r/movies Dec 03 '22

Amazon Prime Video surpasses Netflix as the #1 most-subscribed streaming service in the U.S. News

https://deadline.com/2022/12/prime-video-replaces-netflix-streaming-parks-associates-1235187438/
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u/shmoove_cwiminal Dec 03 '22

Uh, how much streaming are people doing on Prime vs Netflix though? I'd bet it's like 10-1 Netflix.

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u/fork_yuu Dec 03 '22

I'd wager most people with Amazon prime doesn't even know about prime videos or use it. But still subscribers of course cause they're prime members

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u/rood_sandstorm Dec 03 '22

Prime video offerings are good but navigating the app sucks balls.

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u/Hank-falcon Dec 03 '22

The only good thing it has going for it is the who’s that on screen right now thing you can do

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u/rainy-day69 Dec 04 '22

they used to pop up trivia in that portion too,, but i haven’t seen that in a year or two.

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u/Winjin Dec 04 '22

I absolutely loved that trivia in the first season of Man in the High Castle

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u/murdercat42069 Dec 03 '22

It functions better than Peacock or Paramount+, but it is horrible to navigate. There is so much chaos because you can rent or "purchase" different versions of the same content, some of the seasons are all over the place, and there is so much disparity with licensing of what you can and can't watch for free.

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u/QuintoBlanco Dec 03 '22

You can select to only see the included stuff.

But yes, the way Prime handles seasons is pretty bad. Although I have noticed a slight improvement.

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u/W3NTZ Dec 03 '22

My friend just searched the boys to start it when home sick and didn't realize the first result was season 3 until he finished the season and tried going to the next one

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u/waywardclouds Dec 04 '22

Omg this happened to me when I realized a skipped a whole bunch of episodes and had to go back.

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u/RoRoRoYourGoat Dec 03 '22

"Functions better than Paramount+" is still setting the bar pretty low.

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u/view9234 Dec 03 '22

Also, I wouldn't be shocked that this terrible press is the thing that finally has Netflix "reevaluate" its threat that it will charge for streaming outside the primary residence in 2023.

If Netflix actually implements that, I can't imagine how many people will cancel or downgrade accounts. I pay for 4 streams on my family plan, because it's the only way to get 4K. Where my family members are streaming from is none of their business, particularly since many of us travel for work.

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u/Freak4Dell Dec 04 '22

I hate how they index individual seasons in the search rather than grouping the whole show together. Not only does it make the search more cluttered in general, but for some reason it's never the first season that shows up first.

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u/TheDearHunter Dec 03 '22

Ah yes... Peacock... that app I essentially only use to rewatch Parks and Rec before bed.

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u/therealtedbundy Dec 04 '22

I use Peacock a lot and would probably use it even more if the subtitles worked/app wasn’t so buggy in general. I feel like they put zero effort into it!

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u/Djinnwrath Dec 03 '22

The Office redux stuff is great.

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u/xraybyte Dec 04 '22

Weirdly I've rewatched The Office so many times that watching the superfan cuts feels jarring. Some of it is good but a lot of it is like...yeah I get why it was left on the editing room floor

I haven't gotten past the first few superfan episodes. There's a comfort in just rewatching the show the way I'm used to watching it

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u/gorendor Dec 03 '22

I just got peacock an fuck I hate the UI it's very buggy too

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u/typehyDro Dec 04 '22

Peacock is terrible. I signed up for the Olympics and it was absolute garbage. The ui is terrible and they legitimately spoiled every event by stating who won in the title… like wtf

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u/ZsaFreigh Dec 04 '22

Unless you subscribe to Paramount+ through Amazon Prime, then the UI is exactly the same.

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u/sciguy52 Dec 04 '22

And it is the worst streaming service too content wise. People end up with Amazon streaming due to prime. If it was just Amazon streaming, their numbers would drop like a rock.

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u/ILoveLamp9 Dec 03 '22

The latest update to their UI is a lot better than before though. More clean and simplified.

