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#195407 19-Apr-2016 14:59
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Amazon is launching a month-to-month Amazon Prime Video subscription service. It covers video (TV/movies) only - no shipping and other benefits from Amazon Prime but you pay on a monthly basis, instead of having to pay a full year membership.

 

Its main idea is really to be a Hulu/Netflix competitor.

 

 





 

 

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  #1535660 19-Apr-2016 15:02
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Hope it's promising. Annoyed with Netflix's block, much NZ content is rubbish, and I don't want to have to go to Soho





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I signed up to the UK version (because I have a UK bank account) a week or so ago.  I didn't realise it was new.  Good move on Amazon's part.  I'd be nervous signing up for anything for a year at the moment.


 
 
 
 


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saving free trial until Clarkson and co start .





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  #1535676 19-Apr-2016 15:18
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Here's the pricing after the month free trial.

 

 

 






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  #1535697 19-Apr-2016 15:29
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I like how it includes offline use - great for going on holiday or on the yacht where bandwidth is more limited

 

I wonder if they will play the same games as Netflix re unblocking?  Amazon are traditionally quite strict on what they will sell to where




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  #1535840 19-Apr-2016 17:09
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Mind you for download/offline use you need a VPN. To playback the do downloaded content you don't even need to be connected but if you are then you don't need a VPN.

To stream you need either a VPN or DNS redirect service.




 

 

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  #1535918 19-Apr-2016 18:49
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Well i have just setup my firetv again and have a dns service running (vpn on ipad/phone) and have to say I am very happy with it, it's fast and looks great

 

 

 

This might win me over ditch netflix

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #1536100 19-Apr-2016 22:29
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I share my daughter's Prime account (family sharing plan) so Prime Video is free for me. I guess that's why she bought me a Firestick for Xmas :-)





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freitasm: Mind you for download/offline use you need a VPN. To playback the do downloaded content you don't even need to be connected but if you are then you don't need a VPN.

To stream you need either a VPN or DNS redirect service.

 

Do you need to have the device which you're going to be using offline VPNd, or could you VPN a PC and transfer the downloaded content?

 

I've never VPNd a tablet but I guess "There's an app for that"


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freitasm: Mind you for download/offline use you need a VPN. To playback the do downloaded content you don't even need to be connected but if you are then you don't need a VPN.

To stream you need either a VPN or DNS redirect service.

 

 

 

I was able to download a Prime video just using a DNS redirect service - no VPN. And then of course once downloaded I was able to watch with the phone in Flight mode - not data connection at all. The viewing period was 30 days after which I would have to download it again.





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