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Old 01-31-14, 10:25 AM
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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?
Appears there are more rumors being reported lately. Anything from $20 to $40 increases per year. CNet and Huffingtonpost are two examples of reports.

I dropped Acorn when it went from $29 to $49 and I've stopped much of my impulse buying from Amazon so other than the occasional purchase and Prime streaming on my Roku not much use for me paying additional.

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Old 02-01-14, 08:19 AM
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Good discussion going on about that very topic in the Store Forum....

Amazon Prime price to possibly increase by $20 to $40
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...t-video&sr=1-1


The Americans (FX) is now available on Amazon Prime. If you have cable and didn't watch season 1 for whatever reason, you have 3 weeks to catch up.
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Old 02-06-14, 09:09 PM
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Great news! Wanted to catch this!
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...t-video&sr=1-1

The Americans (FX) is now available on Amazon Prime. If you have cable and didn't watch season 1 for whatever reason, you have 3 weeks to catch up.
Amazon Prime is also getting a couple other FX shows:

Archer
It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia
How I Met Your Mother
The League
Louie

Amazon Prime snags 'Archer' and 5 more Fox series, launches ten free pilots

The content arms race between streaming video providers Netflix, Amazon and Hulu shows no signs of slowing down, and here's Amazon's latest assault. The Prime Instant Video service is pushing new, exclusive, original content at the same time it gains access to popular TV shows from a new deal with Fox. The latter arrangement brings FX series The Americans as a streaming exclusive to Amazon, plus archived episodes of The League, Louie, How I Met Your Mother, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Archer on a non-exclusive basis next month. The Americans returns for season two on February 26th, and we're sure the network is hoping viewers will binge on the well-reviewed series in time to start watching then.

Of course, Netflix has shown that exclusive original content is key to growth, and Amazon is repeating its "pilot season" judged by the public to pick new shows. Last time around the process resulted in Alpha House and Betas, and now ten hopefuls -- split among five "primetime" adult options and five kids shows -- are streaming for free. Among them are two hour-long dramas with The After, a show from X-Files creator Chris Carter, and Bosch, a murder-mystery based on the popular detective novels by Michael Connelly that's co-written by The Wire's Eric Overmyer.

FULL ARTICLE - http://www.engadget.com/2014/02/07/a...-pilot-season/
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Old 02-07-14, 11:11 PM
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I watched The After and actually liked it. I votes for that one. It wasn't perfect, but I'm curious about what happens next.
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I caught The After as well and hope it gets picked up. I'm a sucker for disaster films.
Whatever that 'creature' was I'd like to know how it ties everyone together. Markings and Birthdays ... and a naked Arielle Kebbel
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Old 02-08-14, 05:59 PM
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Anyone have any recommendations for a "costume drama" on Prime streaming?? Yes I know....but I kind of like getting lost in them. I've seen Downton (who hasn't) Cranford, Larkrise to Candleford and a couple others I can;t recall right now. Anything similar (and free, sorry I'm cheap).

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Old 02-09-14, 12:25 AM
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Just finished watching Bosch and really liked it. Will be voting yes on that.
The After is good but should be kept to 12-13 episodes. Anything more will seem like padding. Chris Carter I think is enjoying not being on network.
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Anyone have any recommendations for a "costume drama" on Prime streaming?? Yes I know....but I kind of like getting lost in them. I've seen Downton (who hasn't) Cranford, Larkrise to Candleford and a couple others I can;t recall right now. Anything similar (and free, sorry I'm cheap).
Have you watched the two Upstairs, Downstairs series? They have both the original and the remake.

http://www.amazon.com/On-Trial/dp/B004UAKAE2/
http://www.amazon.com/The-Fledgling-HD/dp/B004W1GCVE/

Mr Selfridge was good. Season 2 is currently airing in the UK and should be coming to PBS soon.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00C4Q0A3K/

