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Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by midson, Mar 17, 2014.

  1. dbattaglia001

    dbattaglia001 Member

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    See this excerpt from a British publication. So seems to confirm speculation here that it is Amazon that's not interest in getting Prime on TiVo. Oh well.


    Virgin Media talking to Amazon about taking its video-on-demand service

    Tara Conlan

    Tara Conlan

    theguardian.com

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    21 March 2014

    Guardian.co.uk
    (c) 2014 Guardian News & Media Limited. All rights reserved


    Tom Mockridge confirms cable network's interest in Prime Instant Video, which recently bought third series of Ripper Street. By Tara Conlan

    Virgin Media has held talks with Amazon about putting its video-on-demand service Prime Instant Video on the cable network and is " certainly open" to the idea, according to Virgin's chief executive officer Tom Mockridge

    Last year Virgin struck a deal to show Netflix programmes such as Breaking Bad and House of Cards via an app on Virgin Media's TiVo set-top boxes.

    Speaking at a Broadcasting Press Guild event in London, Mockridge was asked if he had had discussions to carry shows from Prime Instant Video, which recently announced it has snapped up the third series of BBC drama Ripper Street.

    Mockridge said that, "the honest answer is we have talked to them" and "we are certainly open to it", but " it takes two to tango" and said there is nothing to report currently as Prime is still "working out" their proposition since online retailer Amazon rebranded the former LoveFilm VoD service and folded it into its website.
     
  2. dswallow

    dswallow Save the ModeratŠ¾r TCF Club

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    I think the difference between Amazon and TiVo is that Amazon wants to be on as many devices as it can even if there's a certain redundancy -- if you're gonna support 422* device, supporting 423* devices really isn't that big an issue. Plus if you can support 422* devices, supporting more probably isn't that difficult at all, either, as it's unlikely you're tied to just about any specific platform/API/interface/hardware design. TiVo generally half-implements something then moves on, content to demonstrate it can be done, but not willing to make any commitment or worry about "details." To them, the Amazon support is feature-complete, and to TiVo they're even demonstrating their "commitment" by not having removed it from the Roamio feature set.

    *422 is a made-up number but is intended to present the idea that Amazon Instant Video is supported on countless devices, both newest and older versions, and continues to provide updates across many of those platforms as new features are introduced. 423 is 422 + 1.
     
  3. mrizzo80

    mrizzo80 Active Member

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    Hasn't Dave Zatz repeatedly said an Amazon instant app is coming?
     
  4. Joe01880

    Joe01880 I love my TiVo

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    It's on my Sony tv, Blu-ray player, PS3 and Roku, is it on Chromecast? I can't remember I'll have to fire it up and take a look. Personally I think Chromecast sucks. I guess it would be nice if Prime were on my Roamio but I can live without it.

    Sent from my SPH-L720 using Tapatalk
     
  5. tenthplanet

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    Redunancy is good, one box that does everything is one box that does nothing when it crashes, and sooner or later all computer based devices will crash at least once and when you really don't want it to happen.
     
  6. anthonymoody

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    You can't be a cord cutter and (legally) get HBO Go. They don't offer stand alone subscriptions to people who aren't already cable subs. But you probably knew that ;)
     
  7. humbb

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    It looks like all the HBO series/seasons are now available on XOD. I had a feeling it would happen tonight as just about all of the previously available series had expiration dates of 3/24. Seems like Comcast is getting ready for the Xfinity OD "Watchathon" starting Monday.
     
  8. tarheelblue32

    tarheelblue32 Active Member

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    The "legality" of sharing HBO Go passwords is a bit of a gray area. The HBO CEO doesn't seem to mind very much if people do it, so why should anyone else care?

    http://gigaom.com/2014/01/17/ceo-thinks-shared-hbo-go-passwords-are-a-great-promotion/
     
  9. tenthplanet

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  10. anthonymoody

    anthonymoody New Member

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    Exactly. The CEO may feel that on balance it leads to more subs. And he may be right, for now. Otoh of there were one sub and 25 million people using that one password for HBO Go I'm fairly certain he'd feel otherwise.
     
  11. swerver

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    When I recently tested multiple HBO Go streams to different devices, I was only allowed 3. Sharing passwords certainly happens but the damage is kept in check by this restriction.
     
  12. tarheelblue32

    tarheelblue32 Active Member

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    When the "someone" looking the other way is the CEO of the company, I think that has a lot of moral authority behind it. If the CEO of the company providing the service doesn't consider sharing passwords with a few close friends or family members to be "stealing service", then I see no reason why I should either.
     
  13. anthonymoody

    anthonymoody New Member

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    When you let your personal sense of morality be set by someone else, you get into treacherous waters IMHO.
     

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