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Old 02-22-11, 08:50 AM
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Amazon Prime members now get free TV (and movie) streaming



http://www.amazon.com/Video-On-Deman...&node=16261631

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Old 02-22-11, 08:54 AM
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Excellent! Hopefully Amazon Video comes to PS3 at some point...
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Re: Amazon Prime members now get free TV (and movie) streaming

Just wish the hookup w/ my Panasonic TV/BD could get 5.1 when streaming Amazon. Either way, great new reason to join Prime
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Re: Amazon Prime members now get free TV (and movie) streaming

Wow, great news! I don't have prime but I might do it for this reason. I have a Netflix membership and they have more for streaming but they don't have many of the new releases for streaming.

Edit: I now see that Amazon does NOT have ALL movies eligible for free. Most of the new releases are not included in this plan. But if you want prime for the quick shipping this is a nice added bonus.

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Re: Amazon Prime members now get free TV (and movie) streaming

I do have Prime and I wouldn't hold your breath on those new releases. Stuff like Unstoppable and Red still come up as $3.99 for me, while older movies are reflecting "$0.00"

Right now, I'm showing a total of 1669 free movies and 484 free TV shows.
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Re: Amazon Prime members now get free TV (and movie) streaming

Unfortunately this only works for the primary account holder and not "family members."
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Re: Amazon Prime members now get free TV (and movie) streaming

Originally Posted by Chew

Right now, I'm showing a total of 1669 free movies and 484 free TV shows.
Where does Amazon come up with 5000 then?
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Re: Amazon Prime members now get free TV (and movie) streaming

This could be interesting. My Roku does Netflix and Amazon VOD, as well as Hulu Plus, I wonder if I could finally replace cable like this...
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Awesome news. I'm so addicted to Prime, but it's hard to justify the cost. Now I have a reason, but not sure how to get the content on on my tv since I only have a PS3. Would I need to buy a new blu-ray player?
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Old 02-22-11, 09:26 AM
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Re: Amazon Prime members now get free TV (and movie) streaming

Originally Posted by big whoppa
Where does Amazon come up with 5000 then?
Each season of the TV shows are being counted as 'one' toward the 484 total, but I would guess each individual episode in each season counts toward the 5000.
Old 02-22-11, 09:29 AM
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Re: Amazon Prime members now get free TV (and movie) streaming

Originally Posted by dvdjunkie32
Awesome news. I'm so addicted to Prime, but it's hard to justify the cost. Now I have a reason, but not sure how to get the content on on my tv since I only have a PS3. Would I need to buy a new blu-ray player?
Looks like a simple Roku box would be sufficient

http://www.amazon.com/gp/video/ontv/..._rd_i=16261631

Also: "*Prime Instant videos are not currently available on TiVo devices"

Hopefully "currently" is accurate and will be added shortly.
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Re: Amazon Prime members now get free TV (and movie) streaming

Originally Posted by big whoppa
Where does Amazon come up with 5000 then?
Maybe one each for SD and HD? 2 x 1700 = 3400 and 2 x 500 = 1000... total is almost 5000.
Old 02-22-11, 11:31 AM
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Re: Amazon Prime members now get free TV (and movie) streaming

Originally Posted by Michael Corvin
Unfortunately this only works for the primary account holder and not "family members."
Another note on that from Engadget:

We're hearing that this is only for paid Prime subscribers, so if you're a college student or the like with a free membership you're sadly out of luck.
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Re: Amazon Prime members now get free TV (and movie) streaming

It’s like looking through the $5 dump bin at Wal-Mart, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Lots of catalog titles from Warner and Columbia.

I made a quick list from just the first 10 pages of what I’d actually sit down and watch (or watch again as the case may be), and there’s a good mix of stuff that’s not available for free elsewhere (ie Netflix/Hulu).
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Does not work with Unbox.
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Folks getting Prime through the free student offer are not eligible.
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Wow, this is freaking awesome of Amazon. They are really stepping up their plans to take over the world.
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Well this is stupid. My wife and I have Prime. She's the primary member. So to use this new service, I'd have to log out of my Amazon account and log in as her.
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Originally Posted by dvdjunkie32
Awesome news. I'm so addicted to Prime, but it's hard to justify the cost. Now I have a reason, but not sure how to get the content on on my tv since I only have a PS3. Would I need to buy a new blu-ray player?


Amazon on demand is available on Roku or Tivo but unlike Roku, Tivo doesn't stream. I have both devices.

Also, this must be good news for Roku. Since AppleTV is not mentioned on Amazon, they probably can't stream from Amazon.

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Originally Posted by big whoppa
Since AppleTV is not mentioned on Amazon, they probably can't stream from Amazon.
Which is why I bought a Roku player instead of AppleTV!
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Re: Amazon Prime members now get free TV (and movie) streaming

Too many BBC series in the TV section, guess they couldn't scored the major networks.
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I looked today and most new stuff was coming up as $3.99 as well.
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Originally Posted by MJG87
Too many BBC series in the TV section, guess they couldn't scored the major networks.
I don't know if you're aware of this, but the BBC is one of the biggest networks in the world.
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Re: Amazon Prime members now get free TV (and movie) streaming

Related to this topic.......

I've been trying to google this, but haven't found it.

Does anyone know of a website that lists currently airing TV shows and where they can be (legally) streamed?

Obviously, I know you can go straight to the network's website and find most shows. But, I'm interested in where else.

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