How to Use Zoom on an Amazon Fire Tablet

Zoom has earned a reputation as one of the best video conferencing services on the market to help you keep friends, family, business associates, and even classmates. Zoom is accessible on most internet-connected devices, including PCs, Android devices, iOS devices, and smart TVs.

In this article, we will show you how to use Zoom on an Amazon Fire tablet.

How to Use Zoom on an Amazon Fire Tablet

Video conferencing is growing in popularity around the world, and for good reason.

Using Zoom on smartphones comes with a major drawback: the screen is usually not big enough to lock in a great view. This can make it difficult to share text and other high resolution documents during a meeting. Also, you can only see a maximum of four participants when using Zoom on your phone. This can hurt collaboration and slow down your workflow.

An Amazon Fire tablet helps you overcome these challenges. For example, Fire HD 10 comes with a 10,1-inch screen to help you see more participants and view text documents or images without much strain.

In addition, all models of the Amazon Fire series of tablets are equipped with stereo speakers that give you better sound than smartphones.

Now let's see the different ways to use Zoom on an Amazon Fire tablet.

How to Download Zoom on an Amazon Fire Tablet

  1. Open the Amazon app store on your tablet.
  2. Click the magnifying glass icon to open the search button.
  3. Enter "Zoom" in the text field and press "Go".
  4. When you find the Zoom app, tap it, then select "Download."
  5. After successfully downloading the app, follow the on-screen instructions to install the app.
  6. Sign in to Zoom or create an account to get started.

At this point, Zoom is not a built-in app on Amazon Fire tablets. You have to download and install it, but the process is simple:

After installing the app, your video or audio chats are now at your fingertips.

How to Host a Zoom Meeting on an Amazon Fire Tablet

Zoom meetings are easily the best way for organizations and teams to connect, collaborate in real time, and efficiently manage project schedules. If you want to host a meeting and collaborate with your team on a project or just catch up with friends, here's how:

  1. Open the Zoom app on your device and tap "New Meeting".
  2. Tap "Start a meeting".
  3. At this point, Zoom will ask you for permission to access your camera and microphone. Press "Ok" to accept the request.
  4. Tap on “Participants”. You should see a pop-up menu giving you several options on how to invite your guests. You can choose to send them an email, a message, or even an invite link.
  5. When you're ready, tap "Start Meeting."

As the host, you can control all aspects of the meeting. For example, you can remove participants, mute a participant, record a session, chat privately with participants, or even share your screen.

(a) Mute a Participant

Sometimes it may be necessary to mute one of the participants. Maybe they talk too much or constantly interrupt other participants. Or maybe there's a lot of background noise coming from their mic and you want a quieter video conferencing experience.

Here's how to do it:

  1. Press the "Manage participants" button.
  2. Long press the participant's name.
  3. Select "Mute" from the resulting context menu.

(b) Withdrawal of a Participant

To permanently remove a participant from the meeting:

  1. Press the "Manage participants" button.
  2. Long press the participant's name.
  3. Select "Delete" from the context menu.

(c) Recording of a meeting

Recording a session is the perfect way to keep track of important information and help you keep track of pledges or tasks assigned to attendees.

To record a meeting using Zoom on an Amazon Fire tablet, simply press the "record" button on the taskbar. You can save your recordings to your local storage or to the cloud. However, you may need a paid plan to unlock cloud storage.

(d) Discuss with participants

Zoom has a great chat tool that allows you to communicate with your team during meetings.

To chat with all participants:

  1. Press the "Chat" button in the taskbar.
  2. Enter the message you want to send in the field provided.
  3. Press "Enter" to send the message.

This type of message is seen by everyone in the call and can be a good way to explain something verbally discussed or even drop the shouting.

If you want to chat privately:

  1. Press the "Manage participants" button.
  2. Long press the name of the participant you want to chat with.
  3. Select "Chat" from the context menu. You should then see a private chat window where you can exchange messages in real time.

How to Add Contacts in Zoom on an Amazon Fire Tablet

The Zoom Amazon Fire app lets you add contacts to make communication easier. Here's how:

  1. Open the app and tap "Contacts" on the taskbar.
  2. Tap "+" in the upper right corner of your screen.
  3. Select "Add Contact" from the pop-up submenu.
  4. Enter the contact's email address.
  5. Press "OK" to save the contact.

Once you save a contact, Zoom asks for their approval via an emailed link. They will only appear in your contact list after your request has been accepted.

A request must be accepted within 30 days, or less the link becomes invalid.

How to Join a Zoom Session on an Amazon Fire Tablet

One of the best things about Zoom is that you don't always have to set up a meeting. Anyone with your contact information can invite you to their meeting.

Joining a Zoom meeting is simple.

Option 1: Join a meeting via a link

  1. Open your messaging app and tap the meeting link.
  2. You will automatically be redirected to your Zoom app where you can join the meeting.

Option 2: Join a meeting via meeting ID

A Zoom Meeting ID is a nine-digit code used to attend a Zoom meeting. With the meeting ID, here's how to do it:

  1. Open the Zoom app on your Fire tablet and tap "Join".
  2. Enter the Meeting ID, then tap "Join Meeting."

In some cases, a host may require you to enter a password to join a meeting. They will usually provide the password alongside the meeting ID.

As a guest, you won't have the same privileges as the host, but you can still do a lot of things. This includes muting your mic, recording a session, raising your hand when you want to speak, chat with other participants, or even share your screen.

How to See Everyone on Zoom While Using an Amazon Fire Tablet

By default, Zoom focuses on the presenter during a session. However, you can change the view and see other participants. Here's how:

  • As the meeting progresses, change the view from "Active Speaker" to "Gallery View" in the upper right corner of your screen.

In the Gallery view, you can see participant thumbnails in a grid format. Only 49 participants can be displayed per page.

How to Change the Zoom Background on an Amazon Fire Tablet

If you're hosting a Zoom session away from the office or workstation, you might want to change the background to something that looks more professional.

Here's how to do it:

  1. Open the Zoom app on your tablet.
  2. Tap on "Profile", then open the settings section.
  3. Tap "Menu Bar" and select "Virtual Background."
  4. Select the background you want to use.

Zoom anytime, anywhere

The Amazon Fire and Zoom tablets are a perfect marriage in video conferencing heaven. With both, nothing should stop you from scheduling a session with your team to reflect or just catch up.

Have you tried using the Zoom app on Amazon Fire tablets? How was your experience?

Let us know in the comments section below.

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