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Old 04-19-16, 12:42 PM
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I went with the 10.99 a month. I don't like paying the money all up front.

They should have a separate website away from Amazon.com. It's too confusing. I might be buying stuff without knowing it.

It's evident that they,Netflix and Hulu need a lot of work on showing their available programming because it's a sea of web pages and if you don't know what you're looking for it's going too take age's too find something too watch.
Prime should have a different site from Amazon? Or are you talking about Prime streaming specifically?

I'm sure Amazon likes having their paid videos mixing with their free stuff so customers have the option of buying/renting if they really want to watch it. I think I prefer knowing it's there so I can add it to my watchlist in case if flips to Prime later, rather than Netflix just telling me it doesn't exist.

I tend to watch Prime on consoles, and the browsing experience there is decent. It could always be better, of course.
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Originally Posted by dvd-4-life View Post
I went with the 10.99 a month. I don't like paying the money all up front.

They should have a separate website away from Amazon.com. It's too confusing. I might be buying stuff without knowing it.

It's evident that they,Netflix and Hulu need a lot of work on showing their available programming because it's a sea of web pages and if you don't know what you're looking for it's going too take age's too find something too watch.
www.instantwatcher.com
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http://deadline.com/2016/04/amazon-v...so-1201740349/

Here’s the latest sign of Amazon’s eagerness to make subscription streaming services a big part of its retail offerings. It just agreed to offer Amazon Prime customers the opportunity to use their accounts to buy Seeso, NBCUniversal Digital Enterprises’ $3.99 a month ad-free comedy service.

The video provider will be available via Amazon “this Spring,” the companies say. Subscribers will be able to access Seeso’s library online and via the Amazon Video app for TVs, streaming media players, and mobile devices.

As you’d expect, it will work with Amazon’s Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire tablets.

NBCU launched Seeso in January, offering subscriptions directly.

Amazon Video Channels’ Director of Content Acquisition Rich Au says that “the way people watch TV is changing, and customers want easier access to their favorite shows, regardless of device or subscription.”

NBCU SVP Ben McLean touts Seeso as “the first standalone comedy offering” with “the best premium content – Original Series, stand-up specials and library video—across every screen.”

Subscribers can watch full-length episodes of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Late Night with Seth Meyers the day after they air, as well as “40 plus years of Saturday Night Live.”

Other subscription services available on Amazon include Showtime, Starz, the Lifetime Movie Club, AMC’s Shudder and SundanceNow.
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Originally Posted by davidh777 View Post
Prime should have a different site from Amazon? Or are you talking about Prime streaming specifically?

I'm sure Amazon likes having their paid videos mixing with their free stuff so customers have the option of buying/renting if they really want to watch it. I think I prefer knowing it's there so I can add it to my watchlist in case if flips to Prime later, rather than Netflix just telling me it doesn't exist.

I tend to watch Prime on consoles, and the browsing experience there is decent. It could always be better, of course.
When I first got started I went to Amazon.com. It would be nice too find stuff too watch easier because I don't like tying up my TV sets and Roku devices picking things too watch. I usually go to MLB.TV.com to check the daily schedule rather than checking on Roku.
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Originally Posted by dvd-4-life View Post
They should have a separate website away from Amazon.com. It's too confusing. I might be buying stuff without knowing it.
I find it MUCH easier to search for stuff on their website and throw it my watchlist. On the website, it is easy to limit to Prime Only, or include things from Instant Video (the rent/buy items). The search options on my Tivo, Roku, and FireStick are each fairly clumsy compared to website.
Old 04-19-16, 08:58 PM
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Here's the "Included with Prime" link for Amazon currently:
http://www.amazon.com/b/ref=lp_26768...ode=2676882011
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You can prevent unwanted purchases at Amazon Video by setting up a PIN number.

amazon.com/pin

Scroll down to Parental Controls, enter a PIN number, and make sure to turn it on. It'll ask for your PIN number whenever you try to buy/rent a video.
Old 04-19-16, 11:47 PM
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Re: The Amazon Prime Streaming Thread

Originally Posted by dvd-4-life View Post
I went with the 10.99 a month. I don't like paying the money all up front.

They should have a separate website away from Amazon.com. It's too confusing. I might be buying stuff without knowing it.

It's evident that they,Netflix and Hulu need a lot of work on showing their available programming because it's a sea of web pages and if you don't know what you're looking for it's going too take age's too find something too watch.
It's not confusing.

Amazon, Department, Digital Video, Included with Prime.

