Do you want Amazon Prime Instant Video? Contact Amazon

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by bbrown9, May 30, 2012.

  1. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Put both devices that are always active on a two port HDMI switch. Then run the output of that to the EDGE and give it the lowest priority. Then just use the remote for the HDMI switch to switch between the Roku and the TiVo.
     
  2. Bigg

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    You have heard of an HDMI switch, right? None of them have enough ports. I have a 5-port switch on one of the ports on my DVDO EDGE to handle the less-used stuff. One of the 5 ports on that goes to a converter to feed composite sources in, which subsequently goes to a 4-port switch to support GCN, N64, and a VCR.

    I'm not at all sarcastic. I really do have the schematic. Properly documenting it was the only way for my roommates to be able to use the system too (or myself, I can't remember what's hooked up to what).

    A lot of stuff works like that. I have an HTPC and a video converter that are always on as well, so auto-switching would be useless.

    I have mine locked to go to the AVR only, as TV speakers are garbage. All audio should be routed through the AVR.
     
  3. Ogletree

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    I just signed up for the 30 day free trial of prime. I plan to go cancel it now and go with hulu plus. I am pretty much done watching everything I wanted to on Netflix and wanted something with different content on it. I won't get a service that does not work on my tivo.
     
  4. PLargent

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    I want to watch the TV series "Falling Skies". When I looked it up on the Internet I discovered it is available from both ITunes and Amazon Prime. There are about 30 episodes and I am an Amazon Prime customer so I thought I would get it for free. Ooops, when I look it up on my Roamio I find that it is $2.99 per episode from "Amazon instant video." Now that I think of it I have never gotten an Amazon video on my Roamio for free. The other items I have gotten from amazon were also for fee. So I go to my laptop, login to amazon and find that I can get all the episodes with my Amazon Prime account for free (no additional charge). My laptop has poor resolution and bad sound so this is not a viable option for me. I have a big TV with good sound connected to a Roamio so I should be able to figure this out.

    What am I missing? Something is not letting me order Amazon videos for free on the Roamio. Is it possible to get free (no additional charge) videos on my Roamio using the built in amazon instant video software?
     
  5. hefe

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    That's the topic of this thread... The fact that Prime video is not accessible from the TiVo. It's crazy, but true.
     
  6. Jun 1, 2014 #206 of 234
    stefandaystrom

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    Which Roku do you have? I think it may be only the relatively new Roku 3 that adds Amazon Prime Videos?

    Amazon Prime Video and Amazon Instant Video are two completely separate things. Amazon Instant Video is downloaded and paid per download; Amazon Prime Video is streaming (not download) and only with Amazon Prime subscription. However, often the same titles are available at both Amazon Prime Video (for streaming free to subscribers) and Amazon Instant Video (for download on a paid basis).
     
  7. Jun 1, 2014 #207 of 234
    CoxInPHX

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    The previous generation Roku 2 HD/XD/XS has Amazon Prime Instant
     
  8. Jun 3, 2014 #208 of 234
    buscuitboy

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    It boggles my mind that they can't get Amazon Prime going with AT LEAST the Roamio line of DVRs. :cool:
     
  9. Jun 3, 2014 #209 of 234
    hefe

    hefe Rebus Philbin

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    Oh, they can. That's not the problem, I'll bet.
     
  10. Aug 5, 2014 #210 of 234
    gtrogue

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    I got my Roamio yesterday and the Amazon logo on the box was covered over with a black sticker.
    Maybe Amazon is going to go away completely on Tivo.
     
  11. Aug 8, 2014 #211 of 234
    CoxInPHX

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    Here is why the black sticker:
    http://support.tivo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/253/kw/amazon

    Regulatory changes made by the FCC on January 1, 2014, made Amazon Instant Video incompatible with Roamio Series DVRs manufactured after that date. Additionally, Premieres running standard-definition menus (SDUI) are unable to use the app:

    Roamio Series DVRs
    To see if your Roamio is compatible with Amazon Instant Video, check the manufacture date of your DVR. You can find this date on a sticker on the back of the DVR.
    If the DVR was manufactured before January 1, 2014, it is compatible with Amazon Instant Video.
     
  12. Aug 8, 2014 #212 of 234
    aaronwt

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    So the Roamio is unable to show closed captioning from Amazon content?

    I'm not sure why this should even be an issue. Did TiVo just not want to update the Roamio Amazon app to comply with the new FCC regulations?
     
  13. Aug 8, 2014 #213 of 234
    jjd416

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    I think it means that any box manufactured on or after 1/1/14 must be in compliance with the new FCC regulation. Older boxes are grandfathered.

    Kind of stinks too because I was saving up to purchase a Pro and two mini's and then sell my Premieres. I use Amazon Instant almost every weekend to rent movies. Now I will wait to see if we ever get a new Amazon app.
     
  14. gtrogue

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    Mine was manufactured in 2014 and it plays Amazon Instant Video just fine.
     
  15. davezatz

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    Should be resolved soon...
     
  16. CoxInPHX

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    Do you have any UI pics to share?
     
  17. Warp

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    I just contacted Amazon today to let them know I wanted the ability to stream Amazon Prime Instant Video to my TiVo Roamio. I got a response back within less than an hour with far more information than I had expected, including direct confirmation that this functionality is coming soon. See for yourself:

    So, it truly must be coming soon. From what I know of customer service, support reps will only confirm that a feature is coming after it is basically complete.

    It will be great to have this built into my TiVo so I don't have to switch over to my Roku just to watch Amazon Prime Instant Video!
     
  18. jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

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    September may be a super happy month for Tivo users. With this AND android streaming, Tivo has caught up with their biggest gripes. Just got a stream for $25 from craigslist! Yipppie.
     
  19. trip1eX

    trip1eX imo, afaik, feels like to me, *exceptions, ~aprox

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    Don't count your chickens before they hatch. don't put the cart before the horse. IT's not over till the fat lady sings. ....
     
  20. Bigg

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    I'd rather they worked on something that's actually useful. Considering how many other devices support Amazon streaming, there are lots of other things that would actually add value and do something that isn't already easily available.
     

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