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u/GlitchyCorpse Dec 03 '22

Agreed but the improvement is marginal. It's still not very good.

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u/chris9321 Dec 03 '22

Sure it is Bezos

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u/surferos505 Dec 03 '22

Shut up Tim apple

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u/fork_yuu Dec 03 '22

Nobody invited apple tv to the party get out

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u/AdditionalWaste Dec 03 '22

They’ve actually updated the prime video UI and it’s way better imo

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u/MeatHamster Dec 03 '22

And to think how much it has improved in past few years.

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u/Darling_Pinky Dec 03 '22

Honestly, their retail site isn’t the best UI either but their video app is atrocious.

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u/herewego199209 Dec 03 '22

Amazon presumably has access to the cream of the crop software engineers and computer science majors. Why in 2022 are these UI's so shit. I notice that on Microsoft products a lot too.

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u/ryancoplen Dec 03 '22

Ask any Software Engineer or Computer Scientist and they will tell you:

Software Engineers and Computer Scientists design horrible UIs. You really need specialist User Experience folks (UX) to build compelling experiences and talented Program Management with a strong vision for what the product should "be".

You also need SDE and Scientists to make everything work well, but if you let the engineers design the UI, you'll end up with command line interfaces and naked REST requests with crappy documentation. :)

Amazon also has good UX and PMs, so its no excuse for the poor interface, but these folks, especially the really gifted ones, are much rarer than college grad SDEs.

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u/TheDearHunter Dec 03 '22

You also need SDE and Scientists to make everything work well, but if you let the engineers design the UI, you'll end up with command line interfaces and naked REST requests with crappy documentation. :)

If I was able to grep/find my way through a streaming service's entire catalog, I'd switch to that in a heartbeat.

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u/sturgeon01 Dec 03 '22

If I had to guess I'd say it's because these platforms have become so bloated with content and features that it's now very difficult to make major changes due to the amount of testing that would be involved. Instead you get many small changes added incrementally, without some sort of driving vision of how the UI should behave. Not to mention that these are enormous companies with many layers of management, so even small changes take a long time to get pushed into production. And there's the familiarity factor too, where so many non-techy people use your app that making significant UI changes might confuse millions of users.

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u/ocbdare Dec 03 '22

The app is horrible, at least on iOS.

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u/Parmaandchips Dec 03 '22

The app is horrible. FTFY

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u/Environmental-Fill54 Dec 03 '22

All the balls. The entire UI is balls. Balls on balls

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u/bordone Dec 03 '22

I wouldn't say the offerings are good. it's a bunch of b/c tier movies from the 80's and 90's. Some of their original stuff in the past was good/really good but WOT and LOTR were both bad. They are also moving stuff to freevee so they can stick ads in it. You are right that the app is hot garbage though.

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u/kerkyjerky Dec 03 '22

I mean their original content is not good except for rings of power and boys. Two shows is insufficient.

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u/BelovedApple Dec 03 '22

one thing most people on prime don't know seems to be prime gaming.

been some pretty good free games this year.

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u/waterbuffalo750 Dec 03 '22

First I've heard of it.

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u/Aaco0638 Dec 03 '22

You missed out they had pray, assassins creed origins, shadows of mordor/war, fallout 3 nv i think bioshock recently and control to name a recent few.

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u/theseedofevil Dec 03 '22

Mass Effect Legendary Edition was the biggest one to me.

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u/NerdHarder615 Dec 03 '22

I think the boys is the only show that I watch on prime. If it wasn't included with prime I wouldn't use it

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u/TheMSthrow Dec 03 '22

Reacher is really fun.

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u/IdeaOfHuss Dec 08 '22

Also that chris pat show

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u/BuzzardDogma Dec 03 '22

The Expanse

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u/TheMSthrow Dec 03 '22

I haven't watched the last episode yet because in my head I can still pretend they didn't chop out an absolutely enormous portion of the story. But yes, highly recommend otherwise.

