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    • Katykat
    • By Katykat 23rd May 19, 10:29 AM
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    View Amazon Prime on TV
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    • 23rd May 19, 10:29 AM
    View Amazon Prime on TV 23rd May 19 at 10:29 AM
    My Toshiba smart tv has a Netflix app but not Amazon Prime. The tv has an option within the Source screen for wireless display. My iPad has screen mirroring but when I access it it is only searching for Apple TV, which of course I donít have. In the toshiba instructions, it says ď press source button, select wireless display, open the sharing app on your device, scan for devices, select your tv and connect, the screen of your device will now be displayed on the tv.Ē
    So, do I need to download a sharing app? If so, which one? And do I need to buy it. Or is there a free one? Or, is there another way? I do have cable that I can connect to the HDMI port, but the port is not easily accessible so I would prefer to do it wirelessly.
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    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 23rd May 19, 10:40 AM
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    • 23rd May 19, 10:40 AM
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    • 23rd May 19, 10:40 AM
    Amazon Fire TV stick? Chromecast stick?

    Either of those is probably the easiest way to expand the Smart functionality of your TV.
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    • spadoosh
    • By spadoosh 23rd May 19, 10:42 AM
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    • 23rd May 19, 10:42 AM
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    • 23rd May 19, 10:42 AM
    Yeh there is workarounds, the problem is im not sure on the legalities of using them. Id suggest the firestick too.

    Alternatively if you google 'ios screen mirroring no apple tv' you should get pretty clear instructions to 3rd party apps that might help.
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    • martinthebandit
    • By martinthebandit 23rd May 19, 11:02 AM
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    • 23rd May 19, 11:02 AM
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    • 23rd May 19, 11:02 AM
    If it's a smart tv can't you just download the amazon prime app onto it?

    It's what I did with my Samsung tv

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    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 23rd May 19, 11:12 AM
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    • 23rd May 19, 11:12 AM
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    • 23rd May 19, 11:12 AM
    Get a 2nd cable and leave it plugged into the TV then you only need do it the once.
    • Katykat
    • By Katykat 23rd May 19, 12:03 PM
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    • 23rd May 19, 12:03 PM
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    • 23rd May 19, 12:03 PM
    If it's a smart tv can't you just download the amazon prime app onto it?

    It's what I did with my Samsung tv
    Originally posted by martinthebandit
    Unfortunately, Toshiba told me they donít have an app for Amazon
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    • martinthebandit
    • By martinthebandit 23rd May 19, 12:22 PM
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    • 23rd May 19, 12:22 PM
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    • 23rd May 19, 12:22 PM
    Unfortunately, Toshiba told me they donít have an app for Amazon
    Originally posted by Katykat

    What have amazon said?

    Although I suspect your going to have to but a firestick.

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    • wongataa
    • By wongataa 23rd May 19, 1:01 PM
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    • 23rd May 19, 1:01 PM
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    • 23rd May 19, 1:01 PM
    What have amazon said?
    Originally posted by martinthebandit
    As the television manufacturers are responsible for what apps are available on their sets what Amazon says is irrelevant. If an app is not available from the app store on the TV in question it isn't available for that TV.


    The OP will need to get an Amazon Firestick.
    • Farway
    • By Farway 23rd May 19, 1:38 PM
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    • 23rd May 19, 1:38 PM
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    • 23rd May 19, 1:38 PM
    I'd suggest get a Roku, then you can choose whatever you want now & future & not be limited by the manufacturer
    • debitcardmayhem
    • By debitcardmayhem 23rd May 19, 2:39 PM
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    Buy a lightning to hdmi adapter.
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    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 23rd May 19, 2:44 PM
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    Buy a lightning to hdmi adapter.
    Originally posted by debitcardmayhem
    That could work ... lets the Ipad plug directly into the TV.
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    • debitcardmayhem
    • By debitcardmayhem 23rd May 19, 2:57 PM
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    That could work ... lets the Ipad plug directly into the TV.
    Originally posted by DoaM
    And they usually have power socket to, I bought an expensive apple one, because Iwas on holiday, and couldnít use amazon.
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    • almillar
    • By almillar 23rd May 19, 3:11 PM
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    Amazon won't say anything, as above. If you want to use your TV's wireless display feature, an Android phone or tablet, or of course an Amazon tablet, would do it (subject to being quite fast, and having good WiFi).
    • mr_fishbulb
    • By mr_fishbulb 23rd May 19, 4:14 PM
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    Amazon Fire Stick into the spare HDMI port. They are on sale at the moment - £30

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0791RGQW3/
    • Legacoid
    • By Legacoid 24th May 19, 2:32 PM
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    I'd suggest get a Roku, then you can choose whatever you want now & future & not be limited by the manufacturer
    Originally posted by Farway
    I second that suggestion. The OP's TV obviously has a limited range of apps, and the apps it does have may not be well supported / current. A refurb Roku box will provide access to a very wide range of frequently updated apps, allowing competing services like Prime, NowTV & Netflix etc. all from the same box and with the same remote.
    • Francesanne
    • By Francesanne 24th May 19, 3:42 PM
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    We have older Toshiba set in study and we use Amazon fire stick. Works very well.
    • debitcardmayhem
    • By debitcardmayhem 24th May 19, 6:59 PM
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    I would still recommend a lightning to HDMI adapter, esp since the OP has an iPad gives more flexibilty,turns an iPad to a PC
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