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Topic # 205580 18-Nov-2016 14:16
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There are rumours now that Amazon Prime Instant Video may be going global.

 

Note that there a few shows and movies that you can already stream outside the USA on Amazon Prime Instant Video - not sure how is this going to work though.

 

Important to see there's a distinction between Amazon Prime Instant Video (the all you can eat movie/TV service included in the Amazon Prime subscription that is similar to Netflix and Hulu) and the Amazon Instant Video (the rental/selling movie/TV service similar to iTunes).

 

I have Amazon apps on my smartphone and one good feature is the ability to download movies/TV to watch while offline - on a plane for example.

 

Great news for Amazon Fire TV users too.

 

 





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  Reply # 1673629 18-Nov-2016 15:06
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I didn't know you could watch offline, that would have been VERY useful!


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  Reply # 1673639 18-Nov-2016 15:17
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Except that whatever they are doing has broken the Fire TV currently. Prime members outside the US could end up with less content ala Netflix going global...




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  Reply # 1673640 18-Nov-2016 15:21
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https://youtu.be/wRkNMvK8UEE

This short YouTube clip from the ex Top Gear team confirms but no real details



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  Reply # 1673642 18-Nov-2016 15:30
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networkn:

 

I didn't know you could watch offline, that would have been VERY useful!

 

 

Install the Amazon Video app. Connect your smartphone to a VPN (USA) and download the movie/TV you want. You don't need the VPN to watch. You can have up to ten files downloaded at a time.





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  Reply # 1673828 18-Nov-2016 20:12
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With Amazon landing distribution in Aus maybe this means free shipping for us too

 

AFAIK The Man in the High Castle hasn't been licenced, guessing they're holding it back for launch





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  Reply # 1673967 19-Nov-2016 09:13
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Just hope they don't do a Netflix to their global users  or Amazon Prime will not be renewed next year..  There's a lot of other stuff I watch on Amazon  rather than just the Amazon created stuff..





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  Reply # 1675091 21-Nov-2016 17:11
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This was posted on the stuff website.


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  Reply # 1676524 24-Nov-2016 08:26
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The Stuff story stated that Amazon has in Geoblocked a lot of its content, so, what does that currently give us here?




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  Reply # 1676537 24-Nov-2016 08:57
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MikeB4: The Stuff story stated that Amazon has in Geoblocked a lot of its content, so, what does that currently give us here?

 

Most likely a small catalog like NZ Netflix..





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  Reply # 1676540 24-Nov-2016 09:07
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Wish they'd do an Apple TV App.

 

Watched the first episode of The Grand Tour via Airplay from my iPad, but would be much easier with a native App.


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  Reply # 1676542 24-Nov-2016 09:13
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MikeB4: The Stuff story stated that Amazon has in Geoblocked a lot of its content, so, what does that currently give us here?

 

It seems right now that a lot more of the Amazon Prime content that was previously geoblocked is now accessible in NZ without a VPN or DNS service. The Amazon Video app now lists a number of shows (more than previously as far as I can see) that can be viewed while abroad.

 

 


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  Reply # 1676550 24-Nov-2016 09:23
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MikeB4: The Stuff story stated that Amazon has in Geoblocked a lot of its content, so, what does that currently give us here?

 

It seems right now that a lot more of the Amazon Prime content that was previously geoblocked is now accessible in NZ without a VPN or DNS service. The Amazon Video app now lists a number of shows (more than previously as far as I can see) that can be viewed while abroad.

 

 

 

 

But  the other non Amazon stuff is still blocked??  i.e lifetime Channel that my wife likes to watch for Project Runway..





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