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    Default Playing Amazon Prime videos

    I've been trying to watch Amazon Prime videos on the Note 8.0. I have used the new (and wonderful) browser xScope which automatically walks you through the installation of the Adobe Flash player.

    After the set up, both xScope and FireFox both can view Flash content on many websites.

    However, I have not had any luck with Amazon Prime videos. Everything is setup ok and it shows the play button and all of the controls. It does not start playing the video content.

    Has anyone had any luck with this? Is there another solution?

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by scobb View Post
    I've been trying to watch Amazon Prime videos on the Note 8.0. I have used the new (and wonderful) browser xScope which automatically walks you through the installation of the Adobe Flash player.

    After the set up, both xScope and FireFox both can view Flash content on many websites.

    However, I have not had any luck with Amazon Prime videos. Everything is setup ok and it shows the play button and all of the controls. It does not start playing the video content.

    Has anyone had any luck with this? Is there another solution?

    Thanks!
    I am using the stock browser by installing the flash player from the archives in adobe's sight. It is working fine for me.


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    Do you just log onto Amazon's site to watch the videos? I'm sorry but I've never understood how to view the Amazon prime stuff without the app.

    Thanks for your help!
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    Quote Originally Posted by VolMan View Post
    Do you just log onto Amazon's site to watch the videos? I'm sorry but I've never understood how to view the Amazon prime stuff without the app.

    Thanks for your help!
    Yes, install flash on a browser which supports it.
    The Samsung stock browser is one of them.
    Then just log into the amazon prime website.


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    It's not working for me. I tried both xscope and the stock browser. Both appear to start up at the beginning and I get the Amazon connecting screen in the Flash player, but the movie never actually starts streaming.

    Same method I've used on the Nexus 7 and S3 with great success, but it is just not working on the Note 8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus Prune View Post
    It's not working for me. I tried both xscope and the stock browser. Both appear to start up at the beginning and I get the Amazon connecting screen in the Flash player, but the movie never actually starts streaming.

    Same method I've used on the Nexus 7 and S3 with great success, but it is just not working on the Note 8.

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    I think it could be touch and go. I faced a similar issue the first time around. So I went ahead and formatted my tablet. The next time around it was perfect.

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    Formatted in what sense? Did you just restore to factory settings? Im actually having the same issues as you, optimus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phud1066 View Post
    Formatted in what sense? Did you just restore to factory settings? Im actually having the same issues as you, optimus.
    The capability really is not that important to me, as I primarily rely on Netflix and HBO Go, but I tried it based on the OP's problems and can confirm there is an issue. A "reformatting" may solve the issue, but I've rooted and have everything else set up to my liking, so I am not going to worry about it.

    For someone who really wants the capability though, it is of note, as is the Hutu Plus flickering issue.

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    Well, I tried restoring to factory settings and am still getting the same issues. So it isn't guaranteed reformatting would solve the issue for you, either.
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    Did you sideload the flash apk. Its stupid simple to find and ill even do the legwork. Anyhow. The apk is updated regularly so all you have to do is occasionally check the website for the most recent version. Make sure to have install from unknown sources checked in the settings. After the install you should be able to use the stock browser.

    Here is a link to the exact page that has the flash player archives.
    http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/...-versions.html

    The newest flash player is here.
    http://download.macromedia.com/pub/f...player_ics.apk

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdub1981 View Post
    Did you sideload the flash apk. Its stupid simple to find and ill even do the legwork. Anyhow. The apk is updated regularly so all you have to do is occasionally check the website for the most recent version. Make sure to have install from unknown sources checked in the settings. After the install you should be able to use the stock browser.

    Here is a link to the exact page that has the flash player archives.
    http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/...-versions.html

    The newest flash player is here.
    http://download.macromedia.com/pub/f...player_ics.apk

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    The people who are trying this have already side-loaded the apk. Did you successfully stream a video in Amazon Prime or were you just assuming people hadn't side-loaded?

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    As Optimus stated, I have successfully side-loaded the apk. I have gotten this to work on both my Droid 4 and Acer Iconia A500, so the issue isn't that I don't know the steps. As far as I can tell, flash works fine other than for Amazon.

    jdub and thoughthalo, have either of you verified that Amazon video works, or just flash in general?
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    It's something on Amazon's end. Instant Video streamed on the Note 8 with the flash plug in until recently. Now it doesn't work on any of my Android devices. I complained to Amazon and stopped my Prime membership renewal. Write to Amazon and vote with your wallet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kisrita View Post
    It's something on Amazon's end. Instant Video streamed on the Note 8 with the flash plug in until recently. Now it doesn't work on any of my Android devices. I complained to Amazon and stopped my Prime membership renewal. Write to Amazon and vote with your wallet.
    You are so correct. It was working for me until last week, but its no longer working now..


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    Quote Originally Posted by phud1066 View Post
    As Optimus stated, I have successfully side-loaded the apk. I have gotten this to work on both my Droid 4 and Acer Iconia A500, so the issue isn't that I don't know the steps. As far as I can tell, flash works fine other than for Amazon.

    jdub and thoughthalo, have either of you verified that Amazon video works, or just flash in general?
    Nope checked with amazon prime. But no longer working now :banghead:

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    Bummer, you are right kisrita. It has now stopped running on my Droid 4 as well. Definitely not renewing my sunscription now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kisrita View Post
    It's something on Amazon's end. Instant Video streamed on the Note 8 with the flash plug in until recently. Now it doesn't work on any of my Android devices. I complained to Amazon and stopped my Prime membership renewal. Write to Amazon and vote with your wallet.
    I already sent and email to them today....crazy. i'd be super pissed if i had a ton of movies in the digital locker through them.
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    It's about time they just provided a dedicated app for non-fire android users. The fact that an app exists for the fire and ipad is pretty insulting to the significant fraction of prime users thst use non-fire android devices.

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    I emailed them as well. Encourage you all to do So. Don't understand why IOS has it but not Android.

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    No, I assumed some people dont actually know how to install flash as one member stated that he installed a seperate app that then walked him through the process. I was just attempting to make it a little easier by posting the link. That is all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phud1066 View Post
    As Optimus stated, I have successfully side-loaded the apk. I have gotten this to work on both my Droid 4 and Acer Iconia A500, so the issue isn't that I don't know the steps. As far as I can tell, flash works fine other than for Amazon.

    jdub and thoughthalo, have either of you verified that Amazon video works, or just flash in general?
    Flash works fine. Adobe updates the apk regularly so those who dont have it working you might try updating. I dont have prime or amazon streaming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdub1981 View Post
    Flash works fine. Adobe updates the apk regularly so those who dont have it working you might try updating. I dont have prime or amazon streaming.

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    the problem isn't flash....flash works, amazon instant videos don't......so amazon is the problem....
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    So, you figured out that they switched to Silverlight right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by James Hakim View Post
    So, you figured out that they switched to Silverlight right?
    Nope didn't know that....anyway to make it play nice with our phones and tablets?
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    Thanks. Your link worked perfectly. I am able to complete my course work while im traveling. A huge thanks!!
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