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Sign the Amazon Prime Videos on TiVo Petition

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by supertechguy, Apr 24, 2013.

  1. Apr 24, 2013 #1 of 110
    supertechguy

    supertechguy New Member

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    We want Amazon Prime Videos on TiVo

    We pay for Amazon Prime. It works on other devices. It should work on a TiVo, just as well as on a XBox 360 or Roku. TiVo customer support indicates that it was "Amazon's decision to withhold Prime". Many TiVo customers pay for Amazon Prime and we should be able to use it on the devices we own, rather than having to purchase more devices! Currently TiVo supports the video rentals and purchases on Amazon, it should not be difficult to allow Amazon Prime content to be viewed for free on qualifing Amazon accounts.

    Sign our petition on Change.org and spread the word.

    http://www.change.org/petitions/amazon-prime-videos-on-tivo

    We need all the signatures we can get if you really want to make Amazon believe this is a priority. Tweet it, post it, spread the word and lets see if we can get their attention.
     
  2. Apr 24, 2013 #2 of 110
    djwilso

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    I signed it, but I have a huge fear that any Amazon client app on TiVo will be comparable to the other crapware they put out for Netflix. Slow to the point of being unusable.

    The apps on the Roku are far and away superior to anything on the Premiere.
     
  3. Apr 25, 2013 #3 of 110
    abqdan

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    I gave up watching Netflix and Hulu on Tivo. The Tivo device for whatever reason just cannot handle these apps - it is buggy and very frustrating. So now I watch Hulu and Netflix on other boxes. My TV has Amazon Prime built in, so I use that.

    Frankly, I think it's pointless pretending that a Tivo is anything other than a very good DVR player. And I'm surprised they even bother supporting apps at all, since they clearly don't have the hardware or software support to run them properly.
     
  4. Apr 25, 2013 #4 of 110
    windracer

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    Now that I have Amazon Prime streaming through XBMC on my Raspberry Pi, not having it on TiVo is less of an issue for me, but I signed. It probably won't go anywhere but it can't hurt.
     
  5. Apr 26, 2013 #5 of 110
    mr_smits

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    I sent a note to Amazon a while ago about this. If the rumors are true, Amazon will most likely not care. Amazon could be releasing their own Roku type box with tight integration to their ecosystem in the future.
     
  6. Apr 26, 2013 #6 of 110
    MacBrian

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    I signed too. I agree, though, if they're doing their own box they'll likely not care about the Tivo.

    Netflix does mostly OK for me, and Hulu+ works quite well, but sometimes fails to resume after playing a commercial. <grrr>

    There's just so much more "spousal success factor" if we don't have to start switching inputs and making TV operations complicated. Having a Amazon Prime app right there on the Premiere would be ideal.
     
  7. Apr 26, 2013 #7 of 110
    mr_smits

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    I refuse to have a set up that requires regular switching inputs to watch content. It is clunky and often times it is easy to switch to HDMI 3 instead of HDMI 2 and then it requires another 8 button presses before returning the desired input.

    Let's be honest about Amazon Instant. It is okay but it is nowhere near Netflix.
     
  8. Apr 26, 2013 #8 of 110
    aaronwt

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    That's what a Universal remote like a Harmony is for. I use a Harmony One remote. For Example I select TiVo Elite on the touchscreen. It changes all my devices to the proper input. My HDMi switch, my Algolith Flea, my receiver, my DUO video processor, and my TV. All from just pressing one icon on the touchscreen of my remote.
     
  9. Apr 26, 2013 #9 of 110
    atmuscarella

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    That's the beauty of a good universal remote. I push one button to turn everything on/off or switch between devices. I currently have 10 devices either connected directly to my TV or going through my receiver to my TV, max of 2 clicks to get to any of them and that includes getting sound back to my receiver for the devices connected to my TV instead of the receiver.
     
  10. Apr 26, 2013 #10 of 110
    mr_smits

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    I feel like buying a $100-300 universal remote is going in the wrong direction. I simply avoid the undesirable actions and try to only use the default input device. That is why I want Tivo to be better.
     
  11. Apr 27, 2013 #11 of 110
    aaronwt

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    I don't see how it's the wrong direction. I've been using Universal remotes for over a dozen years now. I initially tried either all touch screen or all hard buttons. But things improved kept getting better and better.

    And then I picked up my first Harmony One in 2008. I had finally found a great universal remote that used a combination of a touch screen and hard buttons. Which is the best of both worlds.

    I currently use several Harmony One remotes with around thirty five devices. My only complaint with the Harmony One is that each remote is limited to only fifteen devices.
     
  12. Apr 27, 2013 #12 of 110
    ShayL

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    I concur with this. I don't have as many devices as Aaron, but the harmony one and the 880 before it work very well.
     
  13. Apr 27, 2013 #13 of 110
    MichaelK

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    good for you guys who enjoy a good universal remote.

    But this thread isn't about ways to WORK AROUND tivo's deficiencies.

    (from a guy who's owned 2 harmony 880's and 3 890's)
     
  14. Apr 27, 2013 #14 of 110
    magnus

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    Is it a Tivo deficiency or an Amazon?
     
  15. Apr 27, 2013 #15 of 110
    gamo62

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    Amazon's.
     
  16. May 1, 2013 #16 of 110
    Dan203

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    I bet it's both. The TiVo hardware platform is pretty crappy. Amazon may have chosen to hold back the Prime streaming app because it runs too slow on the TiVo and they think it hinders the user experience.
     
  17. May 2, 2013 #17 of 110
    magnus

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    Yep, that's really what I think the answer is.
     
  18. May 2, 2013 #18 of 110
    jcthorne

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    Amazon should make the Prime content available via the TiVo interface it already has.

    They don't WANT to support Prime on TiVo. Simple as that.
     
  19. May 2, 2013 #19 of 110
    aaronwt

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    Why should they? Prime videos are for streaming. The TiVo can't stream Amazon content.

    And their license for their streaming content probably only covers streaming. Which would be another reason the content can not be downloaded unless a fee is paid for each title.
     
  20. May 2, 2013 #20 of 110
    NYHeel

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    If you don't mind me asking, what's an Algolith Flea? And if you have a receiver (which I assume is pretty modern since you are pretty up to date with this stuff) why do you need an HDMI switch as well?
     

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