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Initial post: Aug 18, 2011 10:03:50 AM PDT
Rose says:
I wish there was the ability to create a "wishlist" or a queue for on demand content, especially for the prime videos. When I want to stream a show from my tv, I hate having to browse through everything to find something I want.

Posted on Aug 20, 2011 11:37:04 AM PDT
Chip says:
The very fact that it so difficult to find something you want to watch, makes the prime videos feature nearly useless.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 20, 2011 1:32:48 PM PDT
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Posted on Aug 21, 2011 4:28:27 AM PDT
L.E.Postal says:
Great idea ... signed up for the Prime Membership because access to all the streaming features for only about $6.50/month is a good deal considering Hulu and Netflix are $8 per month.

But the lack of a way to make a playlist or queue is a real problem. You say you've got over 9,000 items, and I have no reason to disbelieve that, but it is hard to have to browse through them each time if you want to watch something. Usually Amazon is on the cutting edge of the technology, but Hulu and Netflix have it this time. I mean, you have most of the pieces in place with wishlists. Maybe build a queue of digital items with something like a wishlist? Please?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 21, 2011 2:40:38 PM PDT
Susan Wilson says:
Useless? Use the search function. It's not hard at all. Click on the search button (end of rows) type in the name of whatever you want. If it's Prime VOD that's how it shows up.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 21, 2011 11:09:17 PM PDT
S. Wilcox says:
I don't want to have to search every time I want to watch something - that is the purpose of a queue. It's a great feature that is offered by everyone but Amazon.

Posted on Aug 25, 2011 6:06:21 PM PDT
Salvatore says:
I created a wishlist, named it "Videos", and use that as a queue for video on demand and unbox videos I may want to download. Works as good as the Netflix queue feature (dropped them because of price increase twice in same year, but that's another story).

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 27, 2011 3:46:31 PM PDT
If you can view this wishlist on your TV, and select from it instead of searching, please let us know where you found the option. I am very interested in how to make that work.

If you're just talking about accessing the wishlist through your computer while online at Amazon, then you aren't really contributing to the current topic.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 4, 2011 12:36:14 AM PDT
How do I search for the recent prime releases in the Horror Genre?

The fact that any of these streaming options, Netflix included, but especially Amazon, do not allow more robust sorting options is perplexing to me. These days about 80-90% of the non-sports TV I watch is streamed via On-demand, Netflix, VUDU, Hulu+, and to a much smaller extent Amazon. I decide what to watch largely the same way that I always have. By browsing.

Not being to narrow the gigantic list of choices down to a managable level makes a video source useless to me. I have searched the Amazon site from my computer and found things that I want to watch. Even built a Video wishlist. Unfortunately my computer and main TV are three floors apart. This makes Amazon useless to me even with the makeshift queue that I have built. Sad since on the computer Amazon has the best sort and browse options.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 5, 2011 7:42:07 AM PDT
Russ Tennant says:
Searching from a television remote control is tedious. It would be easier to queue up shows in advance on my computer and select them from the television remote when I'm ready to watch. Also, amazon shows some television series out of order (e.g. episode 26 -> 1), queuing these on a computer would be a great workaround if it was possible. If you know of an easy way to do this, I'd love to hear it.

Posted on Sep 8, 2011 8:25:17 PM PDT
TBDave says:
I was just coming here to post the same request. Call it Wishlist, Favorites or Queue. This feature is badly needed. Especially for Roku owners.

Posted on Sep 19, 2011 3:45:15 PM PDT
I went on Amazon Customer Chat to find out about this, and this is what I was told:

You are now connected to Aditya from
Me:Hi, I had a question about Amazon's Instant Video...
Aditya:Hello, my name is Aditya. I'll be happy to help you today.
Me:is there any plans to create a "queue" to add content to?
Aditya:Elizabeth as this being related to "Amazon Instant Video". There is a different team who would be dealing with it. I will fill a form for you as there is only email support available for this.
Me:Okay, thank you for your help.
Aditya:They would get back to you in 2-3 business days through email.
Me:Okay, I appreciate you forwarding the question for me.

