Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

55 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 5

# 210375 24-Mar-2017 19:05
One person supports this post
Send private message

In view of Neil Gaiman's forthcoming American Gods launching on Amazon Prime TV I checked my options and found that our model of Sony Bravia was on Amazon's list of supported devices. So I made the jump and signed up to their introductory subscription at $2.99pm.


Oops. It didn't work. Digging deeper I discovered that some TV models, of course including ours, support Amazon in the US but not elsewhere.


Caveat emptor, owtte.



Create new topic
48 posts

+1 received by user: 12

  # 1747278 24-Mar-2017 20:00
Send private message

What model do you have?  I sideloaded Amazon onto my x8500d, and it works fine.  I'm using getflix smart dns too.

2539 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 716

  # 1747279 24-Mar-2017 20:04
Send private message

You should be able to change regions too if the same model is sold around the world?


55 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 5

  # 1747284 24-Mar-2017 20:09
Send private message

It's a 48W600B. Apparently out here in Australasia they can't download the app to the device, but they can in the USA. I don't know if the issue is legal, commercial or technical.

219 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 115

  # 1747288 24-Mar-2017 20:21
Send private message

can you change the region on sony tv to the usa app store, you can with samsung.

48 posts

+1 received by user: 12

  # 1747292 24-Mar-2017 20:44
Send private message

Getflix have a specific setting for Sony to set the region to US.  They have a 14 day free trial so it might be worth giving that a go?

Create new topic

Twitter and LinkedIn »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

New Zealand government unveils new digital service to make business easier
Posted 16-Jul-2019 17:35

Scientists unveil image of quantum entanglement
Posted 13-Jul-2019 06:00

Hackers to be challenged at University of Waikato
Posted 12-Jul-2019 21:34

OPPO Reno Z now available in New Zealand
Posted 12-Jul-2019 21:28

Sony introduces WF-1000XM3 wireless headphones with noise cancellation
Posted 8-Jul-2019 16:56

Xero announces new smarter tools, push into the North American market
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:20

New report by Unisys shows New Zealanders want action by social platform companies and police to monitor social media sites
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:09

ASB adds Google Pay option to contactless payments
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:05

New Zealand PC Market declines on the back of high channel inventory, IDC reports
Posted 18-Jun-2019 17:35

Air New Zealand uses drones to inspect aircraft
Posted 17-Jun-2019 15:39

TCL Electronics launches its first-ever 8K TV
Posted 17-Jun-2019 15:18

E-scooter share scheme launches in Wellington
Posted 17-Jun-2019 12:34

Anyone can broadcast with Kordia Pop Up TV
Posted 13-Jun-2019 10:51

Volvo and Uber present production vehicle ready for self-driving
Posted 13-Jun-2019 10:47

100,000 customers connected to fibre broadband network through Enable
Posted 13-Jun-2019 10:35

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.