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why aren t amazon prime video not available outside of the us ?


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Initial post: Jan 25, 2014 6:39:32 PM PST
MPVH says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 25, 2014 6:44:15 PM PST
King Al says:
Amazon does not have the right to distribute them outside of the US.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 25, 2014 6:46:35 PM PST
The Artist says:
Because Amazon has not been granted a license by the distributor and the copyright holder to offer them outside the US. Amazon doesn't own the videos, so they can't do whatever they want with them. See?

If you are a Prime member and you live outside the US, the only benefit you can receive from Prime is the 2 day shipping inside the US. If you don't ship lots of packages within the US, you are wasting your money.

If you mean that you live in the US but want access when you are outside of the US, see the first paragraph above.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 25, 2014 6:56:02 PM PST
U.R.Nuts says:
murielle stated: "...This has to change !"

My reply: NO it does not have to change.

Posted on Jan 25, 2014 6:56:30 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 25, 2014 7:01:05 PM PST
MPVH says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 25, 2014 6:59:32 PM PST
Loz says:
Go live in the US and you'll be able to get all the benefits. Not Amazon's fault you didn't read the fine print.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 25, 2014 7:28:09 PM PST
What country do you live in?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 25, 2014 7:47:29 PM PST
Kessa says:
They never told me that
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From Prime's TOS

<<Prime Instant Videos and Kindle Owners' Lending Library

Paid and free trial members also receive access to Prime Instant Video through the Amazon Instant Video service and to the Kindle Owners' Lending Library. Prime members may view movies and television shows designated as Prime Instant Videos an unlimited number of times during their Prime membership through Amazon Instant Video at no additional cost. Prime Instant Videos are available to Prime members located in the continental United States, Alaska, Puerto Rico, and Hawaii. Prime Instant Videos and the Kindle Owners' Lending Library are not available to invitees, Amazon Mom, and Amazon Student members receiving free Prime shipping benefits. Your access to Prime Instant Videos is subject to the Amazon Instant Video Terms of Use. We may remove access to Prime Instant Videos and the Kindle Owners' Lending Library as Prime benefits at any time.>>

Here's the link in case you haven't read the Terms of Service for Prime or have any more questions regarding it.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=13819201

Posted on Jan 25, 2014 8:36:13 PM PST
Copyright laws in various countries differ, and what is allowed, or copyrighted, or distributable, in one country may not be so in another country. Contact your nation's legislative body if you want changes.

Posted on Jan 25, 2014 8:38:05 PM PST
What confuses me is that if she lives in another country and has Prime for ten years, then she has to have US Prime and that doesn't so her any good for overseas shipments; so why does she have Prime?

Posted on Jan 25, 2014 8:48:15 PM PST
Does Netflix supply over the border transmissions? If I have Netflix UK, can I watch it in Portugal (VPN excluded)? If that's the case, there is not an advantage over Prime for that situation.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 25, 2014 8:51:53 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 26, 2014 5:39:36 AM PST
Maybe she ships gifts to people in the U.S.?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 26, 2014 9:42:15 PM PST
U.R.Nuts says:
murielle,

It is simple, Artist said it well, so I will steal his/her words and pass them along to you:

Just because you don't READ the terms and conditions of a service, doesn't mean that you are not bound by those terms and conditions. It clearly states that shipping, movies and the ability to borrow on book per month if you have a Kindle is for the US ONLY.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 26, 2014 11:20:07 PM PST
CBRetriever says:
I understand it stops at the borders too and so does Hulu, the BBC iplayer, any UK TV sites and all US TV sites that offer streaming of programs
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