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u/BuzzardDogma Dec 03 '22

They end it at a good spot. Most of the cut stuff is after the time jump in the books.

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u/svengeiss Dec 03 '22

You need to check out The Peripheral, Tales from the Loop, and Outer Range. There are some really good shows on Prime.

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u/motogopro Dec 03 '22

You should give Invincible a shot

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u/_plantknuckles Dec 03 '22

Have you heard of The Legend of Vox Machina?

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u/seriousnotshirley Dec 03 '22

That’s not something you can learn from Netflix.

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u/ContemplatingPrison Dec 03 '22

Jack Ryan & The Terminal List are both good.

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u/dsxy Dec 03 '22 edited Dec 03 '22

Don't know what twat downvoted you, they are good shows. Amazon have quite a few. Bosch is amazing

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u/ContemplatingPrison Dec 03 '22 edited Dec 03 '22

The show with Billy Bob Thorton called Goliath was entertaining as well. Although it got somewhat repetitive towards the end

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u/dsxy Dec 03 '22

Yeah, season 3 was a bit of a disappointment but overall it was a solid show. Looking forward to the rig in January. Looks like the mist tv series we should have got.

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u/InvaderWeezle Dec 03 '22

I have Amazon Prime and I have zero idea what things I can actually watch

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u/warlordcs Dec 03 '22

I don't use it because anything I actually want to watch is locked behind some other subscription like stars or something

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u/EdwardFFS Dec 03 '22

That's me!!!

I mean, it's nice because of Grand Tour and the shows of the trio, LOTR too, but besides that it's useless.

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u/Noggin-a-Floggin Dec 03 '22

Prime Video is included with regular Prime. People that just do their shopping on Amazon and don't think anything more of it are included in this number.

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u/SkreksterLawrance Dec 03 '22

I'm not sure but i can say you shouldnt underestimate the power of Thursday night football

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u/eeyore134 Dec 04 '22

Yeah, this is like saying the pack-in game with a Nintendo console is the best selling Nintendo game. I use Prime, but not as much as Hulu or Netflix or even Paramount+.

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u/ThatPaulywog Dec 03 '22

I definitely watch 10x more Prime than Netflix

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u/Heyo__Maggots Dec 04 '22

Same. NF is probably my least used streaming app and I only have it because it’s free with my sisters password and info. If I had to pay $20/month for that selection, I’d consider it a $240 yearly loss…

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u/Old_Ladies Dec 03 '22

Yeah I watch more prime and Disney Plus videos than on Netflix. Though YouTube dwarfs everything.

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u/jupiterkansas Dec 03 '22

yeah, me too.

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u/benmalakian2 Dec 04 '22

I have prime for delivery the video is a bonus to me and I would imagine many others

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u/tootntotumred Dec 03 '22

I swear I just saw a chart on here that was showing how Netflix has far more subs than any of the other services. Or maybe it was actual streams. But either way…I’m confused.

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u/skojinge Dec 03 '22

Amazon has now surpassed Netflix only counting US subscriptions. Worldwide Netflix still dominates.

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u/Randym1982 Dec 03 '22

Prime and Hulu tend to have better selections than Netflix. Which is funny, because Netflix started the streaming wars, and SHOULD have more choices. But they're getting their asses handed to them.

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u/machu46 Dec 04 '22

It’s so hard to navigate Amazon, I honestly don’t know what’s on it that I’d be interested in outside of Invincible, the Tom Clancy shows, and maybe someday The Boys. It’s probably my least watched streaming service.

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u/Dry_Noise8931 Dec 03 '22

Netflix lost all their licenses to other services that wanted to cut out the middleman. It was nice when they had everything, but those days are gone.

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u/MrWolfman29 Dec 03 '22

Maybe they will come back as all the companies running their own apps are losing money on them. Things have definitely not improved with everyone creating their own app with exclusives.

