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Old 05-14-2013, 09:36 AM   #1
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Amazon instant video stopped working for you?

I had really enjoyed watching on-demand video on my 7" Kindle Fire, so much so that I went out and bought a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. After patching Flash on the Samsung all was fine and good ... that is until a few weeks ago. The darn thing stopped working, specifically, Amazon instant video stopped working. I thought well maybe Samsung did a "software push" to my tablet negating my Flash patch. So I revisited the steps for patching Flash. The result, it still doesn't work.

I did some googling and found the following blog post. Alot of techie jargon but the crux seems to be that Amazon has closed the door on being able to stream Amazon instant video on non-Kindle and non-Windows devices.

"For ages now, Amazon Instant Video has worked with Android devices supporting Flash and, more importantly to many people (and me) it seems, through an unofficial XBMC plugin. .... But with the release of their new pilots, they enabled "Flash Access," ...
This effectively kills access for everyone using GNU/Linux, even with the (officially unsupported) Adobe Flash plugin! "

I'm canceling my Amazon Prime!

The Dark Side of Amazon's New Pilots - Slashdot

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Old 05-14-2013, 10:54 AM   #2
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Sorry this happened to you!!

I have Amazon Prime too, and keep intending to use the streaming video. But other than half an episode of Downton Abbey, to see if I could stream the video, I just haven't been motivated to watch any of it yet. I haven't read any books from the free Kindle library that comes with it, either.

I really love the shipping advantages of Amazon Prime, though. Amazon Prime has changed me from an LBYM'er to a more avid consumer. Fast, free shipping means nearly instant gratification and that sure encourages me to spend more.

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Old 05-14-2013, 03:08 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by zedd View Post

I'm canceling my Amazon Prime!

The Dark Side of Amazon's New Pilots - Slashdot
Almost afraid to show this to Boyfriend. He's an avid reader of the consumerist and gets his thrills from campaigning against companies that screw consumers, but we have saved so much money through Amazon Prime, I'm afraid he'd cancel it if I showed him this!
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Old 05-15-2013, 03:04 AM   #4
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Old 06-03-2013, 11:01 AM   #5
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Finally got around to having my DW add me to her Amazon Prime account. Then I canceled my Amazon Prime.

After conveying to Amazon Customer Support how unhappy I was with their change in service, they grudgingly agreed to prorate a refund.

If you don't complain, nothing ever changes.

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