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Amazon Streaming / Amazon Prime

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

  1. Apr 2, 2014 #81 of 223
    tarheelblue32

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    This is Apple's greatest weakness in the long term. It is how Microsoft beat Apple on the desktop and it will be how Amazon and Google will beat Apple in the purchased media business.
     
  2. Apr 2, 2014 #82 of 223
    jmpage2

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    Maybe. Apple were the ones who got DRM free music available so they might like to do that for video as well.
     
  3. Apr 2, 2014 #83 of 223
    tarheelblue32

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    And in usual Apple fashion, they will charge you more for it.

    There is a big difference though between music and movies given that you can buy a CD and all the music on it is DRM free, so selling DRM free music downloads wasn't really that hard to get the music studios to agree to it. You don't have the option of purchasing movies on physical media that is DRM free, so DRM free movie downloads would be a lot tougher to swallow by the TV/movie industry.
     
  4. Apr 2, 2014 #84 of 223
    jmpage2

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    Apple doesn't charge anything "extra" for getting non DRM versions of audio tracks. They just show up that way. They advocated for it. I don't think the studios though are playing ball when it comes to DRM.
     
  5. Apr 3, 2014 #85 of 223
    stoli412

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    I still don't see Amazon abandoning support for Prime on existing or new 3rd party platforms. Their main drive is to sell content and Prime subscriptions, not the new box. It's just one more way to sell. I still think we'll see Prime streaming on TiVo eventually, though I agree it's ridiculous that it's taking this long.
     
  6. Apr 3, 2014 #86 of 223
    Dan203

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    They should have had it years ago on the Premiere but they never did. I doubt this new device is going to effect the availability on TiVo one way or the other.
     
  7. Apr 3, 2014 #87 of 223
    aaronwt

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    I would think it would be more likely because the number of people owning the TiVos is so small.

    Plus the more boxes that have Amazon streaming the more subscribers they can get. I don't see how an expensive streaming box will do much to replace other streaming boxes which already work great and costs less. $99 is alot for a streaming only box.
     
  8. Apr 3, 2014 #88 of 223
    Dan203

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    But it can play games too. :)
     
  9. Apr 3, 2014 #89 of 223
    aaronwt

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    Yes if forgot about that. i wish they had a less expensive version that didn't play games and didn't have voice recognition. Then drop the quad core processor to lower the price even more.

    I'm going to get one but I don't want to pay $99. So i will wait until BestBuy gets them and use my $75 in reward zone dollars toward it. Plus that will reduce my taxes. With Amazon i would have to pay taxes on the full $99. WHile at BestBuy I won't get charged taxes for the portion paid with the Reward Zone Dollars.
     
  10. Apr 3, 2014 #90 of 223
    Dan203

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    Someone posted something a few weeks ago that showed a small dongle like device akin to a Chromecast with an Amazon logo on it. Maybe that's their plan for a player only device?
     
  11. Jun 24, 2014 #91 of 223
    Adam1115

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    I can't believe this still isn't supported. What a bummer...
     
  12. Jun 25, 2014 #92 of 223
    pautler

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    Totally agree. :-(
     
  13. Jun 25, 2014 #93 of 223
    monkeydust

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    I gave up and bought a FireTV a couple of months ago (which is pretty nice and the voice search is great but I still would prefer not to have to switch devices).
     
  14. Jun 25, 2014 #94 of 223
    jmpage2

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    Supposedly there ere members here who were beta testing prime streaming but that was months ago and so far nada nothing zilcho.
     
  15. Jun 25, 2014 #95 of 223
    Diana Collins

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    It is interesting that neither Chromecast nor the newly announced Android TV have Amazon apps available either. Kind of points the finger at Amazon as the hold up.
     
  16. Jun 25, 2014 #96 of 223
    rainwater

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    Sure, but that is because it directly competes with their products. For some reason they are not going to provide prime to Android users. I doubt that is the case for TiVo. I guess they just have not seen it as a priority for them. Hopefully that has changed recently though.
     
  17. Jun 26, 2014 #97 of 223
    Paul Coco

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    I did the same. Like the Fire TV and don't mind switching to it as it gives not only Amazon Prime but also a better Netflix app. I had the TiVo Netflix app crash on me a couple of times causing the TiVo Roamio Pro to reboot, once while it was recording several show. That won't happen with the Fire TV.
     
  18. Jun 26, 2014 #98 of 223
    davezatz

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    TiVo PR told me a couple years back it was on Amazon to champion and develop. And HBO laughed at me when I asked about GO on TiVo. But, at the end of the day, the responsible parties are irrelevant. Our TV platform just isn't as capable as other (lower cost) boxes for Internet video. I've got a Roku 3 in the bedroom, a Fire TV in the family room, and a Chromecast in the basement. At all three locations I also have TiVo. Sucks for us.
     
  19. Jun 26, 2014 #99 of 223
    Chris Gerhard

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    I have not seen any definitive set of features for the upcoming Android TV, I don't think it is close to finalized yet. Google TV has an Amazon Prime app and Android TV should be an evolution of Google TV with a newer and easier to use operating system and more gaming options. It shouldn't be a step backwards in terms of streaming services available.
     
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    Any chance some Google TV boxes/devices get an update to the Android TV platform?
     

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