Saturday, November 08, 2014

PrimeCast Is Gone, Zapped By Amazon

Prime Cast Zapped by Amazon

Just as fast as PrimeCast was announced, the developers have retracted the app, due to blocking of Amazon back end services by Amazon.

PrimeCast developers posted the following message

Dear Primecast users,

a few months ago, we set out to bring together two great products that seemed like a natural fit: Amazon Instant Video and Google Chromecast.
We spent most of our free time trying to come up with the best solution we could, while also safeguarding your privacy, honoring digital rights management and copyright mechanisms, and making the app as useful as possible.
Two days ago, we felt we were ready for an announcement, so we posted a single link on Reddit...and waited.
The feedback was amazing. In a matter of hours, we received dozens of great reviews and encouraging comments. 89% of reviewers on Google Play (many of whom are reading this) gave us 5 or 4 stars.
Since we were on track to cover our costs much earlier than expected, we started planning for the next steps – like eventually quitting our day-to-day jobs and starting to serve end users directly, giving them great products they enjoyed using.
Unfortunately, the journey came to an end after 36 hours, and we decided to pull the Primecast app from the Google Play Store. We are very sorry.
At this time, we do not know if Primecast will return. What we do know however is that we would love to continue providing you with great software and a great experience. Thank you for your support!
The Primecast team
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