NEWS: Amazon Prime Video now on BT TV

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    1. Mark Hodgkinson

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      Any indication what resolution they will offer Prime Video in? If its anything like Now TV which is in SD, then its not worth bothering.
       
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      Not sure about BT 4K boxes but Now TV on Standard BT YouView boxes is only for films so is pretty limited, (Plus it is SD as mentioned) Netflix is also SD with no DD output, so it doesn’t look great for Amazon Video, (Perhaps the 4K boxes are better) to be honest normal YouView boxes are crap when it comes to Streamed Apps (Even Catch Up) so are best ignored and you are better off just getting a streaming stick that has the Apps you want.

      Bill
       
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      According to the BT forums the 4K boxes are being delayed getting this.
       
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      I don't see the point of this service from BT really. If you want amazon prime video then why wouldn't you just get it directly from Amazon by paying for prime?
       
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      I read it that its just an app on the Youview boxes, so you will still have to pay Amazon for it as per normal - and I assume you just log in with your amazon account details on the BT box.

      Or am I reading it wrong?
       
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      I like that they are adding the app. For customers with Netflix and Amazon it's great to be able to access all your content with the one device/remote like Sky adding Netflix/Spotify.

      However, the YouView+ box/remote is a horrendous experience.
       
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      I'm currently using a laptop connected to my TV for Prime Video (I'm very happy with my Chromecast and not buying a dongle per service, for f:censored:k sake!). It only gives me stereo and often gives me trouble with HD due to DRM / HDCP / or such like. If this offers HD and 5.1 I'll be very happy! Though as said, the Netflix pic quality via Youview ain't great :(
       
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      They are adding the app for you to watch via your Prime account, just like other smart devices that offer the Prime app.
       
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      I've just looked at my 4k box and I haven't got the Amazon app, I went into the settings and tried to update the apps and it says that I'm unable to update apps.
       
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      Maybe look at getting a decent cheap dedicated streaming box. Even something like a £30 Roku will give you Now Tv (in HD currently and 1080p by years end), Netflix and Amazon in 1080p and iplayer in HD. It'll also give you the rest of the UK catchup services, albeit in their usual poor SD quality, itv player, 4od, C5 and UK TV Play.
       
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      No, thats correct. Anyone with an Amazon account already can now also just log on to their BT YouView box and watch it via that.
       
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      Well Sky is partnering with Netflix, so they have to keep up.
       
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      Not really BT partnered with Netflix almost 2 years ago. You can add the Netflix sub payment into your BT bill so that it is one payment. The system also handles the authentication side. I imagine the Amazon video probably works the same. It is all part of the keep the customer via a single billing system idea.
       
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      I tried Netflix on my BTTV 4k box and there was terrible stuttering, I think due to trying to force 24/60 frame stuff into 50hz, which I believe the BTTV boxes are fixed to (I may be wrong). So I can’t imagine using amazon if the issue is the same. It was a shame as the integration of programmes into the guide was good.
       
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      YouView doesn't offer Netflix content integrated into its guide? Its offered as a standalone player that has its own Netflix menu. And I've never suffered from stuttering.
       
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      Netflix is a on demand streaming service as is Amazon Prime so a programme guide is meaningless as any programme can be viewed at any time.

      Not sure what you were viewing, presumably a backwards epg catch up service like say BBC iplayer.

      Netflix looks fine on my 50Hz output HDR-1000S and FVP-5000T as does Amazon Prime video on my Fire TV box. Pretty well all content is excellent Dolby Digital 5.1 audio with 1080P video. Guessing you have some unwanted video processing options turned on in the TV settings.
       
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      Hi

      No, no processing stuff on. If I tried to watch a US programme like Daredevil on a Netflix it would lurch in any movement. I googled it and some people have the issue. I think it’s a 60hz-50hz conversion issue. Obviously it didn’t affect any UK stuff on Netflix.

      You’re right obviously on the programme guide - what I meant is that the BT TV box is quite good in that it aggregates your services, so if you do a search for a programme it will look across Netflix, Now TV etc as well as freeview and iPlayer etc. But I can’t use Now TV on the BT box as it’s SD only, and I get the stuttering in Netflix. The inbuilt TV Netflix app has no such issues (and the Now TV app is 720 HD) so it’s not really something I worry about. But it did mean I couldn’t access Netflix through BT with the quality I wanted, which I thought might be useful info for someone thinking of viewing it on the BT box.
       
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      Like many others I've had no problems with Netflix on YouView.

      Do you have a 60hz-50hz conversion TV or other device?
       

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