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  # 1748918 27-Mar-2017 19:22
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Does anyone actually use Amazon music here?

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  # 1748935 27-Mar-2017 19:53
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Only on the echo, and only when I have spotify in use somewhere else so cant use it on the echo or it would stop the other stream.



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  # 1748944 27-Mar-2017 20:04
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I signed up to a Prime trial the other day to get free shipping to a Youshop US address.



Remember Amazon WILL CHARGE your card when the trial ends. Do not complain later if you did not setup a reminder or did not heed this warning.

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  # 1750219 29-Mar-2017 15:44
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I just signed up for a US address but used a NZ card?


How do I know if I have US prime? I can watch mi5 and spectre etc....

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  # 1767122 19-Apr-2017 09:47
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I presume you need a DNS for prime?


It also says it includes music?


When you say shipping, what does that mean? For buying movies?


I havnt had US netflix for ages and a bit tired of NZ netflix, so would Prime be worth a few months trial?


Which DNS is the best value and most reliable?



Amazon Prime is a service that gives free shipping for most products within the USA, discounts, a free Kindle book every month, access to magazines (with a number that you can "borrow" every month" on Kindle) and more. It also includes a lot of TV series and movies -. In addition to Amazon Prime Instant Video you have access to rent/buy online movies/TV series . The best way of taking advantage of Amazon Prime is with an Amazon Fire TV or Amazon Video app on your Android device (no casting yet though).


Amazon Prime video is available in NZ but the catalogue is not near large as the US-based one. For access to the US catalogue you need a USA-based credit card or reload your Amazon Gift Card balance and use it instead. You need a DNS service (such as DNS4Me).



I use my NZ ASB Visa and gift cards for access to US content.





Hmm.  Something has changed .  Ever since I got my Fire TV a year ago  I had no problems with having both gift card and ASB Visa loading on Amazon  I was able to buy items and rent movies.   Amazon would take out of the gift card fist them the Visa if the cost exceeded the gift balance.  I also had auto gift voucher topup working when the balance went below $10 .  Yesterday I went to hire a movie and up popped a message saying "We're unable to complete your order. Your payment method was not charged. The billing address on your payment method must be a valid address in the United States. If you are paying with a credit card, your credit card must be issued from a bank in the United States. If you have any questions, please contact Amazon Customer Service."  Which is better than the old generic message saying something went wrong.  Took off the Visa and went thru OK.  Put the Visa back and same problem.  Oh well will have to remove Visa when I want to rent movies or TV programs..



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  # 1775079 3-May-2017 17:18
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Well that was interesting.   After the above problem I removed my NZ CC from Amazon.  Today I wanted to purchase something that was under the value of my gift voucher. The purchase went thru  but as I only had $4 left on the gilt card I  added another $25 to it by putting my NZ ASB Visa back on.  That purchase went thru so left the Visa there.  Went Prime  via my Fire TV and  tried to buy an up of The  Munsters @ $1.99 and surprize it went thru again with the CC card in place.  The episode did come off the gift card balance..  You wonder about this stuff.  Anyway happy again so will now enable auto topup of the gift card as I had before..



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