Prime have started putting advertisements on before I watch a show. I pay a subscription to avoid ads. Poor management decision. I hope they lose customers because of this. I stopped paying for Sky because they did this.
Library is restricted in Aus won't let watch anything else !!
Signed up for game of thrones and grandtour. Both good shows so didn't mind paying fee for those alone but couldn't access game of thrones. so couldn't access a library, when advertised. Please make a clear site for Australia based customers so they arent confused on what they are signing up for.
Amazon streaming is crappy
Initially Amazon streaming has had problems delivery decent, uninterrupted quality over the poor broadband we have in this country.
They seem to have got over those problems.
I dislike the way Amazon shows you titles that you can't view in your geographic region,
I presume that's to pretend they have a larger catalog than the enemic one they have.
Poor video library, they will still charge you if you opt out at the end of trial
Poor video library, they will still charge you if you opt out at the end of trial.
I have cancelled my membership some 10 days before free trial expiry, they still charged me. I have to browse for 10 minutes to find the place to contact amazon. still they were giving me more options to cancel membership instead of writing to them. Terrible.
I have read such review before starting free trial, but still gave it a go considering they would have fixed the issue.
I signed up today for the 30 day free trial, Sorry now I did after reading these reviews.
Lot's of trouble signing up after about 20 goes I finally did it, still can't watch anything as they say they are updating new programs maybe that will take the 30 day trail.
I am hard of hearing so use subtitles where-ever possible.
I started to watch "The Debt" with subtitles last night.
When they spoke English, the subtitles were there but when they spoke German there were no subtitles so I had no idea what was being said.
I turned the subtitle option off, which removed the English captions when English was being spoken but then gave me English captions when German was being spoken, so I now knew what was being said in German but had no idea what was being said in English.
How dumb is this?
I have now cancelled my subscription to Amazon Prime as it is totally useless for my needs.
I signed up basically just for The Grand Tour, but there are several movies on it that I quite like. However, any movie that has any foreign language in it is pointless watching because it appears that amazon couldn't be [Word Removed] putting subtitles in for those bits. You either have to have the subtitles on for the entire show or movie, or have no idea what's being said for the small parts with foreign language.
Also, there seems to be a buffering problem. I thought maybe it was internet connection (on average 27mb/s) but it only seems to happen with Amazon. Netflix and Stan work perfectly..
There's also loading problems all the time.
I will definitely be cancelling my subscription after The Grand Tour ends.... Don't waste your money!
I wish it were possible to leave a 0. I signed up for a trial. Cancelling was a pain. Way too difficult to opt out. Too many steps and not easy or intuitive. Now I receive daily emails that my credit card payment has been declined. Once someone has opted out the emails should stop! Worst online service I have received.
Never worked and they steal money
I signed up for a free 30 day trial to get free postage on an item which was ok. I thought I'd try amazon prime on my apple tv to see if it is worth keeping. I couldn't get it to log in at all, I finally logged in to my account on the amazon website and it said I was not a prime mameber - explains why I couldn't log in. This also meant I couldn't cancel my prime membership because well... I wasn't a member. After the 30 days they have charged my credit card for $6.99 for a prime membership. I thought this was odd because last I checked I wasn't an amazon prime member so I rang them. They said that I was a prime member on there system and I said the web portal says I'm not a member and I can't access any Amazon prime features, he gave me a scripted apology and said my membership (membership I never really had) has now been cancelled and they will take up to 10 business days to refund the money they took from my account with no authorisation. I pointed out that if my account when I logged in said I was a member I would have cancelled it during the trial period but I couldn't cancel it cause it said I wasn't a member. This is what I would consider a totally unauthorised transaction from my account.
Feels like they are not even trying...
Amazon prime works fine for me but after using all the streaming services that have been around in Australia in the past few years I have to say that Amazon prime really could do a better job.
here are some impressions:
* fonts / pics too small on my tv, search pics/fonts much bigger and easy to read
* only 3 devices are allowed and you have to enter code on website to activate each
* subtitle default is dutch for some reason
* if you turn on subtitles for foreign anime, for example, it will be on for everything
* ADS, YES ADS to other movies on prime before program starts
* you have to click a button on the website to get a reminder before your next billing period? jeff bestos must be running out of money or something...
* no multiple users
* lots more little things
Too many little things that a company of this size should not do. If a developer can make a better product working from their bedroom, why should this company be unable to better that?
