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Seriously? No Amazon viewing!?!

Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by eboydog, Mar 25, 2014.

  1. eboydog

    eboydog Just TiVo'ing.....

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    I thought the whole idea behind the Mini was to protect the copyrighted material with no need to have multiple standard TiVo's using MRV to transfer it.

    Why can't you watch rented or purchased material from Amazon on the mini? This is just stupid!

    It's only being streamed internally in your own dwelling, there is no reason it shouldn't work otherwise there is no reason to purchase content from Amazon! I can completely understand the legal copyright restrictions of not allowing such content to be transfered but with the Mini, it's not being copied, just streamed.

    I know it's Amazon that puts this rescriction in place so it's not all Tivos fault short of them going along with it and allowing Amazon to do such but it's not a technical rescriction as premium content such as movie channel recordings can't be transfered but can be streamed.
     
  2. jrtroo

    jrtroo User

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    This is a well known Amazon restriction. Search around, there are ways...
     
  3. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    There is a trick where you can make it work if you use a mobile device to start the playback on the Mini.
     
  4. eboydog

    eboydog Just TiVo'ing.....

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    Thank you for the insight, that helps! haven't dealt much with Amazon movies but that helps!
     
  5. jcthorne

    jcthorne Active Member

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    Hopefully the new Amazon app update for Tivo comes to the Mini as well supporting Amazon Prime streaming. Most of the above problem would be resolved.
     
  6. eboydog

    eboydog Just TiVo'ing.....

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    One question....

    I assume it requires a Stream box if you have a Premiere or Roamio basic? I have a Roamio basic but also have a Stream so it works for me but it dawned on me that is this using the stream to start the playback or is this function built into the Apple IOS app?

    It's almost like black magic working..... :D
     
  7. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    It does not require the Stream. Even without the Stream the Watch On TV option is still available.
     

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