Amazon VOD Does anyone know if WD will add Amazon Video on Demand -- specifically, the free Amazon Prime version? I ordered a Roku XD specifically for Amazon and have another few weeks left to return it as the WD looks like a better all-around solution -- if it supported Amazon.
UPDATE: I did wind up returning the Roku and went with BoxeeBox. It doesn't have Amazon video either but can stream video from various content providers (CBS, etc.) and most important to me: can reliably play just about any format from SMB shares, including MKV. The only thing it doesn't play is WMA lossless audio, so I run Serviio for that.
asked by ZimFromIrk
on December 30, 2011
I bought the original generation of their video streaming player with promises of added content. If my experience is the same as yours then you will never see any new content or updates once they are on to the next generation of players.
It is indeed pathetic AMZN and WD cannot come to an agreement on this (and this is all on AMZN folks, trust me) . Consequently, I will be cancelling my PRIME membership and withholding my purchase of this player (a great player by all respects, if not the best).
Pssst. Hey WD. Get your $%!& together and work it out with Amazon because there is no way I'm buying your box without support of Amazon Prime streaming vids. I was looking to buy one today because you support DLNA and avi (which Roku does not) but without support for Amazon, it's not happening. Until then my LG BD590 is going to have to do. Fortunately, I can still stream Amazon from my Asus tablet but it's a PITA. C'mon WD - you've got a ton of people just wanting to give you money IF you can work it out with Amazon. The manufacturers of these boxes need to understand as consumers we won't pay for devices that don't support the options out there - and LG has lost a customer from me because they stopped making firmware for my Blu Ray less than a year after I had it, thereby putting the kabash on Amazon. I won't make that mistake again.
I too would like to know. Amazon - you're going to lose a PRIME subscription if you don't work it out. WD - I'll RMA those boxes if you don't. SO GET TO IT. You have content, you have delivery - don't go the way of the networks. Don't go the way of the NFL. Sell us the product! SELL IT. WE WILL PAY. SELLLLLL.
I agree that WD seems to have a better all-around solution - the lack of Amazon VOD is the only thing keeping me from making the purchase. I don't care which side is the problem...it is frustrating me to the point of telling both of them to take a leap!