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Originally Posted by Shadowclock View Post
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.
I'm waiting for PS3/Wii/Xbox support of this.

Or InternetTV's

Or Boxee Box
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post #12 of 40
Between this and what's happening in Libya, my Netflix stock is suffering a bit today.

To be fair, this at least makes a $79 Prime subscription moderately valuable. Unless you buy almost everything off of Amazon and just have to have it right frickin away, it previously made little fiscal sense to me.

Edit: It still wouldn't interest me until there is a PS3 app for it. I don't watch movies on my PC, I watch them on my TV through my console.

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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
Actually, Prime still has a long way to go. They only have 5000 streaming titles, compared to over 20,000 on Netflix. Considering how many people still consider Netflix's streaming service to be significantly inferior to their disc library, that does not bode well for Amazon's library at the moment. Keywords being "at the moment", of course...nothing is stopping Amazon from cutting some of the same deals with content distributors that Netflix has done and evening the playing field, but it will take some time.

Personally, Netflix's discs are still what I watch 19 out of 20 times. The only time I use their streaming is for kids shows, they never have any decent new movies. I don't see that changing for Netflix, Amazon, or anyone else anytime soon...the content providers won't have it.
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post #13 of 40
I really like the Amazon Video on Demand. It works very well, even on a slower connection. Keep it up, AMZN.
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post #14 of 40
This is great. Nice to keep the competition healthy.
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post #15 of 40
Wait, is Prime $79 a month or year? The former seems excessive.
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A year.
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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.
Yup, does not work if you have it as a student. I was hoping mine might since I went from a paying Prime member, to a student member and was refunded 5 months of what was left. Doesn't really matter since I have Netflix.

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As an Amazon Student member you already receive:
FREE Two-Day Shipping with no minimum order size
One-Day Shipping for $3.99/item
E-mail alerts for exclusive deals and promotions from Amazon Student

Upgrade to a paid Amazon Prime membership for $79/year to also get:

Unlimited, commercial-free, instant streaming of 5,000 movies and TV shows
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I already planned on paying the $79 once my student prime expired.
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$79.00 a year for free 2-day shipping + movies/tv show streaming

Vs.

~$95.88 a year (lowest plan) for just movies/tv streaming...

I may have to cancel my Netflix account if Amazon gets a bit more selection + ps3 support for this..
 
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BUT.. is it closed captioned? Cuz Netflix streaming wasn't in the past and i was ticked off and i cancelled it.
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