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Old 09-17-13, 03:59 PM
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Is that the show where one of the former cast members was decapitated by her looney bin brother?
That's the one.
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Old 09-17-13, 06:07 PM
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I finished up Justified season 3 this past week. Gonna obviously wait a bit before they make season 4 available for PRIME. Started Suits season 2 in the meantime. I did watch the first episode of Falling Skies but am not sure I want to keep going, because I was not impressed at all by it.
Is that free or did you have to rent/buy them?
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Old 09-17-13, 06:43 PM
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^ All of them are free with a Prime membership (Justified, Suits, Falling Skies).
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Old 10-26-13, 07:23 PM
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I just signed up for Amazon Prime (needed some Halloween costume stuff for my son to ship real quickly.)
Tips on using Amazon Prime Instant Video? I only want to watch free stuff. I'm mainly watching either on my Xbox or BD player.
What's the watchlist? Does APIV have anything like Netflix's queue? Is there an easy way to browse only content that is free with APIV?
Once I cancel cable I may do NF as well - I want to watch Orange is the new Black and Breaking Bad.
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Old 10-26-13, 07:50 PM
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You can browse the Prime Free Streaming library at the Amazon website. On the Amazon Homepage sidebar, click on Unlimited Instant Videos > Prime Instant Videos. On the Xbox360 app, there's a section for Prime Movies and Prime TV Shows.

Watchlist is the same as Netflix's Queue. Unfortunately, there's no way to organize it. You can only add and remove titles.
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Old 10-26-13, 08:00 PM
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I noticed that Ginger Snaps is back on Amazon Prime. This is the only place I've seen an HD version. Did it ever get a Blu-ray release anywhere?

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I noticed that Ginger Snaps is back on Amazon Prime. This is the only place I've seen an HD version. Did it ever get a Blu-ray release anywhere?
No, it has not been released on Blu-ray. I would say it's doubtful it ever gets a BD release.
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Old 11-22-13, 03:20 AM
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Mr. Selfridge: Season One has been added to Amazon Prime Streaming.

Amazon Scores Another PBS Exclusive, ‘Mr. Selfridge’ Starring Jeremy Piven

Amazon struck a deal with PBS for exclusive online-only subscription VOD rights to period drama “Mr. Selfridge,” which stars Jeremy Piven.

Starting Wednesday, Amazon’s Prime Instant Video service will offer season 1 of the ITV Studios/Masterpiece co-production from WGBH Boston.

Deal follows the agreement PBS and Amazon cut earlier this year under which Amazon — as of Dec. 1 – will have exclusive subscription VOD rights to all past and future “Downtown Abbey” seasons. This summer, the companies expanded their multiyear licensing deal for hundreds of additional episodes of shows including “Nova,” “Masterpiece” and Ken Burns documentaries plus kids’ shows like “Caillou,” “Arthur,” “Daniels Tiger’s Neighborhood,” “Dinosaur Train” and “Wild Kratts.”

FULL ARTICLE - http://variety.com/2013/digital/news...en-1200859518/

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Old 11-22-13, 03:37 AM
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Spring Breakers and Ginger & Rosa have been added to Amazon Prime Streaming. Other movies from studio A24 will be available in the future.

Amazon Prime Reaches Deal with Spring Breakers and Bling Ring Studio A24

Amazon today announced an exclusive content licensing agreement with new film studio A24, known for such films as Spring Breakers and The Bling Ring. This multi-year agreement makes Prime Instant Video the exclusive premium subscription home for all of the current and forthcoming A24 titles shortly following their release on DVD and Blu-ray.

“We are always looking for new ways to bring our Prime Instant Video customers, unique, exclusive movies and TV that we think they will love,” said Brad Beale, Director of Digital Video Content Acquisition for Amazon. “As always, we monitor DVD and digital sales very closely and A24 movies such as 'Spring Breakers' and 'The Bling Ring' are exceptionally popular among our customers. This new deal with A24 allows us to offer those same titles to our Prime Instant Video customers soon after they are released on DVD and Blu-ray and at no additional cost.”

Today’s announcement includes four theatrical releases: Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers, starring James Franco, Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez; Ginger & Rosa, directed by Sally Potter, starring Elle Fanning and Annette Bening; The Bling Ring, directed by Oscar Award winner Sofia Coppola, starring Emma Watson; and James Ponsoldt’s The Spectacular Now, starring Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller. The deal will also include A24’s upcoming releases like Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin, starring Scarlett Johansson; and The Rover directed by David Michôd, starring Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson.

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Old 11-24-13, 01:17 PM
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I have the Prime trial and I've been very impressed with it, esp. now that they have subtitles with most titles. The selection is pretty decent.

When did they switch from Flash to SIlverlight? Stuff like Rokus had to do an app update for it otherwise it wouldn't work anymore?
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Old 11-24-13, 01:45 PM
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Huh, I kind of half-watched Spring Breakers as a rental and may give it another spin on Prime, maybe give it a three-quarters watch this time. Thanks for posting that.
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Spring Breakers was kind of a mixed bag for me. Yeah it's 4 hot 20 something girls prancing around in their bikinis, but then you have James Franco acting like some 2nd rate Eminem wannabe. That got old fast. If you have Prime, it's a good watch once. I wouldn't recommend buying it.
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Ooooohhhhh, have wanted to watch The Bling Ring. Already saw Ginger & Rosa and Spring Breakers in the theater.

