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Sign the Amazon Prime Videos on TiVo Petition

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by supertechguy, Apr 24, 2013.

  1. Dec 11, 2013 #61 of 119
    CloudAtlas

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    Do you seriously believe that? Of course Amazon develops their own app for each platform they support. Android currently has no support because Amazon choose not to support it.

    Clearly Samsung would love their tablets to be supported just as their TVs and BluRays are.

    Now that both the Premiere and Roamio platforms support HTML5 this might be the push Amazon needs to do a quick port to TiVo in the future. New Samsung BluRays run the same Opera software TiVo uses and both Prime and HBOGo are supported.
     
  2. Dec 11, 2013 #62 of 119
    Dan203

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    Amazon's current app is based on AdobeAir. I don't think they have an HTML5 app yet. Once they do we'll likely see the service available on a lot more devices, including TiVo.

    Although Amazon is still a special case on TiVo. They are the only device that supports Amazon's download platform. I'm not sure if they'll put any extra effort into a TiVo app to maintain that capability, or if they'll just convert everything to streaming only. I think some people with slower internet speeds might be upset if they drop the download capabilities completely.
     
  3. Dec 13, 2013 #63 of 119
    ajwees41

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    Isn't the Youtube Tivo app streaming the video?
     
  4. Dec 13, 2013 #64 of 119
    Dan203

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    Yes. YouTube, Netflix and Hulu are all streaming apps. Amazon Prime would also require streaming. However the current Amazon implementation on TiVo downloads videos to the TiVo. Some people with slower connections prefer this download option to streaming, which is why I said they may have to make TiVo a special case and offer both a streaming and download options for those videos where it's an option.
     
  5. Dec 13, 2013 #65 of 119
    aaronwt

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    As long as the vast majority of Amazon players only support 720P streaming, the TiVo will be my primary Amazon viewer for rented and purchased content. Even though I have a 150Mb/s internet connection. SInce most of that content I've downloaded to my TiVos is in 1080P.
    When more players start streaming Amazon content at 1080P, then I will move away from the TiVo. UNless TiVo also gets an Amazon streaming app that can also stream content at 1080P.
     
  6. Dec 13, 2013 #66 of 119
    jgametest

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    When the Opera SDK goes live that will enable the web browsing ability which is dormant right now. As testing goes I was able to logon to my Plex server and get into Amazon.com but login is not going to go far without navigation. I'm still waiting for the update and then I can run further testing from KMTTG in the web tab. Last attempt I made to connect on the Opera Demo test page it warned me the device was not recognized so we are getting closer to possible answers. Tivo itself has mentioned apps are coming, but keeping tight on those answers until the coming weeks. My thought the big one we are waiting is "Opera TV Store". Stay tuned.

    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4H3z-AGhGxs[/media]

    The Opera Devices SDK provides the ideal foundation for developing connected, interactive TV solutions. It combines web apps, full internet browsing and emerging standards with proven technology already shipped on millions of TVs, set-top boxes, game consoles and media players, worldwide.
    (source) http://www.operasoftware.com/products/devices-sdk
     
  7. Dec 13, 2013 #67 of 119
    ajwees41

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    Dan or anyone know if Prime Streaming was added could it be setup where on slower internet connected Tivo's be given the option of downloading vs streaming?
     
  8. Dec 14, 2013 #68 of 119
    Dan203

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    No. The whole reason Prime doesn't work on TiVo now is because the licenses don't allow them to download, only stream.
     
  9. Dec 18, 2013 #69 of 119
    Dan203

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    Dan203

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    Seems like all the HTML5 apps are making their way down to the Premiere, so I'm betting it will.
     
  12. Dec 20, 2013 #72 of 119
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  13. Dec 26, 2013 #73 of 119
    azbimmer

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    Here is the response I received from AMZN.

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    I'm sorry for the trouble in accessing your Prime videos on your Tivo device. We certainly don't want our customers to experience such issues.

    You can purchase and download, but not stream, Amazon Instant Video titles to your TiVo. Because streaming is not supported at this time, you can't stream Prime Instant Video titles on your TiVo.

    Customer feedback like yours is very important in helping us continue to improve the experience of using our digital video service. I've forwarded your message to our Amazon Instant Video development team for consideration as we make future improvements.

    The Amazon Instant Video team will carefully review your comments and work hard to implement your suggestions as we plan our future improvements.

    I appreciate that you wrote about this so that I can point out increased demand for having such feature and I’m sure that they would be looking into the feasibility of implementing this feature.

    We are trying very hard to establish ourselves as a successful online digital store and can assure you of numerous changes in very near future which will enable us to achieve our goal and Customer feedback like yours is very important in helping us continue to improve our website and services."
     
  14. Jan 5, 2014 #74 of 119
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    I hope amazon.com prime streaming DOES come to tivo premiere soon thanks for the information
     
  15. Feb 18, 2014 #75 of 119
    Joe01880

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    They sound like politians..
     
  16. Apr 18, 2014 #76 of 119
    dubluv

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    yeah yeah yeah, i contacted amazon a while ago, and they gave me the same line of BS. of course, now that they've introduced their FIRE TV, hell will freeze over before prime comes to TiVo:(
     
  17. Apr 19, 2014 #77 of 119
    lujan

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    I have contacted Amazon numerous times to ask why their digital movies don't have the video resolution (1080p, 720p, etc.) and audio information like all the other digital vendors (Vudu, Apple, etc.). They always have the same answer:

    "You will get the best video that your bandwidth or setup will accept" or something like this. This doesn't make me have a good feeling about buying a movie from them. It's been like this for years and I don't see them changing anything any time soon. :mad:
     
  18. Apr 30, 2014 #78 of 119
    tatergator1

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    Bump. Looks like the rumored updated Amazon App on the Tivo is forthcoming. Users of SD menus on Premiere's are getting notices that the SD version of the App will no longer be available soon.

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=517081

    Here's hoping for Prime Streaming support!
     
  19. May 7, 2014 #79 of 119
    advocate2

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    I have a Roku on every TV. Still, I would prefer not to switch devices to watch Amazon. I have a Series 3, Premiere, Premiere XL and Premiere XL4. Which of these, if any, will suggort HD menus for the Amazon Prime streaming?

    Sorry, but I have away from Tivo for a while using DTV and am only now returning to the fold.
     
  20. May 7, 2014 #80 of 119
    ajwees41

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    The premiere and roamio should if they ever release it.
     

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