Question re. Amazon Prime TV

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Just signed up for 30 day free trial of Amazon Prime only so I can watch the Rugby Union Autumn Internationals.
I have no experience of streaming TV services so please excuse what might be a silly question.
Do I have to watch the matches live or do they remain available to watch later?
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  • Neil_Jones
    Neil_Jones Posts: 8,945 Forumite
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    You can watch them live as a live stream (no different to TV or YouTube) and a replay may be available for a few days later, or highlights depending on the rights Amazon have.
  • anotherbob
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    Thanks for that.
  • mobileron
    mobileron Posts: 1,218 Forumite
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    There also on ITV/BBC
  • Penguin_
    Penguin_ Posts: 1,239 Forumite
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    mobileron said:
    There also on ITV/BBC
    I don't think they are... Channel 4 and RTE will also have coverage of Ireland's matches, while all of Wales' games will be shown on S4C.
  • JJ_Egan
    JJ_Egan Posts: 20,281 Forumite
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    edited 13 November 2020 at 10:28AM
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    As above majority on prime  not ITV/BBC as claimed .
    As far as i can work out from RFU matches can be watched later but will expire at end of contract .

    Plus no ability to record is a negative for this supplier .
  • Penguin_
    Penguin_ Posts: 1,239 Forumite
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    JJ_Egan said:
    As above majority on prime  not ITV/BBC as claimed .
    As far as i can work out from RFU matches can be watched later but will expire at end of contract .

    Plus no ability to record is a negative for this supplier .
    But the amount they are giving to the home unions for the rights is massively needed given there is no ticket revenue!!
  • JJ_Egan
    JJ_Egan Posts: 20,281 Forumite
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    Dont disagree with that but i don't want to be tied down as Prime take over 6 Nations prem Rugby 2021/2022 as BT contract ends  May 2021 .
    National Broadcasters ,   I Player (  wales/ scotland  )BT Sports , SKY Sports ,Premier Sports . You Tube are enough to contend with .
  • Penguin_
    Penguin_ Posts: 1,239 Forumite
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    JJ_Egan said:
    Dont disagree with that but i don't want to be tied down as Prime take over 6 Nations prem Rugby 2021/2022 as BT contract ends  May 2021 .
    National Broadcasters ,   I Player (  wales/ scotland  )BT Sports , SKY Sports ,Premier Sports . You Tube are enough to contend with .
    It will go behind a paywall sadly though I hope BT sport get it as they have the best rugby coverage & pundits.
  • JJ_Egan
    JJ_Egan Posts: 20,281 Forumite
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    Multiple paywalls is the problem i see .
    Note anyone who does not have free Prime offer
    Video only is £5-99 pm  via the more plans tab on Prime sign up .
  • anotherbob
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    I think multiple paywalls are going to be a problem. The only two sports I would be content to pay to watch are International Rugby Union and MOTOGP. PPV providers need to find a way to allow me to pick and choose what I watch through their services because I won't be paying for coverage of stuff I have no interest in. 
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