Amazon Prime App

From researching around he web it appears that some YouView users already have this app, others don't yet, and some with older hardware won't be getting it at all. Can we have a list of those devices which already have a software update that includes Amazon; and guidelines as to when those devices that don't yet have it might receive? I was suprised to be advised by Humax that this was all at the discression of YouView rather than the hardware providers.

From a purely personal point of view I am interested in the Humax Retail DTR-T2000 box..

Peter

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  • RoyRoy Posts: 14,543Member ✭✭✭
    My, that’s a trickier question to answer from the information provided by YouView than it ought to be  :(

    The Amazon Prime app was rolled out to BT T2100 and T2200 boxes in update 31.24.0, but not to BT T4000 in that update.

    Then the update was pulled, due to various issues, and 31.28.0 rolled out, which (although it does not say) had the same arrangements for Amazon Prime.

    Retail YouView users with T2000s, BT users with T4000s, everyone with a TalkTalk box, and all owners of T10x0 boxes, await further news of Amazon Prime.

    Or like me, shrug and plug their Amazon stick in and get it that way, with Atmos, 4K and HDR if they have the latest stick, no matter how decrepit or lacking in these functions their YouView box may be  :p
    “Where’s ‘Jump to Time’ then? And all that other OldGen good stuff we were promised back, including the proper ‘Hide Channels’ and so on?” (Excerpt from ‘One Billboard Outside YouView Towers’, not coming soon to a box near you)
  • VisionmanVisionman Posts: 9,089Member ✭✭✭
    edited 9 October 2018, 8:34AM
    The only devices that aren't going to get this app are the DTR-T1000 and the Huawei DN371T.
    Please don't listen to speculation that this app will be available to all within two weeks as thats just social media forum speak and speculation, as YouView don't advance or advise rollout dates.

    BTs YouView T2100 currently has the app but at the moment is the only one.
  • RoyRoy Posts: 14,543Member ✭✭✭
    edited 9 October 2018, 11:37AM
    Visionman said:

    BT's YouView T2100 currently has the app but at the moment is the only one.

     Even though YouView say the T2200 has it?
    “Where’s ‘Jump to Time’ then? And all that other OldGen good stuff we were promised back, including the proper ‘Hide Channels’ and so on?” (Excerpt from ‘One Billboard Outside YouView Towers’, not coming soon to a box near you)
  • VisionmanVisionman Posts: 9,089Member ✭✭✭
    I'm honestly not aware of that.
  • RoyRoy Posts: 14,543Member ✭✭✭
    edited 9 October 2018, 11:54AM
    Visionman said:
    I'm honestly not aware of that.
    I guess knowing so much about the future that no-one else knows doesn’t leave a lot of time to know all about the present   :D

    But click the link behind the word ‘update’ in my posting above of 8th October, and check it out  B)
    “Where’s ‘Jump to Time’ then? And all that other OldGen good stuff we were promised back, including the proper ‘Hide Channels’ and so on?” (Excerpt from ‘One Billboard Outside YouView Towers’, not coming soon to a box near you)
  • Hi
    I'm also wondering if I should wait for this, or simply buy (pre order) the New Firestick.

    One aspect of that decision would be the quality of the streaming. I've never quite understood if the Prime apps that are on the TV, (and eventually the Youview box hopefully), will stream at the same quality as the native Firestick device. I realise my internet connection influences this, but assuming I have a decent connection, would one expect the Amazon Youview app to handle 4K Ultra, Dolby Atmos etc.?

    Steve
  • TomWTomW Posts: 488Member
    Hi
    I'm also wondering if I should wait for this, or simply buy (pre order) the New Firestick.

    One aspect of that decision would be the quality of the streaming. I've never quite understood if the Prime apps that are on the TV, (and eventually the Youview box hopefully), will stream at the same quality as the native Firestick device. I realise my internet connection influences this, but assuming I have a decent connection, would one expect the Amazon Youview app to handle 4K Ultra, Dolby Atmos etc.?

    Steve
    Only the latest BT YouView boxes are equipped for 4K and I’m pretty sure the 4K output is only for BT’s 4K Sports channel not the streaming apps, unfortunately.

