Amazon Fire TV £39 - Selected owners of Samsung 2011 or D-Series TVs
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Amazon Fire TV £39 - Selected owners of Samsung 2011 or D-Series TVs

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Found 19th Aug 2015
Just had an email from Amazon telling me that the Prime Instant Video app will stop working on 14/9/15 for Samsung TVs from 2011, known as D-series and as a subscribing customer they have offered a unique discount code for an Amazon Fire TV box. The TV I have is a Samsung 40D6100 so if anyone else uses the app on a TV from the same year then they may also have had an email. Hope this helps some people
Offer ends 19th September 2015

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I have just received on email from them.
So I pay for prime TV, then they take it away and ask for 39 squids to get it back. They can sit on it and swivel s far as I'm concerned. I hope the person I speak to tomorrow isn't too sensitive because I am cancelling and want a proportional refund plus interest.
This is not a deal is a con of the first degree.
I have put some ice cubes into the pot

Just got mine, I guess 4 years support for a device nowadays is the norm. App was painful on the TV anyway so personally seems reasonable.

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m00bs

Just got mine, I guess 4 years support for a device nowadays is the norm. … Just got mine, I guess 4 years support for a device nowadays is the norm. App was painful on the TV anyway so personally seems reasonable.


Totally agree, it's also pretty reasonable for Amazon to try and keep customers offering this

Regardless, 39 quid for fire tv is pretty damn good. Any codes going spare would gladly accept

tinca

I have just received on email from them. So I pay for prime TV, then they … I have just received on email from them. So I pay for prime TV, then they take it away and ask for 39 squids to get it back. They can sit on it and swivel s far as I'm concerned. I hope the person I speak to tomorrow isn't too sensitive because I am cancelling and want a proportional refund plus interest. This is not a deal is a con of the first degree. I have put some ice cubes into the pot



​BBC stopped supporting old tvs ages ago it's hard to support aged tech

I wouldnt mind a code if anyone has one spare?

If anyone got code and not going to use it - please could you PM? Would be really handy at the moment!
Thank you!

If anyone has a spare code, I will be grateful for it.

I can understand the app becoming obsolete, that happens, and it was painfully slow

I can't understand why even with the discount, you'd want the fire instead of the fire stick though. Better and cheaper

tinca

I have just received on email from them. So I pay for prime TV, then they … I have just received on email from them. So I pay for prime TV, then they take it away and ask for 39 squids to get it back. They can sit on it and swivel s far as I'm concerned. I hope the person I speak to tomorrow isn't too sensitive because I am cancelling and want a proportional refund plus interest. This is not a deal is a con of the first degree. I have put some ice cubes into the pot


So its Amazon's fault n not Samsung's then?

Great logic....

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chriskinnear1

I can't understand why even with the discount, you'd want the fire … I can't understand why even with the discount, you'd want the fire instead of the fire stick though. Better and cheaper



Double the RAM, Ethernet port, optical out and possibly, at a push, the voice remote.

When you're currently discussing a +£4 difference, the Fire TV outweighs the Fire TV Stick.

I think this price is good! I have that TV but personally I found the smart function painfully slow and clunky. Up till recently I used a laptop plugged in via a HDMI as a cheap easy way to view Netflix and Amazon, rather than the TV apps. Now I use my Xbox one.

awjwestwood1

I think this price is good! I have that TV but personally I found the … I think this price is good! I have that TV but personally I found the smart function painfully slow and clunky. Up till recently I used a laptop plugged in via a HDMI as a cheap easy way to view Netflix and Amazon, rather than the TV apps. Now I use my Xbox one.

A Fire box probably uses a tenth of the power your XBone uses.

brookysm

A Fire box probably uses a tenth of the power your XBone uses.



True

Oooohhh, if anyone would be willing to message me a code that would be great!

Also if anyone has had the email and doesnt want the fire tv, I will gladly buy it off you for £45 delivered Just drop me a message

tinca

I have just received on email from them. So I pay for prime TV, then they … I have just received on email from them. So I pay for prime TV, then they take it away and ask for 39 squids to get it back. They can sit on it and swivel s far as I'm concerned. I hope the person I speak to tomorrow isn't too sensitive because I am cancelling and want a proportional refund plus interest. This is not a deal is a con of the first degree. I have put some ice cubes into the pot



So you want to be rude to an Amazon representative solely because Samsung TVs won't support an Amazon App?
As an owner of a 51D8000, 2011 top of the range model. Getting a far better smart TV solution for £40 is a revelation. As the built in services suck.
Be grateful rather than miserable.

