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Old 12-05-13, 10:40 AM   #51
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This hurts it regardless. There's a reason why Prime Instant Streaming hasn't really caught on despite having many of the same big titles as Netflix, and several bigger TV shows.
Are you sure it's that? It's not because Netflix had a 3 year head start on unlimited streaming, and started with its customer base of DVD customers, while Amazon Prime started with a base of customers wanting free shipping?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netfli...ideo_streaming
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon_Instant_Video

Or maybe it's Amazon Prime's upfront annual fee vs Netflix's monthly subscription basis?

Amazon Prime's market share doubled over the past year, while Netflix's market share dropped. Netflix is still dominant, but Amazon Prime is making in roads:
http://www.marketingcharts.com/wp/te...re-dips-30114/
http://www.deadline.com/2013/06/netf...tv-market-npd/
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Old 12-05-13, 10:44 AM   #52
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Amazon Prime's market share doubled over the past year
Pet peeve...this is essentially a meaningless statistic. For all we know, Amazon Prime could have gone from one customer to two.
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Old 12-05-13, 10:52 AM   #53
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Pet peeve...this is essentially a meaningless statistic. For all we know, Amazon Prime could have gone from one customer to two.
Actually, it went from 1% market share to 2%, so there.
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Old 12-05-13, 01:24 PM   #54
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Possibly. But it's still a terrible interface.

And I meant users. I honestly struggle to find people that have Prime that bother with Prime Video. A couple were taken aback by how easy it was to purchase stuff (which I argued isn't completely true but eh). Others just hated the interfaces.

I'm in the latter. The setup is awful.
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Old 12-13-13, 01:44 AM   #55
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...YC6TFHYE6QBFV5

Vikings season 1. The 1 hour drama series from History channel has now been posted.

I bought the BD that came out a few months ago because it featured the unrated and uncut episodes that didn't air on TV. No word if the streaming version is uncut or the broadcast version.

Season 2 doesn't come back until Spring 2014, so you all have time to catch up.
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Vikings season 1. The 1 hour drama series from History channel has now been posted.
Thanks for the heads up. I missed the last couple episodes and I've been hoping to finish the season. I'm looking forward to Season 2.
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Old 12-19-13, 06:10 PM   #57
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any confirmation on whether the Vikings episodes are uncut on prime?
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Old 12-21-13, 10:02 AM   #58
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Curious if others have seen formerly free shows, with Prime, all of a sudden showing up as requiring payment?? I've been watching "The Inbetweeners" free and had finished the first season and only had one remaining second season episode unwatched. Decided to go ahead and finish up the season last evening when I saw every episode, every season was now showing at $1.99 each....no longer free with Prime. OK, not expensive but wonder if others have noticed this type of change?? Initially I wondered if my prime membership had expired or something but that doesn't seem to be the case.

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Curious if others have seen formerly free shows, with Prime, all of a sudden showing up as requiring payment?? I've been watching "The Inbetweeners" free and had finished the first season and only had one remaining second season episode unwatched. Decided to go ahead and finish up the season last evening when I saw every episode, every season was now showing at $1.99 each....no longer free with Prime. OK, not expensive but wonder if others have noticed this type of change?? Initially I wondered if my prime membership had expired or something but that doesn't seem to be the case.

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Streaming licenses on a lot of titles do expire. It's not unusual.
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Old 12-21-13, 10:25 AM   #60
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Curious if others have seen formerly free shows, with Prime, all of a sudden showing up as requiring payment??
It happens all the time. That just means it's no longer eligible for Free Prime Streaming. Unlike Netflix which removes titles that are no longer available, Amazon also sells the movies. So even though it's no longer available for free streaming, they'll still offer it for purchase.
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And I meant users. I honestly struggle to find people that have Prime that bother with Prime Video. A couple were taken aback by how easy it was to purchase stuff (which I argued isn't completely true but eh). Others just hated the interfaces.

I'm in the latter. The setup is awful.
I can believe that the people you talk to don't use the streaming. But I myself use it and know a number of people who do (including some on this forum). I didn't use it for quite a while but finally tried it and have found a number of things to watch. TV selection tends to be better than movies, and yes, titles do drop in and out, but that's pretty standard, as people have mentioned.

I have some issues with the interface, but I don't use Netflix or Hulu so I can't compare.
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Old 12-21-13, 01:38 PM   #62
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It happens all the time. That just means it's no longer eligible for Free Prime Streaming. Unlike Netflix which removes titles that are no longer available, Amazon also sells the movies. So even though it's no longer available for free streaming, they'll still offer it for purchase.
Well thanks folks. I wish I would have known so I could have gorged on the remaining episodes. I like it but not enough to pay for them (even at the relatively inexpensive prices). Between this and Acorn annual price going up I may have to upgrade my cable TV package. OK, just kidding.
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Possibly. But it's still a terrible interface.

And I meant users. I honestly struggle to find people that have Prime that bother with Prime Video. A couple were taken aback by how easy it was to purchase stuff (which I argued isn't completely true but eh). Others just hated the interfaces.

I'm in the latter. The setup is awful.
The interface is device dependent. I discovered this because I was streaming via a PS3 and bought a Roku. I bitched (I think justly) about nearly buying episodes of Justified unintentionally via the PS3. When I went through the prime link in the Roku that season simply did not show up and obviously could not be purchased by accident. Problem solved.

