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This will be the final nail in cable's/dish's coffin.,
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This review is from: The Walking Dead, Season 4 (Amazon Instant Video)
From original air date to streaming in less than 24hs, with no commercials, for less than $2 an episode? Where do I sign up?! What, I'm already signed up just by being an Amazon customer? All I have to do is click a button? SWEET!!
Yeah! this beats the heck out of $100 a month for cable when I don't watch 99.9% of it. Buying by the show is the way to go! I have maybe 3 shows I keep up with now that Breaking Bad is over. I will save $100's a year! Thank you Amazon!
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Initial post: Oct 14, 2013 10:38:08 PM PDT
Close but not the final nail. If Amazon ever offers Sunday Ticket, and I tend to think that they can handle the flow better than Directv did when they offered it without a subscription, then that will be the final blow that kills cable & satellite. If not for my hubby's needs, I'd have disconnected this year.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 16, 2013 5:13:46 PM PDT
Shanna Riley says:
We disconnected over two years ago and haven't looked back. Agreed, this is the way to go. We've saved so much money just being able to buy episodes as they air and only having to buy the shows we keep up with.
Posted on Oct 21, 2013 12:14:50 PM PDT
I absolutely agree with you, Jack! You can't get any better than this (other than watching it live). But I can wait 12 hours, if it means I'm saving $100 a month! Thank you, Amazon!
Posted on Oct 21, 2013 3:16:46 PM PDT
just killed my Dish today and never again. I can wait 12 hrs.
Posted on Oct 22, 2013 1:57:07 AM PDT
Joan Perry says:
I caught on a little over a year ago when I watched breaking bad on Netflix, and ran out of seasons and found the amazon instant video. I could not believe it, 1.99 and NO COMERICALS!!! that is a no brainer for sure. I have three shows I am into now and have been (walking dead, hell on wheels, Breaking bad and Sleepy hollow) just three shows that breaking bad is gone (I am in morning over it still) and I gave up cable over a year ago. funny thing is I have been using amazon for computer stuff for YEARS and YEARS and never paid attention to videos till a year ago, and I AM GLAD I DID!!! I have High speed (charter ultra 100), Netflix (and I will be canceling them next month as Charter informed me that EPIX is free because I have there internet package), EPIX which while it does not have a great deal of new releases, but has a TON of old stuff I enjoy to watch, and I just purchased the $80.00 a year from Amazon "PRIME" deal, which between EPIX and PRIME will phase out Netflix!!! Now I am paying only internet, phone for 59.00 and charter and Epix FREE and when I want to see an AMC or some other thing (like history channel, discovery) I can pay 1.99 and now commercials. Thanks amazon, for the 80.00 a year FREE movie stuff and I say free because I easily order over $1000.00 in "STUFF" and the two day shipping is worth it alone and I get movies FREE. GOOD BYE CABLE/DISH T.V. and the $100.00 a month that comes with it (along with crap commercials, which happen every 7 minutes). Nails in coffin, how about rail-road SPIKES instead!!! Thomas
Posted on Oct 23, 2013 7:38:20 AM PDT
J. Reagan says:
Actually, Vudu.com offers the episodes for the same price and available just 6 hours after the East coast broadcast. I ditched cable a year ago and with buying the season as I go, also eliminates the need to buy the boxed set..in most instances. I do like the commentaries on certain shows, like the walking dead.. One note, I LOVE Amazon and use them for basically everything, except digital video purchases.. For that, I use Vudu. Amazon does not honor Ultra Violet at this time, which allows you to access your content on thousands of devices and based on a discussion I've had with them (Amazon vs. Vudu), content on Amazon may become unavailable from time to time due to their licensing agreements.. This means that even if you bought something, you may lose the right to stream it at some point.. Same conversation with Vudu - Once you buy it from them, regardless of future content licenses, it's yours forever.. This means a lot to me..Plus, you can download your content to multiple devices, with Amazon..just their system unbox thing and kindle.. Like I said, I love Amazon, I'm a happy prime member, I pay for the music cloud and I buy all of my mp3's on Amazon (not subject to the same restrictions as video), but I need security when buying content.. But the end result, this is far better than paying for cable of satellite. We have a digital HD antenna for locals and a roku 3.. no bill, same amount of channel options in HD, couldn't be happier :D
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 23, 2013 7:46:50 AM PDT
J. Reagan says:
Netflix only gets seasons, not next day episodes like Amazon and Vudu.com.. We canceled Netflix last month and they STILL hadn't received season 3 of Walking Dead to stream, and Netflix is the exclusive North America provider for Walking Dead (excluding next day episodes you buy), so season 4 won't even be on Netflix for about a year...ugh.. Netflix screwed themselves over when locking their content deals, because they will never have next day episodes like Amazon and Vudu.
Epix though has the same deal with Amazon, Redbox Instant, Netflix and if you have Roku, you can get their channel for a two week preview, even if you don't have a cable or sat provider..and if you know how to work it, you can keep getting free previews by giving a new e mail ..just sayin'..and Epix sometimes doesn't catch the previews after two weeks.. My first preview went for nearly a month.. Problem with Epix, because the same movies are on all the other services (Paramount/MGM/Lionsgate titles), it's not a big deal, you only need one.. Which is why we still have Amazon prime, it's cheaper than Netflix, annually, and you get the free 2 days shipping...
Posted on Oct 28, 2013 3:56:33 AM PDT
P. Morey says:
I'm another one that uses Amazon streaming to replace my Direct TV.
I watched so little of what I was paying for this just totally makes sense. My bill was 110 a month when we unplugged 03/2013 and I don't miss it at all. The few shows I actually watched are all available on Amazon next day.
Best streaming service ever at a great price.
Posted on Oct 31, 2013 12:33:21 AM PDT
I don't have cable anymore either (or a TV for that matter), yep this is how I keep up with my favorite shows, commercial free, and whenever I want to watch them on my computer.
Posted on Nov 4, 2013 8:15:41 AM PST
My sentiments exactly.