New Amazon Instant Video and Vudu Now Available on Roamio and Mini

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  1. Oct 30, 2014 #1 of 115
    kokishin

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    After forcing a network update, the new Amazon Instant Video and Vudu app showed up under Find TV, Movies, & Videos. I successfully signed into my Amazon Prime account on both my Roamio Pro and my Mini and was able to simultaneously stream Amazon videos from both boxes. Very nice! :)

    I do not have a Vudu account (yet) so I did not try it.
     
  2. Oct 30, 2014 #2 of 115
    Dan203

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    I tried Vudu. It's better then on my Samsung smart TV because it has filtering/sorting options for My Collection. :up: Plus I get to use one remote for all of it now.

    I didn't try Amazon yet but I'll set that up later.
     
  3. Oct 30, 2014 #3 of 115
    tarheelblue32

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    New Amazon app works well on my Roamio Plus and Mini as well. I don't have a Vudu account either, but I may just have to open one now that there is a TiVo app.
     
  4. Oct 30, 2014 #4 of 115
    Dan203

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    It's good for renting movies and it's a UV client for all your "Digital Copy" DVDs and BluRays
     
  5. Oct 30, 2014 #5 of 115
    bradleys

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    This is why I love TiVo, consolidation of content across providers.


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    mikeyts

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    Now that TiVo has added Amazon and VUDU to Netflix and can output all in 24p to my new TV which can display that with even cadence my Roku 3 is gonna get dusty :D. Controls are a little non-intuitive (to me, who has used these same UIs on several devices) and Amazon is a bit sluggish but I'm happy to have them.
     
  7. Oct 30, 2014 #7 of 115
    59er

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    Any guidance you can provide on the controls, if they're so different?
     
  8. Oct 30, 2014 #8 of 115
    FitzAusTex

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    A bit yanky as to which "row" you're on and where the focus is. When to use which remote buttons (a,b,c,d,back,etc). I've had a very similar UI on Google TV for about two years, and still am not used to it. It's fine, but I still mess up navigation.
     
  9. Oct 30, 2014 #9 of 115
    midson

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    Streaming from prime as I type. It appears to be working fine and has CC to boot. Hell ya!
     
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    jwbelcher

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  11. Oct 30, 2014 #11 of 115
    StevesWeb

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    The interface is pretty good, but it seems to want more bandwidth than some other streaming boxes, as it went right up to 4mbps on our nominal 3mbps link. The playback kept pausing to resync, then offered to let me try later. This problem is because our Internet link is poor, but our other streaming gadgets seem to renegotiate more effectively.
     
  12. Oct 30, 2014 #12 of 115
    mattack

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    Does it ALSO show up in Find Shows (whatever the 3rd from the top of the main menu is called), and at the bottom of your Now Playing?

    i.e., similar to how On Demand and other providers do?
     
  13. Oct 30, 2014 #13 of 115
    bradleys

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    It does not work with the tivo What To Watch Now, but it does work on the iPad What To Watch and directly from the TiVo Search / Find Shows

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  14. Oct 30, 2014 #14 of 115
    mikeyts

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    I thought that the control scheme might be in the VUDU support article but there's nada and no guidelines marked in the UI at all. It's easy enough to drill down into the menus but backing out is the problem; I try to use PREV but it doesn't do anything. That sort of function is what works in VUDU apps on other platforms.

    I played around and found out that SKIP BACK (|<<) is what goes back up a level :rolleyes:. Name-wise I suppose it makes sense. Now to figure out Amazon.
     
  15. Oct 30, 2014 #15 of 115
    aaronwt

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    I had to force a connection with all of my Minis before Amazon Prime and Vudu showed up.
     
  16. Oct 30, 2014 #16 of 115
    DEC2955

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    Any hints on how to get past the eight device VUDU limit??
    VUDU suggests to set up another email address but if I do that how can both email address share the same VUDU library?
     
  17. Oct 30, 2014 #17 of 115
    innocentfreak

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    I believe you can share your library. I remember seeing it on there the other day and was surprised. Not sure how it works though.
     
  18. Oct 30, 2014 #18 of 115
    aaronwt

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    I would certainly like to know how. I had to remove four devices to add four of my TiVos. And I still have over a dozen devices I can't add to Vudu because of the low eight device limit. Although it used to be a five device limit so it is better than a few years ago.

    I do like the Vudu app on the TiVos. I will start using my TiVos for Vudu playback now. For Amazon though I will continue using other devices. Since the Amazon app is sluggish.
     
  19. Oct 31, 2014 #19 of 115
    waynomo

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    I guess you're screwed for a bit if you didn't sign up all your devices for the priority update list. I can't do the mini in the bedroom right now as the wife is asleep. I'm anxious to play with this.
     
  20. Oct 31, 2014 #20 of 115
    waynomo

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    With VUDU what percentage of discs do you find that you can convert?
     

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