Originally Posted by shanghaichica
There isn't even any media to consume. Over here we won't be getting access to amazon instant streaming services or amazon prime streaming services. All we are getting is a one month free subscription to love film and thereafter the only video content we will have access to is through a love film. Netflix does not work, neither will BBC iPlayer, 4od, itv player, catch up tv or sky go. There is no flash.
In the US the fire works well as a media device and therefore the comparison to a tablet isn't necessary but in the UK it is severely limited.
To be quite honest I don't know why they waited a year to release the fire. People said it was because of the lack of infrastructure but nothing has changed in a year in the UK. All they have done is tacked on lovefilm but that was available a year ago anyway.
Well i just managed to access the US App market mate on my real android tablet and was even more dismayed then when i first saw the UK Amazon App as i was working under the assumption that the U.S App store would have more content,how wrong i was.
It almost beggars belief that the US amazon App store is almost as thread bear as the UK store and amazon think they could take on both google and apple
with there lobotomised operating system(OS) tablet/media player,what should i call it?
Amazon could do a lot better and provide a much better device & service overall if they just bite the bullet and embrace ANDROID instead of trying to work against it.
Now that i have finely seen the both App stores and what little they have to offer it makes total sense why so many kindle fire
owners where griping or ROOTING there devices so they could CHOOSE where and what they bought as well as VASTLY increasing the quantity of media & Apps to buy.
Unless amazon ramps up there currently none existent streaming services and poorly stocked App store in the UK & the rest of Europe customers will be almost stuck in no man's land for renewable media for some time to come.