Amazon Video Giving Netflix competition

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by mneylon, Dec 14, 2016.

  1. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    Looks like Netflix might get a bit of competition in the Irish market
    Amazon Prime Video Finally Available in Ireland

    The amount of content at the moment isn't massive, but it'll be interesting to see where this leads
     
  2. Padraig

    Padraig New Member

    I wonder if there would be geographical restrictions. Netflix was terrible for this and that is why I didn't subscribe after the free trial.
    If there is restrictions on content, then what's the point of it in the first place.
     
  3. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    You mean a difference in the catalogue between countries?
     
  4. Padraig

    Padraig New Member

    Yes. Netflix US had a LOT more content than Netflix Ireland when it launched.
     
  5. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    Amazon Prime Video is a bit different though. Netflix gives you full streaming access to whichever catalogue they determine you should be able to use. Amazon Prime is giving you all their original content plus a selection of other stuff you can stream OR download to your device. In some territories (US, Germany, UK ) it's bundled with "Amazon Prime" BUT you still don't get access to everything, as some stuff is still "rental" only
     
  6. jmcc

    jmcc Active Member

    Amazon Prime with the US ebook/video catalogue would be good value. However Amazon.co.uk always seems to be well behind the US due to the rights issues. The limited ebooks is of more concern though.

    Regards...jmcc
     
  7. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    I must check out my Amazon Prime eBook options - it's not something I've explored, since I still like physical dead tree
     
  8. jmcc

    jmcc Active Member

    The advantage of e-books is that the delivery is immediate and it can be easier to get technical and other books quickly. That said, I ordered two books from Amazon.co.uk in the last few days but this was the my first print book order for about three years or so. Almost everything has been e-book/Kindle. The downside is that it can be so addictive. There's one alt.history series that's already up to 27 books. Even the Patrick O'Brian series wasn't that long. The other major problem with print books is shelfspace.

    Regards...jmcc
     
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  9. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    All valid points. However the upside to dead tree versions is that you can easily lend them to other people, which is important for me :)
     
  10. jmcc

    jmcc Active Member

    That is an advantage. :) Some Kindle e-books have relaxed DRM so that they can be lent but it seems rare. But when the answer to some obscure 0400 AM coding problem is deep in some tech book, Kindle can be a lifesaver.

    Regards...jmcc
     
  11. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    Searchable text is handy alright :)
     

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