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Initial post: Jan 30, 2012, 9:55:41 PM PST
TeKFaN says:
How many movies does Amazon Prime offer,how often do they add new releases and is there a list?

Posted on Feb 3, 2012, 2:27:19 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 3, 2012, 2:28:44 PM PST
Rick says:
1. Not nearly enough
2. Hardly ever
3. Yes, but it is clunky and has little organization.
If amazon prime is going to be in the video streaming business
They need to move fast and provide much more, much better and more current content.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 16, 2012, 12:43:55 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 16, 2012, 12:44:18 PM PST
I joined prime about 3 months ago. Amazon prime has tons of movies I think over 10,000 movies. They need to fix their searching system to type in the number page you want to go to in each movie category though as it could take hours to get through lets say 2000 movies in the "thriller" category. On the other hand I wanted two day free shipping so Prime pays for itself. Regarding the new content yes they need to step it up a few notches. I for one do not like dated movies from the 90's and before and that is what alot of them are. Their foreign films are good though.

Posted on Feb 18, 2012, 3:43:03 PM PST
Pretty Coral says:
This may sound silly.. but am on small budget.. and wanting a bit more than netflix without a huge bill. So, the silly question is .. you pay 79.00 for a year.. and what do you get? It looks like you still have to pay for each movie or tv episode? I have a vizio app tv and also have a larger hd that a google tv is connected to . Any suggestions? ( I have only comcast and not paying $60 a month for basic cable!) Thanks.

Posted on Feb 19, 2012, 4:36:22 AM PST
MikeT says:
Coral,
I don't use Amazon Prime myself but I believe it offers both free and paid content. Free would be older content and then they charge a small rental fee for newer content. The $79 annual membership also includes benefits related to purchasing items on Amazon.com, like free 2 day shipping and no minimum purchase to qualify for free shipping, etc...

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2012, 2:46:02 PM PST
Amazon Prime has over 3000 movies that are free. Your probably not looking in the right section. When you open up movies on the top there are categories. Go the Prime movies. They are all free under that sub title. Only the newer movies are charged for. Plus alot of free tv eposides also. Look around the site and you will see. You don't need to have cable for this the movies are downstreamed to your tv via your high internet connection in your case Comcast. Plus you get 2 day free shipping on your amazon orders.

Posted on Sep 15, 2012, 8:15:09 AM PDT
I use http://www.Filmon.com website or the App for free Live TV and streaming movies. Local channels, MMA fighting, and some original celebrity talk shows but they have like 10,000 movies you can download some, for free. I also watch football. If you want all the channels you pay around $100 per year and get a USB antenna so you don't need internet connections, you get it over the air. So basically it's like Amazon but they produce their own original content talk shows like Hulu makes sitcoms pus Filmon gives you an antenna and an APP.

Posted on Oct 22, 2012, 10:37:04 PM PDT
When I browse the free Prime Videos section I am only seeing a little over 900. Where are the 1000's they claim? And I wish I could search just the free videos.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 25, 2013, 9:11:18 AM PDT
FireDocUSMC says:
As with any subscription/membership may vary, and why there are so many to choose from. There is never "THE ANSWER" we seek as to which is better and why. Evaluate your needs, your budget, what you can live with or without.

I dropped Comcast Cable = $822 annual TV, + Internet total $587 annually = $1409 a year, now I pay $39.99 + tax a month for Fast Internet Service and...

...I now have a Roku's at each TV a one time cost, with memberships to Netflix $8.54, Hulu Plus $7.99 and Crackle which is Free = about $17 a month.

Just recently I added the Amazon Prime channel via Roku and with the savings of $68+ from not having Cable TV, I now pay $23 for streaming video, a savings of $45 a month. Which in 3-4 months pays for having the Roku's I purchased from Amazon, a one time cost. Now I pay $78.50 a month for Internet, Amazon Prime, Netflix and Hulu Plus. And Roku has many more Free Channels you can add.

Who can live without the Internet & for those who raised their hands to they could live without the Internet if you are reading this you have Internet access on someone's computer or device.

I shop with Amazon so it is natural to have Amazon Prime, you get Free 2 Day Shipping on Millions of Items Unlimited Instant Streaming of 41,000+ Movies & TV Episodes for about $6.70 a month.

