Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > Streaming Talk
Reload this Page >

The Amazon Prime Streaming Thread

Streaming Talk The Place to talk about streaming video and audio

The Amazon Prime Streaming Thread

Old 09-08-20, 08:03 PM
  #851  
DVD Talk Legend
 
LorenzoL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 23,101
Received 343 Likes on 271 Posts
Re: The Amazon Prime Streaming Thread

Prime Video Canada has Buffy the Vampire Slayer S1-7 already while The Golden Girls S1-7 is coming September 14th and Bones S1-12 on the 15th.
Old 09-11-20, 12:28 AM
  #852  
WTK
Anime Talk Contributor / Moderator
 
WTK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 19,691
Likes: 0
Received 389 Likes on 344 Posts
Re: The Amazon Prime Streaming Thread

Isle of Dogs (free with ads • IMDb TV)

Amazon Amazon
Old 09-11-20, 09:50 AM
  #853  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Posts: 664
Received 18 Likes on 13 Posts
Re: The Amazon Prime Streaming Thread

Originally Posted by WTK View Post
Isle of Dogs (free with ads ē IMDb TV)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07C4424P2
I just added it to my Watchlist but wonder how intrusive the ads will be. I guess I'll find out!
Old 10-01-20, 06:10 AM
  #854  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 313
Received 13 Likes on 12 Posts
Re: The Amazon Prime Streaming Thread

New month, new cheez-it promotion. Watch 8 hours of thrillers for $5 of cheeze-it credit and potentially $5 of prime video credit (while supplies last)

Amazon Amazon

If you do it, I highly recommend Star Trek 2: Wrath of Khan (one of the best Star Trek films).
Old 10-01-20, 08:51 AM
  #855  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 1,409
Likes: 0
Received 41 Likes on 37 Posts
Re: The Amazon Prime Streaming Thread

Can you fast forward through the movies and have it registered as watched?
Old 10-01-20, 10:49 AM
  #856  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 313
Received 13 Likes on 12 Posts
Re: The Amazon Prime Streaming Thread

Not sure, because it doesn't let you know whether a film is registered as watched or not - if you succeed in watching the 8 hours, you get an email a couple of days after the fact with the credit(s).

You can, I believe, have two or three movies going on at the same time, though.

Just be aware (see upthread) that not everyone's gotten the video credit (cause there's only a limited supply).
Old 10-01-20, 12:42 PM
  #857  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
DJLinus's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 8,972
Received 39 Likes on 36 Posts
Re: The Amazon Prime Streaming Thread

If I just want to log the movie and not actually watch it, I'll stream it on my living room TV, mute it, set a timer for it to turn off after its done, and go to bed. That worked. I got the credit two months ago. Last month I never got the email.
Old 10-01-20, 01:49 PM
  #858  
DVD Talk Hero
 
davidh777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Home of 2013 NFL champion Seahawks
Posts: 49,344
Received 635 Likes on 519 Posts
Re: The Amazon Prime Streaming Thread

Yeah, I never got the Cheeze-It credit. I guess it’s good to know that it might have been because it was limited and not just because it failed somehow.
Old 10-01-20, 04:31 PM
  #859  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Sunny Hawaii
Posts: 7,396
Received 222 Likes on 143 Posts
Re: The Amazon Prime Streaming Thread

Originally Posted by thematahara View Post
Can you fast forward through the movies and have it registered as watched?
No. You have to have an actual 8 hours of streaming time.

Originally Posted by Defiant View Post
You can, I believe, have two or three movies going on at the same time, though.
I had problems doing that last month. It didnít register as having completed, even though I had (simultaneously) streamed enough hours. Even after waiting a few days for the delayed notification. I only got it by later adding some more hours of (non-simultaneous) streaming and by then it was too late to get the digital credits.

This month Iím playing it safe and only doing serial streaming.

