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Old 09-19-2013, 12:15 AM   #1
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Old 09-19-2013, 12:19 AM   #2
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Old 09-19-2013, 07:42 PM   #3
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I have Hulu Plus, Netflix, and Amazon Prime. We use Amazon Prime maybe 0.001% of the time. I don't really care for it as much as the others.

With the Prime membership you get free two day shipping (on most items), can borrow a book a month if you have a Kindle, and get the streaming service. I don't think I am going to renew my Prime this year after having it for a few years. We hardly use the video service, I have a ton of books already on my Kindle and the new "add on items" from Amazon reduce the amount of Prime shipping items. We do shop at Amazon a lot and utilize the prime shipping often.

My biggest complaint about prime streaming is that you can add titles to your watch list, but the free streaming of those titles changes. They might be free to stream today, so I add them to my list, then next week they are no longer free and I would have to pay.

We haven't used Hulu Plus much the past few months either as it was summer TV. Now, with the new season, I am sure that will increase. We use Netflix mostly for kids shows. We currently use Vudu a lot...since finding the trading forum we have 30 or so movies that we want to see but haven't had the time.

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Old 09-19-2013, 08:06 PM   #4
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I use it on my Kindle Fire HD and on the Panasonic Blu-ray player in the bedroom when my 3 year-old wants to watch some Pixar movies I bought on there.

Otherwise the vast majority of streaming I do is through VUDU since they have better quality video and audio on Blu-ray players and can link to my UV account.
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Old 09-19-2013, 08:17 PM   #5
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we use it at home as well. mostly just for tv shows that are on cable/satellite that we canít watch.

Been thinking of getting Netflix as well.
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Old 09-19-2013, 08:17 PM   #6
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My family and myself use this daily. It great that i can access the service on any of our TV's, blu ray players or PS3. Lots of movies and TV shows to choose from. My wife can put on Sesame Street or any other kid program to occupy our rugrats. The added benefit of getting mostly everything purchased on Amazon is a plus as well. And 1 book a month on top of that keeps us happy.
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Old 09-19-2013, 08:19 PM   #7
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They carry some things that Netflix doesn't have to stream, so in that sense it's essential.
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Old 09-19-2013, 09:00 PM   #8
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We do as well. We don't use it as much as Netflix, but there are things on it that aren't on Netflix. Although I will echo the frustration on adding titles that are free for a limited time. Very frustrating for me, since I can't always watch something the day I add it to the watch list. Still, it is a nice companion to Netflix and the free shipping on items through Prime has come in handy on saving us money.
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Old 09-19-2013, 09:49 PM   #9
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I watched all of Downton Abbey through Prime when I had a trial, and it was a good experience. The PS3 app works quite nicely, and the quality is solid too. I think the app has some advantages over Netflix's, most notably for me is the ability to customize subtitles (size, color, transparency, etc...).

They don't have enough exclusive content over Netflix for me to switch to one or the other, and I can't really justify getting Prime in addition to Netflix, as I don't buy that much from Amazon for it to really be worth it.

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Old 09-19-2013, 09:58 PM   #10
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I see your point Mifune. We're down to just basic cable, so it works for my family(especially my little guy).
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Old 09-19-2013, 11:06 PM   #11
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We bought it for Christmas Last year, between shipping on amazon, books for kindle, and video service. Out of all the services Amazon is the best for us on quality. It sstreams better quality than Netflixs and better than SD Vudu. It is great for select seasons, but After watching Lost from first to last episodes, and few od end movies... Wife uses Netflixs more due to selection for that kind of service. I use Vudu for movies. Its both of our fall back provider. When Netflixs is down It is ALWAYS up since amazon owns Netflixs rented server space.

Who redeems Amazon movie codes?

glad to know the want to watch list doesnt keep the price :-/
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Old 09-19-2013, 11:13 PM   #12
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Quote:
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I see your point Mifune. We're down to just basic cable, so it works for my family(especially my little guy).
Yeah I can see that. They have an exclusive deal with Nickelodeon too, which is awesome for kids..
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Old 09-20-2013, 12:53 AM   #13
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Kind of like Netflix's deal with Disney and Adult Swim for me
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Old 09-26-2013, 05:20 PM   #14
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I'd use it if my Western Digital Live box ever supports it.
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Been using it since February - it complements NetFlix and Hulu+ well. I actually find that the kids go here first for something to watch.
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I just started using it, pretty cool
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Old 01-27-2014, 02:21 PM   #17
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I would use it more if I had devices that had a dedicated Amazon Instant Video app.
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Old 03-07-2014, 03:12 AM   #18
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I use it for the exclusive stuff. I watch it on my iPad when I'm exercising on the bike and on Playstation 4 and my Sony Blu Ray player. I've been working my way through Veronica Mars before the movie comes out next week. I'm more than halfway through Season 2 at the moment with a week to go.
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Any idea when the most recent seasons of Downton Abbey and Sherlock will become viewable through Prime (based on past history)?
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Any idea when the most recent seasons of Downton Abbey and Sherlock will become viewable through Prime (based on past history)?
It looks like Amazon has lost the streaming rights to Sherlock. Season 3 is heading to Netflix starting next week, along with seasons 1 and 2 (which appear to have already been pulled from Amazon Prime).

'Sherlock' Season 3 will stream as a Netflix exclusive next week
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