Owners of Samsung TVs released in 2011 are reporting that they’re receiving emails from Amazon with unique promo codes to buy Fire TVs at a heavily discounted price. Amazon is telling customers of select Samsung TVs that the Prime Instant Video app built into their TV will stop working on September 14th. They are offering promo codes that slash the Fire TV price by 50% to make up for the loss. Right now it appears only UK customers are receiving these emails, but customers in other countries may also be offered the same deal. If you’ve accessed Prime Instant Video content through a Samsung TV from 2011, you may have a nice Fire TV discount waiting for you in your email inbox. The Fire TV is still on sale in the UK and, the US Amazon listing for the Fire TV continues to flip flop back and forth between unavailable and back in stock at the end of August.
Again Amazon and their partnership deals striking, why would their app need to stop working on those TVs? is one thing to not give new support, but this suck, wish i knew about their practices before investing in Prime and fire TV, this is why they probably will not release their app on Android TV platform, they want to make sure everyone owns their products instead of using their services in other systems.
And if it keeps like that, it is why their service will never be as popular as Netflix.
Same fate will probably happen to Sony Android TVs in a few years, the ones that come with Android TV.
Just spoke to Amazon UK customer service via chat and they have informed me that this offer will be available in the UK too, but only to those who receive the email from Amazon, they will be sending these out from 17th August to 19th September and you will receive £40.00 off, so if the Fire TV stays at £64.00 it’ll only cost you £24.00.
Below is copied from the live chat with Amazon:
From 17th of August to 19th of September 2015 some targeted customers will received an email offering £40 off on Fire TV