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Posted on Mar 27, 2012 9:43:56 AM PDT
Not sure if anybody at Amazon reads this thread but an overhall of the interface for watching videos, primarily on tvs, would make me happier then adding more content. I appreciate the additional content but it's such a chore compared to other services to look through the content and not being able to save a list is really annoying.

Posted on Apr 2, 2012 3:03:48 PM PDT
Just signed up for the free trail but no way!! I'm cancelling already!! There is absolutely no way I'm wasting my time searching and typing in crap with my remote control for my TV every time I want to watch something!! Unless & until Amazon adds a queue, I'm sticking with Netflix and Hulu!! I'd way rather pay more money than all that extra time!! Pffffffffff!!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 3, 2012 12:03:06 PM PDT
S. Hoge says:
Youtube also has a playlist mechanism (click the "+" icon) so other VOD providers have been able to successfully engineer the same functionality.

Posted on Apr 3, 2012 3:36:20 PM PDT
Judith says:
Just saw they added PS3 to the list of players for Amazon Video. As I read the posting from Amazon concerning this I was hoping it would say "In addition, we have added a queue feature". No such luck. So disappointed. Please Amazon. We need to be able to save our video choices! Here we are in 2012 and I'm using a pen and paper! Seriously! QUEUE please!!

Posted on Apr 5, 2012 5:01:53 AM PDT
Netflix has the absolute best queue. The only way they could improve it would be to have individual queues for each member of your family. Right now you can have separate DVD queues, but not Instant queues. The main use for that would be for parental control. The kids would log into their controlled queue and watch appropriate shows for their age.

I don't use Hulu's queue much but my impression is that it doesn't take you to the next video automatically, you have to choose the next one. I just bookmark the pages of the shows I watch.

In Amazon you can create a new Wishlist and put the shows you want to watch in it. But then getting to the right episode is a lot more work. And as far as I can tell there isn't even an Add to Wishlist button on the Kindle Fire to add shows to that Wishlist. You have to do that from a computer.

Hands down Netflix has the best queue. And when it comes to searching for new content and recommendations of what to watch, Netflix again. That said, I may stop my Netflix instant subscription (once I've printed out my queue contents so I can find the shows on Amazon) since I already have Amazon Prime. I'll keep the DVD portion so I can search their database for recommendations (which I'll check to see if Amazon has for free) and for shows with multiple episodes since I can get three or more episodes per DVD for less than $2 per DVD (Amazon charges $1 to $3+ per episode) since I can easily get 4+ DVDs per month.

Message to Amazon: Come up with a way to add shows to a queue and track which episodes I've watched without infringing on Netflix's patents. That may be tough to do, but I'm sure they can figure it out. They've done some really great things before so I'm sure they come up with something.

Posted on Apr 5, 2012 5:20:04 PM PDT
What can I say that others haven't already said? Nothing. Well, maybe something. Really Amazon? Thankfully, it's fairly easy to get to the kid's videos. Other than absolute pain in the butt interface. The lack of the queue really is moronic. How many more people are going to have to post on this thread before you finally do what the collective asks?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 7, 2012 7:44:29 PM PDT
Well I guess we'll have at least one more. Now that ps3 support is out I signed up for. The trial. Really you've got to be kidding me - no queue. Amazon are you really serious about this servos?

Posted on Apr 8, 2012 3:38:51 PM PDT
+1 guaranteed Prime customer if you can come up with a queue system(including recently watched), otherwise I'm going to stick with Netflix despite the other benefits (shipping, ebook lending, etc.)

Posted on Apr 9, 2012 7:22:12 PM PDT
M. Denis says:
I agree with all of the posters who say that if there was a cue for amazon prime instant streaming, I'd drop Netflix. I saved several amazon streaming titles as web 'favorites' a while back, and that works, but Netflix instant queue is so much more convenient, i use that many times every day. Please, Amazon, it can't be that hard to come up with an instant queue.

Posted on Apr 10, 2012 9:48:42 PM PDT
CNC Inc. says:
Still no queue? Back to Netflix I go with the Superior Interface. to find out the net movies FYI

Posted on Apr 13, 2012 3:09:55 PM PDT
Amazonista says:
Dear Santa,

All I want this Christmas is for Amazon to grant us this wish.

Thank you!

Posted on Apr 15, 2012 10:53:28 AM PDT
Amazon, come on...get the search and queue into the 21st Century. My friends and family are waiting for my review of Amazon Streaming.

The quality is good, but I will not sign up if the search and queue are not fixed.

