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09-01-2020, 01:43   #1
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Before I cancel my Prime Video subscription...

A few months ago I bought a Fire Stick. I already had a Roku so I bought the Fire Stick specifically for Prime Video.

I didn't want to buy that crappy 'basic' Fire Stick so I ordered a standard one from Argos UK. As a result the Prime Video app won't work. I have the US app which is useless here. It has a built in browser, Silk, and I can watch Prime Video using that. However it freezes every five or ten minutes. It's not just the video that freezes, it freezes so badly the entire Fire Stick stops working so I have to get up every few minutes to plug the cable out and in again.

I also bought a Fire HD 8 Tablet recently. There's no way of mirroring it to the Fire Stick. I read that I could connect it using a HDMI to USB dongle. I bought one but all I'm getting is a blank screen.

Before I cancel my Prime Video subscription is there any way I can watch it on my television without buying any more equipment? Am I wasting my time with the HDMI dongle or am I doing something wrong? I have it in the right port and all. Should I just give up flushing my money down the toilet on this subscription or is there anything else I can try?
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09-01-2020, 01:45   #2
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I have prime video on my Roku Express
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I have prime video on my Roku Express
I have a Roku Steaming Stick. Prime Video is in the Roku app store but it doesn't work and tells me my device is incompatible.
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I have a Roku Steaming Stick. Prime Video is in the Roku app store but it doesn't work and tells me my device is incompatible.
I got a Roku express in October £29.99 on Amazon uk . Prime video works no problems.
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Reset the Fire Stick to factory settings and try it again, there's no reason it shouldn't be working.

...and your tablet doesn't support HDMI out, they removed the feature ages ago. It's only on the original first gen models.
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Reset the Fire Stick to factory settings and try it again, there's no reason it shouldn't be working.

...and your tablet doesn't support HDMI out, they removed the feature ages ago. It's only on the original first gen models.
The Fire Stick works. I just can't use the Prime Video app because it's the American version. I can watch Prime Video on Silk Browser but it keeps crashing. No other app gives me these kind of problems. I've reset the Fire Stick before and it didn't help.
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The Fire Stick works. I just can't use the Prime Video app because it's the American version. I can watch Prime Video on Silk Browser but it keeps crashing. No other app gives me these kind of problems. I've reset the Fire Stick before and it didn't help.
Why is it the American version if bought in Argos UK???
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I have it on the Fire Stick, but I find that I am now mostly casting it from an iPad via Chromecast. Works quite well, if only the content was better!!
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Why is it the American version if bought in Argos UK???
They want Irish customers to buy the basic Fire Stick which is a crippled version of the US/UK one. Amazon won't even ship the standard Fire Stick to Ireland. There's a warning on the Amazon page that "This product only ships to the United Kingdom. Most content and services will not work if your country of residence is not the UK." I really don't know any more than that.
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I've now cancelled Prime Video.
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Was your Amazon Prime account the UK one?
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Did you contact Amazon support? You have to contact them on chat to change region lots of us did it to change to UK accounts to avail of the premier League football over the break
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Did you contact Amazon support? You have to contact them on chat to change region lots of us did it to change to UK accounts to avail of the premier League football over the break
I did this as well. Sorted out in minutes!
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Was your Amazon Prime account the UK one?
It was a US one. I tried to change my account manually to a UK one. I had to enter an actual UK address so I chanced my arm and used my An Post Address Pal address which didn't work.

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Did you contact Amazon support? You have to contact them on chat to change region lots of us did it to change to UK accounts to avail of the premier League football over the break
How would changing region on chat work? Would they ask for an actual UK address?
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How would changing region on chat work? Would they ask for an actual UK address?
Yes, I set mine to the parcel Wizard address and I had a sterling Revolut card as my default payment method. Don't worry Rasheef in Mombai doesn't know or care where Ireland is, they just change you to UK without questions.
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