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Initial post: 21 Feb 2014 09:23:48 GMT
Simply Dee says:

Posted on 21 Feb 2014 10:21:13 GMT
Kaz says:
But is it really worth this silly amount of money, when you can get the movies & tv shows from Lovefilm & Nettflicks for a hell of a lot less????

Posted on 21 Feb 2014 10:22:01 GMT
And also put Prime fee up £30. It will be £79.

For an extra £2.50 per month it may well be worth it though.
I'm undecided yet.

Posted on 21 Feb 2014 10:24:53 GMT
CBRetriever says:
that's the program they have in the US and there have been some complaints of it not having the best selection (it also won't work outside the UK like NetFlix)

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Feb 2014 10:26:28 GMT
Kaz says:
Exactly. So all I'm saying is it really worth it? You'd have to have square eyes to get the benefit in my opinon!

Posted on 21 Feb 2014 10:36:29 GMT
I suppose it depends how much you use Prime.
I buy enough from Amazon to justify the delivery fee, I use the Kindle Library, and my sister is a 'Household member'. So at the moment at £49 it's well worth it for me.

My Prime renewal isn't due till later this year, I presume I will get the streaming for free until then?

I tried but didn't like LoveFilm so I will wait and see what the new service is like.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Feb 2014 10:47:52 GMT
Damaskcat says:
If you check in your Prime membership information in your Amazon account it will say what you pay and when. Just looked at mine and it says I will be charged £49 in March and then £79 in March 2015. As I'm not interested in the film side of it I shall be keeping a note of how much I use the free delivery this year before deciding whether to renew at the higher price next year.

Posted on 21 Feb 2014 10:58:42 GMT
Sharon4 says:
We've decided to give it a whirl while it's still £49. As to what we'll do after that, I'm not sure, but we'll have a year to decide.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Feb 2014 11:01:11 GMT
Last edited by the author on 21 Feb 2014 11:02:25 GMT
Denis Powell says:
Thanks for pointing that out, Damaskcat, I see the same message although mine is for November this year. Over the last 12 months I've had great value from Prime but as I rarely watch movies, and BBC iPlayer downloads offer more TV than I have the inclination to watch, I'll have to think very carefully about whether I renew or not, even though the extra cost is only around 60p per week.

Edited to add that as Prime hasn't increased in price for a while, perhaps it would have cost more this year even without the extras.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Feb 2014 11:01:56 GMT
Last edited by the author on 21 Feb 2014 11:02:30 GMT
Kaz says:
A good way of looking at it Damaskcat. I have to admit I had a trial of Prime, and soon realised that it wasn't for me, as the lions share of my Amazon purchases are my Kindle books.

Ok - if I'd used Amazon for more of my stuff, then I might well have kept it going, but I couldn't justify the cost at £49 per year - let alone forking out £79 a year - especially as that's an awful lot of Kindle books in my way of thinking!

*Edited for bad spelling! *Doh!*

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Feb 2014 11:09:49 GMT
Damaskcat says:
It may work out that it is still worthwhile to pay for Prime but I shall be studying my purchases very carefully over the next year. I do a lot of my shopping on Amazon because of the free next day delivery with Prime and it may still be worthwhile.

I've been buying some grocery items from Amazon recently and they have been even cheaper than from a supermarket so Prime could still save me money. I'm into Cadbury's Twirls at the moment and 6 mulitpacks of 4 are £6 from Amazon at the moment - £1.79 a pack from Sainsbury's. A saving of £4.74.

Cadbury Twirl 4 Bars (Pack of 6, Total 24 Bars)

This is an add on item but I had several things to order anyway so this was a great buy for me! Now I have to stop myself eating too many!!

Posted on 21 Feb 2014 11:14:03 GMT
DC says:
If they don't support Android then there is no value in the service to me and the extra cost of prime may be too much.

If they do support Android then that makes a difference.

Posted on 21 Feb 2014 11:47:01 GMT
ChrisJ says:
Support Android what? "They" certainly support the Kindle Fire which is an Android operating system (one of MANY!).
Which flavour / version / device of Android do you think they should commit their resources to in order to support it?? And once they support that version / flavour - what about the other devices that you might buy next year??

Posted on 21 Feb 2014 12:10:14 GMT
CBRetriever says:
I wouldn't expect them to support other tablets as it's likely a perk for being a kindle owner like the lending library, but I do know that in the US they can also use Roku devices to receive and stream directly to TVs

Posted on 21 Feb 2014 12:36:59 GMT
I was under the impression its just going to be lovefilm instant but rebranded, which is available for iPhone and iPad users and Kindle fire users but not other android devices. as it says on their ad for it "Starting February 26th, you can watch Prime Instant Video on game consoles, streaming players, smart TVs, mobile devices and Kindle Fire HD." so I don't think it's not a perk for kindle device owners (especially as the price has risen to incorporate it).

Maybe they'll release an app for Android to coincide with the release...

Posted on 21 Feb 2014 12:38:55 GMT
Simply Dee says:
roku can be used here too...apparently

Posted on 21 Feb 2014 12:52:53 GMT
Alex says:
Does anyone know if it will be available for everyone who shares a Prime membership, or just the paid account holder? I really hope it's available for everyone, because it's annoying not being able to access the Kindle Lending Library.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Feb 2014 13:01:17 GMT
CBRetriever says:
if it's like the US one, it's just for those registered to the account and I believe two people can stream simultaneously; here are the help pages for the US version which may hold some clues

and this page shows the devices that can stream (includes android devices):

now, whether or not all of this will apply to UK program? I don't know, but according to your help files, you will be able to download videos and watch them while offline (and out of the country)

Posted on 21 Feb 2014 14:00:57 GMT
JimiDiGriz says:
I saw the announcement this morning and went for the trial however I have a question that doesn't appear to be clear from the information section on Prime. I already subscribe to Lovefilm at £7.99 for Instant Service and 2 DVDs per month. It says Love Film members can still access Prime Video for £5.99 (this is the streaming only service) if they don't want Prime. So say I subscribe to Prime for £49 a year as part of the initial offer including streaming... what happens to the DVD part of my LoveFilm package? Current LoveFilm package costs £95.88 a year so £49 is a bargain by comparison but if I take the Prime method do I still pay £7.99 for a duplicated streaming service and two DVDs? I don't want to pay twice for the same service. As a side note 15,000 tv shows and movies is a lot more than is currently on offer via the streaming service isn't it (circa 5000 or so?).

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Feb 2014 14:06:52 GMT
Customer services know all the answers. (one would hope)

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Feb 2014 14:44:41 GMT
Lesley says:
Do they have a DVD only subscription?

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Feb 2014 16:23:54 GMT
DC says:
Given 65% of android users are on the Jelly Bean version then supporting that will provide access to far more customers than Fire devices.

Are you really saying that a company like Amazon does not have the resources to support Android or WindowsRT, where a company like Netflix and even Tesco can? It does beg a question.

I know Amazon claim to be working on an Android app, but they have been saying this for quite a long time now.

Like Damaskat I will be doing some sums.

Posted on 21 Feb 2014 18:46:03 GMT
Will streaming movies work on a smart tv through Lovefilm app. At the moment I subscribe to Lovefilm at 5.99 a Month which I intend to stop. It would be a good deal for me because I can borrow one ebook per Month and have one day delivery pass.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Feb 2014 19:08:31 GMT
Simply Dee says:
who love film? yes they do - I use them as well as Netflix

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Feb 2014 19:39:40 GMT
Customer services know all the answers. (one would hope)
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