Mini crashes while using Prime Video?

Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by scott_s, Jul 31, 2018.

  1. Brokeback

    Brokeback New Member

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    If this is the case, sounds like TiVo is following Apple's business model; planned abselences. Is TiVo not interested in backwards compatibility? Less hassle to rent from Comcast than continue feeding the Steve Job's machine.
     
  2. Redbird19

    Redbird19 New Member

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    Glad I found this thread, having the same issue as everyone else with Prime Video being unwatchable and unusable on my old Mini after upgrading to the hydra OS. I've noticed that Prime Video seems to work albeit with noticeable lag the first time after the Mini is rebooted, but if you exit out of the Prime Video app and try to go back in, it lags, stutters, and eventually crashes, and forces the Mini to reboot. I was hoping there was something to be done to fix the problem, but I guess it's just live with it, upgrade to a Mini Vox, or use some other non-TiVo product...
     
  3. fburgerod

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    I have grown tired of waiting for Tivo to fix this issue, so I went with a non-Tivo product, a fire stick. Much happier with that.
     
  4. Elgato54

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    Same thing. Roamio with Mini's. Cat6a direct connects. Prime works fine on the Roamio but fails miserably on the Mini's. Videos start and stop and finally freeze after about 10 minutes. Still on the old Tivo interface. Other apps and Netflix work fine on the Mini. Is there any hope that Tivo will fix this? Is it an Amazon issue? Same problem on the crazy overpriced Mini Vox? Tivo continues their downward slide on customer service. Why even put Apps that do not work on the Mini??
     
  5. okay_see

    okay_see New Member

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    Mini Vox isn't overpriced. Wait for a summer sale to pick some up. Sell your old mini's on eBay. Mini Vox is MUCH faster (must be upgraded processor and possibly more RAM) and loads apps without a problem. Only question is "what apps will Tivo continue to support?" The big ones are there for sure: Prime/Hulu/Netflix/YouTube. The Vox experience is worth it. You'll be happy when you make the switch. Prime works without any issues.
     
  6. DigitalDawn

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    Prime is much better on the Mini VOX. I used to have to reboot my 92 series Mini every day. Now, only occasionally with the Vox.
     
  7. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

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    It's a whole lot cheaper to get a few sticks than changing all of them out, the Minis (any version) are great Tivo extenders and that's really what they're best used for.
     

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