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  # 2327096 30-Sep-2019 13:19
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russelo:

 

A US fire tv is confirmed not working with non-US prime video account.   

 

Two ways to get around it:

 

1. Use a DNS redirector (I use Getflix).

 

 

I also use Getflix, but am still unable to get Amazon Prime working on our Fire TVs. @russelo: what particular settings do you use to be able to view an NZ-based sub on a Fire TV?

 

I get that Getflix or equivalent would be necessary if trying to use a non-NZ-based Prime account, but can't see how it is relevant to accessing to an NZ-based account; Getflix's Prime settings state 'Select 'turn off' to access from your current country', which makes sense for my use as I'm simply trying to access my NZ account.

 

My understanding is there's no support for NZ-based Prime accounts on Amazon Fire TVs due to these devices not being officially sold in NZ.


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  # 2327117 30-Sep-2019 14:21
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russelo:

 

A US fire tv is confirmed not working with non-US prime video account.   

 

Two ways to get around it:

 

1. Use a DNS redirector (I use Getflix).

 

2. Use the prime video app on your phone to cast to your fire tv.

 

 

 

 

I can only cast Youtube and Netflix, when I open the Prime App on my phone I can only see the Chromecast on my smaller TV, the FireTV doesn't appear :-(


 
 
 
 


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  # 2327343 30-Sep-2019 22:05
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Mattmannz:

 

I can only cast Youtube and Netflix, when I open the Prime App on my phone I can only see the Chromecast on my smaller TV, the FireTV doesn't appear :-(

 

 

 

 

I can see my fire tv under "Watch On" or "More->Watch On".


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  # 2327344 30-Sep-2019 22:14
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jonathan18:

 

I also use Getflix, but am still unable to get Amazon Prime working on our Fire TVs. @russelo: what particular settings do you use to be able to view an NZ-based sub on a Fire TV?

 

I get that Getflix or equivalent would be necessary if trying to use a non-NZ-based Prime account, but can't see how it is relevant to accessing to an NZ-based account; Getflix's Prime settings state 'Select 'turn off' to access from your current country', which makes sense for my use as I'm simply trying to access my NZ account.

 

My understanding is there's no support for NZ-based Prime accounts on Amazon Fire TVs due to these devices not being officially sold in NZ.

 

 

 

 

My Amazon Prime setting on Getflix is set to US even when my Amazon Prime account is a NZ-based sub from 2Degrees.

 

Have been working fine ever since.

 

 


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  # 2343507 25-Oct-2019 13:55
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Just received:

 

 

Starting today Fire TV Stick Basic Edition owners in Australia can now download the Apple TV app. For the first time ever, users can watch the movies and channels they purchase from Apple on their Fire TV.  Beginning November 1, Apple TV +, home of all-original shows and movies from the world’s greatest storytellers, will also be available to subscribers on the Apple TV app on Fire TV. 

 

The Apple TV app is the home of Apple TV+, which will feature a highly anticipated lineup of original shows, movies, and documentaries, including “The Morning Show,” “Dickinson,” “See,” “For All Mankind” and “The Elephant Queen.”

 

 

Please check if you have this on your Fire TV stick as it includes New Zealand as well.

 





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  # 2343522 25-Oct-2019 14:31
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russelo:

Mattmannz:


I can only cast Youtube and Netflix, when I open the Prime App on my phone I can only see the Chromecast on my smaller TV, the FireTV doesn't appear :-(



 


I can see my fire tv under "Watch On" or "More->Watch On".



This works for me, the cast option doesn't. Tha ks for the tip!

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  # 2343530 25-Oct-2019 14:43
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Now if only Disney+ would get their act sorted. It is going to have much more content in November that Apple TV and is still a glaring omission on the Fire TV platform...





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  # 2343531 25-Oct-2019 14:52
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I'd love to see TVNZ release their Android TV  apk officially for the FireTV. I'm still running an older versions as the usual APK mirrors have old versions.





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  # 2343686 26-Oct-2019 08:49
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freitasm:

 

Has anyone ever given feedback to TVNZ about this?

 

 

I've nudged them and they say it is under consideration but not a supported device at present.





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  # 2347103 1-Nov-2019 10:26
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freitasm:

 

Just received:

 

 

Starting today Fire TV Stick Basic Edition owners in Australia can now download the Apple TV app. For the first time ever, users can watch the movies and channels they purchase from Apple on their Fire TV.  Beginning November 1, Apple TV +, home of all-original shows and movies from the world’s greatest storytellers, will also be available to subscribers on the Apple TV app on Fire TV. 

 

The Apple TV app is the home of Apple TV+, which will feature a highly anticipated lineup of original shows, movies, and documentaries, including “The Morning Show,” “Dickinson,” “See,” “For All Mankind” and “The Elephant Queen.”

 

 

Please check if you have this on your Fire TV stick as it includes New Zealand as well.

 

 

 

 

 

Works for me - unfortunately you cant make purchases in the app which is a giant pain in the ass


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  # 2379756 22-Dec-2019 08:04
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openmedia:

I'd love to see TVNZ release their Android TV  apk officially for the FireTV. I'm still running an older versions as the usual APK mirrors have old versions.


Does it actually work? As last time I tried it was horribly sluggish to the point of unusability on the fire tv




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  # 2380651 23-Dec-2019 23:07
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Morgenmuffel:
openmedia:

 

I'd love to see TVNZ release their Android TV  apk officially for the FireTV. I'm still running an older versions as the usual APK mirrors have old versions.

 


Does it actually work? As last time I tried it was horribly sluggish to the point of unusability on the fire tv

 

 

 

I've got it on 2 devices, an older Fire Stick and the new 4k FireStick with no performance issues.





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  # 2381495 26-Dec-2019 17:00
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openmedia:

 

I've got it on 2 devices, an older Fire Stick and the new 4k FireStick with no performance issues.

 

 

 

 

i have a first gen fire stick, where would i find this APK?

 

 

 

 





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  # 2381530 26-Dec-2019 21:18
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Morgenmuffel:

openmedia:


I've got it on 2 devices, an older Fire Stick and the new 4k FireStick with no performance issues.



 


i have a first gen fire stick, where would i find this APK?


 


 



I can find the APK, no issues there however, how do I get around the 'Google Services Required' problem?

That's what I'd like to know. Last time I tried I nearly bricked my firestick!

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