Do you want Amazon Prime Instant Video? Contact Amazon

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

  1. aaronwt

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    Even better don't touch the PS3 and get a BD player with the streaming services. It will work as well or better than the PS3 and use one fifth of the power of a PS3 and also be much quieter. And cost a lot less money.

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  2. HockeyFan

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    Agree. No longer costs $700 for a blu ray player.
    Can get a great player with Netflix / amazon
    For $88 off amazon.
     
  3. zubinh

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    I tried that. I bought the Sony BDP-S390 for $88. The Amazon interface left a lot to be desired. It was no where near the functionality and speed of the PS3. I found a used PS3 on ebay for $100 for use on a non primary TV. Very glad I have a PS3 connected to each TV now
     
  4. HockeyFan

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    Nothing wrong with that. I have a ps3 also.
    It works great. I just use mine for gaming now.
    Great streaming in past.
     
  5. DonaldBurns65144

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    At this point, I'd just like Tivo allow pass-through of the output of my Roku and become my "one box" for video. That way one could add channels to the Roku and forget about the need to add anything to the Tivo. Just saying......:rolleyes:
     
  6. slowbiscuit

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    That's what GoogleTV was all about, and you see how well that turned out.
     
  7. MichaelK

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    the problem with google's attempt is that the remote (at least on the sony bluray box) is totally geared towards browsing the net and not towards actually watching tv. It's pretty much worthless for playback control of video. If the remote didn't stink then they could have passed through the tivo and used ip to control the tivo over the network and it would have been amazing.

    So at least the sony disc player is a flawed attempt.
     
  8. DonGateley

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    Seems like this thread has morphed into a ******** session. How about sticking to the issue so those that come new don't have to wade through it.
     
  9. slowbiscuit

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    How about contributing something worthwhile to the thread instead of bitching about it going OT because nothing's going to happen?
     
  10. atmuscarella

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    Thankfully we do not have moderators that are thread police like the AVS forums. I say let threads go where people want to take them.

    Regarding Amazon Prime streaming. I would say most people either want it on Tivo or believe it should be on Tivo. However reality is really simple it does not work on any Tivo and neither Tivo and/or Amazon seem able and/or willing to do anything about. Nothing else to say about it.
     
  11. colin1497

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    Does anyone know definitively if TiVo or Amazon is holding this up? I understand it might be more complicated than that, but does anyone actually know what the story is on this? I'm kind of amazed that this hasn't been addressed.
     
  12. atmuscarella

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    Anyone who definitively knows why Amazon Prime Steaming still isn't on Tivo (or if it is ever going to be) isn't going to post that information here. I do not believe either company has said anything official about it so everything is just speculation.
     
  13. rjshives11

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    There may be some hope. I contacted amazon and this is what they said:

    Hello,

    I'm sorry for the inconvenience caused in this matter.

    Please understand that our development team is aware of the increasing demand for the access of Amazon Instant Videos on Tivo and are working on the compatibility issue.

    Having said that, I must also say that we don't the exact time frame of the availability of this feature.

    I do realize that having the ability to watch Amazon Instant Videos on your Tivo device will be a great feature and will add to your convenience and also to many customers like you.

    Therefore I've marked your comments as feedback and forwarded it to our Amazon Development Team, to point out the increasing demand for the access of the instant videos on Tivo.

    Thanks for suggesting that we add these features to Amazon Instant Video. We're constantly working on adding more devices to the compatible list and I'm glad you wrote to us with your interest to add the capability to view instant videos on Tivo.

    Customer feedback like yours will help us to improve the selection and service we'll certainly consider your feedback as we make future improvements.

    Thanks for taking the time to provide your feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
     
  14. Apr 8, 2013 #134 of 234
    mpnret

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    This is a rather old thread but I guess there have been no new developments. I have been downloading Amazon video to my TiVo for a while now with success. Today I thought I would upgrade my Amazon membership to Amazon Prime which would get me free 2 day shipping along with free video streaming. Tested the streaming on a few of my devices and everything looks good. Then I tried the TiVo, which would be the primary, and no good. A call to Amazon verified TiVo is download only and if I want to stream I could buy a Roka or similiar device.
     
  15. Apr 8, 2013 #135 of 234
    mattack

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    Have you contacted *Tivo* to tell them you want Prime?
     
  16. Apr 9, 2013 #136 of 234
    mpnret

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    Yes I have, and also Amazon but I am not holding my breath. I am going to give this a try on my iphone 5 with a lightning to HDMI cable.
     
  17. Apr 9, 2013 #137 of 234
    Bigg

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    Maybe Amazon is annoyed that they are Ghettoized in the SDUI? Also, just switch inputs. IMHO, Roku does streaming a lot better.
     
  18. Apr 9, 2013 #138 of 234
    mpnret

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    Did a test and Amazon streams nicely to my iphone5 and wife's Ipad for viewing on the device. However, once I connect the HDMI cable I get a message that the Amazon app doesn't support HDMI out. Netflix app works fine. It's sure beginning to look like it is Amazon apps causing all the issues.
    I guess it's either a Roku or laptop with HDMI out next.
     
  19. supertechguy

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    Guys, check this out. You may all want to sign this petition:

    There is a petition at Change.org to allow this:

    www[dot]change[dot]org/petitions/amazon-prime-on-tivo-allow-tivo-to-support-the-delivery-of-amazon-prime-videos

    Some times this is the only way to get them to listen.
     
  20. haplo888

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    Cancelled my Amazon Prime during the trial when I found out I couldn't watch it on my Tivo.
     

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