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Amazon's prime account is useless... They already offer free shipping on orders over 25$, and anything I order from amazon gets to my house within 2 days, so what happens if I want to stream from amazon, but don't have the prime account (because I find it absolutely useless)...
     
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Originally Posted by xxicrimsonixx View Post
so what happens if I want to stream from amazon, but don't have the prime account (because I find it absolutely useless)...
You sign up for one or you pay the rental/purchase price for everything. I think that's the obvious answer you seek.
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You sign up for one or you pay the rental/purchase price for everything. I think that's the obvious answer you seek.
They should have an option to purchase one of them separately... Because I have no use for the shipping, but I have use for their video streaming... I use Netflix currently, but the selection sucks, and if Amazon put their selection on video stream, then that would just be so much better.
     
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They should have an option to purchase one of them separately... Because I have no use for the shipping, but I have use for their video streaming... I use Netflix currently, but the selection sucks, and if Amazon put their selection on video stream, then that would just be so much better.
Just cough up the $79 a month and consider the 2-day shipping (guaranteed) with the option for cheap 1-day shipping a bonus. For everyone else, the video streaming is the bonus, for you it's the other way around

EDIT: I just logged into my Prime account and looked over the titles... and I don't think it would be worth signing up for just to watch some more movies. A lot of the movies they have on their streaming are the same ones Netflix currently has, or they're movies from previous Netflix streaming rotations. Similar to Netflix, the selection in Sci-Fi, Horror, and Westerns are pretty lacking, but moreso on Prime. Lastly, sorting/sifting through the titles on Amazon is grossly inferior, particularly due to the lack of a list view and subcategories.

Overall, a lot of the movies on there are just like Netflix streaming: filler movies that nobody wants to watch. There are also a lot less to choose from, so the good:junk ratio is poor.
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Oh bby! I use prime for school books, but this is just ubersome. I got a year prime free and another free year bcuz I got their student promo hehehe
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doesn't qualify for the student prime membership :'(
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I'm building a HTPC. How would this work for WMC? An add-on or would we have to open a browswer? Trying to keep it as simple as possible...
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lol you need a "paid" membership...

sigh in the same boat with the student primes.
 
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I'd probably get it solely for the streaming.
Considering everything you get, it sounds perfect for me.
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If they get more content to stream it may be worth the 80$, netflix is what, almost 100$ a year? If they can match the amount of content that netflix has I think they will be a serious competitor.
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