Bleak House was also good.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00406ROD6/
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Old 02-10-14, 11:25 AM
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Thank you
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Some of the PaleyFest videos are must-sees for fans of the series. They usually make for awesome bonus material on DVDs.
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Old 02-17-14, 08:03 AM
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If there are any Red vs. Blue fans out there , Prime now offers seasons 1-10 ( theyve had 1-5,7 for awhile but 6, 8-10 are recent additions)
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I watched one of the Amazon "pilot season" shows and was treated to an insurance advertisement! WTF!?! I don't expect to pay and still see advertisements. That pisses me off. Now that I check the Amazon home page I see it says "presented by Geico". I'm curious, does Netflix do this with their original programs? What next, ads on blu-rays? Oh wait... PBS already does that.
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I think the Pilot Season are free for all, hence the advertisements.
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Old 02-17-14, 08:47 PM
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I think the Pilot Season are free for all, hence the advertisements.
Really? They couldn't identify the prime users and exempt us from the ads? Not worth their effort I guess. Fine. It all factors in come decision time...
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What's the big deal? It's just 1 ad that plays before the episode starts.

The episode is commercial free otherwise. I watched Bosch the other day and I found nothing bothersome about it.

You have to realize that Amazon isn't making any money off these pilots. If they can get some money from 1 promotional spot to recoup some production costs, so be it.
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I watched one of the Amazon "pilot season" shows and was treated to an insurance advertisement! WTF!?! I don't expect to pay and still see advertisements. That pisses me off. Now that I check the Amazon home page I see it says "presented by Geico". I'm curious, does Netflix do this with their original programs? What next, ads on blu-rays? Oh wait... PBS already does that.
It's only a matter of time until Netflix and Amazon introduce commercials into their paid video subscriptions. At the moment, neither service wants to become the bad guy first with consumers. This would be a time when collusion might facilitate matters.
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What's the big deal? It's just 1 ad that plays before the episode starts.
No big deal. One little commercial here... another there... before long it looks like network television! And you get to pay for it all! The connection, the content and all the lovely ads.

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Old 02-18-14, 10:24 AM
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The pilots are not part of the Prime subscription. It's a freebie.

I can certainly see the time when Prime and Netflix, etc., start running ads at the start of a movie/TV episode. I would be OK with that as long as subscription prices stay low and the ads don't start appearing mid-movie/episode. It's precisely why I don't subscribe to Hulu Plus.
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Amazon is already the bad guy. Look at all the ads they put on Amazon and IMDB and now put IMDB on Amazon product searches.
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Grounded: The Making of The Last of Us (HD) is FREE on Amazon Instant Video. This is a full-length documentary feature going behind-the-scenes on the game's creation and development.

You'll also get a $1 Amazon MP3 Credit for purchasing the video.

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Teen Wolf: Seasons 1-3 are now available on Amazon Prime.

They're also adding more MGM films.

Prime Instant Video to Be the Exclusive Subscription Streaming Home for MTV’s Teen Wolf

Amazon.com, Inc. today announced a content licensing agreement with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc. (MGM) that will make Prime Instant Video the exclusive online-only subscription home for streaming all past seasons and episodes of the popular MTV series Teen Wolf. This news follows the announcement made in October that Amazon and MGM expanded their content licensing agreement, which included making the epic series Vikings available on Prime Instant Video.

Today’s announcement also brings Prime members a number of beloved MGM films, including Oscar-winning titles The Usual Suspects, Raging Bull and Thelma and Louise, all available for instant streaming on hundreds of compatible devices anytime, anywhere. Additional fan favorites, such as The Terminator, The Silence of the Lambs, Moonstruck and A Fish Called Wanda, will also be available to Prime members later this year as part of the deal.

“Teen Wolf is a dark, edgy show that really resonates with Amazon customers. We’re thrilled to offer all past seasons exclusively to Prime members so they can catch up or re-watch favorite episodes of the hit series at no additional cost,” said Brad Beale, Director of Digital Video Content Acquisition for Amazon. “We’re also excited to add more MGM classic films such as Raging Bull and Thelma and Louise to Prime Instant Video. We know our customers love these great films.”
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http://m.deadline.com/2014/02/ripper...-of-broadcast/

Ripper Street, which aired in the U.S. on BBC America and cancelled in the UK, was picked up for a 3rd season by Amazon Prime.
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