Do you want Amazon Prime Instant Video? Contact Amazon

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

  1. Riverdome

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    Actually if anyone over at Amazon ever caught a glimpse of this it may kill any chance of getting the feature in the future. One would assume they would turn to an internal log of how many requests they have had for the feature but seeing such a small number of people asking for it - well I wouldn't spend $1 of development dollars to make such few users happy.
     
  2. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Wouldn't Amazon actually prefer TiVo users to pay for downloads rather than use Prime streaming anyway?
     
  3. gamo62

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    I'm starting a petition to have a public execution of the Kardashians. I think it is LONG overdue.
     
  4. jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

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    A petition with 40 responses would help Amazon decide it made sense to NOT implement this app.
     
  5. mpnret

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    Hopefully Amazon is serious enough about the online video business to at least try and keep up with Netflix. Every time I run into an issue with the Amazon streaming app I try Netflix and it always works. Amazon can't stream on the TIVO and the Amazon support answer is TIVO only does downloads until I tell them Netflix streams just fine. I also stream Netflix on my iPhone 5 into a large screen HDMI input. Again Amazon doesn't work. You would think they would at least be interested in doing what the competiton does or better yet beat them. Amazon needs to hire some app development people from Netflix.
     
  6. compnurd

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    lol
     
  7. gonzotek

    gonzotek tivo_xml developer

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    You could use that argument for all use of Prime streaming, regardless of device. Obviously, since they offer it at all, they think it has some value.
     
  8. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Yes but in a lot of cases Prime Streaming is the ONLY option available for a device. TiVo is one of the few solutions that supports Amazon downloads which is why I brought it up.
     
  9. gonzotek

    gonzotek tivo_xml developer

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    There's prime streaming, and on most devices also the option to purchase/rent ala carte and stream that too (viewing pre-purchased/rented content is also available on iOS). PCs can download and/or stream purchased/rented content, but can only stream Prime content. Frankly, it's a mess of arbitrary per-device rules.

    But the reason I piped up is that Amazon introduced Prime video after the ala carte system was in place, so they must see a demand for it and a value to them to it (as a loss-leader for purchased physical goods?). Why would they want to limit only TiVo users? Why wouldn't they also want to limit users of other devices, if they thought they could make the most money that way?
     
  10. mpnret

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    Every PC out there (which are many) both streams and downloads Amazon video. So as you can see it's not just a few devices that can do both.
     
  11. jcthorne

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    Rather than adding Prime streaming to Tivo, I would much rather Amazon made available all the Prime content to TiVo owners via the existing download process with a limited (say 48hrs) viewing window. After which it auto deletes. The system already supports this, they just need to make the same content available both ways.

    For the tivo, this would actually provide a far superior experience.
     
  12. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    +1
     
  13. Old Hickory

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    Okay but you are streaming previous seasons of Justified. And, you have to sit and watch it as it streams. I get the same on my Kindle Fire from Amazon Prime. Any season (but the current) of Justified. I also have the HBO GO and PBS apps for free streaming of their current programs to my Kindle Fire (not involved with Amazon).

    I guess the downloading price is the price you pay to watch whenever you want. Like my Tivo subscription provides. I downloaded Lincoln for $3.99 and watched it twice.
     
  14. mpnret

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    I don't quite get your logic. Of course it was the previous seasons of Justified that I watched. I recorded the current season when it aired then thought it was good enough to watch the previous seasons. I could download them from Amazon for $105. or stream them for free. Of course streaming doesn't work on TiVo so I had to use my Blu-Ray player. I don't see why downloading is the price you pay for watching whenever you want being that streaming is free and you can stream 24/7 so you can watch whenever you want. If you want to watch it twice, stream it twice for free.
     
  15. gweempose

    gweempose Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    That's a rather ingenious solution! :up:
     
  16. supertechguy

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    I know right now we only have a few signatures, but if we can all spread the word this can and will work
     
  17. supertechguy

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    Also, at this point I would settle for any solution to view prime content on Tivo, download, stream, etc... beggars can't be choosers. Also, going to start a new forum topic for this, since the petition has gotten lost in the middle of the post.
     
  18. moedaman

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    Does that include all their husband/boy toy's too? :up:
     
  19. logicman

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    I posted the petition link on TiVo's Facebook page. Maybe that will generate more hits. However, I agree it's going to take more than 100 signers to get Amazon's attention.
     
  20. gamo62

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    Absolutely! In fact, they would be the first to go!
     

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