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#189026 14-Dec-2015 16:32
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Using Unotelly on my router but Amazon appstore doesn't show the hulu app. Do I need to do something special to get this to show?




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  #1450247 14-Dec-2015 16:59
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I can only speak for my experience with the first FireTV. With that I had to change the country of my amazon account associated with the FireTV to the US. Then the US apps become available on the firetv and on the amazon website.

To do this, on your PC log in the amazon website,
click on your account,
then under digital content click manage your content and devices, then click settings,
and under settings you can change your country to the US.
(https://www.amazon.com/mn/dcw/myx.html?_encoding=UTF8&ref_=ya_manage_kindle#/home/settings/payment)


You might also need to change your street address also to a US one.

I have two amazon accounts, one for NZ and one the for fireTV mostly set to the US. You can have US and UK apps simultaneously installed on the FireTV.

Hope this helps.

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  #1450248 14-Dec-2015 17:01
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Just found this via mr google, thanks for the tip :-)




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  #1451279 16-Dec-2015 08:34
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Thanx for the above info.  I ran-up my new Fire TV stick last nite and found that most of the apps that i wanted to install were not available to me.  Going to the Amazon website showed that they were not available in my region so i hope that setting my YouShop address as me country default will fix this.

The main downside to me using this thing is that  it will stream in HD for about 5~10 seconds and then reverts to SD.  Not much good for pay movies or TV.  I may as well use Quickflix.  I have no problems  streaming US Netflix from my apple TV and Chromecast works fine.  Most likely  that the  content is being served from the US servers..




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  #1451280 16-Dec-2015 08:36
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old3eyes: Thanx for the above info.  I ran-up my new Fire TV stick last nite and found that most of the apps that i wanted to install were not available to me.  Going to the Amazon website showed that they were not available in my region so i hope that setting my YouShop address as me country default will fix this.

The main downside to me using this thing is that  it will stream in HD for about 5~10 seconds and then reverts to SD.  Not much good for pay movies or TV.  I may as well use Quickflix.  I have no problems  streaming US Netflix from my apple TV and Chromecast works fine.  Most likely  that the  content is being served from the US servers..


Might be your VPN or DNS service, I was watching 4K from Amazon last night using UnoTelly.




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  #1451284 16-Dec-2015 08:40
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geekiegeek:
old3eyes: Thanx for the above info.  I ran-up my new Fire TV stick last nite and found that most of the apps that i wanted to install were not available to me.  Going to the Amazon website showed that they were not available in my region so i hope that setting my YouShop address as me country default will fix this.

The main downside to me using this thing is that  it will stream in HD for about 5~10 seconds and then reverts to SD.  Not much good for pay movies or TV.  I may as well use Quickflix.  I have no problems  streaming US Netflix from my apple TV and Chromecast works fine.  Most likely  that the  content is being served from the US servers..


Might be your VPN or DNS service, I was watching 4K from Amazon last night using UnoTelly.


I have set the UnoTelly DNS entries in the network settings  but made no difference.   Local Speed test  from my cell phone via the Wifi shows 13Mbits down so the Wifi is OK.  Running on ADSL2




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  #1451302 16-Dec-2015 08:42
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try the Vudu speedtest http://speedtest.vudu.com/





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  #1451303 16-Dec-2015 08:43
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geekiegeek: try the Vudu speedtest http://speedtest.vudu.com/



Thanx.  Will try it when I get home..




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  #1451375 16-Dec-2015 10:37
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old3eyes: Thanx for the above info.  I ran-up my new Fire TV stick last nite and found that most of the apps that i wanted to install were not available to me.  Going to the Amazon website showed that they were not available in my region so i hope that setting my YouShop address as me country default will fix this.

The main downside to me using this thing is that  it will stream in HD for about 5~10 seconds and then reverts to SD.  Not much good for pay movies or TV.  I may as well use Quickflix.  I have no problems  streaming US Netflix from my apple TV and Chromecast works fine.  Most likely  that the  content is being served from the US servers..


Note there are two places to put your address, the key one to get US apps is where I mentioned above.


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  #1451519 16-Dec-2015 12:31
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Kiwifruta:
old3eyes: Thanx for the above info.  I ran-up my new Fire TV stick last nite and found that most of the apps that i wanted to install were not available to me.  Going to the Amazon website showed that they were not available in my region so i hope that setting my YouShop address as me country default will fix this.

The main downside to me using this thing is that  it will stream in HD for about 5~10 seconds and then reverts to SD.  Not much good for pay movies or TV.  I may as well use Quickflix.  I have no problems  streaming US Netflix from my apple TV and Chromecast works fine.  Most likely  that the  content is being served from the US servers..


Note there are two places to put your address, the key one to get US apps is where I mentioned above.



Yep that allowed me to load the apps I was interested in. But now I can't find an Android remote app for it.  The one in the Google Play store says not compatible with any of my devices, The one on the Amazon store says that it's compatible with my Nexus 4   but I didn't see it get installed.  When I use the Amazon App on my devices I get told that I can't purchase the app due to geographic restrictions..




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  #1451640 16-Dec-2015 15:05
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old3eyes:
Kiwifruta:
old3eyes: Thanx for the above info.  I ran-up my new Fire TV stick last nite and found that most of the apps that i wanted to install were not available to me.  Going to the Amazon website showed that they were not available in my region so i hope that setting my YouShop address as me country default will fix this.

The main downside to me using this thing is that  it will stream in HD for about 5~10 seconds and then reverts to SD.  Not much good for pay movies or TV.  I may as well use Quickflix.  I have no problems  streaming US Netflix from my apple TV and Chromecast works fine.  Most likely  that the  content is being served from the US servers..


Note there are two places to put your address, the key one to get US apps is where I mentioned above.



Yep that allowed me to load the apps I was interested in. But now I can't find an Android remote app for it.  The one in the Google Play store says not compatible with any of my devices, The one on the Amazon store says that it's compatible with my Nexus 4   but I didn't see it get installed.  When I use the Amazon App on my devices I get told that I can't purchase the app due to geographic restrictions..



Unlike google play, the apps from the Amazon app store don't get automatically downloaded to your compatible devices.

On your Nexus 4 you'll need to go the amazon website (or via the appstore app) and then download it directly from there. In fact, I think you may need to install the appstore app on the Nexus before you can put apps from the Amazon appstore on your Nexus.

If that doesn't work, I'm happy to PM the .apk to you. But someone would need to tell me how to do that.

As a side note, I have the same issue you have with the google play store saying the remote app is incompatible with my devices but the Amazon website says it's compatible. Both have the same version of the remote app too. 









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  #1451807 16-Dec-2015 18:38
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geekiegeek: try the Vudu speedtest http://speedtest.vudu.com/



I ran this test from a laptop at ho,me  over WiFi and got 6.2 average download so that should be enough for  HD streaming..




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