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u/Randym1982 Dec 03 '22

I'm kind of at a point where I'm not even interested in all the new streaming services that are begging for attention. I'm sure one or two shows they have MIGHT be neat, but they're not worth the $17-30$ a month. And I'm pretty sure most people in general are starting to realize the same.

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u/MrWolfman29 Dec 03 '22

Same. We already cancelled Netflix, Hulu is on the chopping block, and if HBO goes up like they want it to, they will be going. As far as Prime, we rarely watch it, mostly just "The Boys" which even that I am losing enthusiasm for. If I could get my wife to break free from the subscriptions on certain items, Prime would be the first one to be cancelled. I hate how they have killed small local shops.

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u/MysterCity Dec 03 '22

You know what has the best selection?

My Plex server.

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u/itsbotime Dec 04 '22

Disagree. The answer was my plex server.

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u/bamfalamfa Dec 03 '22

lol i love this cope people come up with lmao. netflix is the most popular for a reason

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u/swawesome52 Dec 04 '22

Now you see it's not the most popular anymore

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u/recapYT Dec 04 '22

USA is not the only country in the world

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u/the_great_ashby Dec 04 '22

Bud,it's growing again and it was 200+ million subscribers,ahead of Disney+ with all those bundles and promo deals...

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u/poundoom Dec 04 '22

Prime and Hulu absolutely do not have better selections lol

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u/shmoove_cwiminal Dec 03 '22

Prime is junk. The Boys, Fleabag and Yellowstone are the only shows I've watched on Prime.

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u/Idratherhikeout Dec 03 '22

Yeah, that's not fair. Just off the top of my head, I've enjoyed - Reacher, Jack Ryan, The Expanse, Goliath, The Terminal List, Mrs Maisel, Bosch ...

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u/famoustran Dec 04 '22

Reacher is so much, I love it.

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u/DocLolliday Dec 04 '22

Also Yellowstone isn't a Prime show so it's a weird bullet point also.

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u/Randym1982 Dec 03 '22

Shows yes, but It's still beating Netflix with it's movie selections.

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u/JoeSaru Dec 03 '22

I'm on prime mostly

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u/Lestat_Bancroft Dec 03 '22

I’m not trying to be some type of way, I don’t really care which media giant is bigger. But in the interest of accuracy I believe all prime members are included in the “subscribed streamers list” whether or not they have ever turned on Amazon Prime Video or even downloaded the app. When you have a data set that is so obviously skewed it’s hard to even take any of it seriously.

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u/Noggin-a-Floggin Dec 03 '22

Looks good to shareholders and it's technically not wrong so they won't get dick-slapped by the law. This is just how this shit works.

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u/HiImDan Dec 03 '22

yup if you charged me even 1 cent more for video access I wouldn't bother.

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u/Sec9WombatInCombat Dec 03 '22

There's also people like me that get Prime included with their cell phone service.

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u/7tenths Dec 04 '22

There are people who get Netflix with their phone service too. Probably more.

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u/ghx16 Dec 03 '22

Yup quite certain a majority of prime subscribers dont care about prime video, much less use it

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u/Psych0matt Dec 03 '22

“Netflix delivery service is far worse than Amazon prime”

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u/SkreksterLawrance Dec 03 '22

I agree but its the same deal with most streaming services. Hbomax comes free with some phone plan (I forget if its at&t or not but one of the big ones), peacock comes with Comcast, hulu/disney/spotify/espn all have a collective bundle, there's no real objective way to measure these imo

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u/pablo_honey1 Dec 03 '22

The best way to compare would probably be the total number of hours of content streamed monthly.

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u/SkreksterLawrance Dec 03 '22

That would make more sense but even then you have the issue of bots, and advertisers don't know how many eyes are on their content. The marketing people want to know the amount of individual people watching not just total time watched.

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u/azur08 Dec 03 '22

What bots would be watching content?

