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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2013 5:46:00 AM PDT
LM says:
I love British murder series too. I have both the streaming and DVD versions of Netflix and I like them both. I looked at Prime several times and they did not have the content that I wanted. When they did have something I might like to watch, there was a charge for it even with Prime. Netflix has the best selection by far of not only the British mysteries but there are some foreign ones that are very good if you don't mind subtitles.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2013 5:44:28 AM PDT
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Posted on Jun 8, 2013 2:46:41 AM PDT
I have both. Sometimes I watch something on prime, but usually on Netflix. I have a Netflix app on my Blu-ray player, but there is no Amazon Prime app for it yet. It is LP, a very common player that has many movie site apps. I would watch prime more if I could watch the movies in HD. They don't play in HD through my computer. If it wasn't for the shipping, I wouldn't keep prime right now.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2013 1:54:17 AM PDT
Pay the 79 bucks for prime..or just keep sniveling on here..Big deal..most people have prime and Netflix..get over's cheaper than cable

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2013 1:27:43 AM PDT
They both have the same stuff outdated bla bla is getting way better stuff as of late..

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2013 1:00:04 AM PDT
Disco says:
A lot of folks comparing the two services are forgetting that the PRIMARY function of Prime (the reason we pay for it) is free shipping. The movies just happen to come as a free by product at the generosity of Mr. B until his true ulterior motive behind free tv is unveiled. Anyways back to the comparison. Netflix customers pay for the movies and not free shipping. As a freebie add on to pay for "free" shipping I think Amazon Prime is pretty cool. I'm paying for Prime anyways so free flicks are always welcome. I don't have to subscribe to Netflix anymore.

Posted on Jun 7, 2013 9:30:30 PM PDT
Texaswomyn says:
Perhaps I should be embarrassed to admit that I have Netflix (had it for years and years), Prime (purchased only for the shipping benefits), and Hulu plus. My experience with each is different. Hulu is annoying because of the commercials and the occasional random freezing of the video while the audio continues. However, Hulu has the current season of many TV shows I wouldn't otherwise watch. Prime is, in my opinion, the least desirable of the three, because the selection is so limited. Netflix - well, I love Netflix. Both the streaming and DVD product. DVD's are received in 2 days, they remedy any problem instantly. Customer service is a dream. The streaming is almost perfect. I am aggravated that (probably because of all the new competition in the streaming field) the latest seasons of some shows I like aren't available at all on Netflix - Fringe, for example. The reality is that every consumer will prefer different elements of all these programs. Personally I almost never go to Prime looking for something to watch. Almost everything I'm drawn to is not free. I wish Amazon would concentrate on their original purpose and drop the streaming altogether (anyone remember the wonderful 4 for 3 promotions in housewares? I sure do miss that program), but, again, this is just my opinion.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 2, 2013 10:28:12 AM PDT
tonyS says:
Prime videos are certainly free. They're an extra that has been added onto the Amazon Prime membership, which up until recently only had the shipping benefits.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 2, 2013 10:09:39 AM PDT
J. A. Buxton says:
I have both since I'm a fan of movies and British murder series. Some are not available on Amazon Prime, but are on Netflix. Amazon Prime, by the way, isn't free since we do pay a yearly fee.

Posted on Jun 2, 2013 10:00:03 AM PDT
TexasJohnny says:
Can't use Amazon Prime to watch videos on my Android tablet - but CAN watch Netflix.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 2, 2013 9:27:27 AM PDT
M. Sundram says:
Also, on Hulu and Netflix, once you pay your fee, you don't have to pay additional for certain shows or movies the way you do on Amazon. That makes the limited library even less appealing.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2013 9:45:24 AM PST
I think hulu plus pales in comparison to Netflix. I currently have both. As soon as I'm done watching a series that's only available on hulu plus, I'm dropping it. I hate that they run commercials.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2013 9:39:02 AM PST
Katya says:
I am very pleased with my Amazon Prime. I don't feel I need Netflix at all, especially when I can go to redbox and get a one dollar movie here and there. By the way, I live in Montana in the "boonies" and enjoy the fact I can watch all sorts of TV shows and good movies on my Kindle for 79 a YEAR. Sure beats Dish or DirectV for 40 a month

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2013 9:37:54 AM PST
H. Cranfill says:
Prime has a watch list making it easier to use and with the ROKU it's a piece of cake!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2013 9:27:40 AM PST
Hogwash, you can literally count how many things are available on Prime, its a small handful. They also use a cheap tactic of separating each season of a TV show into a distinct listing. This gives the illusion of more content, when in reality its just taking up more space.

Calling Prime easier to use or saying it has more content is an outright lie easily refuted by the facts available to everyone with the services.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 27, 2013 10:15:05 AM PST
sah2 says:
Hulu plus has current shows & my daughter has it. Hulu plus appears to have glitches with pause and resume of shows; advancing during a commercial is problematic, too. Maybe someone has a solution?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 27, 2013 8:12:41 AM PST
Kevin Jean says:
I say you don't need Netflix is you have Prime. Your choice and selection in Prime far outweighs Netflix. The new movie choices are far superior. I kept Netflix for the 30 day introductory and never had desire to go back in to it again. Pretty clear and easy which one to use.

Posted on Jan 27, 2013 7:54:23 AM PST
Sick Daddy says:
what about hulu plus?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 27, 2013 7:49:51 AM PST
Texaswomyn says:
JMW, curiously my experience with Amazon has been the opposite of yours. I experience frequent pauses while Amazon reloads content.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2013 3:56:12 PM PST
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GamblingJim says:

Amazon has a lot of good movies that are available for free. They do also have a lot of movies that you have the option to rent or buy. It's a convenience that can be useful. Sometimes they offer specials for a couple of bucks. Browse around on the Amazon website and save movies to the My Watchlist. There's quite a few good movies on the site

Posted on Jan 7, 2013 3:02:42 PM PST
Both stream video. That's where the comparison ends.

Netflix has a Q, recently watched, popular in your area etc....

AmazonPRime has lots of pricetags. There is literally zero organization or customization.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2013 3:00:03 PM PST
JMW says:
I agree. Amazon is a great service to me because it doesn't have technical problems all the time like Netflix but it does lack in overall catalog.

I keep both.

I read that there are tricks you can do to get Netflix to route better to your location but I haven't tried them yet.

Posted on Jan 7, 2013 2:52:34 PM PST
WakkyWabbit says:
I suggest going to Netflix, look around and see if their content has stuff you will watch. That is what convinced me. I love Prime but Netflix offers a lot of stuff I would have to pay for on Amazon even with Prime. For $8/month, Netflix is a great deal.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2013 2:40:56 PM PST
JMW says:
BigJim is right, use the "My Watchlist" feature and you can jump back to past shows/movies easily. If it is a TV show then you will be able to cycle through the season from there.

Posted on Jan 7, 2013 1:52:14 PM PST
GamblingJim says:
Amazon Prime is a nice supplement to Netflix. Once you have Prime you can add movies to the Watchlist so you don't have to struggle around looking for them again. I also have the Roku and can access Prime on my TVs. My home network allows me to access the service on my Ipad, Fire, Iphone also. Having the video service is a great supplement to the 2 day shipping...but I probably wouldn't pay for it based on the video service alone. The movies and programs are getting better and combined with the shipping it is a great value...depending on how much you use it
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