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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by loomer, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. loomer

    loomer Well-Known Member
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    I wanted to post to my fellow D2 brethren that if you have an Amazon Prime account, you can watch streaming movies, and TV on your DROID. Pretty slick!

    Over 5,000 movies/TV shows.:D
     

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  2. davidchsw

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    If I liked Dr. Who I would be happy.
     
  3. Goodspike

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    Thanks for the tip. I've watched a couple on my TV, but it never occurred to me that it would work on my phone. The problem I see though is that Amazon's interface in picking the movie/show is pretty bad compared to Netflix. I think I'd want to search on a desktop beforehand.
     
  4. loomer

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    Yeah.. The interface is def not optimized for a mobile device. I don't think it was their intended purpose, since they do not mention anywhere that you can watch the movies on your phone. Plus you have to go to the full site, in order to get it to work. None the less, it is nice to have it as an option.
     
  5. silverfang77

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    Amazon should make a movies on demand app.
     
  6. BigKayDaddy

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    They really need to do this. I would totally buy their Prime membership if they did.

    Does anyone know where we can make that suggestion to Amazon?
     
  7. Redflea

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    No freakin' way...works on the phone? :0 Noice...gonna go look at this...

    Had to load the full site in the browser to get to the video, at least that's how I got to it. Did you guys get to the video via the mobile site?

    I "purchased" ($0.00) a King's Speech documentary) and selected play and it started playing, double tapped to set it full screen and it's playing. However, it's quite jerky, not really watchable on my work wireless connection (which is known to be somewhat flaky). Same w/another movie...

    Have to try this at home and see how it is there, or at Starbucks, but it looks like this needs a speedy network connection. I'm running Zombie Stomped, based on the most recent gingerbread leak.

    The other thing that didn't work, was that when the video is not playing full screen, it is shifted to the left so that part of it's cut off, and I was unable to tap and drag the full video into view...if I zoomed it down I still couldn't maneuver it into view...but since would most likely watch full screen, not that big a deal.
     
  8. Redflea

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    I tried at home - average download speed of about 5MB/s at about 5PM (Road Runner)...still choppy, not really watchable.
     

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