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


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 
5767 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 2392217 14-Jan-2020 20:36
Send private message quote this post

Amazon Prime App on my Panasonic TV is faultless



Lock him up!
11150 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 2392230 14-Jan-2020 22:20
Send private message quote this post

Linux: I am sure the OP means Amazon prime

 

Nope. I mean Amazon. According to what I have been told, any URL with Amazon in the name goes dead. This is just what I have been told. I haven't seen it for myself yet.

 

 





I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 


 
 
 
 


22866 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 2392269 15-Jan-2020 02:05
Send private message quote this post

Well try going back to the ISP provided DNS servers and see if you still have problems with it.





Richard rich.ms

5767 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 2392277 15-Jan-2020 06:47
Send private message quote this post

Rikkitic:

Linux: I am sure the OP means Amazon prime


Nope. I mean Amazon. According to what I have been told, any URL with Amazon in the name goes dead. This is just what I have been told. I haven't seen it for myself yet.


 



You are having issues but using 3rd party DNS settings

So then change back to the iSP provided DNS and try again



Lock him up!
11150 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 2392335 15-Jan-2020 09:46
Send private message quote this post

Not that easy to do. This WISP does not allow customers to access their router settings. I had to make a special request to have the DNS servers changed. On reflection, I probably should have just done it per device but it seemed like a good idea at the time. I like the company and I don't to be bugging them with this kind of thing all the time, especially since they made an exception for me when they changed the servers. When I feel up to it, I might pursue this further with a VPN, but I have just had surgery and I tire easily. 

 

 

 

 





I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 


96 posts

Master Geek


  # 2392349 15-Jan-2020 10:25
Send private message quote this post

chevrolux:

 

Amazon Prime is just generally terrible. We only have it because it's free with 2degrees.

 

We have it on our LG TV and the app is so flaky it's ridiculous. My favourite is the 'playback error. Go to primevideo.com/videohelp' and that just sends to you the main prime home page.

 

Tried uninstall/reinstall, deregister/re-register. Regardless, just every now again it will stop working for a few hours. While other apps continue function normally (Plex, YouTube, Disney, etc).

 

No DNS mucking around. Mikrotik router. Mikrotik 24 port gigabit switch. Fibre MAX... etc etc.

 

I would say your issues are just par for the course with Amazon.

 

 

 

Edit.... hahaha oops.... you're talking about just Amazon in general. I inserted Prime myself haha. My bad. Still good to vent about it though...

 

Amazon.com works perfectly all the time. I would guess a caching issue of some sort.

 

 

 

 

Anecdotally I also have 2degrees Gigabit fibre and the LG TV (2017 model) Prime app works flawlessly for me at all times.


98 posts

Master Geek


  # 2392394 15-Jan-2020 10:39
Send private message quote this post

Rikkitic:

 

Not that easy to do. This WISP does not allow customers to access their router settings. I had to make a special request to have the DNS servers changed. On reflection, I probably should have just done it per device but it seemed like a good idea at the time. I like the company and I don't to be bugging them with this kind of thing all the time, especially since they made an exception for me when they changed the servers. When I feel up to it, I might pursue this further with a VPN, but I have just had surgery and I tire easily. 

 

 

Why don't you just get the guy to change the DNS on his computer to rule out your 3rd party DNS. i.e. google 8.8.8.8 or cloudflare 1.1.1.1


 
 
 
 




Lock him up!
11150 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 2392396 15-Jan-2020 10:43
Send private message quote this post

Good suggestion. I just didn't think of it. He is non-technical but it wouldn't be hard to do. I will mention it to him. I do wonder why he only encounters the problem late in the evening, though. 

 

 





I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 


98 posts

Master Geek


  # 2392406 15-Jan-2020 10:49
Send private message quote this post

Rikkitic:

 

Good suggestion. I just didn't think of it. He is non-technical but it wouldn't be hard to do. I will mention it to him. I do wonder why he only encounters the problem late in the evening, though. 

 

 

Google is your friend for that guide. On my mac. Apple icon top left.-> System Preferences -> Network -> Active connection ( Wifi ) -> Advanced -> DNS Tab -> + sign to add DNS servers...

 

Also you could share a mobile connection over wifi tethering to test if issue is your network.


22866 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 2392410 15-Jan-2020 10:55
Send private message quote this post

Probably because your session is geta new IP or expiring and you have someting on your PC to update it that isn't running at night.




Richard rich.ms

1 | 2 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page 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 »

Vodafone integrates eSIM into device and wearable roadmap
Posted 17-Jan-2020 09:45


Do you need this camera app? Group investigates privacy implications
Posted 16-Jan-2020 03:30


JBL launches headphones range designed for gaming
Posted 13-Jan-2020 09:59


Withings introduces ScanWatch wearable combining ECG and sleep apnea detection
Posted 9-Jan-2020 18:34


NZ Police releases public app
Posted 8-Jan-2020 11:43


Suunto 7 combine sports and smart features on new smartwatch generation
Posted 7-Jan-2020 16:06


Intel brings innovation with technology spanning the cloud, network, edge and PC
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:54


AMD announces high performance desktop and ultrathin laptop processors
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:42


AMD unveils four new desktop and mobile GPUs including AMD Radeon RX 5600
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:32


Consolidation in video streaming market with Spark selling Lightbox to Sky
Posted 19-Dec-2019 09:09


Intel introduces cryogenic control chip to enable quantum computers
Posted 10-Dec-2019 21:32


Vodafone 5G service live in four cities
Posted 10-Dec-2019 08:30


Samsung Galaxy Fold now available in New Zealand
Posted 6-Dec-2019 00:01


NZ company oDocs awarded US$ 100,000 Dubai World Expo grant
Posted 5-Dec-2019 16:00


New Zealand Rugby Selects AWS-Powered Analytics for Deeper Game Insights
Posted 5-Dec-2019 11:33



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.