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 Posted: Wed Mar 27th, 2013 02:52 am
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I plan on getting a roku box since I don't want cable. Does anyone prefer Amazon Prime to Netflix as far as content? I'm deciding which one to choose.

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 Posted: Wed Mar 27th, 2013 01:24 pm
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We have Netflix streaming. My wife likes it because she travels, and can access it on her laptop wherever she is. It's only $8/month. More TV shows than new movies though with just the streaming.

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 Posted: Wed Mar 27th, 2013 02:05 pm
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I have both.  Amazon Prime gets you free shipping from most things purchased from Amazon.



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 Posted: Wed Mar 27th, 2013 02:16 pm
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Principal_Raditch wrote: We have Netflix streaming. My wife likes it because she travels, and can access it on her laptop wherever she is. It's only $8/month. More TV shows than new movies though with just the streaming.

I check periodically and NetFlix's streaming selection is still pathetic.  I still get the DVDs only.  So is there any way that I can get "House of Cards" and future NetFlix productions?  They're not releasing them on DVD because they're doing everything possible to get people away from physical DVDs (the app doesn't even work if you don't have a streaming plan, you can't just manage your queue remotely, which is absurd).  But until I can watch movies like "Lincoln" and "Flight" on streaming (both of which I've seen in the past week on DVD) then I'm not converting.



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Portalesman wrote: I have both.  Amazon Prime gets you free shipping from most things purchased from Amazon.

From my perspective, the free shipping on Amazon Prime is the good part of the deal.  The only thing we've watched on their streaming service is The Shield, all the other stuff they offer that I'd want to watch costs money per episode.  I have had Netflix streaming for a few years now and they have by far more items to stream.  Different, but more. 

With all that said, if you are quitting cable at $100+ per month, a $79 per year investment in Prime plus a $8 investment per month in Netflix comes to be about an $85 per month savings and that alone makes it worth getting both. 



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 Posted: Wed Mar 27th, 2013 04:38 pm
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Netflix streaming isn't great if you want movies, but it's not bad for TV shows. If you have Comcast, it's also worth investigating their StreamPix service. You don't need any new equipment, the price isn't bad, and it has some decent variety. It's comparable to the likes of Netflix, Amazon Prime or, strictly for TV, Hulu Plus.

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I have had Amazon Prime for a few years because of the free 2 day shipping. Depends where its being sent from I might get it the next day.

I used the steaming since i got highspeed internet. It not too bad for what you can get for free with Prime.



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srossi wrote: Principal_Raditch wrote: We have Netflix streaming. My wife likes it because she travels, and can access it on her laptop wherever she is. It's only $8/month. More TV shows than new movies though with just the streaming.

I check periodically and NetFlix's streaming selection is still pathetic.  I still get the DVDs only.  So is there any way that I can get "House of Cards" and future NetFlix productions?  They're not releasing them on DVD because they're doing everything possible to get people away from physical DVDs (the app doesn't even work if you don't have a streaming plan, you can't just manage your queue remotely, which is absurd).  But until I can watch movies like "Lincoln" and "Flight" on streaming (both of which I've seen in the past week on DVD) then I'm not converting.

There's an app called iQueue Free that you can use for your DVD queue.

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 Posted: Wed Mar 27th, 2013 06:00 pm
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DaNkinator wrote: srossi wrote: Principal_Raditch wrote: We have Netflix streaming. My wife likes it because she travels, and can access it on her laptop wherever she is. It's only $8/month. More TV shows than new movies though with just the streaming.

I check periodically and NetFlix's streaming selection is still pathetic.  I still get the DVDs only.  So is there any way that I can get "House of Cards" and future NetFlix productions?  They're not releasing them on DVD because they're doing everything possible to get people away from physical DVDs (the app doesn't even work if you don't have a streaming plan, you can't just manage your queue remotely, which is absurd).  But until I can watch movies like "Lincoln" and "Flight" on streaming (both of which I've seen in the past week on DVD) then I'm not converting.

There's an app called iQueue Free that you can use for your DVD queue.

Cool, I'll check it out.  Thanks.



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I also have both. House of Cards was just tremendous. Prime is worth it because my wife buys about a hundred things a year from Amazon. Plus, they do have some decent video. Rossi is right about the DVD selection being much better. That has to do with licensing issues for streaming.

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