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Old Sep 17, 2013, 03:47 PM   #26
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Is anyone having airplay trouble? I can hear the audio but no video. I tried mirroring and the no airplay screen appeared.
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Old Sep 17, 2013, 04:01 PM   #27
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Never mind. The update did not install. It worked after it installed.
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Old Sep 17, 2013, 04:04 PM   #28
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Can't get the new version, only the old version...

I can only get version 1.4.3 from the app store, which only supports Airplay audio. Seem to be unable to grab version 2.1 which supports Airplay video.

What's weird is that a search shows version 2.1 dated 9/17/2013, but "buying" it downloads version 1.4.3. Must be something weird going on with Apple's servers?
(This is on both and iPad 3 and iPhone 4S with the latest iOS 6 (6.1.3)).
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Old Sep 17, 2013, 05:04 PM   #29
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So I just tested this out. Not crazy about their implementation:
1) The AirPlay stops if you switch to a different app or turn off the phone display. Worried this will be a battery hog. See Plex for how to do AirPlay right.
2) The picture quality sucks. Like VHS quality. Well, it starts off sucking really badly, and then after a minute or two it seems to sharpen up, but it sometimes goes back to sucking again, and even at its best, it's a far cry from iTunes store HD. I'm not sure if the quality is worse over AirPlay, or if it sucks just as bad when watching it on the iOS device itself. I used an iPhone 5 and I think it looks pretty bad on the iPhone display as well.

I suspect that this will be "better than nothing" for the occasional show I may want to watch that Amazon Instant is giving me for free (I'm a Prime member), but I certainly wouldn't want to watch an HD action movie with it. YMMV. If you have a small TV, then you may think the quality is fine.
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Old Sep 17, 2013, 06:20 PM   #30
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So I just tested this out. Not crazy about their implementation:
1) The AirPlay stops if you switch to a different app or turn off the phone display. Worried this will be a battery hog. See Plex for how to do AirPlay right.
2) The picture quality sucks. Like VHS quality. Well, it starts off sucking really badly, and then after a minute or two it seems to sharpen up, but it sometimes goes back to sucking again, and even at its best, it's a far cry from iTunes store HD. I'm not sure if the quality is worse over AirPlay, or if it sucks just as bad when watching it on the iOS device itself. I used an iPhone 5 and I think it looks pretty bad on the iPhone display as well.

I suspect that this will be "better than nothing" for the occasional show I may want to watch that Amazon Instant is giving me for free (I'm a Prime member), but I certainly wouldn't want to watch an HD action movie with it. YMMV. If you have a small TV, then you may think the quality is fine.
Wait for iOS 7, as apps that could run in the background may behave differently and do what you are expecting them to do.
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Old Sep 17, 2013, 08:31 PM   #31
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Still only audio?

For anyone only hearing audio:

I originally thought it wasn't working since the Apple TV displayed the error message about the app not supporting Airplay Mirroring. But is does work... I just needed to press the Airplay button in the app itself. It's not enough just to have Airplay Mirroring turned on for the full iPad. Actually I first needed to direct Airplay to the iPad itself and then a 2nd time to the Apple TV, then it worked.

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Old Sep 17, 2013, 10:00 PM   #32
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still no 3G... I think it is more imp. than airplay...
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Old Sep 18, 2013, 08:48 AM   #33
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I'm happy to see AirPlay support for Amazon finally. I haven't tried it yet though. I hope this is a stepping stone to getting Amazon on the Apple TV - maybe even today.
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Old Sep 18, 2013, 04:05 PM   #34
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And this is why I never use this app. I'd watch videos at the gym, but I don't get Wifi! I just stick to Netflix... It's my choice whether I want to use my 3G data (Verizon unlimited...) to watch videos, they should at least let me do it.
Same here... I've used prime for years and knew of the streaming option but never really used it. I noticed they have a pretty diverse selection but a lot of titles are missing subtitles/captions which I need because of hearing loss and Netflix provides them on most titles.
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 10:55 AM   #35
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Wait for iOS 7, as apps that could run in the background may behave differently and do what you are expecting them to do.
I upgraded to iOS7 last night, and just tried the Amazon app again. No such luck. When I left the app, the video did continue to play for a few seconds (which seemed a little different than the other day), but then it still stopped. Picture quality still stunk, too.
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I upgraded to iOS7 last night, and just tried the Amazon app again. No such luck. When I left the app, the video did continue to play for a few seconds (which seemed a little different than the other day), but then it still stopped. Picture quality still stunk, too.
Try removing the app, restarting your phone (power off and power on).
Then install again. If this doesn't work, then I'm afraid you may need to wait until an update is released.
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Old Sep 21, 2013, 08:25 AM   #37
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Very happy to see this! The quality, though not HD, is good enough. Sure beats YouTube.
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Old Sep 22, 2013, 12:40 AM   #38
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Can anyone confirm if it works with HDMI adaptor in addition to AirPlay? Thanks!
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