    If you have 4K streaming apps built into your 4K TV they should provide the best quality. Alternatively a 4K streaming box or stick would be the next best option.

    The Netflix and Amazon apps on my YouView box are redundant as they don’t support 4K and my LG TV has the full suite of apps and players including Netflix and Amazon apps with support for 4K streaming . The same goes for catch-up ups, BBC iPlayer etc. even though they’re only 1080p or SD and technically there shouldn’t be any signal degradation over HDMI, I still prefer to use the apps built into the TV.
  • scottscott Posts: 1,864Member ✭✭✭
    TomW said:
    Hi
    I'm also wondering if I should wait for this, or simply buy (pre order) the New Firestick.

    One aspect of that decision would be the quality of the streaming. I've never quite understood if the Prime apps that are on the TV, (and eventually the Youview box hopefully), will stream at the same quality as the native Firestick device. I realise my internet connection influences this, but assuming I have a decent connection, would one expect the Amazon Youview app to handle 4K Ultra, Dolby Atmos etc.?

    Steve
    Only the latest BT YouView boxes are equipped for 4K and I’m pretty sure the 4K output is only for BT’s 4K Sports channel not the streaming apps, unfortunately.

    If you have 4K streaming apps built into your 4K TV they should provide the best quality. Alternatively a 4K streaming box or stick would be the next best option.

    The Netflix and Amazon apps on my YouView box are redundant as they don’t support 4K and my LG TV has the full suite of apps and players including Netflix and Amazon apps with support for 4K streaming . The same goes for catch-up ups, BBC iPlayer etc. even though they’re only 1080p or SD and technically there shouldn’t be any signal degradation over HDMI, I still prefer to use the apps built into the TV.
    The 4K box streams Netflix (and amazon when it finally makes it) in 4K  but not in HDR.
  • TomWTomW Posts: 488Member
    scott said:
    TomW said:
    Hi
    I'm also wondering if I should wait for this, or simply buy (pre order) the New Firestick.

    One aspect of that decision would be the quality of the streaming. I've never quite understood if the Prime apps that are on the TV, (and eventually the Youview box hopefully), will stream at the same quality as the native Firestick device. I realise my internet connection influences this, but assuming I have a decent connection, would one expect the Amazon Youview app to handle 4K Ultra, Dolby Atmos etc.?

    Steve
    Only the latest BT YouView boxes are equipped for 4K and I’m pretty sure the 4K output is only for BT’s 4K Sports channel not the streaming apps, unfortunately.

    If you have 4K streaming apps built into your 4K TV they should provide the best quality. Alternatively a 4K streaming box or stick would be the next best option.

    The Netflix and Amazon apps on my YouView box are redundant as they don’t support 4K and my LG TV has the full suite of apps and players including Netflix and Amazon apps with support for 4K streaming . The same goes for catch-up ups, BBC iPlayer etc. even though they’re only 1080p or SD and technically there shouldn’t be any signal degradation over HDMI, I still prefer to use the apps built into the TV.
    The 4K box streams Netflix (and amazon when it finally makes it) in 4K  but not in HDR.
    Ah, I didn’t know that. I stand corrected.
  • VisionmanVisionman Posts: 9,089Member ✭✭✭
    4K boxes are expected to get the start of the Amazon rollout sometime in Nov, if they stay on target.
  • DarrenDarren Posts: 262Member ✭✭
    edited 27 October 2018, 9:23PM
    Maybe its just me but I find some shows on the Amazon Prime app via the  BT Youview box are only in 720 and not the full 1080 HD.
     Also not all movies are in HD some are only in HD upscale I find where as 90% of movies and TV shows on Netflix are in full 1080 HD. 

    Darren
  • VisionmanVisionman Posts: 9,089Member ✭✭✭
    edited 28 October 2018, 3:36PM
    Darren said:
    Maybe its just me but I find some shows on the Amazon Prime app via the  BT Youview box are only in 720 and not the full 1080 HD.
     Also not all movies are in HD some are only in HD upscale I find where as 90% of movies and TV shows on Netflix are in full 1080 HD. 

    Darren

     Are they in Dolby surround sound, Darren?
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