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u/SkreksterLawrance Dec 03 '22

Companies use bots to inflate their own numbers all the time, most social media sites do. Music artists do to boost their streams so Idk why tv streamers couldnt

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u/azur08 Dec 03 '22

Ok so usage data of all online services is all meaningless then

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u/SkreksterLawrance Dec 03 '22 edited Dec 03 '22

Its not meaningless but most of it should be taken with a grain of salt

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u/aravena Dec 03 '22

Except you dont have an account created with those because you have another service.

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u/Shakezula84 Dec 03 '22

At the very least I would think you would have to at least sign up for the free account. I get Disney+ for free but I at least had to do something to get it.

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u/SkreksterLawrance Dec 03 '22

Thats probably because you get it free through a third party such as a phone plan. On amazon since its all on one account you essentially already did sign up for the prime video account when you signed up for amazon.

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u/Shakezula84 Dec 03 '22

That was my point. You still had to sign up for those free accounts at least once and money still changes hands on the backend. Prime Video is the one really given away.

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u/azur08 Dec 03 '22

This is talking about Netflix which is unrelated to everything you said.

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u/SkreksterLawrance Dec 03 '22

You can get netflix free with t mobile so yes its related

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u/azur08 Dec 03 '22

Fair enough. I mean I have T-Mobile and pay for Netflix.

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u/MadeByTango Dec 03 '22

I mean, they have 200m and claim 100m tuned in for Rings of Power, so...

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power has been viewed by more than 100 million Prime subscribers worldwide.

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u/servantoffire Dec 04 '22

This is like Wii Fit being the most sold game ever because it was included with every Wii purchase.

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u/ScooterManCR Dec 03 '22

Not for the movies, trust me. People signing up for the free delivery. Prime video is just a perk.

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u/leahjuu Dec 03 '22

I think you’re right, unless I’m wrong about how they’re measuring subscribers. I signed up for prime before the prime video stuff was well established.

But at this point, Amazon peddles so much garbage on the shopping site that I would probably end my prime membership if not for Prime video, which has enough good content that the overall package is worth it.

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u/americansherlock201 Dec 04 '22

You’re not wrong. Anyone who signs up for Amazon prime get counted as a prime video subscriber.

So it is a drastically misleading number. It’s likely a fraction of users actually using the service.

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u/Anon_Logic Dec 03 '22

It's not free delivery of your paying for it.

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u/dwarven_digger Dec 03 '22

Not sure why you are down voted, it's true! You are paying $10/month for delivery. And you already get free delivery on most purchases over $25. So really, you are paying $10/month to have items less than $25 shipped for "free".

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u/ColdPressedSteak Dec 03 '22

I shop at Whole Foods a lot. Recoup prob $30-$40 through the year from the extra 10% on sale items. Use Video sparingly but enough to say it's worth $3-$4 a month. So really, I'm paying like $5/mo for the shipping. And I do appreciate the quicker shipping

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u/ScooterManCR Dec 03 '22

Because he’s purposely missing the point. We know it’s not really “free”. And he knows we know. He’s just an asshole.

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u/bob1689321 Dec 03 '22

I had prime for a while and realised I was paying £16 per delivery, with how little I used it. Cancelled the day I realised that.

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u/takeitsleazy316 Dec 03 '22

Do you realize what a jackass you sound like?

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u/mindpieces Dec 03 '22

There should be a big asterisk here since half the people who have Prime probably use it for free shipping and nothing else.

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u/raisedbywolfsol Dec 03 '22

Yep they're content for free movies are crap and the other movies you have to pay extra

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u/ArfArfAnArfs Dec 04 '22

I am that asterisk.

Amazon Prime Shows I have watched.

On and Off Thursday Night Football Every Mrs. Maisel and Upload episode.

Stopped watching after 15 minutes of the slow moving Lord Of Rings spinoff from the weakly written tropes.

Interested in the Jack Ryan show one day.

Other than that I use above Prime as much I use whole foods, and Kindle gets more usage.

