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Amazon Instant Video Now Supports AirPlay

Discussion in 'IPTV Hardware' started by The Merg, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

    Jun 24, 2007
    Northern VA
    A new update to the Amazon Instant Video app now allows it to fully support AirPlay. That means you can finally stream Amazon Instant Video to your TV via your Apple TV. Now if they can just get a native all on the Apple TV...

    - Merg

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  2. Athlon646464

    Athlon646464 Gold Members DBSTalk Gold Club

    Feb 23, 2007
    Uxbridge, MA
    In addition, version 2.1 integrates reviews and various info from IMDb, as well as giving you more ways to find things to watch.

    Concurrent downloads are now supported, and the changelog also boasts improvements to the UI and "offline experience."

    All in all, it looks like a pretty significant update.

  3. itzme

    itzme Hall Of Fame

    Jan 17, 2008
    But is the feature crippled? Airplay (or Amazon) doesnt seem to suppoet Dolby. I just used Airplay on 2 Amazon movies and they only played in Stereo. I wondered if I needed to change any settings somewhere, but when I next tried my HBOGo app, Airplay gave me full Dolby 5.1 surround. I don't think I'd ever want to watch Captain America or Thor without Dolby.
  4. oldschoolecw

    oldschoolecw HarpoonIPA

    Jan 25, 2007
    Halifax, MA
    Question: Am I right in thinking it wont work with Apple TV unless you have an iOS device?
  5. Athlon646464

    Athlon646464 Gold Members DBSTalk Gold Club

    Feb 23, 2007
    Uxbridge, MA
  6. itzme

    itzme Hall Of Fame

    Jan 17, 2008
    I'll be concerned if Amazon is claiming to "fully support" airplay if it doesn't handle Dolby. Is anyone getting Dolby on their Sound systems? I'm wondering if it my AVR or a setting I haven't found. That'd be odd considering Dolby works great on my HBOgo app on the same iPad, same ATV, and same AVR.
  7. itzme

    itzme Hall Of Fame

    Jan 17, 2008
    Nevermind testing, this email from support confirms that Dolby isn't supported. And apparently I've offered a really unique suggestion for supporting it...


    I apologize for the inconvenience caused.

    At this time, 5.1 Dolby is not available on Amazon Instant Video app for iPad. We're regularly working on improvements to your Amazon Instant Video experience.

    We have recently released an update on our app with additional feature like HDMI support and AirPlay and we will definitely consider your feedback and will try implementing in our future update.

    However thanks for suggesting that we add 5.1 Dolby feature to our Amazon Instant Video app.

    I've forwarded your feedback to our Amazon Instant Video development team for consideration as we make future improvements.

    Thanks for your patience and giving me time to find the best solution.

    We really appreciate your patience and understanding in this regard.

    Best regards,
    Aashish S

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    ---- Original Message: ----

    I can't get 5.1 Dolby on this app. I can when I use HBOgo app.

    Amazon Instant Video for iPad
    iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iOS 6.1.3

    Sent from my iPad
  8. gjrhine

    gjrhine Legend

    May 15, 2002
    It's still Dolby just not 5.1. Your receiver will make it up to 7.1, the next best thing to Dolby 5.1.
  9. itzme

    itzme Hall Of Fame

    Jan 17, 2008
    So if I play a movie that is normally Dolby via Airplay using HBOgo my receiver gives me Dolby 5.1. If I play a movie using the Amazon app via Airplay, I just get Stereo, not 5.1 not 7.1, just Stereo. Same AVR. Are you telling me I'm getting Dolby Stereo? If so, I was hoping I'd get 5.1 (like I get with the HBOgo app), not Stereo (like with the Amazon app).
  10. Beerstalker

    Beerstalker Hall Of Fame

    Feb 9, 2009
    Peoria, IL
    Sounds to me like the Amazon Instant Video app doesn't support Dolby Digtial greater than 2.0 at all right now no matter how you use it. My guess is since the app was originally for just on your phone/ipad they figured DD 2.0 was good enough since you would most likely be listening with the built in speakers or headphones, so why bother with 5.1 (or greater).

    Now that it does support Airplay and HDMI out I would think they will eventually update the app to support DD 5.1.

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