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Amazon Prime (Streaming Video) Service

Arctos

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#1
I have just started with Prime Video, it's not a bad price to pay $3.00 a month for the first three months, then goes up to $6.00 after six months.

They seem to have a good catalogue of movies and television shows from what I have seen after a quick look.

One thing I have noticed with their android app is the no "Cast" button in it, so had to have a look around and get it up and running. Here's a tip for all of the older people that are not young enough to know it all any more.

Google put out a app called Cast but renamed it Home, here's the link explaining how do it.


https://www.techbout.com/cast-chrome-browser-to-tv-android-phone-22573/
 

Crush

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#2
So from what I understand, Amazon used to have this functionality but has moved to their own apps.

To actually get the casting to a Chromecast or other such device you have to cast the whole phone screen (annoying)

But Amazon Prime shipping is amazing :). I usually end up just watching Prime content on my Xbox since there's an Amazon Video app you can download
 

Arctos

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#3
But Amazon Prime shipping is amazing :). I usually end up just watching Prime content on my Xbox since there's an Amazon Video app you can download
I have got that app, that's why I said it does not have a cast button and have to use Google Home to cast to a television. It's just a bit more involved that's why put a link in.

I do not own a Xbox.
 

DCiAdmin

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#4
Love my Amazon Prime streaming!

Just an FYI for anyone with Amazon "My Music" associated with a Prime account - that service will end with your next Prime renewal. However! You can leave all uploaded music in Amazon's cloud after the expiration if you select the Do Not Remove my music button in Settings of Amazon Music. Great place to safely store up to 250,000 songs.
 

DCiAdmin

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#6
I have heard that it's not child appropriate. Glad to know it's funny. I don't think I've talked to many that have watched it.
 

Arctos

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#9
As I think I could be getting the US or UK stream here, I watched The Battle for Sevastopol the other day. Good story which is based on fact with a good surprise at the end.

Another Russian TV show which I am watching is The Attackers about two young pilots chucked into battle against the Germans.
 

DCiAdmin

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#12
I didn't realize that AT&T had a data cap. That's too bad, LC. The streaming services have been life savers against boredom here. Boredom isn't quite the right word. Maybe more - life savers against horrible regular TV programming.
 

Arctos

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#13
I used to be on a 200 gig cap on my original plan, but they changed me to unlimited for the same price.

We used to keep well within the 200 gig using Fetch TV and the Netflix plugin.

This is what we are using now, they keep count using MB's. I stream Radio Caroline, and Netflix and Prime the rest of the day so I am not excessive in usage.

 

Lord Chance

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#14
I didn't realize that AT&T had a data cap. That's too bad, LC. The streaming services have been life savers against boredom here. Boredom isn't quite the right word. Maybe more - life savers against horrible regular TV programming.
I have about 180Gb cap. Since I am a reader I don't really miss TV but I do like seeing some of the new movies.
 

DCiAdmin

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#15
I haven't listened to Radio Caroline in ages! Had forgotten about that one. Thanks for the reminder, Bear!

Based on Bear's numbers, LC, you might consider giving streaming a go. Doesn't look like you would exceed, unless there's a difference between metric and American MB ;)
 

Lord Chance

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#17
I haven't listened to Radio Caroline in ages! Had forgotten about that one. Thanks for the reminder, Bear!

Based on Bear's numbers, LC, you might consider giving streaming a go. Doesn't look like you would exceed, unless there's a difference between metric and American MB ;)
I run a Calibre ebook server, Cloud server, Web server and doing work for WCG. Not much left for streaming. :lol: