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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.
Considering they've just kicked this off, I'd say they have a good start.

It's Amazon we're talking about, I know that they'll bring the heat.
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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.
Like I already said though, if you think Netflix's streaming selection is weak, Amazon's is NOT going to impress you. Netflix as 20,000 selections, Amazon has a whopping 5000. It will take time and money for Amazon to expand to Netflix's current levels...and all the while, Netflix will be increasing their selection even further. Second to the party always plays catchup for a long, long time.

So Amazon's approach of "here's a bonus for Prime members" makes sense. The streaming is not the product...Prime is the product. The streaming just makes the original product look a little better.
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Like I already said though, if you think Netflix's streaming selection is weak, Amazon's is NOT going to impress you. Netflix as 20,000 selections, Amazon has a whopping 5000. It will take time and money for Amazon to expand to Netflix's current levels...and all the while, Netflix will be increasing their selection even further. Second to the party always plays catchup for a long, long time.

So Amazon's approach of "here's a bonus for Prime members" makes sense. The streaming is not the product...Prime is the product. The streaming just makes the original product look a little better.
Not many popular new release type titles?

Also, what about image quality? Are they on par with Netflix?

I don't know why I'm so against Netflix? I've never had a membership with them but just refuse to get one. Must be something I've blocked out of my memory or something...
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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.
Netflix is $8/month for streaming.

So 8 x 12 = 96/Year.
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Netflix is $8/month for streaming.

So 8 x 12 = 96/Year.
So 17$ less for prime which isn't just streaming, and includes free 2-day shipping and other benefits. So if they get at least near the same amount of content as netflix I'd say there wouldn't be any reason not to switch.

I do like the interface for Netflix more, Amazon's interface may need to change for it to be easier to navigate.
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post #36 of 40
I don't even buy stuff from Amazon, but might be worth signing up just for the movies/tv!

Will wait to see if they bring out a bigger selection though
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Will this be available in Sweden? Sorry if it said so in the article, but I can barely keep my eyes open, need to sleep.

I'm asking 'cos we don't get Netflix over here, and I'm jealous!
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Can we get this if we are outside of the US? Thats the biggest problem with netflix, you need to be in the US to use it
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I don't know why I'm so against Netflix? I've never had a membership with them but just refuse to get one. Must be something I've blocked out of my memory or something...
I resisted Netflix for a long time, but did the free trial about a year ago. Best decision I ever made. $12/month for one Blu-Ray at a time (plus the streaming), and I've got more good content on my schedule than I ever did when I was paying for four premium cable channels. I'm saving a ton of money and watching more new releases...and that's not even counting the streaming!

Personally, I think anyone who gets the streaming-only option is a sucker right now. For what, $2 more you get access to all of the new releases on disc? That's hardly a premium extra price to get access to all of the GOOD content.

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So 17$ less for prime which isn't just streaming, and includes free 2-day shipping and other benefits. So if they get at least near the same amount of content as netflix I'd say there wouldn't be any reason not to switch.
Um...okay. "Free 2-day shipping" is not generally what people are looking for when they're shopping for a video service. I don't choose my radio station based on whether they also wash my car, or my movie theater based on how good their sushi is. So like I said: treating the video as a "free bonus" to the existing Prime product is a nice incentive, but the other direction just doesn't make sense to me.

And make no mistake: to get the kind of content people want, they can't keep it free. Netflix is already facing increasing content prices because the content providers are realizing that they kind of gave away the farm the first time around, and now there are a zillion Netflix subscribers underpaying. It is going to cost Netflix more money to keep the existing content as their contracts come due, much less expand into new content. Don't think for a moment that Amazon will escape that...they willl have to pay dearly too. No way it stays free, just no way.
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Umm...there is not an app for that. C'mon Amazon, you've got an app for everything else.
 
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