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http://www.gearlog.com/2011/02/amazo...imited_mov.php

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Good news, Amazon Prime users. Amazon is amping up its fight against Netflix, and you're going to reap the benefit. Users who are already plunking down $79 a year for free unlimited two-day shipping will now get free unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows on the site, via PC and a number of set-top boxes.

Good day

It's a shame the student accounts aren't qualified.
Edited by frickfrock999 - 2/23/11 at 8:43am
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Hmm...I have Prime active until the 12th of July. I signed up for free last July with that student thing. When I go to their streaming videos, it still wants me to pay.

EDIT

There's a button that says:

"$0.00 When you upgrade to a PAID Prime membership"

Looks like its a no-go for those of us who got it for free with the student discount.
Edited by waylo88 - 2/22/11 at 9:27am
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Woah... this could be deadly for Netflix. I got a free year of prime, but at that rate with movies included with the free shipping I wouldn't budge to switch over from netflix when this expires.
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This is awesome. Hopefully the selection is up to par.
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Amazon is the largest online retailer in the world. This is certainly pretty hard competition for Netflix.
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from what i've read it is many many of the same titles that are on netfilx which makes since because amazon and netfilx arent the ones that really decide which movies are available
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If you got the free amazon prime student memberships a while back you aren't qualified for this. You have to have a full amazon prime membership apparently to have access to the free streaming content.
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Originally Posted by oregonducks45 View Post
from what i've read it is many many of the same titles that are on netfilx which makes since because amazon and netfilx arent the ones that really decide which movies are available
Well they have to sign contracts and such with the different studios; so it's somewhat in their ballpark. To a certain extent at least.
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Watched Batman Returns with the service; good speed, good quality. Faster than Netflix, which is nice. Don't know how long that will last though.
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How is the selection for those that have streamed Amazon? My wife has a netflix but I'd love to switch to Amazon just because I could save on shipping as well. What set top boxes utilize Amazon streaming? I am guessing there is a wiki list going...(goes and googles).

Forget wiki...right on the front page of Amazon.com they have all the info you need....(didn't click on source by the way )

They say 5000 but when I click on both movie streaming and tv show streaming that are "Prime Eligible" there is only 2500 total....that's not a whole lot. It's nice for added value but just to get it for a movie/show subscription service I think it is terribly lacking.

PLEASE PUT THIS IN OP THAT THE "PRIME ELIGIBLE" MOVIES ARE VERY LIMITED.

Your looking at a range of 2500 movies and shows vs the 41,000 available originally.
Edited by Shadowclock - 2/22/11 at 9:49am
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