1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Sign the Amazon Prime Videos on TiVo Petition

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

  1. stebu

    stebu New Member

    18
    0
    Oct 15, 2002
    Celebration, FL
  2. ajwees41

    ajwees41 Well-Known Member

    2,774
    87
    May 7, 2006
    Omaha,NE
  3. disturbedfred

    disturbedfred Exceptional Lurker

    21
    0
    Oct 2, 2004
    Venice, FL
    Hope it works as well as the Android app. Wow. At what point did TiVo just stop trying?
     
  4. PCurry57

    PCurry57 Liberal Hippie Chick

    641
    38
    Feb 27, 2012
    Dallas, TX
    Be patient, it's reportedly on the way.

    As to performance of apps like Netflix... They in the recent update 20.4.5 transitioned to a newer and bit more efficient runtime library. The CPU in the Premieres, the limited ram will be factors always. We're TiVo to put a badass processor in the box you couldn't afford it and justify not renting the cable company POS DVR.
     
  5. ajwees41

    ajwees41 Well-Known Member

    2,774
    87
    May 7, 2006
    Omaha,NE
    first half of next year
     
  6. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    44,037
    2,585
    Apr 17, 2000
    Nevada
    They did, it's called a Roamio. The Roamio is much, much faster when it comes to the UI and apps. Heck the Mini is faster then the Premiere when it comes to those things.
     
  7. vike

    vike New Member

    3
    0
    Jul 24, 2008
    I notice that the update that delivered OnePass to my Premieres this week also delivered Amazon Prime Instant streaming, so done and done.

    The combination is fantastic. I'll still go to my Blu-ray to browse Netflix and API (the apps are just a lot faster), but for series I'm just opening a OnePass folder. One feature I love in there - when I select a program to watch, TiVo shows ALL available sources, including Xfinity OD, which I select when available (it usually performs better than internet streaming, and doesn't count against the mysterious data caps that I never hit - hey, every little bit helps).
     
  8. dickmiles

    dickmiles New Member

    11
    0
    Dec 13, 2010
    After I input all the Amazon Prime info, I get an error message saying that the "app doesn't work".
     
  9. Apr 5, 2015 #109 of 119
    gamo62

    gamo62 Member

    503
    2
    Oct 12, 2002
    Works fine here.

    Sent via Tapatalk for Windows Phone
     
  10. Apr 5, 2015 #110 of 119
    ajwees41

    ajwees41 Well-Known Member

    2,774
    87
    May 7, 2006
    Omaha,NE
    does prime video work on the computer? maybe amazon account issues.
     
  11. boulderskies

    boulderskies Member

    84
    6
    Aug 23, 2013
  12. twhiting9275

    twhiting9275 TV Buff!

    404
    12
    Nov 17, 2006
    Way to revive a 3 year old thread.

    Amazon isn't going to be provided on your carrier box, no. They don't want you spending money there, but with them, soooo, you can forget about amazon there.

    This isn't TiVO's choice, it's the carrier's choice.
     
    aaronwt, krkaufman, rdrrepair and 2 others like this.
  13. boulderskies

    boulderskies Member

    84
    6
    Aug 23, 2013
    Thanks. Someone had to do it.

    Your logic doesnt make total sense: they provide NetFlix, Hulu, etc.
     
  14. twhiting9275

    twhiting9275 TV Buff!

    404
    12
    Nov 17, 2006
    No, nobody 'had to do it'. You chose to resurrect a thread that was dead, rather than start your own. that's not a good thing, not at all

    Netflix and Hulu do not provide a direct competition to your cable provider, at least from the services offered on TIVO . Amazon does.
    Your cable provider doesn't want you purchasing VOD content from Amazon, they want you paying THEIR prices for VOD content.
    Don't like it? Take it up with your cable provider.
     
    mrtickle and rdrrepair like this.
  15. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

    12,052
    1,618
    Nov 25, 2003
    Exactly, Netflix and Hulu are subscription services that don't offer VOD; Amazon does, both rentals and purchases. I'm curious... does your Premiere have access to the VUDU app?


    ... or at least create a thread on this forum, DSLReports, or another that rallies other customers of your specific cable provider to the cause, with a new petition* created wherever needed to get your provider's attention.

    * The petition associated with this thread is seemingly moot, since Amazon Prime *is* now available for the TiVo platform. That your provider doesn't allow it on its leased TiVos is a different issue, begging a petition focused on the specific provider, and possibly including other missing apps.
     
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2018
  16. rdrrepair

    rdrrepair Or, Bill Knapp

    1,279
    179
    Nov 24, 2006
    845 New York
    Seeing that Amazon is listed twice on our TiVo's, as a pay service & a streaming service, I see no reason why they couldn't turn on the flag for streaming only if Netflix is on there. Maybe that's what they're getting ready to do?
    Start another thread with your service provider info and contact your cable company. It's not a TiVo issue but I feel your pain.

    I think about the only thing you could do would be to purchase your own TiVo and have TiVo add the new unit to your account. Then you would have Amazon.
     
    boulderskies likes this.
  17. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

    12,052
    1,618
    Nov 25, 2003
    You can rent and purchase content through each version of the Amazon app, from what I can tell, so that probably won't move the provider too much.


    ... though likely at the expense of access to your provider's on-demand library on the retail box, if they make that available through their leased TiVo boxes. You win some, you lose some.


    p.s. See: Roku.
     
  18. boulderskies

    boulderskies Member

    84
    6
    Aug 23, 2013
    If the real issue it taking away VOD revenue from the cable/sat providers (does anyone REALLY know that's the issue?), people pay for NetFlix, etc so that takes away from the providers' VOD revenue. It just sounds very political to me.

    And to twhiting9275: thanks for the "help." Guess you forgot this is a place to go to get helpful input.
     
  19. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

    12,052
    1,618
    Nov 25, 2003
    Both respondents have carefully qualified the difference between Netflix et al and VOD rentals and purchases. Access to a given title will come much later in the release cycle to Netflix; while the provider VOD, Amazon, VUDU, iTunes, etc. would all be competing against each other during the early access rental and digital purchase phases.
     

Share This Page