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Xbox beats tivo to amazon prime instant video!

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by avg99, May 31, 2012.

  1. avg99

    avg99 New Member

    Apr 12, 2002
    Had really hoped to see TiVo push out a app for TiVo prime video this is my second year as a prime member with no luck from TiVo, I guess looking forward to a spotify app anytime soon is a waste of hoping also
  2. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

    Apr 5, 2010
    >"Xbox beats tivo to amazon prime instant video!"

    This should come as a surprise to nobody.
  3. avg99

    avg99 New Member

    Apr 12, 2002
    True it's just simply so frustrating blockbuster for what it was worth got dropped and then we end up with useless Hulu+, and believe as far as I'm concerned amazon prime is not the be all it's just the matter of fact like spotify how nice to have that as a option and it's not like they can't do it or don't know how???

    This company seems to be trying to sell out to the cable companies and screw it loyal subscribers most of which have been along for the ride happily paying since the
    series 1.
  4. Chris Gerhard

    Chris Gerhard Well-Known Member

    Apr 27, 2002
    I will assume Amazon worked with Sony to enable Amazon Prime Instant Video on the PS3 and worked with Microsoft to get the XBox 360 to stream the service. All of the complaints I have seen about the service not being available on TiVo but there is not one shred of evidence I have seen that would indicate this has anything whatsoever to do with TiVo. If anybody knows Amazon is ready to add the TiVo Premiere to the list of supported devices but it hasn't been done because of something TiVo isn't doing, go ahead and present your case. I start with the assumption this is up to Amazon and TiVo has little or no control.

    Of course TiVo has a small fraction of the units in service compared to the PS3 and XBox 360 and the reason TiVo doesn't yet support the service may be very simple.
  5. avg99

    avg99 New Member

    Apr 12, 2002
    Here the response I recv'd from amazon it appears the ball is in TiVo court:

    I am really sorry that currently the TiVo is not compatible with the Prime Instant Video streaming service.

    TiVo owns exclusive rights to the software that would make it possible for us to provide steaming content on that device. We would love to have Prime Instant Videos on all compatible devices. Hopefully with enough team work we can make this happen one day.

    At this time we do not have any information nor can we speculate if or when Prime streaming would be available on the TiVo.
  6. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    I see they also updated the Roku2 Amazon app today.
    At least there are no audio problems form the Amazon App on teh Roku like ther eis on the 360(at least there was on the first day it was available. I haven't tried it again yet to see if they fixed the audio problem where they were sending stereo audio in a 5.1 wrapper. The asme issue the PS3 Amazon app has(I haven't checked that lately either to see if they fixed it))
  7. Jun 1, 2012 #7 of 15

    stlbluesfan74 Mike

    May 2, 2012
    St. Louis
    I think it will eventually happen. We just have to be patient.
  8. Jun 1, 2012 #8 of 15

    MikeMar Go Pats

    Jan 7, 2005
    I'd say that Microsoft or Sony is a LOT bigger than Tivo :)
  9. Jun 1, 2012 #9 of 15

    brentil New Member

    Sep 9, 2011
    The Xbox Amazon app is Prime ONLY which is the exact opposite of the TiVo Amazon which is purchase/rental only. I've been using the Xbox one off and on now and it is nice, but I miss being able to actually rent shows that I can't watch in Prime.
  10. compnurd

    compnurd Active Member

    Oct 6, 2011
    Thats interesting So the PS3 is the only console then with Instant Video and Prime
  11. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    You can play purchased content from other devices with the Amazon app, but all the streaming devices are limited to 720P while the TiVo can download and play 1080P24 content.
    I don't know about rental content since I typically watch TV shows from Amazon which is purchase only.
  12. mikeyts

    mikeyts Stream Warrior

    Jul 10, 2004
    San Diego,...
    You know, I hadn't noticed that until you pointed it out. I think that makes the Xbox player unique--the PS3 player and the players in my BD players can browse the full Amazon streaming library and be used to rent things. Since it can play things that you own, I assume that anything that you rented using another device would temporarily show up in that list and could be played on the Xbox.
  13. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    It seems like alot of the titles are not available on the 360 yet. I keep getting messages saying they will be available by the end of July on the 360.
    These are titles that I purchased in the past. So I'm guessing you won't be able to purchase them on the 360 until sometime before the end of July.

    I always prefer to purchase content on the 360 since the cost is much, much less for me with MS points. Since I typically pay $10 to $14 for 1600 point cards depending on the sale price at the time. Combine my MS points being purchased on sale, and when MS has a sale on titles and lowers the points required for purchase and I save even more.
  14. rainwater

    rainwater Active Member

    Sep 21, 2004
    The Xbox app is strange. You can rent movies and watch it on the Xbox but you have to rent it from the Amazon website. You can't do any renting/purchasing from the app itself. That seems quite limited.
  15. rjonas1

    rjonas1 New Member

    Jul 17, 2011
    I installed the Xbox app on Sunday.. I actually like the browsing and was pleasantly surprised at how fast the streaming started (as compared to using the Amazon app on my Sony TV). Looking forward to playing around with it this weekend when I get home.

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