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Posted 6/9/2012 by JustTami in NSBR Board
 

JustTami
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Posted: 6/9/2012 10:39:30 PM
I want to cancel my netflix membership and switch over to streaming with amazon prime. We've had amazon prime for a few years but I have never taken advantage of any features except free shipping.
Both of my DD's currently use the netflix app on their ipod touches to watch shows, does amazon prime have an app like that? I've looked into it a little and it doesn't seem that they do but I knew the peas would know for sure.

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Posted: 6/9/2012 10:53:13 PM
No they do not.


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Posted: 6/9/2012 11:26:27 PM
Thanks Heidi. I hope they come out with one soon.

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Posted: 6/10/2012 1:18:48 AM
We have both Netflix and Amazon Prime and have been VERY disappointed with the Amazon streaming.

The search feature, if you could call it that, stinks. There is no way to filter what is available with Prime and what is available for purchase with the search, nor are there genres like with Netflix, or any kind of queue.

My boys have tried to use the Amazon account with their devices without much luck. I am not sure if it is because Amazon will only let you register one device at a time, or if they just got fed up with the lack of features (my boys are older and very tech-savvy).

About twenty percent of the movies we have tried to load loaded with no sound. One movie lost sound three quarters of the way through. I called Amazon support and they were very condescending. "Are you sure you have your volume turned on?" Uh, yes. The sound issues never were resolved.

We have given up even trying to use Amazon Prime for the video portion. I'd give it a try before you cancel your Netflix.

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Posted: 6/10/2012 6:35:10 AM
Definitely try Prime before cancelling Netflix. I'm fairly tech savvy, and got so frustrated with trying to find stuff to watch on Amazon that I gave up.

Netflix costs me $8/month. For that, my 2 younger kids can also access it on their gaming systems and iPods (they don't live with us). Totally worth it to me to pay that, for that reason. And on the odd occasion that I watch something on Netflix, it is frustration-free.


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Posted: 6/10/2012 6:38:31 AM
I agree. I love Amazon and I love Amazon Prime. But their streaming has now come through with even a fraction of the potential that it could have.

(At the very least, put your Netflix on hold while you try Amazon)


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Posted: 6/10/2012 8:32:31 AM
I agree with the others. Amazons streams is not as good as I would expect from Amazon. I don't think they have as many selections as Netflix either. They recently added at "watchlist" which does make things a little bit easier.


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