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  # 2286127 30-Jul-2019 23:47
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Can't seem to work out how to use prime video on firestick.


Initial setup with US account I see all the movies and shows in prime video but get a geo restricted error when I try to play, changed my account to NZ no movie listings but in the app I see ads for movies but still unplayable.Tried using my friends nz prime account and prime video app does not open.I can access prime video from my laptop, phone without any problems but the firestick won't let me play or display movies.



In your Amazon account the content location and payment location both need to be in NZ, if you have the global version of the fire tv stick. If you have the US version then NZ prime won’t work.

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  # 2286180 31-Jul-2019 08:20
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To use a US account you will need an unblocking service. The content is then bigger than NZ content with a fee shows that are available to outside of US - shows that in the US run in a network or another.

Overall a lot more content though.




 
 
 
 


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  # 2287184 1-Aug-2019 14:26
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I was under the impression that I could use the NZ version of prime video on the firestick as the service works without any problems on my phone and laptop.

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  # 2287313 1-Aug-2019 17:46
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This is the version and the only Amazon streaming device I’m aware of that works with NZ Prime Video. It’s a poor cousin to the other devices. You can now also use a chromecast to watch NZ Prime.

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  # 2294076 11-Aug-2019 12:40
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Amazon Fire TV 3th gen. got official Google YouTube app.

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  # 2294085 11-Aug-2019 13:00
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01EG: Amazon Fire TV 3th gen. got official Google YouTube app.

1st gen Fire TV box also has it now.

 
 
 
 


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  # 2294126 11-Aug-2019 13:01
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Kiwifruta:

 

01EG: Amazon Fire TV 3th gen. got official Google YouTube app.

 

 

1st gen Fire TV box also has it now.

 

 

Quite happy with our Gen1 FTV - it's (for the moment) getting all the updates and apps we use. The only thing missing really is the UHD support but 1080p works for us.





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  # 2294128 11-Aug-2019 13:04
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freitasm:

Kiwifruta:


01EG: Amazon Fire TV 3th gen. got official Google YouTube app.



1st gen Fire TV box also has it now.



Quite happy with our Gen1 FTV - it's (for the moment) getting all the updates and apps we use. The only thing missing really is the UHD support but 1080p works for us.



Yeah me too. I’ve been really pleased with the continued updates from Amazon over the past 5 years.

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  # 2294147 11-Aug-2019 14:01
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Plugged the box back in and nothing changed or updated, but when I went to the youtube.com link it told me it was going away soon and to click install on youtube, that installed and linked fine and its back to being a useful box.

 

Seeing "amazon device" in the cast list on the phone, so I hope that they will not all get called that when I update the other fire tv devices.





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  # 2294149 11-Aug-2019 14:13
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richms:

 

Plugged the box back in and nothing changed or updated, but when I went to the youtube.com link it told me it was going away soon and to click install on youtube, that installed and linked fine and its back to being a useful box.

 

Seeing "amazon device" in the cast list on the phone, so I hope that they will not all get called that when I update the other fire tv devices.

 

 

User your Alexa settings to change the box name. 





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  # 2294170 11-Aug-2019 15:00
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My iPhone isn’t showing up the Fire TV as a cast device.
Both on the same network, although the Fire TV is connected via Ethernet cable.

Is there something else required for this too work?
I’d to able to cast NZ Amazon Prime to the Fire TV.

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  # 2294173 11-Aug-2019 15:09
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Kiwifruta: My iPhone isn’t showing up the Fire TV as a cast device.
Both on the same network, although the Fire TV is connected via Ethernet cable.

Is there something else required for this too work?
I’d to able to cast NZ Amazon Prime to the Fire TV.

 

 

Check your router configuration - some routers have an "isolation" option that will block devices on WiFi from seeing devices on the ethernet side - and vice-versa.





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  # 2294179 11-Aug-2019 15:23
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freitasm:

Quite happy with our Gen1 FTV - it's (for the moment) getting all the updates and apps we use. The only thing missing really is the UHD support but 1080p works for us.


Mine 4K HDR+ :D

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freitasm:

 

Quite happy with our Gen1 FTV - it's (for the moment) getting all the updates and apps we use. The only thing missing really is the UHD support but 1080p works for us.

 

 

If you get the opportunity to pick up a 4K stick, it's well worth the price just for boost in speed launching apps, etc. The difference is night and day. 


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