Originally Posted by Krusher33
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, $2 more you get access to all of the new releases on disc? That's hardly a premium extra price to get access to all of the GOOD content.
Originally Posted by cougar62
So 17$ 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.