If you go to a show/movie that's included with Prime, the button will say Watch Now. Otherwise it will show a purchase option. Just log in to Amazon first. I've never purchased anything by mistake and I've had Prime since it first started.
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I'm guessing a few things are behind this move in the long run. Almost everyone is beginning to see the end of the traditional cable model for television. People will still demand content after they cut the cord and Amazon with its brand likely wants to be known as a streaming provider of first resort.
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Just give me season 3 of Hannibal, damn it!
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Originally Posted by GatorDeb View Post
It's not confusing.

Amazon, Department, Digital Video, Included with Prime.

If you go to a show/movie that's included with Prime, the button will say Watch Now. Otherwise it will show a purchase option. Just log in to Amazon first. I've never purchased anything by mistake and I've had Prime since it first started.
I've never purchased anything by mistake but it's just not a particularly great setup.

The best part about Amazon Prime Streaming is their deal with A24.
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Originally Posted by OldDude View Post
I find it MUCH easier to search for stuff on their website and throw it my watchlist. On the website, it is easy to limit to Prime Only, or include things from Instant Video (the rent/buy items). The search options on my Tivo, Roku, and FireStick are each fairly clumsy compared to website.
That's what I do most of the time too. I occasionally buy and rent newer movies from Amazon.
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What’s New on Amazon Prime: May 2016

TELEVISION

Humans (Season 1) (May 16)
Angry Boys (Season 1) (May 21)
Banshee (Season 2) (May 21)
Boardwalk Empire (Season 4) (May 21)
Empire Falls (Season 1) (May 21)
Hunted (Season 1) (May 21)
Life’s Too Short (Season 1) (May 21)
Lucky Louie (Season 1) (May 21)
Mr. Show With Bob and David (Season 1-4) (May 21)
Stride Back (Season 3) (May 21)
Tell Me You Love Me (Season 1) (May 21)
Todd McFarlane’s Spawn (Season 1-3) (May 21)
True Blood (Season 6) (May 21)
Indian Summers (Season 1) (May 29)

MOVIES

May 1
When Harry Met Sally (1989)
Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
Vice Versa (1988)
Racing Scene (1969)
Cry of the Banshee (1970)
Le Sauvage (English Subtitled) (1975)
Mr. Music (1950)
The Criminal (1962)
The Young in Heart (1938)
The Story of Gilbert and Sullivan (1953)
Nothing But The Night (1973)
Bargee (1964)
The Heart of the Matter (1953)
The Stranger Who Looks Like Me (1974)
Goldfinger (1964)
She's Having a Baby (1988)
You Only Live Twice (1967)
Die Another Day (2002)
Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Live and Let Die (1973)
Octopussy (1983)
The Man With the Golden Gun (1974)
The Living Daylights (1987)
Never Say Never Again (1983)
Ghost World (2001)
The Bounty (1984)
Hoodlum (1997)
Benny and Joon (1993)
Standing in the Shadows of Motown (2002)
Election (1999)
Dream a Little Dream (1989)
Mystery Team (2009)
The Red Violin (1998)
Men with Brooms (2002)
Bitter Moon (1992)
Best Seller (1987)
Meet Wally Sparks (1997)
Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)
Code 46 (2003)
Coming Soon (1999)
Southie (1998)
Frankenstein (2004)
Bully (2001)
Chinese Box (1997)
Slow Burn (2000)
The Mod Squad (1999)
Meet John Doe (1941)
Pretty Boy Floyd (1960)
Airplane! (1980)
The Second Coming of Suzanne (1974)
Rock and Roll Revue (1955)
Corsair (1931)
3 Guys Named Mike (1951)
Molly (1951)
Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)

Available later in May
Hot Pursuit (2015) (May 6)
99 Homes (2015) (May 9)
Creative Control (Amazon Original, 2016) (May 12)
Where Hope Grows (2014) (May 16)
Age of Adaline (2015) (May 27)
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Re: The Amazon Prime Streaming Thread

I just signed up for a free month of Prime and watched the Pilot of Red Oaks. I really liked it. I have an older model roku and it is not showing a lot of shows for me to choose from on the prime video section. It took me awhile to find Red Oaks on it. Can anyone recommend some good Prime shows?
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I just signed up for a free month of Prime and watched the Pilot of Red Oaks. I really liked it. I have an older model roku and it is not showing a lot of shows for me to choose from on the prime video section. It took me awhile to find Red Oaks on it. Can anyone recommend some good Prime shows?
Do you mean shows exclusive to Prime, that Amazon produced? This is the list of those shows:
http://www.amazon.com/b?node=10292742011
htt p://www.amazon.com/b?node=10292742011

Amazon also has exclusive streaming rights to certain shows that air on cable/network TV. This list includes those:
http://www.amazon.com/b?node=6938769011
htt p://www.amazon.com/b?node=6938769011

Or do you just want recommendations of good shows that happen to be on Prime? Do you have cable or any other streaming services?

