Opinions on Amazon prime tv?

blackstar
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edited 20 October 2022 at 12:31AM in TV MoneySaving
Hi all,
I decided to give Amazon prime a go for a 30 day free offer to see how I like it, not sure if I will keep it. I just discovered that I also get Amazon prime movies/tv for a 30 day free trial too, not sure if that's because 1 week ago I signed up for a free Amazon prime deal or not. But anyhow just been checking out Amazon prime tv movies and sports etc. 
What do people think of it? Is it worth keeping? Better than Netflix? Do you get Amazon tv free if you stay with Amazon prime? What's the cost?
Also any tips on how to get any discounts or anything I should make sure I take advantage of?
I already have sky Q and some free movie channels and netflix.
I seldom get next day delivery with Amazon. I do like football but not sure how much football prime show ie English preimer league as I already have sky sports. Like to watch movies. Not music. 

Also can I browse the internet on my sky Q box? If so how? Thanks


Thanks all 
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  • Neil_Jones
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    Re: Prime, if you make enough use of the next day delivery (and same day delivery if you get an order in early enough) it pays for itself.  Whether its worth it is up to you.  Remember its more than just free delivery and Prime VIdeo:

    Whether its better than Netflix is again up for debate.  Prime video is included in your Prime subscription (clue's in the name).  Some original productions are quite good, but the football coverage is relatively limited (Sky have the lion's share).  A lot will depend on how much shopping you do online - if the bulk of it is at Amazon and you will use the video and the extra shipping, it may be worth it.

    Discounts don't really happen with Prime, unless you're student and can prove it.

    Re: Sky Q internet - no.
  • Peppa537
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    If you check the Amazon site it will give you all the prices (there are monthly or yearly payment options) but an Amazon Prime subscription includes Prime Video as well as Prime music. If you keep it and take the monthly payment option then you can unsubscribe at anytime, if you pay yearly it works out a bit cheaper over the year but you’re then tied in until the end of that year (I think). Hopefully, if you haven’t already, you’ll get an email from them during your trial explaining what is included. I like Prime Video as it has a lot of films and seems to rotate them frequently. When watching any make sure they are included in Prime as they also have others you can rent or buy. 
    As far as I’m aware you can’t browse the internet on a Sky box, it has Netflix, Prime etc apps but I always find these stream better through my firestick or TV.
  • flashg67
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    I find most streaming services a mixed bag - we have 3 at the moment. Sometimes loads to watch, sometimes not (first world problems eh!). We use the delivery service a lot as they'll deliver to multiple people/addresses within the same account.
    Also, as pointed out above, there's other benefits such as music and free kindle books etc which may or may not be useful to you. 
    Never seen a discount offer fro Prime though.

    Pretty sure there's no internet browser on Sky Q
  • prowla
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    I dip into Amazon Prime when I get a free month's trial offer; I buy some things, watch The Grand Tour if there's any new episodes, dip into Clarkson's Farm, and expire the membership within the month.
    Rinse, repeat next time I get the offer.
    I've been using my Sky Q box to watch it; the picture quality is good, better than a lot of Sky's content.
  • DullGreyGuy
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    blackstar said:
    1. What do people think of it?
    2. Is it worth keeping?
    3. Better than Netflix?
    4. Do you get Amazon tv free if you stay with Amazon prime?
    5. What's the cost?
    1) I think its ok... they have some good films and series but the rate of output is much lower than the likes of Netflix but higher than say AppleTV+. Generally I'd say less 4K Dolby Vision/Atmos content than others

    2) I keep Amazon Prime for the free same/next day delivery and so Prime Video is a free add on to that in my mind

    3) Overall prefer Netflix, wouldnt subscribe to it constantly if it wasnt a free part of Prime but would probably do the same as HBO Max and just subscribe for a month or two a year to catchup on things I'd want to watch

    4) Yes

    5) Its not a discrete cost, part of the general Prime membership
  • blackstar
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    Thanks all, very helpful. 
    I ask Amazon if netflix was part of prime tv but they said no and I'd have to pay extra for that directly with Netflix. Thought I might have been able to cancel the £5.00 per month with sky I pay them for Netflix and keep prime but apparently not.
    I don't really use next day delivery as never in a rush to buy stuff. Although I do buy lots of things which are under £20.00 and sometimes get charged a delivery fee even for a 2 or 3 day delivery date which I think with prime would be free?
  • Peppa537
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    Yes if you kept Prime you wouldn't pay a delivery fee (if item sold by or fulfilled by Amazon). 
  • Neil_Jones
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    blackstar said:
    Thanks all, very helpful. 
    I ask Amazon if netflix was part of prime tv but they said no and I'd have to pay extra for that directly with Netflix. Thought I might have been able to cancel the £5.00 per month with sky I pay them for Netflix and keep prime but apparently not.
    I don't really use next day delivery as never in a rush to buy stuff. Although I do buy lots of things which are under £20.00 and sometimes get charged a delivery fee even for a 2 or 3 day delivery date which I think with prime would be free?

    Netflix is on Prime (install the app and sign in to it with your Netflix details) but its a separate payment.
    Same for Now, Disney+, Paramount, Discovery... all available on Prime through the respective apps.  But they're not "part" of Amazon.
  • Thanks all, doesn't seem worth it for me as never use next day delivery and normally buy over £20.00, football is only like 20 or 30 games a year. Movies, well.get lots to watch on sky. Hmmm. 
  • baser999
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    They’ve started showing Premiership football live this week if that’s of interest. Not sure how long this is on the cards though.
    Not having a smart tv I bought the Amazon Firestick a year ago, enabled me to catch up on The Grand Tour and Clarksons Farm. Lot of other free channels available for a one-off purchase of the stick

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