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Comments on news posted 2012-05-29 16:33:17: Amazon today announced that the company is now offering Xbox 360 owners the ability to stream Amazon Prime video content. ..



SRFireside

join:2001-01-19
Houston, TX

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PS3 did it.

Had Amazon Instant Video on the PS3 a while now. Same deal with Netflix in that you don't need to be a PlaystationPlus to use it. Move along.


Thaler
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join:2004-02-02
Los Angeles, CA
kudos:3
I think they're just banking on that most (if not all) XBox 360 owners are also Gold subscribers as well.

That being said, I've been tempted to just let mine lapse & use the PS3 for my streaming needs.


bleh

@teksavvy.com

canada?

will amazon prime via xbox work in canada as well?


FFH5
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Tavistock NJ
kudos:5

Xbox partnerships with streaming providers growing

Xbox has a large number of streaming options now.

»www.xbox.com/en-US/live/partners


88615298
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join:2004-07-28
West Tenness
reply to SRFireside

Re: PS3 did it.

said by SRFireside:

Had Amazon Instant Video on the PS3 a while now. Same deal with Netflix in that you don't need to be a PlaystationPlus to use it. Move along.

If Sony keep losing billions every quarter don't expect that to last much longer. MS proved you can get people to pay for something that should be free.


88615298
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join:2004-07-28
West Tenness

Just Prime content?

So no way to take advantage of Amazon's PPV offerings?


88615298
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West Tenness

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reply to FFH5

Re: Xbox partnerships with streaming providers growing

said by FFH5:

Xbox has a large number of streaming options now.

»www.xbox.com/en-US/live/partners

Maybe but PS3 still have NHL Center Ice and NFL Sunday Ticket. If they get HBOGo and if the rumored price cut I true I may just get a PS3.


jmn1207
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Ashburn, VA
kudos:1

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You can always get a Roku. They stream practically everything. It's a wonderful product that I use along with both the PS3 and Xbox 360.

ISurfTooMuch

join:2007-04-23
Tuscaloosa, AL
Absolutely! In terms of content, Roku wins, hands down. And some of the best content is on the private channels. If you want international news, for example, the Roku is the box you want to get.

Kearnstd
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reply to 88615298

Re: Just Prime content?

Maybe licensing and content owner restrictions bullshit is in play. Especially since they are now trying to make their own deals with the consoles.
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88615298
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join:2004-07-28
West Tenness
reply to jmn1207

Re: Xbox partnerships with streaming providers growing

roku does sunday ticket?


88615298
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reply to Kearnstd

Re: Just Prime content?

said by Kearnstd:

Maybe licensing and content owner restrictions bullshit is in play. Especially since they are now trying to make their own deals with the consoles.

Well that sucks. Then Prime is kind of useless. I already have Netflix for the older stuff and Vudu for the newer stuff. It be nice if one could get both these things from ONE company.


88615298
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join:2004-07-28
West Tenness
reply to jmn1207

Re: Xbox partnerships with streaming providers growing

I also forgot ESPN3


jmn1207
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Ashburn, VA
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reply to FFH5
I have a Roku, two PS3s, an Xbox 360, and an iPad. I prefer to watch something on the Roku between all of them.

If you are willing to spend $200 on Sunday Ticket, purchase a PS3 to watch it, and you clearly pay for a TV package that includes the ESPN family, what is $80 (with free shipping) for a top notch streaming device with a TON of channel options that you cannot find on either the PS3 or Xbox 360?


Thaler
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Los Angeles, CA
kudos:3
reply to 88615298

Re: PS3 did it.

And if Sony / Microsoft jump ahead and kill rentable videos on their next-gen consoles, then I'll be happily stepping out of consoles altogether. It seems as though the video game industry is really intent on shooting itself in the foot repeatedly.


88615298
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join:2004-07-28
West Tenness
reply to 88615298

Re: Just Prime content?

Well according to Amazon website you can watch rented movies on the XBOX 360 and in HD also but you have to rent it from the website. Which seems stupid since this is supposed to be about convenience.

MrHappy316
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Monterey, CA

Live Gold, no thanks

I can get everything they are offering on my PS3 that does not require any "Gold" or "Subscription" payment at all. In fact pretty much I cannot remember the last time I turned on my Xbox.

mogamer

join:2011-04-20
Royal Oak, MI
reply to 88615298

Re: Xbox partnerships with streaming providers growing

said by 88615298:

I also forgot ESPN3

He did say practically everything and not everything. Of course we could also compare the hundreds of channels that Roku offers that the Xbox 360 and PS3 don't.

mogamer

join:2011-04-20
Royal Oak, MI
reply to 88615298

Re: Just Prime content?

said by 88615298:

Well according to Amazon website you can watch rented movies on the XBOX 360 and in HD also but you have to rent it from the website. Which seems stupid since this is supposed to be about convenience.

This could be Microsoft's doing though. You'll notice that Zune is the only service that offers 1080p programming. All other services on the Xbox 360 are in 720p.


buzz_4_20

join:2003-09-20
Limestone, ME

Now if they would just let it play more formats.

I'd love to be able to install codecs on my 360 to play more types of files on my network.

Yes. MKV files without having to transcode.