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Old 10-13-2011, 05:32 PM   #1
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Will we be able to rent movies for download directly to the Fire? As of now, you can only download rentals to a Windows PC or TIVO device. You get 48 hours to watch after pressing play so this would be an important feature when traveling with the children. I'm aware that all content can be streamed, but that's not an option all of the time.

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Will we be able to rent movies for download directly to the Fire? As of now, you can only download rentals to a Windows PC or TIVO device. You get 48 hours to watch after pressing play so this would be an important feature when traveling with the children. I'm aware that all content can be streamed, but that's not an option all of the time.
You can also stream if you have GoogleTV. I have one and it works fine.

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Netflix interfaces with my DVD/Blue Ray player. I wish Amazon would do the same - I'd probably drop Netflix and sign up for Amazon's Premium shipping deal and get the free access to some of their TV shows and movies.
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Old 10-13-2011, 11:31 PM   #4
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Netflix interfaces with my DVD/Blue Ray player. I wish Amazon would do the same - I'd probably drop Netflix and sign up for Amazon's Premium shipping deal and get the free access to some of their TV shows and movies.
Are you sure your player isn't one of the compatible models?
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Some tv's do, too. I watch amazon stuff on my LG, with no extra equipment but my router.

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Sorry OP, I don'[t know the answer. I've never tried to store stuff that I stream
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Old 10-14-2011, 02:56 AM   #6
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Are you sure your player isn't one of the compatible models?
Nope. It's a Samsung...not on the list.

Samsung "net app list" does have interfaces with Netflix, Vudu, Hulu, Facebook, etc., and they add new ones occasionally, so I'm hoping it'll show up sooner or later.
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Will we be able to rent movies for download directly to the Fire?
It looks like you'll be able to download the movies. From Fire's product page:

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Over 100,000 movies and TV shows, including thousands of new releases and your favorite TV shows, are available to stream or download, purchase or rent - all just one tap away.
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It looks like you'll be able to download the movies. From Fire's product page:
Do you know how many times I read that page?
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I'm having second thoughts about what I posted earlier...

The wording on Fire's product page is actually not very precise. It does make it appear that movie rentals can be downloaded to a Fire, but the wording below from a particular movie's product page (click on "Learn more about renting and buying" under the 1-click options) does make me question that. It clearly states there that you can transfer an Amazon-purchased movie that you own to a portable device (I assume this would include the Fire), but not rentals:

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Rental: This is a 24-hour rental. You will have 30 days to complete watching this rental online or to download it. If you choose to watch this rental online, you can watch on a PC, Mac or compatible device. If you choose to download this rental, you can download it to one TiVo or one Windows PC and you will have 30 days from the date of purchase to begin watching your rental. Once you start to watch online or begin a download you cannot change your viewing choice. Rentals can't be transferred to a portable device or downloaded to a Mac.

Purchase: When you buy a video, your viewing rights do not expire (except as provided in our Terms of Use). You can watch a purchased video online and download it to 2 locations (TiVo DVRs & Windows PCs). You can also transfer a video you own to 2 portable devices. Note: Some new release movies will become unavailable for viewing or downloading for an unspecified period of time due to licensing restrictions. You will be notified about this before we process your order.
Like some other features of the Fire, we may not know for sure until after it's in the hands of users.
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Old 10-14-2011, 04:56 PM   #10
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I'm having second thoughts about what I posted earlier...

The wording on Fire's product page is actually not very precise. It does make it appear that movie rentals can be downloaded to a Fire, but the wording below from a particular movie's product page (click on "Learn more about renting and buying" under the 1-click options) does make me question that. It clearly states there that you can transfer an Amazon-purchased movie that you own to a portable device (I assume this would include the Fire), but not rentals:



Like some other features of the Fire, we may not know for sure until after it's in the hands of users.
Yes, I saw that as well. That's what I was going by which prompted me to ask the question about the Fire specifically. Since the Fire hasn't been released, I guess it's not surprising that it's not mentioned in the blurbs. Thank you.
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Old 10-14-2011, 07:30 PM   #11
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I really hope so, I'm going to order mine soon
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Over 100,000 movies and TV shows, including thousands of new releases and your favorite TV shows, are available to stream or download, purchase or rent - all just one tap away. Amazon Prime members enjoy unlimited, commercial-free streaming of over 10,000 popular movies and TV shows.
Streaming Amazon video is one of the major features of the Fire, iirc.
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Streaming Amazon video is one of the major features of the Fire, iirc.
Right, but you can stream using any tablet with Flash. I want to be able to download content. That's why I'm getting 2 of them for the children. They can watch videos when we're on the road. Today you can only download to a Windows PC and TIVO.

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Right, but you can stream using any tablet with Flash. I want to be able to download content. That's why I'm getting 2 of them for the children. They can watch videos when we're on the road. Today you can only download to a Windows PC and TIVO.
This would be a nice feature.

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I needed to know the ame thing. On their website for movies it states that you can download a movie you buy to portable device but can only download rental movies to a PC or TIVO. So I specifically called Amazon today. They confirmed the same thing they said you will not be able to download rented movies you can only stream rental movies (which does you no good when there is no wi-fi connection, like on a plane or the road with kids) for this reason Think I am going to buy a refurb Ipad from apple site (same warranty as a new one).
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