This worked for me on 2 Fire HD Kids Edition tablets (Fire OS v5.6)
- Your tablet USB options are set to Media Device…can be changed from an adults (admin’s) profile.
- After plugging the tablet into your computer, the necessary USB drivers have been automatically installed. You can confirm this in the following steps.
- The SD card is already installed into the tablet and has been formatted/configured…basically it’s ready for use.
Make It Hap’n Cap’n:
Connect tablet to computer via USB.
Login to your child’s profile on the tablet. THIS IS THE KEY TO MAKING IT WORK!!
Open File Explorer on your computer.
Navigate to This PC > Fire > Storage Device
Create a new folder on the Storage Device called Movies and put any movie files that you want the kids to see in there.
Once finished, simply launch Plex from the kids profile. It would appear that Plex/Kids Profile can see the SD card, but perhaps in a “read-only” mode. It’s worth noting that I turned the WiFi connection OFF on my kids tablets while we were travelling on the plane, so Plex was only looking for Local and synced content.
Plex will also look inside subfolders and pull the “folder.jpg” artwork, so if you want to keep the cover art, just put each movie into it’s own folder (following the Plex recommending naming conventions) along with it’s associated cover art file.
I think what confuses people is that each account has it’s own permissions on the SD card. So, if you logged into your own profile on the tablet, then File Explorer on your computer would should any folders/files on the SD card that are associated with your profile. Launching the “kids profile” on the tablet would then cause File Explorer to show any folders/files associated with the kids profile and so on.
Anyway, worked for me…hope this helps someone!