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Amazon Instant Video: So it looks like problems in the browser, streaming on Apple TV
Today Amazon Instant Video starts, the already included in the Amazon Prime membership video streaming service. It was known that the contents of Lovefilm would come, it was unclear whether there will be new apps for iOS, or how the whole thing will ever migrate. Who calls LOVEFiLM today, is greeted by an Amazon Notice. There you can link to be possibly present LOVEFiLM account with his Amazon account. Who previously had no LOVEFiLM account, can directly enter their Amazon login and then on Amazon Instant Video redirected. Amazon Instant Video includes Prime Instant Video, Instant Video Store and the Lovefilm DVD rental (only Prime Instant Video is part of the Prime membership).
If you want to use Amazon Instant Video on the PC, it could be for many look bad. In general the watch videos in the browser, a prerequisite here is Microsoft’s Silverlight. But this is not the only hurdle. I had first installed Silverlight when trying out, the videos were then streamed promptly. When I thought to myself that one so maybe on Chrome Cast could stream, the surprise came. After installing the Google Quantcast plugins (I did not use so far), is a chic error message instead of sending videos.
I can not say 100% that it is on Google Quantcast plugin, because I am getting this message even after uninstalling the plugin. Overloading the server I exclude because start in the iOS app, streams start immediately and without interruption. Just leave it out your experience with playing in the browser in the comments. Helps sure many users who have also problems. The fact that the Internet Explorer, the video does not play (same error message) actually speaks against the Google Plugin cast as the cause.
Update: The Google Quantcast plugin does not seem to be the problem. As Robin tells in the comments, he holds the streams with Google Quantcast plugin. I’m still looking for the error, it finally went with me first, and later denied the service. I have also contacted Amazon, let’s see what the say.
About Smart TVs, which previously had a Lovefilm app allows Amazon Instant Video also provided. This is probably the easiest way to bring the service to the big screen. Whether your television to function with Amazon Instant Video, you will find on out this Amazon page . There are also all compatible consoles and other media players are listed.
Apple TV users can also bring to the big screen series and movies. To this end, an iPhone or iPad with the Amazon / Lovefilm app will then, however, still needed. After login, you can browse and play them directly through the films and series. By tapping on the AirPlay icon then land on the Apple TV. Runs well accustomed. The app has received an update, only the contents were updated. Not quite the time accordingly, but it serves its purpose. Unfortunately you can see in the app directly, which contents are in HD and which are not. If you appreciate HD content, can, of course, having to go through the web version and there fill his watch list, which you can then retrieve the app. In the app during playback you also have the option to select subtitles (if available). You can movies and series but not to make available offline, as is the case with other providers of such services.
Whether the offer itself, ie the selection of movies and series, something for you, everyone has to decide for themselves. It has indeed not everyone has the same interests. Since, the contents but also direct search on Amazon, you can see in doubt, before making a membership if it fits for yourself or not.
I’ll keep the thing about playing in the browser in the eye, changes (if it’s an overload, or your comments give some) update the post. Android users look only once in the tube, the use is only on Amazon’s own Kindle Fire Tablets possible.
Have you already tried Amazon Instant Video? What do you say about Amazon’s offer?
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