And over 350,000 Kindle titles to borrow for free...and if you do not own a Kindle, you can still get the books using the Android App.

So for what I paid for Cable TV, needing their box, which has so many Channels I would never watch or multiple channels of the same thing on at the same time and I do not care to watch sports, shopping networks, or Insane workout as I am disabled. I can watch them on the Internet anyway. Eventually I will upgrade my TV's for Smart TVs

Much of what is on TV is on the Internet. I can watch from any TV or Computer, Movies, TV shows which some TV Shows can be viewed Web Only on your Laptop/Notebook, Tablet, SmartPhone, or Desktop PC.

With Amazon Instant - $1.99 Rentals - Own for $5.00 or Less and there are Free Videos

The Good: Amazon Instant Video has lower prices on some movies and a catalog that's mostly on par with iTunes.

The Bad: You can only watch movies instantly if you have Prime or if you have purchased or rented them on the Amazon Web site first. There's no in-app store.

The Bottom Line: Amazon Instant Video is only instant if you're a Prime subscriber or once you've already purchased content from Amazon's Web site, but the lower cost for some videos might make it worth your while.

If you have Amazon Prime, you get a Netflix streaming-like subscription that offers up a package of free streaming movie and TV content for customers of Amazon's $79-a-year Prime service (which also entitles you to two-day delivery of other Amazon goods with free shipping). The amount of "free" Prime content isn't as large as what you'll find on Netflix, for example, but there's more content than you might think. Currently, Prime content is, at best, a subset of Netflix's offering, even though Amazon has ramped up some exclusives at the time of launch. But there's no telling what the offerings will be like as time goes on.

To view C/Net's Review of Amazon Instant Video
http://reviews.cnet.com/software/amazon-instant-video/4505-3513_7-35408687.html

Doc

Posted on Sep 26, 2013, 3:37:05 AM PDT
MikeT says:
FireDoc,
No real big reason for you to bother "updating" your TV's to smart TV models. Smart TV's are basically a TV with networking and access to some online content. Your Roku's offer FAR more streaming apps than any smart TV will ever offer. Plus the Roku is updated often with new services & features, where a smart TV is not going to be updated nearly as frequently.

Enjoy!

Posted on Sep 26, 2013, 5:29:31 AM PDT
FireDocUSMC says:
"MT" MikeT,

I have 2 old CRT Tv Combo's with built in VHS player/recorders, that are at least 12 yrs old and I still use VHS tapes to record some shows. And I have another newer CRT TV with CD/DVD & VHS player recorder only about 6 yrs old and 1 LED TV flat screen. So I am very outdated. I have 2 Roku's 2XD & a Roku 3 and I dropped Comcast Cable TV.

And in 2006 I bought a HP 42" PL4260N Plasma TV for almost 2K, that weighs 100-lbs, which did not last 3 yrs. The HP I had my computer connected to by a HDMI cable, also with cables from my VCR/CD/DVD combo.

At the time was to get whatever was on my 20" PC monitor to the 42" Plasma TV. Now with Streaming, who needs CD/DVD or VHS tapes. And another goal was to find a way to Stream WiFi to the TV's whatever was on my Monitor. I thought the Roku could resolve this part at least with Movie's & some TV shows from TV Network sites.

And I wanted to find an App that would allow a PC to Stream to the TVs via my WiFi home network whatever content I wanted to view besides Movies & Tv's without connecting S-Video or Component/Composite cables from a laptop or desktop PC.

The Roku has channels for Amazon, Netflix, HuluPlus, Picasa, Flickr, Facebook, YouTube...which is less than having Cable or Satellite TV provided I can get the content to any TV without cables. And why I decided on Samsung Smart TV's as they have these Channels, and less than $20 a month to view Amazon, Netflix, HuluPlus, is a lot better than $68 a month for Channels on Cable or Satellite I do not watch. And I have this honkin big DirectTV dish on my roof from before Comcast Cable.

And I am 66 yrs old...still trying to stay on top of things in the Technological World....Doc

Posted on Sep 27, 2013, 5:09:27 AM PDT
MikeT says:
FireDoc,
Yeah, streaming content stored on your PC is a whole different animal than streaming internet content like NetFlix. It really becomes an issue when wanting to do so over WiFi where most (possibly all) smart TV's just can't do so reliably. HD content over WiFi adds even more issues. At minimum you'ld need a very fast computer with a very good server program and an N rated router (with TV and/or a third party hardware device and computer all having N capability). Even then you may experience audio sync issue etc...

