1. Ace4's Avatar
    Anyone had any success with streaming Amazon Instant Video from a Chrome tab on my desktop PC? It works on mine, but it stutters badly and the framerate on the video is incredibly low. Any workarounds?

    Netflix/YouTube from my tablet work great.
    07-26-2013 07:37 PM
  2. cammykool's Avatar
    i posted it in the compadibility thread.
    rlwzuniave likes this.
    07-26-2013 08:33 PM
  3. starbai's Avatar
    I really wish it amazon instant video would release android apps... there isn't even one for the phone/tablet devices
    AuburnGrad likes this.
    07-27-2013 11:06 PM
  4. BMIC50's Avatar
    I really wish it amazon instant video would release android apps... there isn't even one for the phone/tablet devices
    As an Amazon Prime member, I long for them to do this. But I think that this is the one carrot they can dangle in front of us to buy their hardware.

    Speaking of which, I wonder if anyone has tried using the Chromecast from an Kindle Fire to stream anything.
    07-28-2013 12:40 PM
  5. tillerrw's Avatar
    I get the Amazon video page to cast to my TV but the video and audio are a no go.
    07-28-2013 12:42 PM
  6. vferrari's Avatar
    Assuming you are using Chrome as the browser to stream to Chromecast, Chrome on mobile devices doesn't support Flash oand therefore you cannot play Amazon Prime content from within the Chrome browser. If I am mistaken about your use of the Chrome to stream (i.e., you are using the PC version), then nevermind.

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    07-28-2013 01:17 PM
  7. tillerrw's Avatar
    I can't speak for others but I'm using Chrome browser from my PC.
    07-28-2013 01:46 PM
  8. Scutley's Avatar
    Anyone had any success with streaming Amazon Instant Video from a Chrome tab on my desktop PC? It works on mine, but it stutters badly and the framerate on the video is incredibly low. Any workarounds?

    Netflix/YouTube from my tablet work great.
    Works great for me. I found out it works better on my computer than laptop though, but it said something was conflicting with it on my laptop, so that could be the reason, which it worked better on my computer.
    07-28-2013 03:39 PM
  9. lostchild's Avatar
    It works for me. I have streamed Hulu, Amazon Instant Video, History Channel videos, all using Chrome Tab cast. I did have to change my quality in option from the default 720p to 480p. With 720p, it will freeze and skip every few seconds. With 480p, it ran smoothly for hours.
    07-28-2013 08:27 PM
  10. bespinct's Avatar
    As an Amazon Prime member, I long for them to do this. But I think that this is the one carrot they can dangle in front of us to buy their hardware.

    Speaking of which, I wonder if anyone has tried using the Chromecast from an Kindle Fire to stream anything.
    It isn't even really a carrot. IOS devices have a Amazon Video App.

    Steve

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    07-28-2013 09:21 PM
  11. teej51685's Avatar
    That, and the fact that the Amazon hardware was a way to get people tied into Amazon Services like their app market and VOD. I can't see the business sense of ignoring the Android device market. I'd be more likely to pay for Prime and buy more digital content from Amazon if they fully supported the Android ecosystem. I'm sure I'm not alone on that.
    mbj8448 and kembry like this.
    07-29-2013 08:03 AM
  12. Devlyn16's Avatar
    That, and the fact that the Amazon hardware was a way to get people tied into Amazon Services like their app market and VOD. I can't see the business sense of ignoring the Android device market. I'd be more likely to pay for Prime and buy more digital content from Amazon if they fully supported the Android ecosystem. I'm sure I'm not alone on that.
    If they made the app exclusive to the amazon app store it would at least act as a lure to that eco system.
    mbj8448 likes this.
    07-29-2013 09:54 AM
  13. snookasnoo's Avatar
    Also Airplay streams Amazon Instant Video quite well but lack of an app for Amazon Prime on Apple TV is why I have a Roku instead of Apple TV.
    I can't think of any Good reason that Amazon supports iOS so well and Android basically not at all so it must be some business/competitive reason. Or something to do with Amazon running Android as the OS for Kindles.

    It isn't even really a carrot. IOS devices have a Amazon Video App.

    Steve

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    mbj8448 likes this.
    07-29-2013 10:35 AM
  14. Bob Rawk's Avatar
    Speculation is the new DRM hooks in 4.3 will resolve this, same reason Android devices are now eligible for 1080p streams from NetFlix.

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    07-29-2013 06:42 PM
  15. anon(5857193)'s Avatar
    I really wish it amazon instant video would release android apps... there isn't even one for the phone/tablet devices
    It's the only reason why I haven't signed up for Amazon Prime yet. If they do create Android phone/tablet apps and add Chromecast functionality, I'll sign up for Prime the same day.
    Sot Day likes this.
    07-29-2013 11:38 PM
  16. vansmack's Avatar
    I was able to Cast some Amazon Prime Instant Video content from an open Tab, but others would give me a compatibility error. It's a bit hit or miss at this point.
    07-29-2013 11:41 PM
  17. disconnect's Avatar
    I tried disabling the Silverlight plugin on Chrome and selecting the link that then appears for the Flash video, but couldn't get it to work in Chrome. The Bubble Guppies video (yes, Bubble Guppies) I had tried to cast had previously not worked due to Silverlight being used by Instant Video. I don't know if there's some videos which play in Silverlight and some that play in Flash...

    I second those who say Amazon should get off their asses and support Android. At least with the app support you could make the argument that they're trying to drive Kindle sales (though I didn't think they made anything off those). There is no conceivable reason I can think of why they couldn't support Chromecast.
    Shane Miller2 likes this.
    07-30-2013 04:26 PM
  18. rmdroid's Avatar
    You can cast Amazon Instant Video to Chromecast from your Chome browser tab. Please refer to this blog - Virtualization, Storage... Technology!: Cast Amazon Instant Video using Chrome Browser to your HD TV
    12-18-2013 10:14 AM
  19. FitzAusTex's Avatar
    Funny how Amazon has a dedicated app for Google TV, but not other Android devices. Works really well on Google TV, other than some quirky choices Amazon made regarding d-pad navigation.

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    12-26-2013 11:45 AM
  20. anon(6142785)'s Avatar
    I stream Amazon thru my Sony Blu-ray player just fine. Works great.

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    12-26-2013 01:57 PM

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