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In reply to an earlier post on Feb 22, 2011 11:02:13 AM PST
D. Veldkamp says:
Thank-you for your details on how Play-on works. Very helpful. While this may provide a way to stream Amazon video to the PS3, it seems until they have a true PS3 client it does not seem to make sense to pay for video content that you can't stream in some form of HD, even if it is free with Amazon Prime.

Please, Amazon, create a PS3 client to boost your customer base, improve the quality of your delivered product and enhance customer satisfaction.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 22, 2011 4:00:49 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 22, 2011 8:03:16 PM PST
Mike Robbins says:
OK, here is my experience. I have PlayOn and an Amazon Prime account. I talked to a live rep a moment ago and asked if the video selections will apear in Amazon Instant Video › Your Video Library? The answer is no unless you actually pay for it. The "free service" for Amazon Prime subscribers cannot be utilized with the PS3 and PlayOn. You will need a hardware device that supports it.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 22, 2011 6:55:44 PM PST
Nick says:
So more than likely PlayOn will have an update for this soon!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 22, 2011 8:33:30 PM PST
Ditto on the Roku. It works and it works really well. No software to buy for a PS3, no jailbreaking that Sony can't stand, etc.

I'm pretty sure Roku is set up with more channels than any other player and they are adding more all the time.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 22, 2011 8:36:05 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Feb 22, 2011 8:37:59 PM PST
Ah - OK that is correct. It is download to the PS3 hard drive and not video on demand.

I guess that would help with buffering issues sometimes seen on the other services.

Posted on Feb 22, 2011 10:52:37 PM PST
Karl Kaufman says:
Truly, considering that the market share of Sony PS3s pretty much ended the Blu-ray/HD-DVD wars, it is astonishing that Amazon hasn't pushed an app for their streaming service to the PS3, yet. And now that they've rolled-out Prime Instant Video, all the more gobsmack-worthy.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 23, 2011 8:01:16 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Feb 23, 2011 8:03:55 AM PST
L. Brown says:
The bigger question is, what agreement do they have with NetFlix? We don't know about the financial deal if any that exists.

Posted on Feb 23, 2011 8:10:02 AM PST
K. Chin says:
Like many on this forum, I will be the more than eager to subscribe to Amazon Prime once an app/client is ported over to the PS3, ala Netflix

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 23, 2011 8:56:37 AM PST
Riyad Kalla says:
L. Brown, I agree with you. There is no way Sony handed Netflix a 47 million person user-base (Wikipedia link with units sold would be here if I could) with no kick-back of any kind.

When Xbox 360 rolled out Netflix support, NF subscriptions spiked. MS certainly got a cut of that and I imagine Sony is as well.

Amazon is a smart group, I would imagine they are negotiating with the console folks and it's a matter of figuring out terms where one group isn't taking a bath while the other laughs hysterically, sitting on a pile of tears and money.

Posted on Feb 23, 2011 10:32:22 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 23, 2011 10:33:58 AM PST
I have seen links in the help section here on Amazon about using Windows Media Center to stream to your TV or PS3. Has anyone tried this? I'm going to see if it works tonight.

Yesterday, I tried using the google freeware "PS3 Media Server" but I could not get any VOD's to work with it. They show up as "corrupt" or nothing- just a black screen.

I agree 100% that Amazon needs to get something to the PS3 pronto for them to really give Netflix competition. Once they do that, people will rejoice!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 23, 2011 10:27:32 PM PST
vatsan says:
Really? Some Sony standalone bluray players and Bravia TVs are listed are compatible devices. Why not PS3 then?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 24, 2011 7:26:27 AM PST
Riyad Kalla says:
Licensing, as always. They'll figure it out soon I'm sure. Amazon knows how important it is, Netflix proved the model to us and now everyone wants to follow suit.

Posted on Feb 24, 2011 6:35:50 PM PST
Vlad says:
+1 for the PS3 App
I would like to be able to use my Premium account to watch movies on my PS3.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 25, 2011 7:01:27 AM PST

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 25, 2011 7:05:07 AM PST
Nick says:
Btw Amazon instant streaming already works great on vizio TV app. Awesomeness! !

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 25, 2011 8:58:04 AM PST
rxlawdude says:
As vatsan pointed out, Sony makes the Amazon VOD (including free Prime streaming) available on their Blu-Ray players. Amazon VOD has been available for almost a year on these devices.

So it is indeed puzzling (and galling) that they have not made that functionality available on the PS3. My PS3 is my home theater Blu-Ray and Netflix streamer workhorse, and the Sony Blu-Ray is in a secondary room. It's frustrating to have content on one device but not another when both are from the same manufacturer (presumably with licensing from content providers not being an issue).

Posted on Feb 28, 2011 5:23:36 AM PST
I would get Prime if it was supported on the PS3, so count my vote in for either a PS3 app, or a PlayOn Plugin/Mod.

Posted on Mar 4, 2011 12:11:26 PM PST
Rob says:
I'd also buy Prime if they created a PS3 app -it would have to better than Netflix' - theirs sucks anyways

Posted on Mar 9, 2011 11:25:55 PM PST
Effinga says:
add ps3 support and im in

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 10, 2011 7:43:34 AM PST
L. Brown says:
Unless NetFlix has paid for the exclusive rights to be on the PS3. So it may not be all that puzzling if there was a back room deal that was made.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 13, 2011 4:16:17 AM PDT
Michael says:
Additionally, Playon requires your permission to let them take informtion about what is on your computer or it won't install. No opt out either.

Posted on Mar 21, 2011 8:49:58 AM PDT
Just got a blu-ray player for the bedroom, Panasonic BDT210, and the amazon VOD app works great. I streamed two movies wirelessly from amazon and both played & looked excellent. From what I've read, the Panasonic blu-ray players have a better user interface on the app than the Sony blu-ray players. The HDTV in the living room is hooked up to a PS3, so I'm really hoping an amazon app comes out for it soon. Otherwise, I'll be dragging my Panasonic player to the living room.

Posted on Mar 22, 2011 4:04:30 PM PDT
Laura says:
please add ps3 support for your amazon digital store. I love it on my computer and would like to watch on my tv
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