There are a number of third party hardware devices designed specifically to accomplish PC content to TV over your network, but even these dedicated devices can have issues and often require a lot of "tweaking" to operate successfully.

Posted on Sep 27, 2013, 8:49:33 AM PDT
FireDocUSMC says:
Mike T, thanks I do have a N Router Linksys E3000. And technology is always changing, I understand I would require special software or hardware to stream content from my PC, which is also Fast...my thinking as I have several PC's networked, that there is a way to accomplish my idea and there maybe already something available since we have Roku and other similar type devices as Google's Chromecast simple and inexpensive new way to stream Internet videos on your TV.

The USB Dongle looks like a thumb drive and pops into the HDMI port on an HDTV. Turning your phone, tablet or computer into a remote. Choose what content you'd like to stream and the Chromecast will play it on a nearby TV.

Wireless PC to TV connectivity option with Windows Media Center Edition (MCE) the system contains built-in wireless connectivity support for streaming images to your television. Some of these systems also support TV tuner cards that allow your computer to receive incoming television signals. You can extend the capability of a Media Center PC across an entire wireless home network by installing a Media Center Extender product like the Linksys DMA2100.

And since I have the old TV's only 1 of 4 has a HDMI port. And why I would like to upgrade to at least 2 Smart TV's, leaving Roku's connected to the other TV's. I know why so many TV's for one Person, answer "Because I Can"...and since I can Watch anything on the Internet on my PC and content stored on my PC, why not have the ability to pull up whatever I want on my TV. Warpia has this capability from what I see.

Understandably, Resolution & Speed is a factor...that too is changing....just as we have gone from records, 8 tracks, Cassette, VHS, Laser Disk to Disks 5.25, 3.5", to CD's, DVD's, Blue Ray, types & sizes of storage devices hard drives to 8 GB & larger thumb drives and the fact so much can come via WiFi, why not by-pass the Computer straight to any device, at the same time be able to pull up anything on a PC designated as a server with everything available, even by voice one day.

WiFi has a lot of advantages. Wireless networks are easy to set up, inexpensive and unobtrusive....Problem with Wi-Fi besides Security and since WiFi makes use of Air, there are Signal Interference's which can be disruptive, as Physical Interference, Hidden Physical Interference and Electromagnetic (EMFs). Something that breaks up Air Molecules would affect WiFi transmitting, so as we become more dependent on Wi-Fi could be a big set-back, communication with Satellites, GPS and Wi-Fi Health Dangers & Radiation Health Effects another factor.

Something others may not be aware of as the #1 Public Enemy of Your WiFi...is Your Neighbors' Wi-Fi Network. Which I us a Dual Band Router, #2 is household Electronics, besides the microwave are cordless phones, old Blue Tooth devices, water & humidity can dampen WiFi, I hope no one uses WEP (wireless encryption protocol) rather WPA and WPA2 encryption; as a result, the stronger security protocols shouldn't slow Wi-Fi speeds on higher-end routers, and keep your Fireware update.

I love knowledge, technology, and the Internet for sure...great Brain Food and a way to spend the day, all day, everyday...thanks for your knowledge, experience and sharing....FireDocUSMC

Posted on Sep 28, 2013, 2:13:59 AM PDT
MikeT says:
Yup, fun hobby indeed. I have three wall mounted networked TV's, two computers, and four network music players throughout the home, all on WiFi. Great access to some great content. Enjoy!

Posted on Oct 25, 2013, 6:30:44 PM PDT
J. Kincaid says:
I just joined the amazon prime service and I thought i would be able to watch all the new movies..boy was i gassed! smh they have all these other movies that you can stream but most of them are all b rated or outdated movies, how long does it take for the up to date movies to become streamable? can anybody over at amazon answer this question?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2013, 9:15:59 AM PST
E Trexler says:
Also one free book a month for Kindle.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 19, 2015, 4:30:51 PM PDT
Right Now, Prime indicates there are only 145 free movies available.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2016, 8:36:26 PM PST
budman says:
I agree I like my Roko 3 much better than I like my Samsung smart tv
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