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Old 11-17-2018, 02:07 AM   #1
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Amazon Prime Video

I mentioned this in another thread but thought I would go into more detail and put it out there on it's own for all of you that have an Amazon Prime account.

I use a couple of subscription services. Sirius Radio along with Playstation Vue which is my provider for TV at home. I have apps for both on my phone and tablet and can stream from them and cast to my TV. I have the full complement of TV and Radio programming that I have at home for no additional cost, as long as I have enough cell service to utilize my unlimited data plan on my phone.

In the cases where I don't have internet connection strong enough to stream, I have downloaded the Amazon Prime Video App which allows me to download to my tablet/phone about 20 movies from their available list to store on my phone. No internet connection needed to watch them, only to download and store initially from your home connection.

These can be rotated and removed once you've seen them and others added.

We don't watch a ton of TV when we camp. Usually the local news to catch the weather and occasionally a movie after we have gone inside for the night if we aren't quite ready for bed yet.

Nice to have a option when streaming or OTA programming isn't of interest or working for ya. We also use it if it's raining cats and dogs and we're stuck inside. Plus I saved some space not having to bring a selection of DVD's along to fill that same role.

Just thought I'd pass this along in case some of you that have a PRIME account were unaware of this freebie that comes with your account.
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Old 11-17-2018, 06:32 AM   #2
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So if you don't have any internet available at your site and your movie is downloaded to your phone, how are you getting the movie to your TV? I thought you had to have a network to stream to the TV..
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Old 11-17-2018, 07:40 AM   #3
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So if you don't have any internet available at your site and your movie is downloaded to your phone, how are you getting the movie to your TV? I thought you had to have a network to stream to the TV..
This is what we use:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Works really well.

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Old 11-17-2018, 07:53 AM   #4
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I have Amazon Prime but I donít stream to much, sometimes just to burn data. I have Verizon and five lines so I just have to learn how to stream
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Old 11-17-2018, 01:21 PM   #5
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So if you don't have any internet available at your site and your movie is downloaded to your phone, how are you getting the movie to your TV? I thought you had to have a network to stream to the TV..
My method was a little tougher but I saw the benefit of doing it my way vs. buying a plug in receiver for the TV's. One, I had old routers laying around the house so it was FREE, which is always for me when I have that option.

Basically I mounted a router behind my TV on the wall, plugged in a cat 5 cable and took my laptop out to the camper, plugged in to setup the router. Then followed the directions in this link.

How to setup a home network without internet. | Network Shelf

Gives me a wireless network (with no internet connection) that any device can connect to (with the password) that can then stream to the TV. If I'm somewhere I have internet connection, I just cast of my tablet or phone .
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Old 11-18-2018, 09:35 AM   #6
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DW watches it on her laptop, and we can connect to a television screen with an HDMI cable.
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Old 11-18-2018, 09:40 AM   #7
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you must have smart tv in order to connect to wireless internet, YES?
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Thanks for the reminder. I have both Amazon Prime & Netflix and the CGs we've been at usually don't have wi-fi, often poor or no cell service, same for OTA television.
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I always use Prime video when I fly. Download shows in advance. I watch it on my tablet. If I want, I could also plug the tablet into my TV if I want to.
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DW watches it on her laptop, and we can connect to a television screen with an HDMI cable.

Easiest way = HDMI for me.
Netflix download works in similar fashion.


One trick I use is to download Netflix in the middle of the night when wifi use at RV camps is at a minimum, and watch it the next day. Download hotspot at night is also better when cell usage is lower.
You can also change the high definition to SD on Netflix profile to cut down on bandwidth.
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