Tag: Shout! Factory TV
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*See notice regarding the Shout! Factory streaming app for Amazon Fire Stick and Roku users. It would be nice if I could report that for Christmas or New Year’s this issue with streaming updates had been fixed, but for now if you want to see all the new updates since September you’ll have to use your browser. But I’m pleased to no end to be able to announce:
A WORKAROUND! Amazon has introduced a version of their Silk Browser for Amazon Fire stick. It’s a little clunky (you have to move your cursor around with the direction controls on your remote to get to the address bar or anywhere else you need to click), but I tested it and it streams Shout! Factory movies just fine. So knock yourself out watching recent additions like Donald Cammell’s WHITE OF THE EYE or the new crop of titles for January.
Because it just isn’t Christmas without the MST3K Yule Log
UPDATE January 1, 2018: I have a workaround for this issue for Amazon Fire Stick users!
In case you haven’t noticed, while Shout! Factory TV has continued posting new movies at the beginning of each month, the Amazon Fire Stick and Roku apps haven’t been updated since September. I contacted Shout! Factory’s technical support, and it’s a known issue that they’re working on:
The third party company that monitors and refreshes our content on devices like Amazon Fire Stick and Roku have been having technical problems. According to our contact, they’ve identified an issue within one of their tech tools that is used to update apps. Unfortunately for our app and other partners of theirs, this means that the apps are not refreshing content, even though we are delivering appropriately. I’ve been assured that the engineers are prioritizing this fix and are hoping to give us an ETA as soon as it’s available.
So in the meantime, I’ll keep posting the new titles for those who don’t mind streaming them over the Web, and as soon as the app issue has been resolved I’ll let you know.