It doesn't show for free though

http://www.amazon.com/Bling-Ring-Emm...rds=bling+ring
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Ooooohhhhh, have wanted to watch The Bling Ring. Already saw Ginger & Rosa and Spring Breakers in the theater.

It doesn't show for free though
I don't know why it didn't get added to Prime yet. Spring Breakers and Ginger & Rosa were released on DVD in July and Bling Ring was released in September. So maybe there's a 3-4 month hold between the DVD release and Prime.

According to an article on CNET:

"The Bling Ring" costs $4.99 to rent, though an Amazon spokesperson said that the movie will be free to subscribers in the coming months.

FULL ARTICLE - http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-576...-indie-studio/
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Old 11-29-13, 03:08 PM
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I just noticed they have the entire runs of some Warner Bros. cartoons series: Batman: The Animated Series, Superman: The Animated Series, Pinky and the Brain, and Animaniacs. Batman might be the next thing I watch. Hopefully it won't get pulled while I'm in the middle of watching it like Spider-Man.
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Old 12-04-13, 03:13 PM
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Doing the Prime trial and while I like Falling Skies, there isn't much more of interest I don't already own on physical media. Oh yeah, I did notice that Vikings seems available free on prime now. I'll be sure to catch that... Anything else I should check out?
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Old 12-04-13, 03:34 PM
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Just depends on your tastes.

I like Justified. Good Wife is pretty good. Warehouse 13 is pretty popular. Suits, Covert Affairs, Sons of Anarchy, Sherlock, Grimm, Dowton Abbey, Doctor Who, Grimm, Workaholics, Awkward, Fringe, Parks and Rec, Damages, Pushing Daisies, West Wing, etc;

Seriously, if Amazon fixed their interface they'd be solid.

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Old 12-04-13, 04:03 PM
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Well, as you mention Justified... I almost jumped on the latest season but noticed just in time that although it is listed under prime with the rest of the "free" seasons, the latest season isn't free at all. I didn't think much of that. If it isn't free (with prime) it shouldn't be listed when you go through the prime link.
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Well, as you mention Justified... I almost jumped on the latest season but noticed just in time that although it is listed under prime with the rest of the "free" seasons, the latest season isn't free at all. I didn't think much of that. If it isn't free (with prime) it shouldn't be listed when you go through the prime link.
Why? They want people to buy it, even if they have Prime. Amazon Instant is interesting because it's a mix of buy/rent titles and "free with Prime" streaming. It's not like Netflix where unlimited streaming is the only option.

Why would you jump on the latest season though? Have you already seen the previous ones?


Anyone watch the Amazon-exclusive shows like Betas and Alpha House? It's interesting that they're going the "one new episode a week" release schedule, instead of the episode dump Netflix does for its exclusive shows.
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Old 12-04-13, 04:28 PM
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That's part of the overall interface I have complaints about. Their mixture of Free and Purchase is very rough around the edges.

It makes sense, mind you, since not every user out there is a Prime users, but there are things that should be done to make it a better overall experience.
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Old 12-04-13, 04:37 PM
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Why? They want people to buy it, even if they have Prime. Amazon Instant is interesting because it's a mix of buy/rent titles and "free with Prime" streaming. It's not like Netflix where unlimited streaming is the only option.
Why would you jump on the latest season though? Have you already seen the previous ones?
I didn't like it because of they way they advertise... "Free with prime!" They don't say "Free with prime, except the latest season!" Though maybe they should. I have no interest in buying digital files for TV or movies. I'll buy the physical media when it arrives.

I jumped to the latest season because I own the rest on Blu.
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It makes sense, mind you, since not every user out there is a Prime users, but there are things that should be done to make it a better overall experience.
Exactly. IMO Amazon Streaming should show all available seasons of "Justified" but going through the Prime link should show only free seasons. In the current jumble... well, I feel the need to exercise extra caution. If it was their goal to make me feel uncomfortable, they nailed it.
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I didn't like it because of they way they advertise... "Free with prime!" They don't say "Free with prime, except the latest season!" Though maybe they should.
Here's what I see when searching Justified on Amazon Instant:



The seasons that are free with Prime are clearly marked as such. In addition, you can click on the filter "Prime Eligible" on the left to see only those seasons eligible with Prime.


Also, I'm pretty sure most of the Amazon Instant viewing apps only show the Prime eligible seasons. I know the Xbox 360 app only shows Prime shows/seasons via a search; if I want to buy/rent something I have to go back to my PC to do so.


I think it's important to not view Prime as a service on its own. Rather, you're using the Amazon Instant service, and Prime streaming is an optional feature on it.
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Old 12-05-13, 11:18 AM
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I think it's important to not view Prime as a service on its own. Rather, you're using the Amazon Instant service, and Prime streaming is an optional feature on it.
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.

On the other hand, the inability to purchase helps the Xbox app. I'm guessing Microsoft wanted too high of a percentage of the in-app sales, or something You definitely can purchase them on the Roku.

The interface on everything except the Kindle and iPad is pretty horrible too, imho.
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Spring Breakers is up. Better to watch it there than on Netflix because you can remove things from your "recently watched" list.
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