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Initial post: 16 Apr 2014 22:41:10 BDT
John J says:
Can anyone from Amazon explain to me why people un the USA can buy an Amazon Fire Tv streaming player so they can watch Amazon Prime instant video on their TV but you cannot purchase the same device in the Uk - why

Posted on 17 Apr 2014 13:11:48 BDT
Same reason why they release new kindles in the US first - production numbers, in order to satisfy demand in the US they hold off a release in other countries.

Posted on 17 Apr 2014 13:16:49 BDT
lisa keal says:
It sucks we half to wait I'll am waiting to buy one!

Posted on 18 Apr 2014 19:19:47 BDT
S. Gilliland says:
Maybe they have to make deals for the on board services. Things like 4oD, BBC iPlayer etc. Or at least have the apps developed before release. Just a guess of course as no one can get amazon to comment on a European release.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Apr 2014 20:47:06 BDT
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Posted on 21 Apr 2014 14:59:54 BDT
JASV says:
I'm another that is waiting. I asked Amazon why they have not got an agreement with Panasonic yet for an App for Panasonic HDTV's so as a Prime member I could access their film content. Reply was noncommittal. Same with the Amazon Fire TV. As it is Web based, they could update at a later date as agreements came in. Amazon, please start selling.

Posted on 23 Apr 2014 08:25:37 BDT
spektrum says:
where oh where is our fire tv??????????????

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Apr 2014 10:06:35 BDT
Last edited by the author on 23 Apr 2014 10:06:52 BDT
Colin says:
And if Amazon started selling the Fire TV here and people found they could not yet access content, they would quickly be posting on here complaining about that.

Posted on 23 Apr 2014 15:12:33 BDT
A Buyer says:
http://www.abczone.co.uk/amazon-fire-tv-digital-hd-media-streamer/

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Apr 2014 16:50:48 BDT
Last edited by the author on 23 Apr 2014 16:51:42 BDT
Colin says:
Be aware that if you buy from a site such as this, it could possibly be regarded as a grey import and you might not be able to receive any support or warranty from Amazon , should you need it.
It might be worth confirming before you buy, unless you are comfortable to just go ahead.

Posted on 23 Apr 2014 17:10:46 BDT
LegoGirl says:
That website also tells you that it only works with US Prime membership and says you will have to use software to disguise your geographic location, which is against Amazon's Terms of Use for Instant Video.

Just wait for the UK version, certainly they will have it out here as soon as possible since it benefits them to have more proprietary hardware in use for Instant Video.

Posted on 30 Apr 2014 07:19:10 BDT
spektrum says:
Still no news is bad news if amazon can't tell us when then i guess i will have to buy a roku and cancel my prime

Posted on 30 Apr 2014 09:28:33 BDT
Stuart Rome says:
Another customer of Prime here waiting for Amazon Fire TV streaming player, but I'll only wait so long then I'll switch to another service and device.

Posted on 3 May 2014 00:25:52 BDT
David says:
It's wrong that they are about to increase my prime membership when it's not possible for me to watch it on anything! Going to have to get Sony smp-n100 off eBay for £30 instead

In reply to an earlier post on 9 May 2014 19:36:19 BDT
Hugo Doswald says:
This device works for customers who have Amazon Prime USA and grants access to your Amazon Prime Movies and TV Shows. It does not work for Amazon Prime UK.

Posted on 9 May 2014 19:38:24 BDT
Hugo Doswald says:
watching it from my computer on my TV with HDMI cable without problem. Waiting for Fire TV is much easier than waiting for the 3rd series of Vikings....2015 is sooooo far away

Posted on 9 May 2014 20:06:50 BDT
TKR1969 says:
watching it over my Network connected Sony BluRay player no problem

Posted on 12 May 2014 23:03:26 BDT
Oh dear. I just read an article in yesterday's Observer that says Amazon's Fire TV is not expected to be released in the UK until next autumn/Christmas. If they're correct, we'll have to be patient for quite a while yet.

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/may/12/amazon-fire-tv-set-top-box-video-games-review

Posted on 14 May 2014 06:22:59 BDT
A. Down says:
I think Amazon's UK streaming service is based on Love Films SilverLight system which is no doubt incompatible with the US version. Hence the wait.

Alan

Posted on 14 May 2014 06:28:01 BDT
David says:
Well for £20 i bought a Sony smp n100 media streamer that's plugged into my tv.
Disappointed with the content of Amazon prime vs Lovefilm though.

Posted on 15 May 2014 19:12:32 BDT
Like the above poster, I got tired of waiting for Fire TV and bought an ex-display Sony SMP-N100 from ebay. I'm very happy with the content, especially as new series get added daily. The device works a treat for streaming Prime Instant Video wirelessly to my 42" Samsung, although it does go through a 'checking broadband speed' process each time before it begins to play. Still, quality is fabulous. When we in the UK finally get Fire TV I will move this unit to the bedroom and have Prime Video everywhere.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 May 2014 19:33:46 BDT
We watch on Xbox 360 on one TV or stream via an Apple TV from an iPad on another - fortunately we had all these so no extra cost. My son streams via his laptop and watches using a VGA cable to his TV - and did that for a couple of quid. But yes we would like to see an Amazon Fire TV in the UK too.

Posted on 15 May 2014 21:59:09 BDT
stewiebee says:
I have a Sony SMP-N100 but prefer to watch on my BDH6500 3D Blu-Ray Player.But come on amazon make instant available on my fire tv.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 May 2014 18:53:12 BDT
J L Perkins says:
I'm with you on the Panasonic issue. I have a TV and blu ray home cinema of that make, both with internet access and I can only play amazon prime content on my iPad. Really frustrating. Can't wait for fire tv to be released in the UK.

Posted on 21 May 2014 14:32:13 BDT
Dan- says:
The main reason this hasnt been launched in the UK yet is likely todo with licencing rights, they'll have to develop/negotiate alot of apps etc before it can launch.
Will netflix allow an app, Now tv, Hulu??, spotify, pandora, etc etc etc. Alot of them are kinda no brainers, but the red tape and somewhat secrecy around its development probably means they have only just started most of these negotiations in the UK.
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