BTW, word of mouth can really ruin your day!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 17, 2012 4:56:09 AM PDT
I love the streaming video format and am a Netflix subscriber. I had Amazon and canceled about a year ago because it was so flawed. Poor reception, lots of breakdowns during a film, always 'loading video'. The site is difficult to navigate and needs a much better search option. They might want to go check out Netflix? Anyway, I think tried it again recently but I think I will cancel again even though I like their selection very much.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 17, 2012 5:40:45 AM PDT
S. Hoge says:
Re: "Poor reception" - we watched a could of episodes of Madmen last night (admittedly in standard def) but it was prime viewing hour and there was nary a dropout. Did you get better "reception" from Netflix than Amazon? If not, I'd suspect your internet connection.

in high-def the quality is still not as good as VuDu and Amazon's on-screen transport controls are lousy on my Panasonic Blue-Ray player - what, no still frame during pause? - but my beef is with the ridiculous search system and lack of Queue/Wishlist/Library capability for un-watched shows.

Posted on Apr 19, 2012 7:39:08 AM PDT
A queue is logical and intuitive. Why doesn't Amazon have one? It would fit in with their core values as exemplified by their web site, and their drive for frustration-free packaging. Dear Amazon, my retailer of choice, think of a queue as frustration-free packaging for streaming media.

Posted on Apr 22, 2012 3:38:01 PM PDT
Mark Gh says:
I also would like to see queue feature

Posted on Apr 23, 2012 7:22:24 AM PDT
The Eye says:
Amazon has a library for rentals and purchased downloads. So why can't I move my Prime videos there? Amazon support didn't even respond to my email when I mentioned this. Searching for movies with my TV remote is like texting in 2007. I won't be renewing my Prime membership unless this is fixed.

Posted on Apr 25, 2012 10:56:05 AM PDT
Bickle93 says:
I would like to see a queue, or at least better sorting or selecting, like with TITLE instead of only genre. Also, a history of my recently watched. I was watching a movie, had to leave for work and had to spend 15 minutes searching for it again. I am also a Netflix subscriber - and will maintain that relationship for now along with Amazon Prime membership. It seems the combo of Netflix and Amazon Prime works for me now - I'm spending $23 a month for these services which is still less than cable plus I get free 2 day shipping from Amazon.

Posted on Apr 25, 2012 9:01:49 PM PDT
F. Tavarez says:
I did a custom wishlist thinking it would port over. After setting up about 50 items while on the computer at work (it was a slow day!), now I get home and finally setup the app on the PS3. And I find out that my custom video list is nowhere to be found. I can understand leaving certain things out, but they really need to implement a queue if they are serious about competing with Netflix.

Posted on Apr 27, 2012 12:01:06 AM PDT
StaticFox says:
Adding a queue will be a game changer. I know it sounds too simple to be a really big deal...but it turns out, it's so functionally simple, that it's a big deal to not have one.

Please Amazon?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 29, 2012 11:24:13 AM PDT
What an awesome idea! Thanks!

Posted on Apr 30, 2012 9:33:08 PM PDT
SkiBum says:
Trying to watch a full season the last two nights of Deadliest Catch that I missed. It is an absolute pain in the ... to have to watch one ep in full screen (I use my HTPC connected to my big TV) and then have to exit out, scroll down to the next one in the list, have it reload to that ep's different web page, press "Watch $0.00," then press the button to make it full screen again. And you have to do this for EACH ep of a 16 ep season! It's just insane to build your site in this manner when EVERY other streaming site has a queue! I started with Prime/Instant Streaming when I bought my Kindle Fire, and was at the time still angry (actually, still am but for other reasons now) with Netflix and so want this to be a replacement for Netflix' streaming (which I canceled when they doubled their price and just do DVD-only now) but this horrible interface with no queuing is just a deal breaker for me! Come on, Amazon. Get with the program!

Posted on Apr 30, 2012 9:37:27 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 30, 2012 10:15:29 PM PDT
SkiBum says:
.. and this discussion started eight months ago, it has six pages now, and still no queue?!

Posted on May 1, 2012 6:29:51 PM PDT
james13 says:
They don't want us watching more than one or two videos a night. Too many views would cost them more money as more would have to be paid to the content provider. They just like advertising the fact that they have a ton of videos available for free to Prime members. I think it's ridiculous that Amazon puts a huge banner on their homepage every time they get more content for their Prime Streaming yet they won't add a queue. Netflix should jump on this and make an AD explaining how stupid the process is to watch movies through Amazon.

Posted on May 1, 2012 9:42:13 PM PDT
Queue - They won't do anything but of course yes this would make it easier and much more user friendly! Or at least if you type in the letter L say, every title, of every movie, or every TV show, that starts with that letter should come up. One of the problems we have with Netflix too...
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