Amazon Prime Video Stories October 13, 2020

JBL Link Bar update brings Prime Video to the Android TV soundbar

The first and currently only soundbar powered by Google’s Android TV is the JBL Link Bar, and this week, it’s getting a notable update that brings official Prime Video support.

Amazon Prime Video Stories April 22, 2020

The best Android TV set-top box for a while now has been Nvidia’s Shield TV. The box is typically great at displaying 4K HDR content, but lately, some users have been trouble with that. Specifically, Amazon Prime Video hasn’t been playing 4K on the Shield TV, but a fix is now rolling out.

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Amazon Prime Video Stories December 25, 2019

Amazon Prime Video arrives on the Android TV-powered AirTV Mini dongle

Android TV has grown a lot over the past couple of years, but it’s rarely found on dongle hardware. Sling TV launched the AirTV Mini earlier this year using Android TV and now, the product is finally getting support for Amazon Prime Video.

Amazon Prime Video Stories November 4, 2019

One of the most affordable ways to get Android TV in your living room is with the affordable Xiaomi Mi Box S. Now, that device is getting a pretty huge update. Xiaomi appears to be rolling out a beta update to some Mi Box S users which brings the Amazon Prime Video app.

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Amazon Prime Video Stories August 21, 2019

Yesterday Amazon and Google finally put an end to their bitter, consumer-hostile feud and started to support each other’s platforms. Now, it’s been confirmed that on Google’s hardware, Amazon Prime Video is going all-out with full support for Google Home commands on Chromecast.

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Amazon Prime Video Stories August 9, 2019

It’s been incredibly overdue, but Amazon Prime Video is finally available for Chromecast and Android TV users. While Chromecast rolled out immediately, the Android TV launch has lagged behind. However, we’ve been able to confirm that Prime Video for Android TV won’t be available as a wide download from the Play Store. Here’s why.

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Amazon Prime Video Stories July 26, 2019

Some Sony TVs lose Amazon Prime Video in September, but not Android TV models

Amazon Prime Video has only been available widely on Android TV for a couple of weeks now, but it’s been on Sony’s TVs for quite a while. Sony has recently confirmed that the Amazon Prime Video app on some of the company’s older TVs will stop working, and that’s caused some confusion for owners of the company’s newer Android TV models.

Amazon Prime Video Stories July 9, 2019

A few months back, Google and Amazon made the exciting announcement that their feud would be ending and that they would offer video services on each other’s streaming platforms. Apparently, those apps are arriving today, with YouTube for Fire TV making its return, along with Chromecast and Android TV compatibility for Amazon Prime Video.

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Amazon Prime Video Stories April 18, 2019

Here’s a shocker. Google and Amazon are settling their feud and officially making a move that’s awesome for consumers. Amazon Prime Video is coming to Chromecast and Android TV.

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Amazon Prime Video Stories December 21, 2017

There has been a very public dispute happening between Google and Amazon for some time now. In it, we have seen Amazon stop selling many Google products, and we have witnessed YouTube get removed from several of the online shopping giant’s streaming devices.

Thankfully, especially for consumers, it appears as though the two companies are starting to work together, which might have now lead to Amazon releasing a Prime Video app for Android TV…

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Amazon Prime Video Stories December 11, 2017

Leading up to the announcement of its latest flagship, OnePlus was repeatedly in the news for different bugs and security loopholes found on some of its handsets. Now, with the OnePlus 5T being shipped and delivered to customers, some have noticed that their latest and greatest smartphone can’t even stream HD video from some of the most popular video providers…

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Amazon Prime Video Stories August 30, 2017

Previously, if you wanted to watch content from Amazon Prime on your Android device, you had to jump through several hoops and sideload several APKs. Amazon is changing all of that as it has uploaded its Prime Video app to the Play Store for users from all over the world to download…

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Amazon Prime Video Stories April 25, 2017

One of a few fallbacks of using a Chromecast as your primary method of consuming television is that not all video services are supported. Most of the mainstream options, like Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, and others work fine, but there are definitely exceptions to the rule. If you’re trying to stream Amazon Prime Video for example, you have to cast the entire tab from the desktop Chrome browser on a Mac or PC, which until now has resulted in poor performance in most cases.

Well, that’s changing. A new feature recently added to the Dev Channel of the Google Chrome browser basically sends the video stream for these unsupported streams directly to your Chromecast… expand full story

Amazon Prime Video Stories June 1, 2016

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If you search Amazon for streaming media players, you’ll find plenty of them. The one thing you won’t find is any Chromecast devices, and company CEO Jeff Bezos told the Re/code conference why not. Chromecast doesn’t currently offer access to Amazon’s own Prime Video platform, and Bezos says that isn’t because Google refuses to include it, but because it wants too much money for doing so.

[W]hen we sell those devices, we want our player — our Prime Video player — to be on the device, and we want it to be on the device with acceptable business terms. You can always get the player on the device. The question is, can you get it on there with acceptable business terms?

While he doesn’t say so outright, the meaning of the vague phrase is pretty clear …

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