Originally Posted by davidh777 View Post
Yeah, I never got the Cheeze-It credit. I guess itís good to know that it might have been because it was limited and not just because it failed somehow.
​​​​
The Cheez-it credits are not limited. Only the additional Video credit
Old 10-01-20, 04:55 PM
  #860  
DVD Talk Legend
 
whotony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: ^ Kristen Bell
Posts: 21,570
Received 330 Likes on 260 Posts
Re: The Amazon Prime Streaming Thread

This is how I do it. Open it up on iPad and shrink it down and play on the side in the back ground.



Old 10-01-20, 06:35 PM
  #861  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
DJLinus's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 8,972
Received 39 Likes on 36 Posts
Re: The Amazon Prime Streaming Thread

Cheez-It title runtimes, from longest to shortest:

Casino Royale 2:24
Close Encounters 2:14
The Legend of Zorro 2:10
Gemini Man 1:57
A Simple Favor 1:56
Star Trek II 1:53
Red 1:51
The Lighthouse 1:49
The Village 1:47
The Terminator 1:47
Fast Color 1:41
Night of the Living Dead 1:35
47 Meters Down: Uncaged 1:30
Crawl 1:27
The Uninvited 1:27
Old 10-01-20, 11:17 PM
  #862  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 6,096
Received 178 Likes on 138 Posts
Re: The Amazon Prime Streaming Thread

Originally Posted by DJLinus View Post
Cheez-It title runtimes, from longest to shortest:

Casino Royale 2:24
Close Encounters 2:14
The Legend of Zorro 2:10
Gemini Man 1:57
A Simple Favor 1:56
Star Trek II 1:53
Red 1:51
The Lighthouse 1:49
The Village 1:47
The Terminator 1:47
Fast Color 1:41
Night of the Living Dead 1:35
47 Meters Down: Uncaged 1:30
Crawl 1:27
The Uninvited 1:27

I've never heard of this before. How do you know if you're getting credit or not? Is their a counter somewhere in your account you can look at?
Old 10-02-20, 06:22 AM
  #863  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
DJLinus's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 8,972
Received 39 Likes on 36 Posts
Re: The Amazon Prime Streaming Thread

AFAIK there's no counter. You just have to mentally take note of how long the movies you watch are and if they tally up to a combined 8 hours. Whether or not you then get the credit, it's a crapshoot.
Old 10-02-20, 08:20 AM
  #864  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
IDrinkMolson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: DE
Posts: 4,683
Received 511 Likes on 225 Posts
Re: The Amazon Prime Streaming Thread

You can go here to at least see if it registered.
Amazon Amazon

And you can click them and go back to the movie page, and they should say "Watch Again", which tells me it completed. But I'm getting some weird results this time. Some say Watch Again, others say Continue Watching, and on Roku some will say just Watch Now like it was never started. The Continue Watching ones are either half way through (idk, maybe it stopped playing) or at the first minute or so. And I know some of them made it way past there.

So I just keep spinning them up to make sure.

Last edited by IDrinkMolson; 10-02-20 at 08:29 AM.
Old 10-02-20, 09:04 AM
  #865  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
DJLinus's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 8,972
Received 39 Likes on 36 Posts
Re: The Amazon Prime Streaming Thread

Thanks for that link. So far I've completed three movies. One says "watch again" and two say "continue watching" Weird. (All streamed on Roku TVs.)
Old 10-02-20, 11:50 AM
  #866  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
b2net's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 5,824
Received 112 Likes on 90 Posts
Re: The Amazon Prime Streaming Thread

And even though we let them run all the way through the credits, I suspect they only count up to the credits. Therefore make sure you watch well beyond the 8 hour requirement. Maybe subtract 10+ minutes from each watched movie when figuring your total.
Old 10-02-20, 11:56 AM
  #867  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 313
Received 13 Likes on 12 Posts
Re: The Amazon Prime Streaming Thread

Amazon Amazon

Looks like there's a promotion for Prime members of $5 if you host a watch party (it looks like it's specifically to host it, not just participate it). Do people want to organize short watch parties? (eg, watch my movie, I'll watch yours)?

