Amazon Prime’s first foray into broadcasting live Premier League matches got off to a rocky start following multiple complaints from viewers.
The American tech giant had secured the rights to show live football for the first time in June 2018 with a three-year deal worth £90m, starting with Crystal Palace against Bournemouth at Selhurst Park.
Amazon had committed to screening all 10 fixtures across Tuesday and Wednesday on its Prime Video streaming platform, but the process was far from smooth.
Customers complained on social media of streams operating at some distance behind the live feed, while others experienced blurry screens when connecting the stream to their smart televisions.
Some even reported experiencing ‘black-out screens’ with only the commentary to keep up with the action.
It’s hardly a new area of concern for Amazon following criticism of their coverage of the US Open in September.
Amazon’s ‘Live Events Help Hub’ asks users to update the app in the event of problems, while a list Standard Sport obtained from Amazon lists the following Smart TVs as incompatible with streaming live sport.
“Starting [July 18, 2019], Amazon will no longer support Prime Video on Sony Bravia BDP and TV, Panasonic Viera BDP and TV, and Vizio MTK Yahoo TV. Additionally, support is being deprecated on Nintendo WiiU as well.
“Below are the DTIDs for devices that will no longer be supported as part of this deprecation:
- Sony Bravia BDP A3RFKCYZQJQAGW
- Sony Bravia TV AQBWZHOQDJZ1C
- Panasonic Viera BDP A3PWCXQ4S1TN4U
- Panasonic Viera TV A2S3KRJ54763YN
- Mediatek (2003) (Yahoo) A1D4JYQU8ZANIK
- Nintendo WiiU – A3UMQ4ML0J6B7U
- Roku SD – A21WMBJJ929L0V
- Roku XR – A2OAZYH5YHRYJL
“Prime Video app will be completely deprecated on these devices by [September 30. 2019].
“As Prime Video continually seeks to improve their service, this occasionally means Amazon can no longer support certain devices or features. you can continue to stream Prime Video and access their video library on other supported devices, including most Sony, Panasonic, and VIZIO devices, smart TVs, gaming consoles, streaming media players and mobile or tablet devices.
“To view the current devices that support Prime Video, go to: www.amazon.com/help/supporteddevices.”
Credit: Source link