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Initial post: Jul 18, 2011 9:48:33 AM PDT
Mike60 says:
Is there a way to have the free prime video plan thru my Tivo? I know paid video will play, what about the free stuff?

Posted on Jul 18, 2011 7:48:23 PM PDT
HJS3 says:
I have the same question, I have an older Series 3. My guess is no.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 27, 2011 9:33:41 PM PDT

Posted on Jul 30, 2011 10:52:35 AM PDT
Do we know if this is temporary, and have they said why? (I'm assuming it's a $$$ issue, but is there something else going on?)

Posted on Aug 12, 2011 12:28:22 PM PDT
Jake says:
The free prime videos are only for instant streaming. Tivo doesn't stream instantly, it downloads the entire video to your Tivo box. There are some devices, like the Logitech Revue (Google TV), and Roku (I think) that do stream the free prime videos to your TV. I'm not familiar with Roku, but with the Logitech Revue, you're basically using the Chrome internet browser and its integrated Adobe Flash plugin to navigate and view Amazon Instant Videos.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 12, 2011 6:49:35 PM PDT
HJS3 says:
Well Jake I have to question your assertion. My Tivo has streamed everything I ever watched fron Netfix. I have a Series 3 HD. It also streams youtube, and Techzilla. From my experience with TIVO, I suspect they want a fee from Amazon, or some a percentage, just my guess...

Posted on Aug 27, 2011 3:28:37 PM PDT
Jake says:
Yes, the Tivo is capable of streaming video; I used to stream from YouTube. However, it doesn't stream the Amazon videos. You're probably right that it's probably a payment issue between Amazon and Tivo. I have never used Netflix on Tivo, so I don't know if it streams or if it caches the video temporarily. From my experience streaming YouTube to the Tivo HD, the quality isn't stellar. I now use my Logitech Revue to watch YouTube videos (and Prime Instant Videos).

Posted on May 29, 2012 11:24:13 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 29, 2012 11:25:21 AM PDT
It was just announced that Prime free streaming would soon be available on XBox ( Let's hope this is a sign that it will expand to the other Amazon supported platforms (TiVo, PS3, Google TV, smart TVs, etc. -

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 13, 2013 8:36:17 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 13, 2013 8:40:03 AM PDT
Wrong, Tivo (at least the premiere boxes) do in fact stream instantly. They do in fact stream instantly from Amazon also. Its all a matter of Amazon making the PRime video's available for streaming to the Tivo's. They haven't yet done that.

I suspect they may not do it. They do the same thing with the book library. You can only check out Prime 'library' books on an Amazon branded device. They want you to buy a Kindle is the tactic.
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