Last edited by Defiant; 10-02-20 at 12:02 PM.
Old 10-02-20, 11:24 PM
  #868  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 6,096
Received 178 Likes on 138 Posts
Re: The Amazon Prime Streaming Thread

Originally Posted by b2net View Post
And even though we let them run all the way through the credits, I suspect they only count up to the credits. Therefore make sure you watch well beyond the 8 hour requirement. Maybe subtract 10+ minutes from each watched movie when figuring your total.
I've "watched" seven of them so far. I did watch The Village all the way through. I've been wanting to rewatch that one for a long time but it was never available on Netflix or Prime whenever I have looked for it in the past. I do want to watch Gemini Man. Night of the Living Dead is one I've just never got around to seeing, so I may have to check that one out as well.
Old 10-04-20, 08:33 PM
  #869  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
IDrinkMolson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: DE
Posts: 4,683
Received 511 Likes on 225 Posts
Re: The Amazon Prime Streaming Thread

I got the Video and Cheez-it earned reward email today.
Old 10-04-20, 11:01 PM
  #870  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 313
Received 13 Likes on 12 Posts
Re: The Amazon Prime Streaming Thread

Another promo. Buy $20 of eligible snacks, get $5 of Prime Video credit.

Amazon Amazon
Old 10-04-20, 11:28 PM
  #871  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 6,096
Received 178 Likes on 138 Posts
Re: The Amazon Prime Streaming Thread

Originally Posted by IDrinkMolson View Post
I got the Video and Cheez-it earned reward email today.
I only got one email for the Cheez-Its credit. Was there two different emails? Does the amount show up somewhere in your account. I already have $25 in No Rush Rewards. I wonder if it will take the credit from there first or from the Cheez-Its digital credits.
Old 10-04-20, 11:55 PM
  #872  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
IDrinkMolson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: DE
Posts: 4,683
Received 511 Likes on 225 Posts
Re: The Amazon Prime Streaming Thread

Originally Posted by movieguru View Post
I only got one email for the Cheez-Its credit. Was there two different emails? Does the amount show up somewhere in your account. I already have $25 in No Rush Rewards. I wonder if it will take the credit from there first or from the Cheez-Its digital credits.
Mine says in the email: You have received a $5 credit towards Cheez-It products and $5 Prime Video credit.
You have to click Redeem in the email in order to get the Video credit too.

Not positive, but I think it takes whichever one expires sooner.
Old 10-05-20, 12:42 AM
  #873  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 6,096
Received 178 Likes on 138 Posts
Re: The Amazon Prime Streaming Thread

Originally Posted by IDrinkMolson View Post
Mine says in the email: You have received a $5 credit towards Cheez-It products and $5 Prime Video credit.
You have to click Redeem in the email in order to get the Video credit too.

Not positive, but I think it takes whichever one expires sooner.
This is the wording they used in my email so i guess I didn't get the video credit or there are no more video credits available:

"Thank you for participating in the Cheez-It Streaming challenge. You have received a $5 credit towards Cheez-It products. Click the button below to redeem your reward and follow the instructions on how to use your reward. Reward Expiration: January 31, 2021 8:00:00 AM UTC"
Old 10-05-20, 12:47 AM
  #874  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 313
Received 13 Likes on 12 Posts
Re: The Amazon Prime Streaming Thread

I didn't get either credit. Probably because I was running movies at the same time (I thought it worked for me previously...)
Old 10-05-20, 06:42 AM
  #875  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: NW Missouri
Posts: 542
Received 42 Likes on 31 Posts
Re: The Amazon Prime Streaming Thread

I havenít (at least yet) received either credit even though I watched well past the requirement for a few days now. It worked for me fine last month, but not this month!

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2022 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.