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Free Amazon Video On Demand With Amazon Prime!!!

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by amark, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. Jan 29, 2011 #1 of 567
    amark

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    shorties

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    Yay this is awesome, now I cant wait to get this feature on my tivo in 2014!
     
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    windracer

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    :confused: Amazon Video On Demand is already available on all of the TiVo platforms, and has been for years.

    Free streaming for Prime users is an interesting offering. I poked around but wasn't able to find any free content, so if this is being tested I'm not in the test group. ;)
     
  4. Jan 29, 2011 #4 of 567
    shorties

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    Yeah, well we will see if the free streaming applies to the TiVo, my guess will be that it will at the very least require an update from TiVo, and that's being if Amazon's licenses allow it to be streamed to devices at all. (Especially considering the TiVo would need to download it not stream it). But obviously I would be ecstatic to be proven wrong, I am a huge Amazon Prime fan, so adding functionality can only be a good thing.
     
  5. Jan 30, 2011 #5 of 567
    wmcbrine

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    The TiVo doesn't have to download it; it could work like Netflix (Series 3+ only).
     
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    shorties

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    Oh thats totally true. But that still would require an update because none of the Amazon digital purchases work like that currently.
     
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    shwru980r

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    It costs $79 per year for a prime membership. It's hardly free. The Netflix streaming only option is $86 per year. Maybe they could just treat these free streaming titles like a free rental for Tivo, and download the movie and delete it after a period of time.
     
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    ZeoTiVo

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    read the engadget article - this is not an officially released feature yet.

    or just go to the thread already started on this
     
  9. Jan 30, 2011 #9 of 567
    wmcbrine

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    It would require a new HME app, but probably not a TiVo software update. (It's an important distinction, because they can update HME apps a lot more easily, without the tedious roll-out process they use for the software on the box.)
     
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    fyodor

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    There doesn't seem to be a high correlation between the potential for a feature to be integrated on Tivos and it actually being integrated. Device-to-device streaming of copy-protected TV is much more of a core function and that doesn't appear to be on the horizon. Vudu has been out for years and we can't get that.

    This isn't a complaint or a rant. The situation is what it is. And I think that it's neat that amazon may be doing this. But I wouldn't really expect it to be made available any time soon on your Tivo.
     
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    innocentfreak

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    It would most likely be no different than Netflix streaming so it would probably be pretty easy to add.
     
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    aadam101

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    Anyone with a .edu email address or Mom's can get a free Prime account.
     
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    dswallow

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    It's "free" in the sense that many of us find the 2-day "free" shipping and 1-day discounted shipping from Amazon Prime membership of sufficient value to already warrant the $79 annual expense. This then becomes something of an extra bonus.
     
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    innocentfreak

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    I have never paid a penny for Prime. Mine currently ends in July 2011.

    It helps to have family who are moms and use subscribe and save since it extends the free promotion.
     
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    wmcbrine

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    fyodor, what you say is true, but I'm optimistic about this one -- only because Amazon has an established relationship with TiVo.
     
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    chemosh6969

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    Mom can actually be a dad too.
     
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    vectorcatch

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    So now that Amazon Prime Instant Video is out (http://www.amazon.com/Video-On-Demand/b/ref=sa_menu_atv1?ie=UTF8&node=16261631) I was about to sign up to try it out, but then I decided to look at the support page first.

    TiVo has an * beside it indicating it is not currently supported for the Amazon Prime Instant Streaming Service. Now, assuming streaming is required due to whatever contracts are in place, this makes sense based on the fact the TiVo downloads and does not stream Amazon content.

    My question is, whose problem is this to solve (Beyond being mine if I want to use the service). Do we need to rely on TiVo to turn on streaming for Amazon or Amazon to suddenly allow downloads for the prime service?

    Also does anyone have any additional info on this from TiVo or Amazon?
     
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    brettatk

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    Yeah, this will be of little use to me unless it is integrated with Tivo.

    Do you have a link to the support page on Amazon that states it isn't currently supported by the Tivo?
     
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    dig_duggler

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    If this doesn't work on your Tivo now, it probably isn't going to (and I would guess if it ever does it's only going to work on the new boxes).
     
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