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PostPosted: July 7 17, 9:31 am 
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Is there actually anything you can watch with your Amazon Prime membership without having to pay more? Literally everything I've ever searched for is $1.99 an episode, or it's a movie you can watch if you also subscribe to Showtime at $8.99 a month. What is the point of it, exactly?


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PostPosted: July 7 17, 9:42 am 
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Famous Mortimer wrote:
Is there actually anything you can watch with your Amazon Prime membership without having to pay more? Literally everything I've ever searched for is $1.99 an episode, or it's a movie you can watch if you also subscribe to Showtime at $8.99 a month. What is the point of it, exactly?

To make your Amazon stock more valuable. You are a shareholder right?


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PostPosted: July 7 17, 9:43 am 
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are you sure you're logged in first before searching?

i have directv, so i don't really search for shows (unless i'm wanting to rewatch the americans or justified), but there's tons of good movies on there. seems to be just as fine a selection of them as netflix IMO.

but if you're searching for brand new releases, or shows currently airing, then no...they're not free (they won't be free on any service)

edit - current shows are on hulu plus i think? and you'd have to have an account with, say, HBO to watch their shows...but i don't have experience with any of that since i have directv.


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PostPosted: July 7 17, 10:02 am 
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I've always thought they had a good selection; the only thing that typically charges per episode is if you're trying to watch the most current season (that's actually on TV currently)


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PostPosted: July 7 17, 11:27 am 
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PostPosted: July 7 17, 11:39 am 
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I was looking for an old episode of Prison Break...$1.99.

Then I read about a weird time-travel movie from the 90s which the article said was on Prime...it was actually on the Showtime extension, $9 a month.

It's not like I ever use it (it's my wife's account, which she uses for posting stuff mainly) but it's weird they offer it but seem to provide so little.


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PostPosted: July 7 17, 12:04 pm 
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I think prime streaming is a really nice benefit when you view it the context of everything else prime offers. On prime I've watched all of Justified and I've enjoyed their HBO shows like Deadwood. They also occasionally have movies I'm interested in like Interstellar. All that is included in their subscription. In my opinion, their original content is uninteresting, but they're trying.

Prime isn't netflix but it doesn't have to be.

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Famous Mortimer wrote:

It's not like I ever use it (it's my wife's account, which she uses for posting stuff mainly) but it's weird they offer it but seem to provide so little.


If your wife has prime, she can link your amazon account to hers so you have streaming and fast shipping as well.


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PostPosted: July 7 17, 12:10 pm 
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I'm in the middle of re watching "The Wire." That's worth it right there.

Try out "Catastrophe."


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PostPosted: July 7 17, 3:42 pm 
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I didn't start my Prime membership for the streaming; but I find it is a nice thing to have. If I am in need of some kind of movie or what-not I can usually find something to watch; I think the problem you are having is that you are searching for specific titles and unfortunately those are titles that are not currently included with prime. Which is a bummer; but you would probably run into the same trouble with other streaming services. I started the CBS all access service just to get the new Star Trek series; which of course got delayed until the Fall; but there are a lot of shows on there so I didn't get too upset about that. We've come a long way from the little black and white rabbit ears tv I had in my bedroom when I was a kid.


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PostPosted: July 7 17, 3:51 pm 
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I like the Roku search feature because it searches all my streaming options so I can find the free-est one.


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