In conclusion, I will probably use about 3 months of subscription to watch some anime / sci-fi. My Netflix subscription is still going after all these years... I like to support someone who is trying...
Don’t touch Amazon Prime...cannot cancel membership
Signed up for free trial and cancelled before the month was up but have been charged for 3 months now. I had a block put on the card I used to sign up with and when they couldn’t charge that card they obviously went back and found a card I had used 12 months previously for another purchase and they then started charging that card. Have again had to cancel that card. They are impossible to contact and I even have a copy of the confirmation of my cancellation. They’re scammers.....stay well away from!
Geographical restrictions on all movies
All movies I try and watch says I can't watch due to Geo restrictions. See screenshot. Viewing tv shows not an issue. Not that I want to see Baywatch but come on Amazon, the movie has been out for a while now. Cancelling my subscription.
Pay for account and can’t wven access!
I paid for the prime membership, website claims can watch instantly! Been 2 hours and it still doesn’t work? Payment has been taken and I don’t get the product!
Have had Amazon Prime now for 2 months and we have to say that we really wanted to like this as the pricing seemed ok. But we have just cancelled because the range/quantity is just not there. Furthermore, like others we found that the overall quality of programs is sub-par. A lot of shows that we wouldn't watch even on free to air.
Really needs a boost
I really want to like this app but it seriously needs more interesting shows. It's got some good oldies but not enough and some good shows but again, not enough. I'll give a few more months and then I'll see whether I should keep it or not.
I think to keep things fair this rubbish fee that's charged because it's American should be abolished. Australia now has Amazon and I think getting small fees here and there only profits them more. Kinda seems greedy don't you think?
Also, I wouldn't raise the price; still not worth it.
After searching for a TV series I am interested in watching, Amazon Prime Video claimed they had the title and I could watch if I became a member or started a free trial. After I signed in, the title was unavailable.
Very disappointed I lost a free trial for nothing.
Dont sign up for this lying bullshitting company 0 stars
I wanted to watch the latest season of American Horror Story. So i done a search online to try and find which avenue to find the season. It came up saying i could watch all the seasons on Prime tv. So i decided to join up. As soon as i joined up and logged into the primetv website, there was not even a single series of AHS which is what i joined up for and was clearly mislead to believe. I cant even work out how to cancel my membership. It isn't normally this hard to do. I might have to go into the bank to do that. What a joke! I'm so dissapointed that this company would go so low to run a business like this. Straight up lying and dishonerable. Shame on you. I would have given no stars if that was an option
A nice extra with Amazon Prime membership, but not worth it as a standalone video service
I regularly buy books from Amazon. Until recently, I only bought books from the Amazon US store. However, the Amazon Australia store is much better now, and so I got an Amazon Prime membership to save on postage costs. At $4.99 per month, I feel the Amazon Prime membership pays for itself many times over in the money I save.
Note that an Amazon (Australia) Prime membership is on sale until next year, at which point the $4.99 goes up to $7 or $8 a month.
Now, for the Amazon Prime Video part - I feel that if you are joining just for Prime Video, it probably isn't worth it. Mind you, it still is a lot cheaper than most other streaming services, but then there isn't a whole lot of content, nor many latest releases. I did find a few Amazon Prime Originals that I liked, including the series "Homecoming", but I feel that Netflix offers a lot more, even if it is more expensive per month.
Should you join? If you are just looking for a streaming service, then probably not. But if you don't mind more "off-the-beaten-track" type movies and original shows, then maybe give Amazon Prime Video a look. If, on the other hand, you are like me, and you sign up to Amazon Prime for the savings in postage when buying from Amazon Australia, then Prime Video is a bonus, and definitely worth it. There are other benefits of an Amazon Prime membership as well.
Amazon prime do not join - too hard to cancel membership
I think it is unethical that is so easy to join and so difficult to find out how to cancel your membership. I tried previously and thought i mustn't be a member then was billed again so hard to look harder to cancel. Think twice before joining.
Ok for me
I have been on 1 month trial and stayed on as it is the cheapest and I always can find something to watch there. I tried Netflix before and got tired looking for something to watch. Admittedly, their app is not working as well as Netflix. Also it does not work with Chromecast, so I have to play the video on my PC and remotely control my PC from my smartphone to be able to watch it on my non smart TV. This is because I do not want to buy Amazon TV fire stick. Otherwise, it works well with my smart TV.
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