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#193689 20-Mar-2016 17:28
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I've been enjoying a UK Netflix account for quite a while but it seems Netflix doesn't want my UK Pounds any more.  I'm not convinced that NZ Netflix is VFM and I refuse out of principle to give any patronage to the NZ services after the global mode legal bullying, plus reports of limited device support, poor res etc etc

 

So, thinking of re-instating Amazon Prime, which I enjoyed for a while until switching to Netflix because the content was better.  Has anyone used them recently and can comment on the library content?


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  #1516549 20-Mar-2016 18:29
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I have Amazon Prime and do watch some TV shows for free. Mind you the biggest hits are really the Amazon originals. Others won't have the current season - like Hulu does, or sometimes the show is for purchase only (unlike Netflix).

 

The good thing about Amazon Instant Video (not Prime specifically) is that you have access to latest movies - something not available on neither Hulu or Netflix.





 

 

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  #1516590 20-Mar-2016 19:34
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I consider my prime account one of the best investments I make every year, but unlike most in NZ I actually make use of most of the features. My kids watch Kids TV a fair amount using it and I have found plenty I've enjoyed so I'd say yes it's good. 

 

 


 
 
 
 




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  #1518139 23-Mar-2016 08:50
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Thanks for the comments.  One I'll keep as a reserve for if/when I finally give up on Netflix. The family have persuaded me there's enough on the NZ site to retain it for now


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  #1518145 23-Mar-2016 08:58
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Yeah, I'm thinking the same way.  If Netflix becomes to hard I'm switching.


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  #1518156 23-Mar-2016 09:08
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I only use prime for the TV stuff.  Putty my Fire TV Stick won't stream  Amazon stuff in HD  but the other non Amazon channels like Lifetime, news  and History do ..





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  #1518170 23-Mar-2016 09:24
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You know that a Netflix account is "global"...meaning you pay them in whatever country, and they let you travel/roam around the world and use whichever region you are in.

 

For example; you can have an NZ netflix account, paid for in NZD, and then "travel" to Germany, where you can then turn on your tablet and use your same Netflix account, it automatically knows you're in Germany and shows you programming licensed for that region.

 

They even go a step further and let you use multiple regions on one account at the same time, imagine the scenario above but as well as that your "significant other" is still in NZ, and he/she is happily watching NZ library at the same time, using the same account. (As long as you've paid for multiple screens/streams - however they term it).




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  #1518216 23-Mar-2016 09:56
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Dairyxox:

 

You know that a Netflix account is "global"...meaning you pay them in whatever country, and they let you travel/roam around the world and use whichever region you are in.

 

For example; you can have an NZ netflix account, paid for in NZD, and then "travel" to Germany, where you can then turn on your tablet and use your same Netflix account, it automatically knows you're in Germany and shows you programming licensed for that region.

 

They even go a step further and let you use multiple regions on one account at the same time, imagine the scenario above but as well as that your "significant other" is still in NZ, and he/she is happily watching NZ library at the same time, using the same account. (As long as you've paid for multiple screens/streams - however they term it).

 

 

Yep, and have direct experience that it works while I've been travelling and family are at home

 

My issue is that my NF account has always been UK based, and 95% of my viewing is of UK library, but now this is being stopped due to embedded monopoly rights holders


 
 
 
 


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  #1518323 23-Mar-2016 11:57
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Understood, but there are ways to make it appear your that your devices are still at home while you are travelling, and vice versa. Thus enabling you to sill watch the desired content.

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  #1518527 23-Mar-2016 16:27
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freitasm:

 

I have Amazon Prime and do watch some TV shows for free. Mind you the biggest hits are really the Amazon originals. Others won't have the current season - like Hulu does, or sometimes the show is for purchase only (unlike Netflix).

 

The good thing about Amazon Instant Video (not Prime specifically) is that you have access to latest movies - something not available on neither Hulu or Netflix.

 

 

 

 

Just looking at their site, is there a difference in what videos you can get with Prime vs Instant Video?  While Prime is not much more, I'm unsure about paying a whole year up front. 


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  #1518700 23-Mar-2016 21:50
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I have Amazon Prime but I have yet to use it.

 

I take it that there's no way to get the App on Apple TV/Xbox/PS4 in NZ? 

 

Hypothetically...






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  #1518741 23-Mar-2016 22:56
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jmh:

 

freitasm:

 

I have Amazon Prime and do watch some TV shows for free. Mind you the biggest hits are really the Amazon originals. Others won't have the current season - like Hulu does, or sometimes the show is for purchase only (unlike Netflix).

 

The good thing about Amazon Instant Video (not Prime specifically) is that you have access to latest movies - something not available on neither Hulu or Netflix.

 

 

Just looking at their site, is there a difference in what videos you can get with Prime vs Instant Video?  While Prime is not much more, I'm unsure about paying a whole year up front. 

 

 

Amazon Instant Video is the video streaming platform which includes movies and TV series that you can buy or rent (or both depending on content). Amazon Prime subscribers can access some of this content for free, included in the yearly subscription. 





 

 

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