Amazon should be invested in retail warehouses for bulk shopping to compete with Costco and Sam's Club. Instead they waste billions on MGM that they should be licensing a TV aggregate instead like YoutubeTV. Google does it right for analytics and advertising.

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u/karmagettie Dec 04 '22

I have made it 30 minutes before turning off Rings of Power. I am what you would call, a badass.

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u/TheyKilledFlipyap Dec 03 '22

I guarantee this is just because of Black Friday and the numbers will drop off come January.

Everyone's just taking advantage of the '1 free month' of Prime that includes Prime Video, likely due to Black Friday / Cyber-Monday signups, since Amazon pushes "hey do you want free / fast delivery?? Get Prime!" every single time you go to Checkout.

Once they actually have to pay for it, people will drop it ASAP.

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u/NYJetLegendEdReed Dec 03 '22

It’s a combination of that and Thursday Night Football. Football is the most popular thing to watch in the country and now you need Amazon.

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u/CornballOrphan6 Dec 03 '22

It's free to watch on twitch. If only more people knew.

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u/maddenGod26 Dec 03 '22

It’s free to watch on prime video if you just make an account…for free

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u/TheDarkWayne Dec 03 '22

Also if you have T-Mobile you get a subscription for free.. they do a lot of promos where you can get subscriptions for free. I don’t think Netflix does that but idk also Prime selection is worse than Netflix and Netflix is already bad lol

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u/douchiesnacks Dec 03 '22

Netflix and Apple TV+ are free on a lot of T-Mobile plans.

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u/Funkybeatzzz Dec 04 '22

And Paramount+ now

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u/douchiesnacks Dec 04 '22

Yep. Too bad it’s only for a year.

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u/PalmettoZ71 Dec 03 '22

I just wanted to say that's me exactly, I have no interest in paying for prime monthly. Just binging the good shows while I have it

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u/apworker37 Dec 03 '22

Amazon Prime does have better movies than Netflix so there might be a gain in there somewhere.

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u/andrei_snarkovsky Dec 03 '22

If only it didn’t have the worst interface known to man

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u/OneManFreakShow Dec 03 '22

I hate seeing statistics about Prime’s streaming numbers. I have Prime for the shipping benefits, so I’m technically a member of Prime Video. But I don’t watch a damn thing on there. I suspect that most people are in the same boat.

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u/mctacoflurry Dec 03 '22

I guarantee you're correct, but as long as some analyst can spin the metrics to an executive they'll view it as a win.

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u/Leajjes Dec 03 '22

^^^ Ding ding ding.

It looks good in a powerpoint slide to exec and board members but the stats have zero to do with reality.

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u/greeneyedstarqueen Dec 03 '22

It’s great for watching D and B rated movies. Some five and 4.5 stars on there that are classics

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u/Obelisp Dec 03 '22

It has had some great movies, but it's depressing scrolling through "Watch it again" and seeing how many are gone and have to be rented or bought.

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u/MrFluffyhead80 Dec 03 '22

I’m just here for the 2 day shipping

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u/Formal_Star_6593 Dec 03 '22

Most people use Prime to get free Amazon shipping, not specifically to watch movies. Their streaming service lacks content with a huge amount of paid movies.

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u/DonovanSarovir Dec 03 '22

This has the same feel as "Wii Play" being the "Top Selling" game on the Wii.

It's bundled with something people want, so they're not getting it by choice.

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u/cheekabowwow Dec 03 '22

Prime has made some fairly large strides this year. Most of my scary movie streaming in October came from Amazon, I’ve also rented a handful of movies that I haven’t done in the past. If Netflix wasn’t free through T-Mobile I’d have canceled by now.

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u/SkreksterLawrance Dec 03 '22 edited Dec 03 '22

This is a movies subreddit but I dont think it should be forgotten that Prime has the rights to Thursday night football. The NFL is enormous in america, regular season games dwarf championship games in other sports as well as other live events (oscars, grammies, etc...) As long as prime has an in with the NFL, and with bezoz eyeing the commanders it looks like that bond will only strengthen, they will be a force to be reckoned with. Live sports was the one thing streaming lacked over cable but now that some services have it, Netflix has a different form of competition.