Ah! I would appreciate a code to if anyone has one going spare thanks

tinca

I have just received on email from them. So I pay for prime TV, then they … I have just received on email from them. So I pay for prime TV, then they take it away and ask for 39 squids to get it back. They can sit on it and swivel s far as I'm concerned. I hope the person I speak to tomorrow isn't too sensitive because I am cancelling and want a proportional refund plus interest. This is not a deal is a con of the first degree. I have put some ice cubes into the pot



Having done work on the field of App development more often than not the reason for ending support on the device is due to the manufacturer either stopping supporting the app platform on that generation of device or giving it less of priority which can make pushing required updates difficult to do as they often need the manufacturer to do it and everyone is focused on handling tasks for the newer platforms.

When it is the services choice it's then either a case of the device being unable to support a change usually due to being underpowered (often due to new requirements from the content providers with these kinds of apps) or they have noticed most of the users on that platform have migrated away from that platform (be it getting a new TV or getting an additional device that handles it faster and better) so the time spent supporting the platform for so few users isn't worth it, it's more cost effective to give them a free or subsidised device (in the past for example when some Bluray players stopped being supported they handed out free new Bluray players to customers)

**edit** If anyone has a spare code That they don't want to use I would be happy to take it. Been thinking about getting a second one for my other TV but at full price it's a little too much. I tried the stick which was fine but I had audio lag so had to return it. I need the optical connection of the box which solves it
Edited by: "simonwakefield1" 19th Aug 2015

Logged in to a few accounts on our P51D8000 to try an ensure the email comes through. Hoping that already owning a couple of Fire TV sticks doesn't put the mockers on it.

BuzzDuraband

Double the RAM, Ethernet port, optical out and possibly, at a push, the … Double the RAM, Ethernet port, optical out and possibly, at a push, the voice remote.When you're currently discussing a +£4 difference, the Fire TV outweighs the Fire TV Stick.



​Yeah. I got the email and I'm buying the box and selling my stick. The specs are way better on the box. Why would you not??

Doubtful, but if anyone does have a code their not using then would be grateful. Cheers

Not holding out much hope for a code but would appreciate any going spare

code code code please give me code, lol

No good for me, I don't have a spare HDMI socket on my TV.

When LG did this in 2013 with 2011 models (so I had only 18 months before the Lovefilm app stopped) I was offered nothing.
And in fairness to Amazon, it was LGs fault as they were responsible for supporting the app and had decided not to. So yes I kind of do think this is a good deal because at least Amazon are recognising a problem here.

worth grabbing one for that price. side load a couple of apps & dont bother with prime

I got the email for my LG device too...

i had the same thing with my 2010 sammy a couple of years ago. they sent me a samsung 3d blu ray player free so that i could still use the app. it seems a bit cheap to be charging now.

If anyone wants to use my code feel free..
DISC0987776

Shuheluddin

If anyone wants to use my code feel free.. DISC0987776



Doesn't work

Shuheluddin

If anyone wants to use my code feel free.. DISC0***776




I thought the early bird would have caught this worm, but the code is not valid..

Maybe account specific?

Anyone have a code they are not going to use PM me.

I would be glad if someone can send me their space code which they dont want to use.
Thanks in advance.

tinca

I have just received on email from them. So I pay for prime TV, then they … I have just received on email from them. So I pay for prime TV, then they take it away and ask for 39 squids to get it back. They can sit on it and swivel s far as I'm concerned. I hope the person I speak to tomorrow isn't too sensitive because I am cancelling and want a proportional refund plus interest. This is not a deal is a con of the first degree. I have put some ice cubes into the pot



You can only support old technology for so long. I think 4 years is a pretty good show to be honest. I have a 2012 Samsung TV and the Netflix app has been useless since I've had it because it doesn't support profiles.

At least Amazon are making a pretty great gesture here. All of the other content providers that have changed technologies and just killed support for devices haven't done anything of the sort. PLUS you are getting a much improved interface and experience with the Fire TV, the Amazon Prime app on Samsung TVs is painful.

Edited by: "a8smith" 20th Aug 2015

Anyone willing to share their code please PM me.

If anyone has a spare code they're not using and are willing to share could they drop me a PM please..

swapnilkashyap

Doesn't work



It did work, just once...

dawsonz

If anyone has a spare code they're not using and are willing to share … If anyone has a spare code they're not using and are willing to share could they drop me a PM please..




It is pretty easy to generate one, (maybe using someone elses!) based on the couple of codes that have been posted on here.

stemcgoo

When LG did this in 2013 with 2011 models (so I had only 18 months before … When LG did this in 2013 with 2011 models (so I had only 18 months before the Lovefilm app stopped) I was offered nothing.And in fairness to Amazon, it was LGs fault as they were responsible for supporting the app and had decided not to. So yes I kind of do think this is a good deal because at least Amazon are recognising a problem here.


That is strange, When they stopped supporting my LG player in 2013 I was sent a discount code which enabled me to get a Sony Blu ray player from Amazon for free. Did you maybe miss the email? I sold the Sony as my LG still continued to work with Amazon prime. I to received the email yesterday giving me a half price Fire TV.
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