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Master Geek


# 210375 24-Mar-2017 19:05
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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.

 

 


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Geek


  # 1747278 24-Mar-2017 20:00
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What model do you have?  I sideloaded Amazon onto my x8500d, and it works fine.  I'm using getflix smart dns too.


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  # 1747279 24-Mar-2017 20:04
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You should be able to change regions too if the same model is sold around the world?

 
 
 
 




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Master Geek


  # 1747284 24-Mar-2017 20:09
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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.


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Master Geek


  # 1747288 24-Mar-2017 20:21
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can you change the region on sony tv to the usa app store, you can with samsung.


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  # 1747292 24-Mar-2017 20:44
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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?


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