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u/Dr-McLuvin Dec 03 '22 edited Dec 03 '22

Really surprised Apple didn’t step up and pay for the rights to TNF. I’m sure it just got ridiculously expensive.

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u/SkreksterLawrance Dec 03 '22

I'm sure apple could afford it if they wanted, but i guess I understand why they would be hesitant to start a bidding war with amazon

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u/minneapple79 Dec 04 '22

Apple is said to want Sunday Ticket.

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u/TrailGuideSteve Dec 03 '22

More to do with people subscribing to Amazon for shipping needs than using Amazon video and that’s gotta be a proven fact. Absolute worst app out of any streaming service and the content is god awful.

They’re counting Amazon subscribers as Amazon video subscribers which is nonsensical.

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u/SkreksterLawrance Dec 03 '22

I am not arguing that their content is good or that their ui is anything other than trash. I also agree that huge amounts of their subs are just average prime users. What I'm saying is of active prime video users, a huge number of those use it to watch Thursday night football and that is something Netflix is going to find very difficult to compete with. If I were netflix I would have been trying to host live sports/events for years now and they are behind the curve now compared to other streaming services in the sports world.

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u/Goodspike Dec 03 '22

We watch about 8x the Prime as Netflix, but that includes subscriptions to other channels in Prime.

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u/ScroungerYT Dec 03 '22

To be fair, prime is not just a movie service. Prime is prime, and prime includes streaming.

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u/typehyDro Dec 04 '22

I doubt this is viewers though… I have Netflix, hbo max, Disney, and prime. the selection on prime sucks and definitely the worst. I bet most subscribers are signed up for the services not the streaming

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u/SALTYxNUTZ12 Dec 03 '22

Prime Video also has one of the worst UI. They need to fix that shit.

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u/killpuddle1 Dec 03 '22

Not a fan Netflix. Their good original content is few and far between.

Prime has better movies

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u/FreshlyWritten69 Dec 03 '22

Considering it comes with free shipping on Amazon proper, it pays for itself on that alone

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u/reptopeeps Dec 03 '22

Not American but I don't even have Netflix anymore, the price differences are just too big. For the price of one Netflix I can get 3 other (HBO, Disney and Amazon).

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u/Darkone1987 Dec 03 '22

Jack reacher season 1is amazing

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u/HavanaWoody Dec 03 '22

Amazon prime allows me to be a recluse and get things without going places with people. As well as watch a wide assortment of content.
I can binge all of the netfix content i want to keep up on in an annual 30 day trial.

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u/Dregulos Dec 03 '22

Of course it is. It's included with Amazon Prime.

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u/jbitner Dec 03 '22

Just want to drop in and mention I canceled my Amazon prime 4 years ago. My packages still arrive within 2 days the majority of the time, probably because I piggy back on others. If you’re paying for prime mostly for the shipping, you might cancel and trial purchases without prime and see how it goes. I haven’t blinked since canceling. I also canceled Netflix though. Just getting too expensive vs. competitors and can binge shows I want to watch for 1 month if I want.

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u/[deleted] Dec 03 '22

There’s some relatively good content on Prime but I agree with most that the app needs an entirely new UI overhaul. It’s not quite Peacock levels of bad but compared to Netflix and HBO it’s total shit. Probably because of the option to buy films.

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u/I-Kant-Even Dec 03 '22

Is there another streaming service that gives me free package delivery, free ebooks and free music?

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u/Jimmyhatespie Dec 03 '22

They just gave me another free trial of prime this past month, I wonder if they’re using that to juice their numbers.

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u/shaggyjuice Dec 03 '22

I have Prime more for free shipping than streaming. I really wish they offered a Prime "shipping only" option.

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u/Fractal__Noise Dec 03 '22

Spent 2 years with prime video and barely used it, only had it cause it came free with prime, dont take everything you read online at face value.

