Amazon 'Prime' has an annoying 'missing' function, unlike Netflix, in that it does not allow you to choose the stream definition. Although I would be happy to stream in SD (for bandwidth purposes) Amazon does not allow a choice. Watched 'Mr Turner' last night at 14.37GB !! which would cripple some low bandwith customers (like my son).
I see a long-standing 'wail' from Prime users about this but no reply from Amazon. I am using a Firestick, which I have set to 720p, but movies detect my HSB connection and revert to HD. It looks as if Amazon are not interested in offering this function (which they do for downloaded movies) so the only choice would be to ditch Prime and go to Netflix, UNLESS there is a way to tell my Billion 8800NL router via QOS to limit the Firestick speed. The problem I see here is that I gather the IP address for the Firestick can change on each reboot.
Can anyone help with this problem? Can I ‘freeze’ the IP address for the Firestick without adversely affecting my set up?
I have now 'discovered' via Amazon Firestick 'help' that while the Fire TV DOES apparently offer a streaming choice, the Firestick does not. I have requested they look at a firmware upgrade here if they do not want to lose Prime customers.
Edited by mikejp (Fri 01-Jan-16 11:54:04)