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Dear Lazy Web

2015-06-05 23:00:04.125614+00 by Dan Lyke 5 comments

Dear Lazy Web: What's the cheapest way to get a device that plays DRM'd Amazon video?

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#Comment Re: Dear Lazy Web made: 2015-06-05 23:06:34.383342+00 by: Jack William Bell

Doesn't Google Chromecast play it? (Don't know, but I think it does.)

#Comment Re: Dear Lazy Web made: 2015-06-06 10:23:05.708449+00 by: DaveP

Google Chromecast is cheapest ($30-ish). You will need a browser on your PC or phone to configure it.

Amazon Fire stick definitely works ($40-ish, but is free with many offers - search on Amazon).

Roku stick is most expensive ($50-ish), but includes a remote, which may matter (it did to me), and gives you support of the most things with the least fiddling around.

#Comment Re: Dear Lazy Web made: 2015-06-08 06:22:29.030639+00 by: brennen

I've got an older Roku (the little rectangular one) that still works fine. I think I gave a friend $20 for it used a few years back; you might well find one for less than that.

Roku's software is kinda flaky and sluggish, but it's good enough for TV series / movies / streaming audio.

#Comment Re: Dear Lazy Web made: 2015-06-08 14:57:23.767353+00 by: Larry Burton

I'm pretty sure that Chromecast will play anything that will play on an Android device or in the Chrome browser. With the Chromecast app it will play most things that will play on iOS. It does require wireless access to the Internet to do this, though. I'm really liking my Chromecast.

#Comment Re: Dear Lazy Web made: 2015-06-08 16:45:34.661689+00 by: Dan Lyke

I got the latest Roku stick ($50). It appears to just work.