Amazon Streaming / Amazon Prime

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

  1. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    The apps don't. The Minis and Roamios have a newer chipset then the Premiere units, so it's possible that has something to do with the delay. Or it could simply be a ploy to get more Premiere users to upgrade to Roamios.
     
  2. ajwees41

    ajwees41 Well-Known Member

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    the last time there was an update for prime streaming the premieres were included can't remember though they might have updated/fixed something for the premiers also via that update, so unless they are waiting for the prime streaming on premiere which could include the update the roamio's and mini got who knows.
     
  3. b_scott

    b_scott TiVo Fan

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    still haven't gotten the updates on either Premiere.
     
  4. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    They said it would be coming in 2015, I don't have the quote in front of me so I am not going to pull from memory a specific time frame.
     
  5. ncted

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    No Amazon streaming issues on my Roamio OTA. Works awesome.
     
  6. b_scott

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    I thought people already reported it on the latest firmware, no?
     
  7. c133roamioerrors

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    Can you set the resolution for streaming on a Roamio pro?
     
  8. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    No, not on the Premiere. It was delivered to the Roamio models.
     
  9. lgnad

    lgnad Pantless Mofo

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    When you are downloading a show to your mobile device, you can pick from three quality levels.

    When streaming, it automatically adjusts on the fly based on the available bandwidth.

    Edit to add: oh wait, did you mean streaming via the "stream" to a portable device, or streaming shows through the amazon app? lol oops ...The apps have no "settings" for resolution/quality, they just auto-negotiate
     
  10. tallmomof2

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    Last night I attempted to stream an Amazon Instant Video on my Roamio Pro in the den. This Roamio is connected via coax that is split coming out of the wall. Out the other splitter port is a NIM100 (Moca device) to run ethernet to my TV, Blu-ray player, Fire TV, and video game console.

    I had recurrent buffering issues and once the app locked up the Roamio and I had to pull the electrical cable to reboot. After one more buffering issue I switched to Fire TV. Smooth as silk and the picture quality remained high. I have occasional buffering issues on the Roamio but never on the Fire TV.

    I was really hoping to retire the Fire TV but not with these buffering issues.
     
  11. Jan 1, 2015 #171 of 223
    Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I watched a half dozen episodes of Alpha House via Amazon last night and it worked fine for me. The only issue I discovered was that it doesn't offer any sort of preview when FFing. Makes it kinda hard to tell where you're trying to go. You'd think they'd have a little FF preview box like Netflix and Vudu do.
     
  12. Jan 3, 2015 #172 of 223
    b_scott

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    oh well that's crap.
     
  13. Jan 3, 2015 #173 of 223
    cwbuckley

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    I recently signed up for Amazon Prime. While I like it at times I have problems with buffering issues. Last night I watched Tora, Tora, Tora for maybe 3/4 of the movies I had no problem. The last part of the movie was pure hell to get through. I finally had to close out the movie and then restart it. After that it seemed to work better. I have DSL with ATT, 18mbps I believe is what I am paying for. They reset my internet connection, but I still was having troubles. I don't know if the problems lies with my DSL service or with Amazon Prime.

    If anybody has any ideas on this matter, I would appreciate hearing from you.

    Chuck
     
  14. Jan 3, 2015 #174 of 223
    websteel

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    I recently upgraded to the Tivo Roamio Plus. I have been a Tivo user for about ten years now . Last night, I streamed a movie from Amazon Prime via the Roamio Plus. I had constant rebuffering issues, picture quality, and movie stops, which I then tried to restart. I finally switched over to Amazon Prime via my Smart TV (Panasonic). Both the Tivo box and the TV are hard wired via Ethernet. I have a 105 Mbps internet service via Comcast. The Panasonic had no buffering issues, the picture quality was noticeably better, and we watched the entire movie uninterrupted.
    I thought I was going to be able to consolidate all of my streaming services to one box with the new Tivo, but regrettably, that does not seem to be the case. I'm starting to wonder if I made a mistake upgrading!
     
  15. Jan 3, 2015 #175 of 223
    confinoj

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    New roamio basic and 2 minis. Also noticed some buffering issues with Amazon limited only to TiVo devices. All wired with very consistent 30mb/s download speed.
     
  16. Jan 3, 2015 #176 of 223
    WhoAmI

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    Just as a counterpoint, I streamed an Amazon Prime movie for the first time last night and it worked fine, no buffering, excellent quality. I've not streamed much (only recently able to) so I can't comment on consistency, but I was pleasantly surprised by the experience.

    Details: Roamio Pro, wired ethernet, Comcast 30 Mbps, Star Trek Into Darkness, streamed late after my neighbors were sleeping...
     
  17. Jan 7, 2015 #177 of 223
    jux

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    I am also experiencing stuttering and low quality with my newly acquired Roamio basic (12/14) when using Amazon instant video. I am connected to my router using an Ethernet cable and there are 2 minis in the house as well. I am not using MoCA to connect the devices.

    I replaced my ROKU with the Roamio on this same Ethernet cable but never experienced any stuttering issues with the ROKU using Amazon instant video. I have another ROKU using wireless in my house and I am not experiencing any issues with that device either. Only the Roamio basic is experiencing this issue.

    Any thoughts on what I can do to fix this apart from putting the ROKU back? I'd like the Roamio solution to work.
     
  18. Jan 7, 2015 #178 of 223
    dmartin5454

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    Add me to the list of folks experiencing buffering issues with my new Roamio Plus when trying to stream using Amazon. If I switch to my Samsung TV's Amazon app, it streams beautifully and is rock solid. I have Comcast as my ISP and have the Roamio hard-wired to the combo router/modem by ethernet. I have 50Mb speed from Comcast. My wife's Mac laptop connected wirelessly streaming Amazon from a browser worked better than the Roamio. It is very strange that there are a significant number of users who have this issue and apparently a significant number of users who have no problems at all. It would be nice if someone could find out what is causing this and we could get a fix.
     
  19. Jan 7, 2015 #179 of 223
    confinoj

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    I am using Google for my DNS server. Anyone else with issues also using Google? It's hard to do a direct compare to my isp's DNS servers since the issue is intermittent.
     
  20. c133roamioerrors

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    I was really looking forward to Amazon Prime streaming on my roamio pro.
    I started watching the shows and was constantly annoyed by buffering issues. I see no resolution in sight and gave up and bought a Roku.
    I had the same problem with Netflix streaming on my premier and rather than waiting for TiVo to fix it, I bought a roamio pro.
     

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