Amazon Prime not aware of a viewing?

Discussion in 'AnyStream' started by The Roadie, Nov 15, 2020.

  1. The Roadie

    The Roadie Member

    Paid for a rental. Downloaded it with AnyStream. Just got an email reminder that I haven't viewed it and I have only two more weeks.

    Is this the intended behavior?

  2. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL

    That's nothing anystream has any control over. That's sent by amazon. Normally upon download anystream should at least updated the "played" status a small bit. Check the status of that title.
  3. The Roadie

    The Roadie Member

    That's clearly understood.
    Here's what Amazon says when I go to the title's page now. It's as if the download wasn't even detected by Amazon. This observation might be of interest to the developers. It is of interest to me because I thought my 48 hours had expired soon after my download, and now I see can also see it on my TV for an extended time.

    A number of abandoned rentals might be a bad thing to accumulate in my profile, I speculate.

  4. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL

    That's not the status I'm talking about. Usually when a title is downloaded, a small progress bar should appear with a portion filled in solid light blue.

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  5. 0x0x0x0x0

    0x0x0x0x0 Well-Known Member

    That might be the problem: when downloading in unthrottled, the vendor "knows" you haven't completed (albeit you might've started) watching the title, cf when downloading in real-time the progress bar goes till virtually the end of the title
  6. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL

    Doubt that's the problem, but unknown untill we know the progress bar status.

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  7. 0x0x0x0x0

    0x0x0x0x0 Well-Known Member

    What I'm saying is that I only download in real-time and all my progress bars are always virtually complete after downloading, not just partially filled.
  8. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL

    I know, that's not the point. My guess atm is, maybe his bar didn't get updated at all, causing that message to trigger. If it updated at least a bit, maybe they wouldn't have sent it out.

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  9. 0x0x0x0x0

    0x0x0x0x0 Well-Known Member

    Potentially yes, we need to know the "status" of the status bar, I guess ;)
  10. The Roadie

    The Roadie Member

    When first reporting this, there was no status bar. The blue box with the arrow said "Watch Now" and the display just above that had the "You have 13 days left to start..."


    I started viewing it for a short time just now, and the "Watch now" box turned into the normal status bar and the 13-day phrase now mentions only the 48 hour timer. And yes, I had downloaded it at 4X, I believe. Log attached.


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  11. 0x0x0x0x0

    0x0x0x0x0 Well-Known Member

    Perhaps it's just a badly worded email from them and what they mean is "to finish watching." Maybe try downloading one title at 1x speed overnight and see if same message gets sent?
  12. The Roadie

    The Roadie Member

    No, the "Watch now" box with no status bar told me the movie was in the "paid for and never started to view" category. A brand new rental I hadn't initiated viewing on.

    Somehow AnyStream downloaded it without Amazon taking notice. That this state can even exist seemed like something of interest to the developers, for reasons it's not useful to speculate about.

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  13. 0x0x0x0x0

    0x0x0x0x0 Well-Known Member

    In science, "speculations" are called hypotheses. Hypotheses end up either proven or disproven. In the instant case, we know that (a) downloading at 1x speed advances the "watched" progress; we also know that (b) downloading at 4x speed doesn't even register with the vendor as even starting to watch (at least in your case, and that apparently persisted for multiple titles). To eliminate the download speed as a factor, I suggested trying a new title with 1x speed; this will either confirm or disprove the "download speed is a factor" hypothesis. ;)
  14. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL

    I don't think the speed is a factor. As every title I've downloaded (including bought content on US prime) was downloaded at unlimited speed. Every single one of them had the 'play' bar updated to a degree.

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  15. LycanHD

    LycanHD Well-Known Member

    Just click play and go to bed, problem solved!
    albino and 0x0x0x0x0 like this.
  16. squirrel448

    squirrel448 Member

    You can also go to Amazon > Prime Video > gear icon (top right) > Settings > Watch History > Delete from watch history.
  17. libris

    libris Member

    I think it's intented.
    You can also do this with Adblock on your browser.