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#265583 29-Jan-2020 13:50
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Any tips on the best way to configure Amazon Prime Video to work ok a Fire Stick?

 

This partially follows on from this thread

 

  • https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=151&topicid=251493

I've got several Amazon accounts due to travel and various overseas orders.

 

  • primary account is set to the US for devices as I use the US Kindle store for book orders.
  • secondary account I've used for FireTV devices in the past so I could change regions and load US and UK applications

I recently had a UK version of Amazon Prime active on my primary account, and streaming worked while I was in the UK when I registered a FireTV to this account. Returning to NZ Amazon prime showed as active but streaming wouldn't work unless I initiated the stream off my Android Tablet.

 

Web based streams and using the Android APK worked, but the FireTV consistently showed error 5005.

 

I don't want to screw up the region settings on my primary account as last time I changed anything it broke my household settings and I had to spend an hour on the phone bouncing between Amazon regions to resolve it.

 

If you've got Prime Video (not Amazon Prime) working on a Fire TV what is your configuration?

 

 





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  #2409724 29-Jan-2020 14:37
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I've checked that the default country on my account is NZ, and I de-registered and re-registered the FireStick but I'm still seeing a US based postcode and if I check the weather I'm getting a US address.  Any ideas?





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  #2409749 29-Jan-2020 16:02
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Are you meaning the NZ version of Amazon Prime Video?

 

AFAIK you can't get that working on an ATV - well that's what I was told on here on GZ on another thread when asking the same question. US Prime Video, yes; NZ, no.

 

It leads to the weird situation of not being able to watch a legit NZ Amazon SVOD service on an Amazon product! I think someone said it's because the ATV isn't formally sold or supported in NZ.

 

Luckily our TVs (Panasonic and LG) have Amazon Prime Video built in otherwise it'll be damn frustrating. (The app on our ATV does open but no content will play; can't recall the error message.)


 
 
 
 




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  #2409753 29-Jan-2020 16:11
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It looks like it can work if you initiate the playback from the Prime Video APK on Android and select the FireTV as the playback device.

 

Not exactly family friendly.





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