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Amazon to launch free ad supported streaming service

Old 03-27-14, 04:14 PM
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Amazon to launch free ad supported streaming service

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/...663213198.html


It will be ad supported like Hulu. What kind of content is TBA. They think the original shows and some of the licensed material may be part of it.
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Old 03-27-14, 04:16 PM
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Re: Amazon to launch free ad supported streaming service

Cool. Watching the ads on Hulu or Hulu Plus never bothered me. I can open another window and still cruise the net.
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Old 03-28-14, 06:26 AM
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Re: Amazon to launch free ad supported streaming service

Interesting disclaimer at the bottom of the article.

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This article has been updated to reflect that Amazon has now denied that it is planning the service as described. Prior to publication, the company did not respond to requests for comment. The update also clarifies that the article is based on Amazon's outline of an advertising-supported service in talks with potential partners.
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Re: Amazon to launch free ad supported streaming service

In other words, someone who wasn't supposed to let the cat out of the bag and no one was supposed to know this information.
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Re: Amazon to launch free ad supported streaming service

The WSJ author also seems clueless that Amazon offers fee-based Amazon Instant Video (rental or purchase) in addition to (some) free video to Prime members.

He should probably become an aviation expert and find the missing Malaysian plane.
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Re: Amazon to launch free ad supported streaming service

Amazon Prime really has grown and has a tremendous amount of great content.
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Old 03-29-14, 02:06 AM
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Re: Amazon to launch free ad supported streaming service

I've never liked ad supported streams and don't trust them. Get done watching a couple of ads, playback resumes. Rewind a little because you missed something...ads triggered again. And then I read something like what happens on Crackle...you miss part of whatever you are watching because it just keeps going while an ad is being shown.
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Re: Amazon to launch free ad supported streaming service

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I've never liked ad supported streams and don't trust them. Get done watching a couple of ads, playback resumes. Rewind a little because you missed something...ads triggered again. And then I read something like what happens on Crackle...you miss part of whatever you are watching because it just keeps going while an ad is being shown.
I avoid them like the plague, even when I would like to see the content.
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