As for why people don't use it... Honestly, its a moving target and a fragile one at that. A lot depends on an individual's internet connection and equipment. A year ago I couldn't stream from Amazon to save my life but with a slight bump in speed (to 15 Gig) and new Asus router (finally dumped that Linksys) my problems are mostly gone. Mostly. If I want to see news, weather, amusing clips or a TV show that marginally interests me streaming is fine. But... if I want to immerse myself it a good movie with the best quality picture and surround I use physical media. End of story.
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Old 12-21-13, 09:43 PM   #64
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Well thanks folks. I wish I would have known so I could have gorged on the remaining episodes. I like it but not enough to pay for them (even at the relatively inexpensive prices). Between this and Acorn annual price going up I may have to upgrade my cable TV package. OK, just kidding.
It's also available on both Netflix (which is where I watched it) and Hulu (Plus only?). Netflix also has (or, at least, had) the movie.
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Old 12-22-13, 02:22 AM   #65
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The interface is device dependent. I discovered this because I was streaming via a PS3 and bought a Roku. I bitched (I think justly) about nearly buying episodes of Justified unintentionally via the PS3. When I went through the prime link in the Roku that season simply did not show up and obviously could not be purchased by accident. Problem solved.

As for why people don't use it... Honestly, its a moving target and a fragile one at that. A lot depends on an individual's internet connection and equipment. A year ago I couldn't stream from Amazon to save my life but with a slight bump in speed (to 15 Gig) and new Asus router (finally dumped that Linksys) my problems are mostly gone. Mostly. If I want to see news, weather, amusing clips or a TV show that marginally interests me streaming is fine. But... if I want to immerse myself it a good movie with the best quality picture and surround I use physical media. End of story.
The Roku 3 app is terrible which is the one I'm talking about. It's functional but extremely archaic, especially when compared with its sibling Netflix and Hulu apps.

The streaming quality of most movies is excellent on Netflix and especially Vudu.
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Old 12-27-13, 08:20 AM   #66
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The Roku 3 app is terrible which is the one I'm talking about. It's functional but extremely archaic, especially when compared with its sibling Netflix and Hulu apps.

The streaming quality of most movies is excellent on Netflix and especially Vudu.
I'm pretty new to Prime, but I find it easier to select things via my computer, throw in watchlist, and then just select things from the watchlist on my Roku (2 XS). When the watch list is empty (or nearly so), I go back and search some more via computer.

If you use all the Prime features (free shipping, streaming, borrowing ebook) it is dirt cheap, and the quality (of streaming) seems OK. I can work around the selection interface.
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Oh yeah, the price is right and it is functional.
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Old 12-29-13, 02:22 PM   #68
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I could have sworn I read somewhere that the price of the Prime service will go up in 2014. Now I can't seem to find anything to verify that. Anyone know? Heard rumors?
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I could have sworn I read somewhere that the price of the Prime service will go up in 2014. Now I can't seem to find anything to verify that. Anyone know? Heard rumors?
There were rumors around the time that the SSS threshold was raised, but it was never confirmed. I don't think I ever saw a link to the rumor either so it could have been invented by anyone.
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There were rumors around the time that the SSS threshold was raised, but it was never confirmed. I don't think I ever saw a link to the rumor either so it could have been invented by anyone.
There was discussion about it on page 6 in "The complaining about Amazon thread":

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/store-forum...-thread-6.html

The rumor was started on the Amazon message boards by some troll named "Ask Doctor Feelgood". He was hurling insults at anyone that asked about the source of his info.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/forum/cd/di...x1FFEBGTBYWE7L

There's no legitimate source for that rumor. But even if it was true, I wouldn't mind paying more for the Prime service. It's easily worth twice the price.
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Justified Season 4 added
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CBS & Amazon Ink Streaming Deal For New Series ‘Extant’ Starring Halle Berry

CBS and Amazon are taking the video-on-demand model they introduced with the Amblin-produced summer series Under The Dome and are applying it to the new summer series from Steven Spielberg’s production company, Extant, which is set to debut on CBS in June.

Like with Under The Dome, Extant, which stars Halle Berry, will have its exclusive subscription home on Amazon Prime Instant Video, with unlimited streaming of all the series’ episodes available four days after their initial broadcast on CBS. Episodes of Extant will also be available for purchase and download exclusively at Amazon Instant Video.

Last summer, Under The Dome became the most-watched scripted summer series in 21 years with 15.06 million viewers on CBS, and its freshman season also was watched by more customers than any other TV season on Prime Instant Video last year. The two companies in September renewed their licensing agreement for the upcoming second season of Under The Dome, which is expected to serve as a companion to Extant, a mystery thriller about a female astronaut trying to reconnect with her family when she returns after a year in outer space. Her experiences lead to events that ultimately will change the course of human history.

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http://variety.com/2014/digital/news...me-1201039809/

All three seasons of Veronica Mars added. Get started now so you'll be caught up once the movie comes out in March.
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Just saw that Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise), Last Stand (Schwarzenegger), and Hansel & Gretel Witch Hunter are now available on Amazon Prime.
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Hannibal season 1 is now available. If you missed it or didn't buy the DVDs/BDs, this is your shot to catch up. Premieres in 1 month on NBC.
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