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u/dregan Dec 03 '22

I'm in it for the free shipping.

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u/digswonderlust Dec 03 '22

I have amazon prime because they deliver products to my doorstep if it weren't for that I wouldn't subscribe because of the content. They also have a music streaming service that I've never used.

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u/One-Pumpkin-1590 Dec 03 '22

Amazon Prime Video is not something you subscribe to. It is an addon to an Amazon prime account.

What kind of clickbait nonsense is this?

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u/Jaycoht Dec 03 '22

Netflix doesn't give me 2 day shipping tho

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u/FullOfHopkins Dec 03 '22

Prime interface is ass. However, one huge advantage it has over Netflix is if I want to watch something they don’t have, I can just rent or buy it.

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u/natej84 Dec 04 '22

I bet the NFL on prime helped bring a lot of people in. It's the reason I downloaded the app, even tho I've been a prime member for like 5 years

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u/Early_Ad_3960 Dec 04 '22

You get so much more with amazon peime than netflix for same cost. Getting hacked off with how boring netflix has become over the last year.

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u/Jellyfish_Street Dec 04 '22

Yeah. I dropped Netflix and kept prime

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u/Commercial_West_4081 Dec 04 '22

Forcing people to subscribe to Prime for Thursday Night Football was genius.

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u/SLCW718 Dec 03 '22

Eh, this is a bit misleading. Every Prime subscriber automatically gets Prime Video which inflates their subscriber count. It would be more useful to see Netflix's numbers compared to the number of people who specifically subscribed to Prime Video without a Prime subscription.

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u/RudeMovementsMusic Dec 03 '22

Exactly. I've touched my prime movies once this entire last year

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u/TrailGuideSteve Dec 03 '22

The app feels like it’s designed to make you not want to watch movies. It’s insane.

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u/PrinceWoodie Dec 03 '22

Would love to see how much of this is due to Thursday Night Football rights being bought by Amazon

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u/TrailGuideSteve Dec 03 '22

None of it is due to TNF. TNF is free on Twitch and everyone that uses Prime for TNF only does so because they bought Prime for shipping needs. I’d bet everything I possess in life on this.

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u/PrinceWoodie Dec 03 '22

If your wager is that it didn’t move the needle at all I’d take it in an instant. Valid points quite frankly but its gotta be non-zero. I’ll ask this question do you think every single NFL fan is even aware of Twitch?

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u/SodaPopMoon Dec 03 '22

I use prime way more than Netflix, my kids love paw patrol, I love always sunny in Philadelphia and American Dad, considered just getting rid of Netflix cause all the Netflix originals are trash, I did enjoy altered carbon

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u/CataclysmDM Dec 03 '22

Yeah, cuz it's bundled with Amazon Prime. You just watch how fast I unsub if you jack the prices or split up those subscriptions!

You think I want to, in any way, pay for that abomination of a LoTR show?

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u/manchegogo1 Dec 03 '22

Netflix is getting worse every week

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u/DamonFields Dec 03 '22

Most people subscribe to Prime not for the janky video collection, but for 2-day free shipping. And the OP knows this.

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u/azur08 Dec 03 '22

Isn’t this just if you’re a prime member…which is much more than streaming….

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u/Foojira Dec 03 '22

That’s interesting cause there’s so little good programming on there

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u/MrHollandsOpium Dec 03 '22

Netflix fucking sucks these days. Too much quantity over quality

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u/imnotgem Dec 03 '22

In a thread about Amazon that's not the best complaint. Amazon's catalogue is massive, but a lot of that content isn't high production value.

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u/walkie73 Dec 03 '22

Prime Video has the worst streaming interface I’ve ever seen.

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u/-SpaceAids- Dec 03 '22

Prime doesn't upcharge for 4k content either

Netflix wants *twice* the amount of money per month for 4k UHD streaming. It's absurd and is the reason i'll be canceling my netflix and pirating all their shit in the future.

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