|Aug 1, 2012, 11:29 AM||#1|
Amazon Releases iPad App for Instant Video Service
Amazon has released an iPad app for its Instant Video renting and buying service and its streaming Netflix competitor, Amazon Prime Instant Video.
The app allows users to download purchased and rented movies and TV shows for offline viewing, as well as stream Prime Instant Video titles when connected to the Internet. Amazon also keeps track of the user's place in a video, allowing it to be resumed at the same point on other supported devices like a TV, Mac or Kindle Fire.
Amazon Prime is available for $79/year and offers discounted overnight shipping and free two-day shipping on nearly every item that Amazon sells, as well as thousands of on-demand streaming movies and TV shows and Kindle Books.
Yesterday, Amazon also updated its Cloud Player service with an iTunes Match-like matching feature. This is a significant upgrade, as Amazon's cloud music offering previously required users to upload all their music which could take hours or days depending on the size of the user's music library.
Amazon Instant Video is available free on the iPad via the App Store. [Direct Link]
Article Link: Amazon Releases iPad App for Instant Video Service
|Aug 1, 2012, 11:35 AM||#7|
Stinks that it will only work with a wifi connection.
27" iMac 3.4 GHz i7, 1TB Fusion Drive, 24GB Ram, GTX 675MX 128GB iPhone 6 Plus 2 TB Time Capsule 3 Apple TVs 64 GB iPad Mini LTE
|Aug 1, 2012, 11:37 AM||#10|
Feedback I tried to leave them via their requested address. You'll see why "tried" below..
First, I'm appreciative of the new iPad Prime Streaming Video app (it's Waaaay overdue). I've wanted that for ages. Once you get it running on TiVo, then I'm set with everything.
However, there's some issues with it. None are going to make me grab my pitchforks and storm the castle, but there is some strangeness.
1) It's iPad only. Why not iPhone as well? Given there's no iPhone flavor, there had to be a conscious reason as to why not. I don't take my iPad everywhere due to size, but my phone does go. In certain circumstances, I could see myself watching something when I'm stuck doing nothing (like DMV or something).
2) AIRPLAY IS BROKEN! When you try and use Airplay to send the show through an AppleTV to the TV set, it only sends the audio. Video stays on the iPad. The WatchESPN app has the same problem. The ESPN app used to work fine over Airplay, but a recent update changed that, and it behaves the same way. What I've read about that problem is that it's a concious effort by the app maker not to let Airplay work. So - WHY? Why is this broken? Yes, I know I can play it on my PS3 & my 360. But to fire them all up, run the app, find what I want, play it.. It's a lot quicker given the nature of iOS to run it there, and stream it via Airplay. So again - why did you guys disable this? If you did not, then it needs to be fixed. That Airplay doesn't work right seriously impacts the usability of this app.
3) On the page for this that you link from the front page of Amazon, you ask folks to send feedback via email to this address: email@example.com I tried - twice. Both times the address bounced. If you're gonna publish an address and ask for feedback, it should bloody well work!
Overall, it's very good that this app exists (finally). But if you finish off the job, and make this work properly, then it'd probably be my goto app, and I can finally kiss Netflix goodbye.
"I'll Fluff Your Garfield, if you know what I mean".
|Aug 1, 2012, 11:39 AM||#13|
I read the title as "Apple releases iPad app for instant video service, and I was like "wait, what? Apple has an instant video service?"
2009 27" iMac 2011 11" Macbook Air
2012 iPhone 5 2012 iPad (3rd Gen)
2009 iPhone 3GS 2009 iPod Classic
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|Aug 1, 2012, 11:40 AM||#18|
|Aug 1, 2012, 11:42 AM||#21|
|Aug 1, 2012, 11:44 AM||#22|
Walled Garden ≠ Prison:
"People who use Apple products considered their options, and chose Apple. If they regret their decision, they can dump it at any time." -- Harry McCracken, Technologizer.com
|Aug 1, 2012, 11:46 AM||#23|
You can even download videos to your iPad. Now they just need to do an Apple TV app (not a hard port really). Also being able to download the eps to our Mac's would be great too!
MacBook (2nd Gen) 13" w/ backlit keyboard 2.4 Ghz 4 GB RAM, iPhone 4, iPad 2
|Aug 1, 2012, 11:47 AM||#24|
Amazon vs Netflix
I have it and Love it! Since I shop a lot at amazon, 2 day shipping isn't bad, and it does tend to come in two days...
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