Pros Selection and price are competitive and TV shows come out quickly after they air.
Summary Until they allow playback on my android or chromecast I will not use it.
Pros Shows videos with a different (if not necessarily superior) choice to Netflix.
Cons Only works with Amazon brand Android devices. Clearly could easily be made to work but they prefer to try and scam people to buy their own hardware. Outrageous when it works on iOS and many other systems.
Summary Seems a promising idea but until they remove the ridiculous restriction on Android compatibility, it's effectively useless for large proportions of their potential users.
Pros Selection ok
Cons Often does not play at all!
Helpdesk unable to resolve situation
Summary The service is terrible. I've had the whole family waiting to watch a movie, and had to abandon after half on hour with the helpdesk. This is on a new Samsung TV that plays Netflex flawlessly. I will avoid Amazon Instant Video in the future.
Pros No commercial advertisements.
Cons 1. 250% increase in bandwidth over Hulu for same stream.
2. Muddier video than hulu
Summary See this youtube video review of Amazon Prime Streaming Video for more detail:
Pros Very user friendly, Resume watching button works across devices and remembers where you left off, basically just a good product that Prime members can take advantage of and I highly recommend it.
Cons I don't use the Ipad as often as the TV, but it does limit your options, I suspect because the folks at Apple are ******, and Heaven forbid Amazon syphoning off that movie money!
Summary Has a great selection, has recommendations, it's very easy to use, the instant video service was a bonus since I'd been an Amazon Prime member for a long time. Works on my Desktop, Laptop, my Logitech Revue, my Xbox, my Ipad, and my Kindle Fire. Works alot better since I've upgraded my router to the Linksys EA4500.
For Example... I watched the Johnny Knoxville West Virginia documentary (jaw-dropping BTW). I began watching it on the TV closest to my kitchen as I was doing the dishes and what not. When I was finished, I exited the app on the Logitech Revue, and walked into the other room closest to my playroom, I searched the film title, and it immediately recognized I had been watching it. I clicked resume and watched another half hour on my Xbox. When I was finished cleaning that room I went upstairs, switched to the Ipad, and watched the rest in bed, without skipping a beat. I am not sure about the other services available, I can ABSOLUTELY vouch for the Amazon Instant Video service.