Amazon UHD versions

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream 4K' started by cwoody222, May 25, 2020.

  1. cwoody222

    cwoody222 Well-Known Member

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    When I search for Amazon shows in the Stream app or Reelgood, you can’t control whether it’s the UHD version or the non-UHD. I hate how Amazon does this and there’s just that TINY indicator on the poster art to indicate.

    Anyone have a work around? Besides navigating to my Amazon WatchList in their app.
     
  2. ke3ju

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    This is a huge fail on Amazon's part if you ask me. It's even a pain in the ass on the FireTV.

    On Netflix, if it's available in 4K, it plays in 4K, there's no need to look for a 4K version. If the device or display doesn't support 4K, then it automatically reduced to 1080p. It's not rocket science.

    It's ridiculous for Amazon to have an HD and a UHD version of the same show or movie!!!
     
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  3. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Unfortunately it's been this way since 2015, when they first started streaming UHD. Amazon has no desire to change it. At least that is the way it appears.

    Although I have noticed lately that only UHD versions of shows pop up lately when they are pushing shows on me. Which is a small improvement. But it's still been a point of frustration for me, going on five years this November.
     
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  4. jimpmc

    jimpmc Active Member

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    I actually found it more difficult to find 4k versions lately...I wasn't sure if they were "de-emphasized" due to bandwidth issues with everyone quarantined and streaming. But I didn't spend too much time on it.
     
  5. cwoody222

    cwoody222 Well-Known Member

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    I hate the way google searches on the Stream, it won’t show you all matches and let you pick.

    So it’s just luck of the draw.
     
  6. cwoody222

    cwoody222 Well-Known Member

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    The thing is, Amazon CAN filter.

    When I search within the Prime app on a 4K Roku connected to a non-4K TV, it won’t show me any UHD versions.

    But when I search on a 4K device connected to a 4K tv, it shows me both versions, but often it’s difficult to find the UHD one, such as in the TiVo search.

    If I add a show to my watchlist from my non-4K set, I’m locked in to watching non-UHD on either set.

    But if I add a 4K version to my watchlist from the 4K set, I can select and watch it in non-UHD automatically on my non-4K set.

    So they downgrade but won’t automatically upgrade.
     
  7. jimpmc

    jimpmc Active Member

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    If you are using Watchlists and have mixed 4k and non, then yes, best to always put the 4k in your watchlist. It's annoying there are 2 versions at this point. I understand it got setup this way when 4k was a novelty, but now it's unnecessary.
     

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