NEWS: Amazon Prime UK launches Icon Film Channel in March

cyman

Active Member
I dont get amazon these days. There's not much on prime compared to netflix then these extra channels appear that we have to pay for on top of our paid subscription. You would think they would just bolster the prime library and sort out their clunky app to make a better experience for prime members.
 

gibbletts

Active Member
I dont get amazon these days. There's not much on prime compared to netflix then these extra channels appear that we have to pay for on top of our paid subscription. You would think they would just bolster the prime library and sort out their clunky app to make a better experience for prime members.
It’s horses for courses I watch more on prime than I do on netflix, i like horror and sci-fi and prime have lots of trashy films to watch plus I use the free delivery so it’s better value for me than Netflix.
 

Tom Davies

Editorial Contributor
I dont get amazon these days. There's not much on prime compared to netflix then these extra channels appear that we have to pay for on top of our paid subscription. You would think they would just bolster the prime library and sort out their clunky app to make a better experience for prime members.
I hear that, but it is a real convenient way to get just like a month of premium content, either from Starz or BFI or Arrow or whatever your poison is, and then turn it off after a month. I've had so many 99p months, of such a variety of stuff that isn't available on Netflix that it's still keeping me onside, even if the Prime Originals don't exactly come thick and fast.

The TV app is a monumental pain in the backside, though. No getting around that fact.
 

sbowler

Well-known Member
Too many spin offs regarding channels PPV. Your paying for prime which includes movies so don't split it for yet another subscription.
 

two2midnight

Distinguished Member
I dont get amazon these days. There's not much on prime compared to netflix then these extra channels appear that we have to pay for on top of our paid subscription. You would think they would just bolster the prime library and sort out their clunky app to make a better experience for prime members.
There is a lot more bundled UHD stuff on Prime than there is on £8.99 Netflix...;)
 

moraghan

Active Member
There is a lot more bundled UHD stuff on Prime than there is on £8.99 Netflix...;)

That may be the case but the stuff is so hard to find on Amazon that I would wager most people end up watching standard HD versions of the movies and tv shows as they have no idea UHD versions exist. The Amazon interface is awful. Why they can’t detect the capabilities of your device and act accordingly is beyond me.

Personally think Netflix is streets ahead of Amazon Prime .... not even close. If Prime didn’t have free deliveries I would bin it.
 

two2midnight

Distinguished Member
That may be the case but the stuff is so hard to find on Amazon that I would wager most people end up watching standard HD versions of the movies and tv shows as they have no idea UHD versions exist. The Amazon interface is awful. Why they can’t detect the capabilities of your device and act accordingly is beyond me.

Personally think Netflix is streets ahead of Amazon Prime .... not even close. If Prime didn’t have free deliveries I would bin it.
I don't have any problems. Also I've noticed with recent stuff Prime presents the UHD content as default. Greenland, David Copperfield, The Expanse being recent examples I've seen. Perhaps your Prime app needs updating.
 

UKseless1

Active Member
I'm another one on the side of - too many spin off subscriptions hiding sparce content. In our house we have Sky, Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney. We even had Apple TV for 12 months when the better half got a new phone. Apart from the big players, very few have much decent content - talking about new stuff... I'm not really that bothered with back catalogues being repackaged and sold yet again over and above the content I've bought on disk. I know there's the hunt and peck approach to subs perhaps I need to get with it.

I just see this as more ways to crank open our wallets. It doesn't really do the decent content on these spin off's any good as it's used to attract people who join for a show... realise there's nothing else.. and ditch the sub... and the show gets ditched for lack of funding.
 

devlino

Well-known Member
Yes i agree, Netflix content much better but costs more than Amazons £79 which includes delivery items, books, mags, music, pic storage, live football, video games... prob best bargain out there tbh.
 
Yes i agree, Netflix content much better but costs more than Amazons £79 which includes delivery items, books, mags, music, pic storage, live football, video games... prob best bargain out there tbh.
Guess it's a case of personal choice, binned Netflix and kept Amazon Prime. Prime's interface is awful and why can't why such a big company, get something so simple right? At £79 a year + free deliveries it is a bargain.
 

THX1138UK

Well-known Member
When I read the headline, I assumed Icon was going to be provided as part of the existing Amazon Prime subscription - as Amazon's answer to Disney Star...

If the annual subscription went up a little bit when it renews, then I guess I would be OK with that (although I still buy most movies that I want to watch on Blu-ray or UHD Blu-ray, so another movie streaming service isn't that appealing).

I still maintain that most people won't tolerate more that 3 subscriptions a month. Admittedly, this is anecdotal evidence from a small group of people.


Regards,
James.
 

TellyTel

Distinguished Member
Guess it's a case of personal choice, binned Netflix and kept Amazon Prime. Prime's interface is awful and why can't why such a big company, get something so simple right? At £79 a year + free deliveries it is a bargain.

Yeah no idea how a such a huge company as Amazon can't get the UI better, its trash compared to the others, its like an afterthought, I remember when they took over Lovefilm and integrated it into the Amazon website and that was really basic as well.
 

cedge

Active Member
I detest Amazon Prime's UI, it irks me when I see something I quite like the look of only to find that its not included in my Prime membership and that I have to pay extra for it...
 

THX1138UK

Well-known Member
I detest Amazon Prime's UI, it irks me when I see something I quite like the look of only to find that its not included in my Prime membership and that I have to pay extra for it...

It annoys me too.

Also, the way they list UHD content and HD content as separate titles. It's just plain dumb. It should automatically play the UHD version if you have UHD compatible equipment. Many times I've watched something in HD as I simply didn't know a UHD version was also available.

There UI has improved to some degree recently.


Regards,
James.
 
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