So, lol, no answer yet. Hopefully the email response will bring good news!

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 19, 2011 7:17:04 PM PDT
Carol says:
I just signed up for a free trial and then realized that you cannot make your "Que" available to look at and choose from while on the TV. It's not possible for me to get to the computer every time I want to watch a movie so I can browse for something. What good is 9,000 titles when you can't find something (unless you know a specific title. I thought Amazon would be a good alternative to Netflix. Not So. Am staying with Netflix. Even with their price hike - it's easier to use and cheaper!!

Posted on Sep 19, 2011 7:18:43 PM PDT
P. Fisk says:
Glad to see it's not just us who find the Amazon streaming interface nearly worthless. Amazon may have a huge library, but searching for a movie or TV show to actually watch is so much work that it's just not worth the hassle. It's 2011 -- surely the technology exists to create a workable interface for this service. Netflix is bad, but at least it has an instant queue and a search feature that actually works. The Amazon search feature turns up scores of irrelevant hits but not the thing I'm looking for. Useless!

Posted on Sep 19, 2011 8:46:47 PM PDT
Knoxx says:
I also dislike the player. If my connection gets dropped while watching a movie it's a pain to find where it left off at. I like how Netflix has the little pictures to help you find your place. This is what Amazon needs to do.

Posted on Sep 20, 2011 8:01:03 PM PDT
An Attorney says:
Agreed. It's insane that there's not an option to create a queue like Netflix. At best, it looks like there's only an option to save purchased videos in a list. The search function is essentially unworkable, as the tedious process of punching in letter by letter is a chore. And browsing when sometimes the shows are broken apart season by season, or episode by episode, is horrendous as well. It's one of the least user-friendly interfaces I can imagine--even on the Web site. I do hope that before they release their tablet, Amazon overhauls this entire thing.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 20, 2011 9:32:42 PM PDT
Not having a que or wishlist is a real bummer but also how they have the movies in catagories is very disorganized and have they same ones over and over in every catagory. they say there are 1000's of movies but on the tv i can only seem to get a few hundred and most not to my liking! I hope amazon has plans to deal with this situation and the near future because it isn't worth the $6.50 a month.

Posted on Sep 21, 2011 6:29:55 PM PDT
JMerryHaus says:
What a shock to find out that Amazon has no concept of a queue. Searching on the computer is so much easier than via the ROKU interface. Insane really. If they don't fix this it will certainly be the reason they fail.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 26, 2011 9:01:26 AM PDT
I agree. Fix it Amazon and they will come!

Posted on Sep 26, 2011 9:09:12 AM PDT
I have to add my love of the catalog, hate of the interface. I have both a roku box on my upstairs TV and a Internet connected Vizio - both can connect to Amazon Prime - The Roku is slightly better than the Vizio - but I can't even find things I want - Like, according to Amazon, "the Violent men" is an Amazon Prime video, but a search for same on my Vizio said nothing. Even for just "Viol". Now, a search on just V turned up a lot of videos, all for pay rent or buy. We need a favorites list now! It CANNOT be that hard. Even though I pay for Amazon Prime, I still watch 10 videos on Netflix to every one I watch on Amazon.

Posted on Sep 27, 2011 8:17:49 AM PDT
D. Waller says:
The absence of a queue is the only thing holding me back at this point from dropping Netflix and switching to Amazon VOD. It is nearly impossible to find movies or tv shows via the ROKU interface for Amazon VOD.

Posted on Sep 27, 2011 12:57:03 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 27, 2011 12:58:03 PM PDT
Michael says:
Ditto, add queue and I drop netflix.

Posted on Sep 27, 2011 7:10:53 PM PDT
John J. Carr says:
+1 for a queue

Posted on Sep 28, 2011 12:01:06 PM PDT
I'm pretty certain Amazon will add a queue and I hope soon. As soon as they do, I'll be recommending Amazon Prime to everyone I know who streams. I agree with others, the service is not convenient without a wish list/queue.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 28, 2011 12:02:31 PM PDT
I also can't find things unless I use a PC.
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