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This just in...is this fair?

Discussion in 'Internet Streaming Services' started by Jazz308, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. Jazz308

    Jazz308 New Member

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    Apparently Amazon is counting each separate episode of the TV shows offered through Prime as part of their library...

    http://www.fastcompany.com/1830524/the-juiced-misleading-sizes-of-netflix-and-amazon-streaming-libraries

    Is this fair, or misleading?
     
  2. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Welcome to the world of advertising.
     
  3. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Yeah. This doesn't surprise me.
     
  4. sledgehammer1367066128

    sledgehammer1367066128 New Member

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    Why wouldn't it be fair?

    If a series has 100 episodes, that would be 100 items in the library. Some services like Hulu might only be able to offer 50 of those episodes for some reason.
     
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  5. bjdotson

    bjdotson Legend

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    Exactly what I was thinking. I also think the writer of the article was making a mountain out of a molehill. I mean, what's the big deal.
     
  6. phrelin

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

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    Yes it is fair, to me anyway. Maybe the library size police have different standards. :sure:

    On the other hand Fast Company is another one of those publications owned by a Forbes listed billionaire, in this case Joseph D. Mansueto, founder and CEO of Morningstar, Inc. the investment research firm that has acquired dozens of other firms and publications. The article's writer Austin Carr is a Columbia journalism graduate who has worked for Fast Company for about four years - that's his experience. Carr apparently finds it appalling. I don't care what he thinks.

    In this case size doesn't matter. If they have what you want to see, great! If they don't, somebody else does. And if you pay for Amazon Prime solely because of the size of their library in order to watch their streaming videos, your missing most of the benefits.

    And since you've paid nothing for my opinion just like Carr's, you can rest assured both opinions are worth every penny! [​IMG]
     
  7. billsharpe

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    I've got Amazon Prime primarily for the free 2-day shipping with no minimum order required. The Movie/TV service is just a bonus, IMHO. I don't really care how they count; it's more what they have that interests me.
     
  8. hasan

    hasan Well-Known Member

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    My assessment exactly! In fact, I've been so pleased with the selection of Prime (free) movies, that we cancelled our long, long standing Netflix account. The combo of Prime with occasional Vudu takes care of things nicely and we saved a hundred or so a year, not even counting the saved (and faster) shipping or our orders.
     

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