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Old 04-09-24, 02:16 PM
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Re: The Amazon Prime Streaming Thread

Originally Posted by PhantomStranger
The commercials on Amazon Prime are a real drag on the experience. Randomly inserting them into the content is awful.
I don't notice them much on Prime. Their Freevee stuff is awful about it though.

Watched Sicario, which is Prime, and that had 1 minute of ads to start but the movie itself had zero ad breaks (which I guess is unusual since the ads are supposed to be 2 minutes an hour or similar).

Watched Grown-ups, which is Freevee, and that had 0 minutes of ads to start, but had a total of 7 (!!) 2 - 3 minute ad breaks.

That said, they need to keep ads to the beginning of shows/movies and leave them uninterrupted for Prime users, cuz the interruptions are bullshit.

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Old 04-10-24, 09:31 AM
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Re: The Amazon Prime Streaming Thread

Amazon says, "I WANT MY THREE DOLLARS!"

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Old 04-11-24, 07:50 AM
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Doesn't look like it's going anywhere anytime soon:

Overall ad revenue rose 24% in 2023 compared with 2022, he noted, reaching $47 billion and the growth was “primarily driven by our sponsored ads.” Amazon has added Sponsored TV to the mix, giving advertisers a self-service option that will inject their messages into more than 30 streaming services, including Amazon’s Freevee and Twitch.
Old 04-11-24, 08:20 AM
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Re: The Amazon Prime Streaming Thread

Originally Posted by RichC2
Doesn't look like it's going anywhere anytime soon:
I'm curious what their numbers look like a year from now. It's probably a brilliant move because most people won't quit just over ads in videos but we don't know because the general thought is they lock you in for a year (even though they apparently allowed you to get out of it if you asked after this change)
Old 04-11-24, 08:22 AM
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Re: The Amazon Prime Streaming Thread

Originally Posted by fujishig
I'm curious what their numbers look like a year from now. It's probably a brilliant move because most people won't quit just over ads in videos but we don't know because the general thought is they lock you in for a year (even though they apparently allowed you to get out of it if you asked after this change)
Plus, the fact that most people who buy Prime do it purely for the advantages on purchases, not to access their streaming offerings.
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Re: The Amazon Prime Streaming Thread

The ads follow the eyeballs. Linear TV viewing continues to crash and the ads and ad dollars have to go somewhere. Avoiding ads on streaming is only going to get harder and more expensive.
Old 04-11-24, 05:19 PM
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I've been watching Columbo on Prime and the commercials have not been bad. I used to watch it on Peacock, but the damn Burger King commercials started to creep their way in. Hopefully the coast remains clear on Amazon.
Old 04-11-24, 07:12 PM
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Whopper Whopper Whopper whopper
Old 04-12-24, 12:04 PM
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Re: The Amazon Prime Streaming Thread

I haven't had any ads for Fallout. Now that I have said that, here comes the ads.
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Originally Posted by Deftones
I haven't had any ads for Fallout. Now that I have said that, here comes the ads.
Only the 1st episode was ad free for me.
Old 04-12-24, 03:41 PM
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Re: The Amazon Prime Streaming Thread

Originally Posted by Deftones
I haven't had any ads for Fallout. Now that I have said that, here comes the ads.
Originally Posted by kahuna
Only the 1st episode was ad free for me.
I haven't watched any more today, but I finished ep 5 last night and no ads to that point.

Maybe that was a limited time thing? Hope not.
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Re: The Amazon Prime Streaming Thread

Originally Posted by The Cow
I haven't watched any more today, but I finished ep 5 last night and no ads to that point.

Maybe that was a limited time thing? Hope not.
I could see thru this weekend or something like that.
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Originally Posted by Meathead
I could see thru this weekend or something like that.
I just started watching Ep. 6 and no ads. Also no ads for episode 7 & 8.

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Old 04-12-24, 05:02 PM
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Re: The Amazon Prime Streaming Thread

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I haven't had any ads for Fallout. Now that I have said that, here comes the ads.
Ads on episode 3
Old 04-12-24, 06:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Deftones
Ads on episode 3
Yep… got one at the beginning too.
Old 04-17-24, 03:22 PM
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Re: The Amazon Prime Streaming Thread

Originally Posted by DeFan
That may be what they want but what they are going to get is me canceling my Prime membership when it's up in August.
that's going to sting with such a small independent company like Amazon
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Old 04-19-24, 04:51 PM
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Re: The Amazon Prime Streaming Thread

The truth of the matter is Amazon is purposely weeding out consumers who may not be as profitable for their business model.

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