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Amazon Prime Video on Go ?

motorsepmotorsep Posts: 1,455 Oculus Start Member
I tried sideloading Amazon Prime Video app .apk and that didn't work :/

It works in the Oculus(?) web browser, but there is no way to scale video to fit browser's windows or open it up full screen, so to speak.

Has anyone managed to get Amazon Prime Video watchable in one way or another on Go ? How did you do that ?

Thanks

P.S. I wish Oculus managed to convince Amazon to have actual VR app (or Oculus TV app) for their Prime Video service.

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  • LZoltowskiLZoltowski Posts: 6,774 Volunteer Moderator
    I have not tried it myself, but have you tried running the GO browser in Desktop mode and then trying Prime VIdeo?
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  • motorsepmotorsep Posts: 1,455 Oculus Start Member
    I have not tried it myself, but have you tried running the GO browser in Desktop mode and then trying Prime VIdeo?
    When I click that icon for desktop mode (top right corner, in the header) nothing happens.
  • LZoltowskiLZoltowski Posts: 6,774 Volunteer Moderator
    It should tell Amazon that you are looking at it on a desktop-class browser, have you tried refreshing amazon and running the video?
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  • motorsepmotorsep Posts: 1,455 Oculus Start Member
    It should tell Amazon that you are looking at it on a desktop-class browser, have you tried refreshing amazon and running the video?
    Yep, I did. I tried turning it on before I loaded Amazon, after and when video was already playing.
  • mikeyreds12mikeyreds12 Posts: 9
    NerveGear
    It’s possible to watch Amazon Prime Video in the browser by selecting desktop mode.  Same for watching Googleplay movies.  However its not ideal and nowhere near as good as the real cinema feel of BigScreen, Oculus Video, CineVR etc.  It would be really good to have dedicated apps with a download facility as per iPad etc.  I’m sure it will come but its not there yet unfortunately.  In the UK the Oculus Store has no option for movies to rent/buy or no Pluto TV for the Oculus TV app.  Bit frustrating really. 
  • robinsh56robinsh56 Posts: 8
    NerveGear
    Yes , I downloaded latest version of amazon prime video https://www.todaysmartphone.com/download-amazon-prime-video-apk-for-pc.html  tried but never succeeded with app. only possible way : Oculus browser. But it doesn't perfect.  :s  Amazon needs to update VR version too.
  • TomCgcmfcTomCgcmfc Posts: 1,659
    Project 2501
    As long as I select the Oculus browser desktop mode after logging into my amazon Prime I do not have any problems watching Prime movies/TV on my Go.

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  • motorsepmotorsep Posts: 1,455 Oculus Start Member
    TomCgcmfc said:
    As long as I select the Oculus browser desktop mode after logging into my amazon Prime I do not have any problems watching Prime movies/TV on my Go.
    Good to hear it works for some folks. Still doesn't work for me.
  • robinsh56robinsh56 Posts: 8
    NerveGear
    TomCgcmfc said:
    As long as I select the Oculus browser desktop mode after logging into my amazon Prime I do not have any problems watching Prime movies/TV on my Go.
    i'm so glad to hear that , Congrats :wink:
  • dcshipmandcshipman Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    Use Oculus browser.
    Click desktop icon for desktop mode, top right.
    Click lock icon top left and allow pop ups and protected...

    Took a while to figure out the pop ups and permissions, those fixed mine.
  • motorsepmotorsep Posts: 1,455 Oculus Start Member
    dcshipman said:
    Use Oculus browser.
    Click desktop icon for desktop mode, top right.
    Click lock icon top left and allow pop ups and protected...

    Took a while to figure out the pop ups and permissions, those fixed mine.
    I tried that already, not too long after I posted. Video would freeze shortly after starting. I haven't tried messing with that for a long time, maybe with all the updated Oculus browser got Amazon Video now plays fine in the browser.
  • motorsepmotorsep Posts: 1,455 Oculus Start Member
    Alright, gave it another go and everything seems to work smooth, except I can't seem to make video screen larger and video controls are missing from the screen (fast forward, rewind, skip 10 sec back and forth, etc.). That's exactly why a standalone app would be useful (or if Oculus Browser would accommodate those on-screen controls).
  • TomCgcmfcTomCgcmfc Posts: 1,659
    Project 2501
    Ya, you can only pause/play with the Oculus Browser.  You can change screen size by using the top right icon and selecting one of 3 sizes.  The largest one is plenty big imho.

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  • amethehunamethehun Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    Are there any updates to this topic? There has been an Amazon Prime VR app in the store since summer 2019 but it is marked as compatible with the Quest. Has anyone tried it with the Go?
    This would influence my decision to buy the Go or not. 
    thx
  • TomCgcmfcTomCgcmfc Posts: 1,659
    Project 2501
    Unfortunately still no Go support outside US and UK.  Too bad since I used to like watching Amazon Prime on my Go.  Prime works fine with my iPhone, TV w/fire stick, and PC w/Chrome.  I don’t understand why Oculus and Amazon cannot sort this out in Australia.  I have connected both but have never got a useful response.

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  • TomCgcmfcTomCgcmfc Posts: 1,659
    Project 2501
    update:
    Finally, Prime video app has come to Australia!  Now I can watch all my Prime stuff on my Go again.  After signing in all works and looks great.  Made my day!

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