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I like using Amazon for movie streaming these days but only the store box blu ray players like Sony and Samsung have Amazon "built in". How does one easily get Amazon service on a better player like Oppo, Marantz, etc? I need a player with 2 channel analog outputs and an efficient/easy ability to stream from Amazon.
I don't know if this helps, but you can plug a $39 Fire Stick into your HDMI2 or 3 directly into the TV and (if so equipped) stream the audio from the TV to your system. Or just use the TV speakers.
I have no issues streaming Amazon Prime over a Roku 2 XS. I use my Oppo for streaming Netflix (it does not have an Amazon app). On my system, I find no difference in video or audio quality streaming Netflix on the Oppo or the Roku.
Among current streaming devices the only product that I can think of that might fit your requirements is a Roku 1. It has HDMI and composite video outputs plus stereo analog audio outputs.
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You might consider a Roku 3 streamer. It supports Amazon Instant Video, Netflixs, HulaPlus and many more. It uses a very simple remote with only a few buttons and not difficult to use. It does not have a 2 channel output just HDMI. You will have to use the coax, optical or analog output from your TV if you want to run audio to a stereo system.
Don't think my Oppo does. What my Oppo does have, is the ability to mirror my laptop. If you can get it on your computer, you can mirror it on the Oppo (possibly others as well) so you can watch it on your TV.
No Oppo does not support Amazon directly but it's not because they haven't tried, according to an Oppo employee. I guess Oppo is not big enough for Amazon.
I need something easy for my family to use.
Probably not the answer your looking for but I use a 2009 Mac Mini I bought used for $150. Works great along with all the other "media things" you can do w a computer.
I stuck it on the TV as an experiment until I could find something better. It's still there after a few years.
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