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East Ender
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I see from you all that we can't get regular Amazon Prime, but can we get the video part? I was upset when I couldn't get Downton Abbey on Netflix any more, but now I see I can't get the second season of Broadchurch either.

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Topic starter Posted : November 11, 2015 10:01 pm
watruw8ing4
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Yes. I use Amazon Prime video all the time. There used to be a regional block for VI, But I'm fine now going through BBVI.

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Posted : November 12, 2015 12:22 am
AandA2VI
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Yep it does work just fine. We have a computer with HDMI to our TV. Nextflix Hulu and once in a while Amazon.

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Posted : November 12, 2015 12:22 am
rotorhead
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Amazon works great on ROKU.

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Posted : November 12, 2015 12:40 am
vicanuck
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Amazon Prime works great on my Roku at home and my new Amazon Fire TV box at the office. Never a problem.

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Posted : November 12, 2015 11:12 am
watruw8ing4
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I use Apple TV for mine. No issues, but I have to use Air Play on my iPad to view, because no Amazon App supplied. Agree that it works great with Roku, which is what my kid uses.

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Posted : November 12, 2015 11:21 am
East Ender
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Thanks everyone!

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Topic starter Posted : November 13, 2015 8:06 pm
East Ender
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I signed up for it and I seem to have problems. I play it on my "smart" TV and it seems to buffer continuously. I don't have this problem with Netflix on the same device. Is it Amazon Prime or my TV or what?

Also, what's the deal with charging for certain shows in addition to membership?

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Topic starter Posted : November 30, 2015 8:10 pm
vicanuck
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That's so odd...I get some buffering Netflix but never Amazon Prime on my Roku.

I would try to adjust the settings on video quality for Amazon Prime if this is possible.

My Roku seems to automatically change video quality settings and I rarely get buffering.

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Posted : November 30, 2015 9:10 pm
East Ender
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Speaking of Amazon Prime.... When I signed up, I had no idea there were so many goodies for my $100.
1. Video: I am enjoying "Mozart in the Jungle" and other offerings I can't get through Netflix. The buffering problems persist, but not so bad. It is not as user friendly on the TV as Netflix, but, oh well.
2. Prime Music: I was an early Pandora fan, but I LOVE Prime music. Beatles wake up music! Good Day, Sunshine...
3. The free shipping deal: Okay, I would never expect free shipping except on things that can come on an airplane, in the mail. And the only things I have bought are books. And I did get free shipping. 😉

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Topic starter Posted : February 16, 2016 11:56 am
ms411
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Thanks for the update. I watched premier episode of Mozart without Prime, but it annoys me we don't get free shipping. And that we have to put up with buffering.

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Posted : February 16, 2016 12:05 pm
caribstx
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My Amazon Fire TV box rarely ever buffers on the $49 BBVI plan. But, it did have issues during the Superbowl but that was to be expected.

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Posted : February 16, 2016 1:03 pm
ms411
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Thanks, caribstx!

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Posted : February 16, 2016 1:33 pm
watruw8ing4
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I rarely have buffering issues with Amazon (on the $49 BBVI plan). It takes a long time to start streaming. But after that, it's almost always smooth sailing. It's been months since the last burp. I seem to get more buffering issues with Netflix.

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Posted : February 16, 2016 3:38 pm
IslandHops
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Good to know prime video works. I'll join up when Clarkson & crew's new show is available - RIP Top Gear. 😎

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Posted : February 16, 2016 8:38 pm
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