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# 207276 16-Dec-2016 20:40
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(posted in the amazon thread, but copied here for Android TV owners)

They don't have an app for android TV (probably due to them running the firestick, fireTV etc).

 

 

 

BUT...

 

 

 

If you have a Sony (2015+) android TV (and probably nVidia shield), grab the latest Amazon Video APK from apkmirror.com, install it from a USB stick, and enjoy originals in UltraHD and HDR without having to do anything except signing in.

 

DON'T FOLLOW THE BS RUNAROUND on XDA for "Prime Video Launcher". It's a bucket of fail. 

 

 

 

It even shows as Sony Android TV in my registered devices.

 

 

 

Now back to the show! (notice the red circle telling you what quality it's running)


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Master Geek


  # 1691946 18-Dec-2016 22:11
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Thanks. Will be handy when Mi Box arrives :D


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Master Geek

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  # 1692066 19-Dec-2016 10:01
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It seems to have disappeared from APKMirror...bugger!!!


 
 
 
 


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Ultimate Geek


  # 1693844 22-Dec-2016 13:54
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Anyone able to provide another source for the APK? Would love to install this on the new TV.


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Master Geek


  # 1695290 26-Dec-2016 21:31
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Damn. Just missed downloading this.

 

Would be really handy to have rather than the cobbled together streaming that I'm doing currently!

 

 




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  # 1695300 26-Dec-2016 21:58
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kiwind:

 

Damn. Just missed downloading this.

 

Would be really handy to have rather than the cobbled together streaming that I'm doing currently!

 

 

 

 

 

 

You probably don't need to now if you have a Sony TV as it should show up with netflix and the other select apps now. 

 

Try a full restart.


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  # 1699585 6-Jan-2017 20:22
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Question. Does Amazon Prime video need geoblocking (VPN or Smart DNS) to work? :D Can't remember if I used VPN the last time I used it on an iOS device... It's been a while


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  # 1699675 7-Jan-2017 01:05
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blakamin:

 

You probably don't need to now if you have a Sony TV as it should show up with netflix and the other select apps now. 

 

 

Was there an official announcement regarding this?  I still cannot find an app for it on my Sony TV or on the Samsung bluray player.

 

 


 
 
 
 




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  # 1699677 7-Jan-2017 01:21
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LesF:

 

blakamin:

 

You probably don't need to now if you have a Sony TV as it should show up with netflix and the other select apps now. 

 

 

Was there an official announcement regarding this?  I still cannot find an app for it on my Sony TV or on the Samsung bluray player.

 

 

 

 

Have you done a full restart of your tv recently? What TV is it?


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  # 1699701 7-Jan-2017 08:28
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blakamin:

 

LesF:

 

blakamin:

 

You probably don't need to now if you have a Sony TV as it should show up with netflix and the other select apps now. 

 

 

Was there an official announcement regarding this?  I still cannot find an app for it on my Sony TV or on the Samsung bluray player.

 

 

 

 

Have you done a full restart of your tv recently? What TV is it?

 

 

 

 

I meant to post a few days ago. No need for me to even restart my TV. In the apps it had just appeared. Works well. Quality is excellent. No buffering issues.

 

My only gripe is that it sources the same video content as www.primevideo.com serves up, which excludes latest series of some TV. When I log on through www.amazon.com with the same credentials I can stream those latest series OK.

 

My model: KD-55X9000C


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  # 1699871 7-Jan-2017 14:12
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I have a sony bravia, KDL-48W600B, it's a 2014 model which had a firmware update in 2016, but I don't think it takes standard apps from the android app store.  I'm starting to think it is too old to run the amazon app.

 

I have netflix, lightbox and youtube working ok on it, the web browser is unusable as it crashes before any web page can be loaded.

 

I have powered it off, ran it's web update function, but cannot find any sign of an amazon app.

 

I'm getting a bit annoyed at these companies using the term "smart tv" when they are basically selling a device that does a couple of things, but will never receive any updates to keep up with new services and software requirements.  It's a little too pricey to be considered a throw-away consumable.

 

 

 

 




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  # 1699901 7-Jan-2017 16:04
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LesF:

 

I have a sony bravia, KDL-48W600B, it's a 2014 model which had a firmware update in 2016, but I don't think it takes standard apps from the android app store.  I'm starting to think it is too old to run the amazon app.

 

I have netflix, lightbox and youtube working ok on it, the web browser is unusable as it crashes before any web page can be loaded.

 

I have powered it off, ran it's web update function, but cannot find any sign of an amazon app.

 

I'm getting a bit annoyed at these companies using the term "smart tv" when they are basically selling a device that does a couple of things, but will never receive any updates to keep up with new services and software requirements.  It's a little too pricey to be considered a throw-away consumable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yeah, unfortunately that model was before they made the jump to Android TV.

 

Is is difficult for the TV manufacturers too tho.... They don't know what company will bring out a new streaming app in the future, and it's up to someone like Amazon to make it available to TV manufacturers. Manufacturers can't just make their own apps.

 

 

 

That was the reason I switched to Android TV from LG. They were useless at the best of times.


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