Amazon says it has surpassed Apple and Hulu to become the third largest video streaming service

By Justin Kahn
Apr 8, 2014
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  1. The battle over online video streaming continues as Amazon said its Instant Video platform is now the third most popular of its kind in the US. While there isn't all that much of a battle happening considering Netflix's supremacy in...

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  2. Scshadow

    Scshadow TS Evangelist Posts: 511   +152

    You've got to be kidding me. Amazon has barely enough GOOD streaming videos to count on my fingers. Hulu has next day posting of most ABC, NBC, and Fox primetime shows. How does amazon generate more streaming then Hulu? Is this the effect of commercial crybabies? You know who they are, those people who think hulu can pay expensive content contracts solely off of $7.99 monthly subscriptions. Honestly, I still call BS on this whole story.
  3. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,032   +2,558

    Honestly, I used "Amazon Instant Video", to download one episode of, "Nova", and the next thing I knew, I had garbage running at startup, sucking up CPU.

    The process involved these days to simply purchase and download an Mp3 file is arduous and extremely annoying.

    You used to be able to simply pay for the file, and download it. Now you have to have "Amazon MP3 Downloader" running, and at every click they want you to install more crapware.

    It's as destructive as having iTunes running on a Windows computer.

    And as for the instant video s***, never again. You don't really own even things you buy, they're stuck on one HDD, with the option off crapping up one more computer with the software. So, no portability. While you youngsters may think it's cool to live inside your computer, us old folks just want to slap in a DVD, and watch something at our own, leisurely pace.

    I'm still unwilling to give up my 1 meg DSL @at $18,00 a month, to pay for a service that will stream in real time anyway. Redbox still wins, hands down.

    As for Amazon's hype, versus the validity of their press release and the news worthiness or accuracy of this story,. this is the same pack of mutts that can predict what you're going to buy, before you buy it, and then deliver it with model helicopters isn't it? I rest my case.
  4. Tech Spot loves to post these biased articles which have clear signs that they were paid for by the "Company in the spotlight". That's not news, it's propaganda.

    Where is Vimeo, Metacafe, and Twitch!? Video streaming is video streaming, I'm surprised Facebook doesn't qualify considering you can "Stream videos" on their site as well.

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