Amazon Instant Video: Tell me your thoughts

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
1168 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@LadyBlackheart:  I love amazon instant videos! Ive found it to be cheaper than Itunes. 

Post # 4
15016 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I use Netflix, Google movies/TV, and Amazon. Personally, I prefer Google but that’s because amazon doesn’t have a dedicated player app for android. I did purchase a Kindle so I can take better advantage of my prime account, so I’m sure I’ll use it more once I have the Kindle. I like Google better because I can download to my tablet, which I currently can’t do with Amazon, I just prefer the option to travel with what I purchase or rent. 

Post # 5
8677 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

We have amazon prime so we get access to their videos. It’s just like netflix. We use Netflix and Amazon’s service, we’ll poke through both to see if anything good is on.

Post # 6
1134 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I’ve never used it, but my cousin says it’s good. I’m not even sure if it’s available here since we don’t get Hulu or any of that stuff. I use Netflix because it’s $8 per month, so paying $4.99 to rent a video from Amazon would be a lot more expensive to me.

I’ve heard good things about it though.

Post # 7
1443 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard

I think it’s pretty good, but not as good as Netflix — yet. It is different, and is getting better and better as time goes by.  For example, I was able to watch the newest episodes of Under The Dome just a few days after they were released (I think Downton Abbey was like this too but I can’t remember), so it seems they are getting licensing for shows that other proviers don’t have.  They are also starting to do their own original series and I heard they were pretty good. 

There some other types of shows that are not available anywhere else too, like some DIY and HGTV shows. I’m not sure what else, as I haven’t looked into it any more than this. 

The main reason we have prime now is for the free 2 day shipping on stuff. Another advantage is that you can borrow free Kindle books — but their library is limited, I feel like I alreay tapped it months ago.

It’s really hard to say if it’s worth it or not! They give you things that you can’t get on Netflix or HULU. It’s starting to seem that if you want to see all the things, you have to rent all of these different services. it’s exhausting!

Post # 8
2394 posts
Buzzing bee

One of the reasons we signed up for Amazon Prime was so we would have access to the free instant Prime movies.

However the Amazon video library can’t begin to compare with Netflix. 

It’s just a nice little extra.

We don’t even waste our time with Red Boxes. Why? The selection is so limited and you have to drive somewhere to return the movie.

With Netflix and Amazon, you never have to go further than your laptop or mailbox.  

Post # 9
9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

We subscribe to Netflix and Hulu Plus but we regularly rent from Amazon on Demand and Vudu. We are happy with the pricing and quality of all four services.

We tested Amazon Prime but it wasn’t worth it in our opinion.

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