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Amazon/Netflix on cancelled TV subscription

Hi,

We don’t generally watch that much normal TV, so were planning on cancelling that subscription and just keeping/upgrading the broadband instead. But was just wondering if we do will we still be able to use the Amazon Prime/Netflix apps on the TiVo box?

Thanks.

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The box will be disable and should be returned if you cancel the subscription.

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get an amazon fire stick.
Also if you do not watch live tv. cancel your TV License
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I don't recommend Amazon Firesticks anymore.  UHD was disabled on BBC iPlayer last December and never restored.

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would that not be down to the BBC. Plus i can't use BBC iplayer as i refuse to pay them criminals
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I have a Fire TV stick and Prime Video works well on it. Two years ago I had a Roku Express Streaming stick which I returned as Prime Video wouldn't stream the US Open tennis live, and neither Roku nor Amazon Prime UK would give an explanation.

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It works well - just not UHD/HDR on iPlayer anymore.

BBC said in December and still waiting "We have informed Amazon of these issues and continue to work with them on their fixes. Once Amazon have released any necessary updates, we shall of course re-enable these devices as we want our UHD content to be available as widely as possible."

Why can't I watch UHD content on my Amazon Fire TV anymore? 

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@apcyberax wrote:
get an amazon fire stick.
Also if you do not watch live tv. cancel your TV License

Now the lines are getting a little blurred, it's probably worth making clear that 'Live TV' will now include content on Prime Video and other streaming services where they have it. It's not just 'old school' broadcast channels.

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Thanks guys - I think that answers the question. So I'm assuming you don't even get Freeview channels when you have no subscription, like how Sky goes to "Freesat" when you cancel your sub?

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Nope. Virgin Media is a full subscription service and any kit is rented as part of the subscription.

On a side note, that is now the model Sky use for Sky Q - you don't keep the kit if you leave with them now either.
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