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Or do you just want recommendations of good shows that happen to be on Prime? Do you have cable or any other streaming services?
I was just looking for recommendations of good shows that happen to be on Prime. I have cable, Netflix, HBO, and Hulu. The selections on Prime seem pretty small or it could just be how I'm viewing them through my roku. The Man in High Castle wasn't even showing up on Roku. Maybe I need to search for it....
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What’s New on Amazon Prime: May 2016

TELEVISION

Humans (Season 1) (May 16)
I completely recommend seeing this thoughtful, mature drama about the integration of humanoid robots into society and all its attendant issues. That makes Humans sound stuffy but it weaves drama, murder and other hot-button issues into the subject.

http://doblu.com/2016/04/18/humans-u...lu-ray-review/

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Originally Posted by lwhy? View Post
I was just looking for recommendations of good shows that happen to be on Prime. I have cable, Netflix, HBO, and Hulu. The selections on Prime seem pretty small or it could just be how I'm viewing them through my roku. The Man in High Castle wasn't even showing up on Roku. Maybe I need to search for it....
Bosch. IMO, cable-quality noirish LA cop mystery.
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The Man in High Castle wasn't even showing up on Roku. Maybe I need to search for it....
Does the Roku have a "view watchlist" option? I tend to browse on my PC and add things to my watchlist there, then just view my watchlist on my Xbox One.

What shows do you like?
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Originally Posted by Jay G. View Post
Does the Roku have a "view watchlist" option? I tend to browse on my PC and add things to my watchlist there, then just view my watchlist on my Xbox One.

What shows do you like?
Yeah it does. I used the link you gave me and added some of the exclusive shows to the my watchlist. I had to search for The Man in High Castle and add it to my list. I like a little bit of everything as long as it's well made. Some shows that I watch are Game of Thrones, The Goldbergs, Fresh Off The Boat, The Challenge, The Flash, Gilmore Girls, Everwood, etc.

It seems to me so far that Prime has a much more limited selection than Netflix and Hulu.
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Does the Roku have a "view watchlist" option? I tend to browse on my PC and add things to my watchlist there, then just view my watchlist on my Xbox One.

What shows do you like?
Yes, top row, right after the "ad" icon. I agree it is easier and faster to look for stuff on PC and throw to watchlist. When you click the watchlist icon , it opens the watchlist (I think organized into tv and movies), and you can pick and watch in any order.
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Titles that will be added to Amazon Prime on June 1

June 1
Apocalypse Now
Apocalypse Now Redux (The extended version of the original)
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Runaway Bride
Sleepover
Wayne's World
W
The Black Stallion
In & Out
Carrie (1976)
Six Degrees of Separation
The Golden Child
Death Wish 2
The Presidio
Mulholland Falls
Switchback
Ground Control
Criminal Law
Hammett
Trading Mom
Iron Eagle IV
The Million Dollar Hotel
Foolish
One From the Heart
Heartburn
Double Whammy
Ulee's Gold
Syriana
The Rage - Carrie 2

June 2
Poltergeist III
The Program

June 3
Rules of Attraction

June 4
Love & Mercy

June 6
Downton Abbey
Lego Ninjago
Lamb
The Cokeville Miracle

June 8
12 Round 3 Lockdown
Remember

June 13
Mr. Robot

June 14
The Adderall Diaries

June 15
No Stone Unturned

June 16
Trumbo 2015

June 17
Braindead

June 20
The Good Wife
Southbound
Pup 2

June 22
Stand Up Guys

June 25
Open Grave

June 26
American Gothic

June 29
6 Souls
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Just caught a movie I had not heard of before on Amazon via Prime.

Taking Chance

The story of a Marine Officer who escorts the body of a fallen Marine, Chance Phelps, back to his hometown for burial.

Kevin Bacon plays the lead.

Very somber movie and one I enjoyed immensely.
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They just added-on Full Moon Streaming Channel. Is this the exact same as Full Moon's original streaming channel?
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Is there a list of future HDR releases on Amazon Prime?

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