Kindle Touch Does Streaming Video

The hacker who played a video on his Kindle Touch is back again and he has a new trick up his sleeve. His latest video shows a Kindle Touch playing a video stream from a webcam.

There’s little practical use to this hack, but it is a good indication of the capabilities of the Kindle Touch. It’s fast enough to decode a video stream and play it at 800×600.  That’s far better than the Nook Touch, which could (at best) show a video in 240p.

On a related note, the hacker has also posted a new demo video showing the Kindle Touch playing a movie. I updated my older post.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


  1. Mike Cane28 March, 2012

    Nook Touch has the better hardware, especially inside. I don’t think anyone has bothered with real video because it lacks a speaker and audio jack.

  2. BEans20 August, 2012



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