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Over half of you hate the Prime Video experience

Amazon is spending virtually $9 billion on its buy of MGM, with the intention of bolstering the Prime Video catalog. Nevertheless, I personally suppose Prime Video’s greatest situation isn’t content material however slightly the person experience. In truth, I stated as a lot in an opinion piece over the weekend.

I additionally wished to know what Android Authority readers thought of the Prime Video experience, leaving a ballot at the finish of the article. So did you agree with the evaluation or do you suppose Prime Video delivers a great experience? Right here’s how you voted.

What do you suppose of the Prime Video experience?


We posted the ballot on Could 29, and simply over 1,000 votes have been tallied as of writing. Apparently sufficient, simply 17.58% of respondents say they like the Prime Video experience. Some feedback praised Amazon’s streaming service for the library of content material, the X-Ray characteristic, and the worth as a consequence of it being included with Amazon Prime.

Extra voters (29.2%) felt detached to Prime Video although, maybe feeling that the experience isn’t unhealthy however isn’t good both.

Nonetheless, a grand complete of 53.22% of respondents stated they really hate the Prime Video experience. That’s triple the quantity of votes in comparison with the “I like it” camp. Feedback pointed to content material discovery challenges, the interface generally, advertisements, and extra.

After all, this ballot isn’t essentially indicative of Prime Video subscribers at massive. But it surely nonetheless means that Amazon has an extended option to go if it needs most individuals to truly get pleasure from utilizing the streaming service.


  • Ben Baggley: It’s fairly unhealthy for certain. It used to additionally checklist 4k content material individually. I bear in mind when The Boys first launched, the entrance web page highlighted it for me and I spent a number of episodes watching in 1080p earlier than realising if I looked for the present, I’d have the ability to watch the 4k model. Actually, I’m not a fan of the complete Amazon experience. It’s usually extremely tedious to search out what you’re on the lookout for.
  • Joshua R. Poulson: No, the greatest situation is that you can purchase one thing and you can nonetheless lose entry to it and so they don’t refund it. I purchased the sequence “Rubicon” a very long time in the past. It was eliminated. And when it obtained added again in once more, my previous buy wasn’t legitimate. In addition they briefly eliminated the documentary “Hoaxed”. They only can’t be trusted.
  • Wendi martin: I actually like Amazon prime. I agree with some of the complaints however they’ve an enormous library and much more exhibits I truly wish to watch then netflix. netflix works nicely however what good is that when 3/4 of the content material is tripe.
  • lilli stern: Actually hate the 181 second advertisements!!
  • pda96: Prime Video is mild years behind Netflix in phrases of content material and person interface. The latter is an unmitigated mess. The person has to spend an extended quantity of time trying to find an acceptable film to look at. There isn’t a manner of getting rid of the “Continue Watching” films completely. They hold reappearing even after you take away them from the checklist. So annoying!! Amazon in all probability thinks that as a result of Prime Video is a freebie to Prime members, there isn’t a want to enhance the experience. Spend a tiny bit of your billions to repair this, oh Mr. Cheapskate Bezos!!
  • 🇦🇺Marshall: It’s not the most polished experience for certain, I discover Netflix and Stan simpler to make use of, however for what it’s – a bonus characteristic to free Amazon transport – it goes alright. I discover content material suggestions throughout all streaming platforms to be horrible, in order that isn’t information.
  • DigitalSoul: The Amazon Prime mini sport to search out content material is the most profitable sport produced by Amazon Recreation Studios. It’s terrible, no thought why they’ve by no means bothered fixing it.
  • Paul Balyoz: What I really like about amazon prime content material is the XRay characteristic – for any given scene you can see who the actors are, and typically the music being performed. However some exhibits/films don’t have sufficient knowledge today, displaying only some actors for the complete film, unchangingly, as an alternative of particular to the present scene.  

Thanks for voting on this ballot and for leaving a remark. What do you make of Prime Video generally? Tell us through the feedback part.