1. Icyhot1966's Avatar
    I live in a very rural area where there is NO home internet. All we have is our phones as hotspots. I bought an Apple TV 4th gen, thinking I could Airplay my Amazon Prime video to my TV, but unless I connect Apple TV and my phone that I’m trying to use Airplay with to the same network (another phone hotspot) I can’t get my Amazon Prime video to show on my television. I can show my PERSONAL content no problem. Just not Amazon (and maybe others I’m unaware of). I even downloaded the program I wanted to watch to my phone but unless there’s a WiFi connection, it won’t show on my television. Am I doing something wrong? Thanks for any input!
    12-16-2017 03:55 PM
  2. Tartarus's Avatar
    Download the Amazon Prime app on your TV, use your iPhone as hotspot for it and watch the movie directly via the app. You don’t need to use AirPlay.
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    12-16-2017 04:11 PM
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    Yes I know. But my hotspot data is limited and once it’s gone, I have to wait until the next billing cycle. My smart TV actually has the Amazon app as well. I thought by getting the Apple TV I could Airplay it and it would only count as data from my phone. I’m trying to avoid using my hotspot data, as it is limited. Phone data is not.
    12-16-2017 04:35 PM
  4. Tartarus's Avatar
    Yes I know. But my hotspot data is limited and once it’s gone, I have to wait until the next billing cycle. My smart TV actually has the Amazon app as well. I thought by getting the Apple TV I could Airplay it and it would only count as data from my phone. I’m trying to avoid using my hotspot data, as it is limited. Phone data is not.
    Ow, I see. Since I’m in Europe, we don’t have any kind of limits for Hotspot vs. phone data.

    I hope you will find an ISP soon with enough coverage for your situation.
    12-16-2017 04:41 PM
  5. Icyhot1966's Avatar
    Thanks. I’ve lived here 8 years and still no ISP. I’ve given up hope.
    12-16-2017 04:42 PM
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    Do you know if there is a way to change the video quality of Amazon video on Apple TV? Maybe if I could manually change it from HD to SD it wouldn’t eat up so much data.
    12-16-2017 08:29 PM
  7. Tartarus's Avatar
    Do you know if there is a way to change the video quality of Amazon video on Apple TV? Maybe if I could manually change it from HD to SD it wouldn’t eat up so much data.
    I couldn’t find any Settings to change from HD to SD.
    I guess it’s just not an option.
    12-16-2017 08:49 PM
  8. Icyhot1966's Avatar
    Thank you for checking!
    12-16-2017 08:50 PM
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    12-16-2017 09:17 PM
  10. Icyhot1966's Avatar
    Yes. 50GB for $100 for 2 years then it goes to $130. Ridiculous!!
    12-17-2017 03:30 AM
  11. Icyhot1966's Avatar
    Hell I just took my Note 8 and screen mirrored it to my Samsung and it worked like a charm. Had downloaded an episode off Prime and then put phone in airplane mode and it still worked. Why Apple, why....
    Tartarus likes this.
    12-17-2017 08:34 PM
  12. Tartarus's Avatar
    I’m glad you found a solution for your situation, albeit not for the TV.
    12-17-2017 09:30 PM

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