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Minivanman
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Free month from Amazon Prime

Giving this a try but not sure if I'll stay with it as although watching those movies and stuff works fine on my Kindle, I'm having real  problems with watching them on my (Panasonic) smart TV. I can scroll through the films and such but as soon as I select to one to watch the screen flips back to the main television menu.

I'm guessing Amazon Prime unlike Netflix is not allowing me to use more than one device. 

Suggestions? 


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Re: Free month from Amazon Prime

I'm able to stream from Amazon Prime on a couple of devices at the same time.  I've been subscribing to it for a couple of years, so I don't know if the trial account is different, or even if subscription accounts have changed.

If it was that that I'd have thought it would give you an error telling you so, rather than what you describe.  That sounds more like an issue with the app on your TV to me.

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Re: Free month from Amazon Prime

I don't think you can stream to more that one device at a time. Have you tried with only the TV switched on to see if that fixes it?

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@Baldrick1, as I say, I can.  I was sure we've done it before, so just checked and I've got it streaming to a TV and an iPad (different shows) at the same time right now, both from one account.

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Re: Free month from Amazon Prime

I believe this is the case.

You can stream up to three different titles at the same time on different devices, and the same title can only be streamed on two devices at one time.

https://www.primevideo.com/help?_encoding=UTF8&nodeId=202095500

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I stand corrected. I have just tried streaming Amazon Music (that's the 'free' version included with Prime) and that will only allow me to stream to one device at a time. When I try to use a second device I get an error message asking if I want to disconnect the first device. This is obviously what has thrown me.

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@Baldrick1 if you want to steam music to more than one device you can login to your Alexa account here, go to Settings and select Multi-Room Music from the Audio Groups category where you can create a group or groups that suits your needs from your registered devices.

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If you want to stream different music to different Alexa’s though you need to have a subscription otherwise the second one gives the message that Baldrick1 said

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Re: Free month from Amazon Prime

Seems they get you all ways. With Netflix you pay your subscription (or rather we piggyback onto my daughters account) and you have comeplete access to all movies, but with Amazon only certain 'Prime' ones are available and others you either rent or pay for. 

Bit of a swizz if you ask me so no, I'll not continue once that free trial period is up and crikey, even the BBC have you boxed in with paying the licence fee when watching on your smart phone.

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/askjack/2019/feb/21/how-can-i-avoid-paying-a-tv-licence-fee


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Yes, I agree with you @pjmarsh, it may be like what you say for playing different music, I can't say I've not tried that. But I have just created and "Everywhere" group using my two devices and asked Alexa to play music "Everywhere" and sure enough "Sweet Home Alabama" was playing simultaneously on both devices.

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Ok, let me clarify what I intended to say. With Amazon Music, at least the free service that is bundled with Prime, you can share a single stream from Amazon to as many of your devices as you like. However, you can only have one stream from Amazon at a time with a single account.

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Re: Free month from Amazon Prime

I see this now having tried to do the same myself I get told that it is streaming elsewhere and would I like to buy a subscription to Prime Music.

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I had Prime for nigh on a year but I found Netflix far more watchable. So it got stopped.

 

Just before Christmas I was buying something on Amazon, and even now, I don't know how it happened but suddenly it said welcome to your free trial of Prime. So I let it roll for month, then cancelled. Didn't even watch anything. And just last week, up it pops again. Would you like a free trial.....

They must be desperate for customers.

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I have had Prime since it was introduced, bought to save me on delivery charges as I buy a lot (too much) from Amazon. As for their media offering the only thing I watch or have ever watched is ‘The Grand Tour”, I am simply not interested in the garbage they or Netflix produce.

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I have gone through as many as 7 "are you sure" screens when making a purchase on Amazon while fending off Amazon Prime.

A couple of times they caught me out and I ended up with a month's trial.

I now share a subscription with my daughter so you could say that Amazon's persistence paid off.

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