Fire TV says I am not HCDP compliant

I am paying for a streaming service and have the app on my iphone. I want to connect to my fire TV and play a movie. Because of HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) is a form of Digital Rights Management (DRM I get a pop up my Fire TV says I am not compliant. Is there a way to bypass this by downloading something with the Fire TV downloader to fix this? Or is there another way?

Question… Did you jailbreak your Fire Tv?

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Great. Now you have to be in synch with Amazon’s Department of Compliance to use your firestick. I’d suggest dumping it for an android box for better, RAM, internal memory, heat management and more freedom to load and use the apps you want. Many of us dumped the firestick back in 2017-2018 once there were better android box choices.

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It has nothing to do with the fire tv. It’s the connection between the two devices. You cannot “cast” protected content from an iPhone to a TV using certain apps. Instead, you can download the app on your fire tv and play it right from there. That’s the easiest way.

If for some reason you absolutely have to use your phone then there is a workaround. I believe you have to use the official Apple lightning to HDMI adapter and then also use an HDMI splitter that will provide the HDCP connection. If you Google it, you will find splitters made specifically for this reason.


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yes. have ss and kodi.

I have access to other tvs. That do not have kodi. No I am not nuts for wanting this with a jailbroke fire TV. My point is I want to carry my iphone with me, with ss, go in lets say a hotel, plug and play. So is the splitter the only way?

It’s not always plug and play. Connecting to a hotel TV is a whole topic in itself.

Let me first answer your original question about connecting an iPhone to a TV to stream protected content. If you are using Kodi on your phone then the content shouldn’t be protected. I’m guessing this is more to do with Apple iOS blocking any type of video mirroring. And I distinctly remember reading that in order to connect to a TV through HDMI using an iPhone you have to use the official Apple brand lightning to HDMI adapter to get it to work. Now, if all you’re streaming from is Kodi then you shouldn’t need more than that adapter because their shouldn’t be any content protection on the file itself. However, if you want to use Netflix or any other official apps that do have content protection, you will also need the HDMI splitter which removes the HDCP.

As for connecting to a hotel TV, there can be lots of barriers. Firstly, you have to make sure it’s physically possible. Some hotel TVs are wall mounted and there’s no way to get to an open HDMI port. If you can connect to an HDMI port, you have to make sure you can switch the input on the TV. A lot of hotel TVs have custom “dumb” remotes that don’t give you the option of switching inputs and the physical buttons on the TV itself may be disabled or non-existent. In that case, you need to carry a cheap universal remote with you along with the programming codes so you can program the remote to the TV and change the input. Then there’s the issue of power. Whether you use your cell phone or carry around a fire stick or similar streaming device, you’re going to want to have it plugged in. I recently stayed at a hotel where there was no accessible outlet within reach of the TV and no USB port to power my fire stick. The only thing that would have worked is if I had an extension cord with me. And lastly, you need to be connected to the internet. This is where having a phone with an unlimited data plan has an advantage over using a fire stick or other streaming device. Because most hotels require you to open a webpage once you connect to the Wi-Fi and enter your credentials such as your room number and/or last name. It’s not as simple as just putting in the password. This can be difficult to do on a fire stick or other device but is easy with a cell phone, laptop, or tablet. It’s even easier if you don’t have to connect to the Wi-Fi at all and can use your mobile data plan.

To recap, in order to make sure you are covered for any situation you may encounter, you will need:

  • Official Apple HDMI adapter
  • HDMI splitter that removes or bypasses HDCP
  • HDMI cable
  • Extension cord with at least two outlets. One for your phone and one for the splitter.
  • Universal remote with the programming codes.

Ya I know most of the issues dealing with hotels. Kinda pissed me off to have a PAID Amazon account and having HDCP blocking. Thank You for all the useful info.

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After buying several advertised splitters that vaguely say they are compliant, but either state that cannot be used for Netflix, Amazon Prime or hidden in an extra specification folder, I bought the authorized Apple Lightning and it works flawlessly. Got it on sale at Walmart for $38. No need for a splitter. Now when in the boondocks with no wifi but have unlimited data I can use my iPhone for anything I want. When I have SS installed on my phone, I have a lot of connecting issues. Even on my windows 10 pc I have issues. Some sites will not load even if I do the by passer in the app. I am forced to pause SS for 5 min to get therm to load. Reported it to them when it occurs.

Glad it worked out for you!

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And yeah, got to be careful when looking at “compliant” versus “HDCP bypass”.

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