Originally Posted by Charles R
Don't be silly. Netflix has over 28,000 titles (tons worth watching). Last I looked Amazon had about one title I wanted to actually watch.
If that changes too much the price will follow. A good example might be Mad Men
was recently added by Netflix... Amazon? Sure they have some worthwhile content but even at free (paid via your shipping) I think Netflix is still a better bargain.
I never said Amazon had more content. I said they have redundant content.Netflix NBCU Press Release:
http://www.nbcumv.com/mediavillage/d...0573941587.xmlAmazon NBCU Press Release:
NEW YORK and LOS GATOS, Calif. - July 13, 2011 - Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) and NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution today announced a multi-year renewal of their licensing agreement expanding the selection of non-exclusive NBCU film and TV library titles available to watch instantly streaming from Netflix.
Programming under the deal includes prior-season series across multiple NBCU networks, including NBC hits “The Office," "30 Rock" and “Parenthood.” All future seasons of these shows will be available on Netflix on a one season delay basis. Under the deal, Netflix members will also be able to enjoy prior season episodes of “Law and Order: SVU” and “The Event.”
Also available to watch instantly streaming from Netflix will be shows from NBCUniversal’s cable networks including prior season episodes of “Warehouse 13,” “Psych,” “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and “Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane”; classic television series such as "Leave it to Beaver,” “Adam 12” and “Crossing Jordan”; and such great Universal Pictures movies as “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” and “The Motorcycle Diaries.”
Deal Will Allow Amazon Prime Members to Stream Select Universal Pictures Films
Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced a licensing agreement with NBCUniversal Domestic TV Distribution that will allow Amazon Prime members to stream select Universal Pictures movies through Prime Instant Video. This deal with Amazon will bring the total number of Prime instant videos to more than 9,000 movies and TV shows this summer.
Amazon Prime customers will be able to instantly watch popular Universal movies at no additional cost to their membership. Universal titles available to Prime customers will include Oscar winners such as "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," "Elizabeth," and "Gosford Park." For the kids, there's "Babe," "Flipper," and "Jetsons - The Movie," as well as other favorites like "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," "Notting Hill," "Being John Malkovich", "Fletch," and "Billy Elliott."
"We are very excited to offer Prime members popular Universal films at no additional cost," said Cameron Janes, director of Amazon Instant Video. "Our customers love movies and now we offer them more than 2,000 movies to choose from with Prime Instant Video."
Quite simply you were downplaying (water vs beer) the content Amazon acquired via the recent CBS and NBC deals, even though a lot of the content is redundant to Netflix. So please explain to me how "Eternal Sunshine..." is water on Amazon but apparently is beer on Netflix? That seems rather...hypocritical. Same movie, two different services, one is water, the other is beer. Were you chastising the Netflix service 3 years ago when it was a free add-on to the DVD service and they were acquiring "water" content??? Amazon is following a very very similar path to Netflix...yet apparently Amazon is just "water".
Oh, and most of those "28,000 titles" are TV episodes...they just use those numbers to pad the stats and for advertising purposes. That goes for both Amazon and Netflix. The actual amount of unique movies and TV shows is far far less. Only in advertising land is an individual episode of a TV series a "title".