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Amazon Streaming / Amazon Prime

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by s10023, Nov 13, 2013.

  1. Jan 10, 2014 #61 of 223
    reddice

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    Really if you want Amazon Instant the Roku is the only way to go. I does stream Amazon Instant the most reliable though.
     
  2. Jan 10, 2014 #62 of 223
    b_scott

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    Xbox One is awesome for Amazon Instant.
     
  3. Jan 10, 2014 #63 of 223
    rainwater

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    Does it let you actually rent movies are do you have to initiate it from the website (like on the 360)? I found the Xbox 360 Amazon Instant app to be a pretty lacking implementation.
     
  4. Jan 12, 2014 #64 of 223
    bicker

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    We have an April deadline for making a decision about Amazon Prime Instant Video support for the coming year, as that's when our XBox Live Gold renewal comes due. I hate relying on XBox 360 for Amazon streaming. We could use a laptop connected to our system, but that's a pita to deal with in terms of pause and play. We could address some of that with our Push2TV 1000 but it's a little choppy sometimes.
     
  5. Jan 13, 2014 #65 of 223
    b_scott

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    I'm not sure. I only use Prime streaming.
     
  6. Feb 20, 2014 #66 of 223
    s10023

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    Should i give up hope on this and just get a roku?
     
  7. Feb 20, 2014 #67 of 223
    Beryl

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    Yes but for other reasons. Roku offers a LOT more streaming options over the TiVo.

    I've learned to just appreciate TiVo for what it does well -- DVR and iOS app support.
     
  8. Feb 20, 2014 #68 of 223
    tarheelblue32

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    Rokus are great and I highly recommend that you get one ASAP. The idea of having one box to do everything is likely never going to happen. Different devices do different things well. I have a Roamio, Roku, and Chromecast. Each of them has its purpose.
     
  9. Feb 20, 2014 #69 of 223
    Dan203

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    I have a Romaio, a Smart TV and a Chromecast. I use the Roamio for Netflix and YouTube, and the Smart TV for Amazon, VUDU and HBOGo. If TiVo offered apps for those services I'd probably never use the "smart" part of my TV again. I never use the Chromecast at all. Luckily it was only $11 after you count the free Netflix subscription I got with it, so not big loss.
     
  10. Feb 20, 2014 #70 of 223
    sangs

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    Ditto about the Chromecast. It's still sitting on my shelf unopened from Christmas. It was a nice thought, but between my Tivo, Apple TV, Blue-Ray player and Xbox, I have no need for it.
     
  11. Feb 20, 2014 #71 of 223
    Peter G

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    Roku is definitely a great solution for Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other streaming services. I have Roku 2; cost about $75 or less. Absolutely cannot beat this for ease of use and price.

    I will say the latest Netflix app on Roamio is quite good, much improved over the Premiere I had. Also YouTube app seems pretty strong. An you can use Amazon but not the Prime on TiVo. Too bad they can't get the amazon Prime app going as I think TiVo would be just about the one box solution for me with this.

    Peter G
     
  12. Feb 20, 2014 #72 of 223
    danjw1

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    You can do it all on the Roku, both the free Prime content and the stuff you want to buy. You need to link it with your amazon account, but it is pretty easy.
     
  13. Feb 20, 2014 #73 of 223
    Dan203

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    The version on TiVo is actually different then any other device. All other devices stream Amazon content, even stuff you purchase, and the maximum quality for HD is 720p. TiVo's download purchased/rented content and they actually support full 1080p/24fps. So if your primary concern is quality then downloading to a TiVo is actually a better option then streaming to any other device.
     
  14. Feb 20, 2014 #74 of 223
    Grakthis

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    I hope you guys are keeping those Chromecasts handy, now that the floodgates are open... if I had an HDMI receiver, I'd be buying a 2nd one just to stream music.
     
  15. Feb 20, 2014 #75 of 223
    atmuscarella

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    and the only way those of us who have to use slow DSL can purchase good HD content from the Internet. Streaming would be great but until Frontier gets there heads out of their A**es and upgrades their equipment I am SOL in the evening.
     
  16. Feb 20, 2014 #76 of 223
    sangs

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    I'm not really sure what that means, but I have plenty of options for streaming music as it is, so doubt that will be the reason I finally get to it.
     
  17. Feb 20, 2014 #77 of 223
    tarheelblue32

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    It means that Google recently opened up app development for the Chromecast to third parties.

    The main reason I got a Chromecast is because those fools over at Comcast won't allow you to use the Roku HBOGo app or the Roku ShowtimeAnytime app like everyone else will. There is a Chromecast app for HBOGo and it works very well. Unfortunately, there is not yet a Showtime app for Chromecast, so you are forced to use the "cast a tab" app which does not work nearly as well.
     
  18. Apr 2, 2014 #78 of 223
    jmpage2

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    Well, now we know why there is not going to be Prime Streaming on the TiVo, Amazon just announced their own ATV competitor. Sucks. They expect us to have separate boxes for everything.
     
  19. Apr 2, 2014 #79 of 223
    stoli412

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    I don't understand your logic. Prime Streaming is available on many many platforms. Releasing their own box doesn't mean they're suddenly going to stop supporting all those platforms or stop developing for new ones.
     
  20. Apr 2, 2014 #80 of 223
    jmpage2

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    I can think of no other explanation since Roamio should have had prime streaming months ago. Maybe amazon having their own box changes the equation for them. After all, apple is their big competitor in this area and apple doesn't allow playback of their content on non apple devices.
     

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