Read more ›

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What to do if the Amazon Fire TV only sees a small portion of a USB drive

If the Amazon Fire TV is only seeing 197MB or other small amount of a larger connected USB drive, it’s likely because the USB drive has a hidden partition. You may think the USB drive has only one partition, but it likely has a second hidden partition if the Fire TV is only seeing it as a small drive with less than a gigabyte of space. The most common way to end up with a hidden partition, like an EFI system partition, is by using the drive to install an operating system like Windows. Since the Fire TV mounts the first partition it detects, it’s mounting the small hidden partition and ignoring the rest of the USB drive. To fix this, all you need to do is delete the hidden partition. To do so, simply follow this guide.

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Everything you need to know about USB Storage with the Amazon Fire TV

The latest Amazon Fire TV update has added official support for external USB storage. This new feature has raised a lot of questions about what types of drives will work with the Fire TV and what can be done with an attached drive. Read on to learn all about the Fire TV’s new USB storage support. Read more ›

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