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Plex on Kindle Fire Freetime cannot access SD Card

scottlindnerscottlindner Posts: 27Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
edited March 2017 in Android (mobile)

I have read a bunch of discussions on this that seem to have stopped last Fall. Presumably due to a solution that I cannot find. I have Plex on my son's Kindle Fire and put in an SD Card to sync movies with Plex. When I run Plex on the Fire directly I can set the external storage for sync but when inside Freetime I can only select internal storage which is so insufficient I cannot sync even one movie. I need to use Freetime for my younger son.

I tried moving Plex to external storage hoping that would allow it to sync to the storage it is on but it still only shows internal storage as a sync option.

Is there a solution to use Plex to sync to external storage on a Kindle Fire when running in Freetime?

I am a lifetime Plex Pass subscriber if that matters at all.


  • Eldon McGuinnessEldon McGuinness Posts: 143Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    From the last time that I investigated this issue there is not a solution to this and it has to do with how Amazon limits access to the SD card any free time setup.

    I tired of this issue myself too and instead sideload Cyanogen on to the device and use the other applications to limit what the user could do.

  • scottlindnerscottlindner Posts: 27Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    That is what I expected to hear. I was just hoping there was something I didn't find that makes this easy.

    I don't want to run an alternate ROM on this device so I will likely root it and use symbolic links. I don't mind downloading the cached media from the non-Freetime account to get by the storage size check. I wonder if there are any issues with rooting the Kindle Fire.

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