> Amazon Prime Video subscribers are getting hit with more ads.

> Amazon Prime Video subscribers are getting hit with more ads.
>Less than four months after the streaming service started showing commercials to viewers in its lowest-cost tier, Amazon announced plans to switch up the way it dishes out advertisements. This includes plans to roll out interactive ads visible when a show is paused and shoppable carousel ads that will play during regularly scheduled commercial breaks

I hate the recent trends that are trying to kill streaming.

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  1. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    ads to watch videos?
    paying?
    huh?

  2. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >Amazon Prime Video subscribers

    Wait, are they taking money from fully-paying customers and still hitting them with ads anyway? That's one the scummiest moves an internet service can make.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      > NOOOO! WHY WON'T SOMEONE GIVE TRILLION DOLLAR CORPORATIONS MONEY FOR LOW QUALITY STREAMS!
      consider killing yourself, you stupid fricking Black person.

      >? That's one the scummiest moves an internet service can make.
      are you surprised by this? it's amazon. they're the worst internet based corporation on earth. they make google seem competent. everything amazon touches turns to fricking shit.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Yet hundreds of million of people will keep paying for it

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >are they taking money from fully-paying customers and still hitting them with ads anyway?
      >*pays for cable TV subscription*
      They just turned internet into a big TV subscription, even if you pay for it you still get ads.
      This is what happens when you homosexuals do not support small companies.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >fully-paying customers
      people willing to pay. of course advertisers want them.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      yah, and thats why i cancled my amazog prime.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Lowest jeet tier plan
      >Fully paying
      Thats the joke. you ain't fully paying you pay remainder with ads

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      remember cable? or subscribing to magazines? its nothing new really.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      paid subscribers are worth more to advertisers since they already have a history of buying dumb shit
      welcome back to television

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Wait, are they taking money from fully-paying customers and still hitting them with ads anyway
      Have you not yet realized that the entire point of the internet has become to squeeze as much profit out of people as they are willing to give, and how companies have realized that people are willing to give a LOT more than previously thought? People are fricking addicted to their streaming services and social media platforms now. Look at gaming, all the shit that's been going on there, and people on Reddit and IQfy complain, but the vast majority of people just keep accepting the shit they're fed, because they don't care.
      As long as enough people keep paying the rising costs it doesn't matter one bit what the rest of us do. This is what libertariangays have been begging for, nothing but monopolies, across the globe, that can dictate prices as they see fit, because you literally have no other choice than to pay them.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      i mean... why would you subscribe for amazon prime video anyway? to think that piracy was, is and probably will continue to be the S-tier way to get media... zoomers will frick it up i am sure, but it is absurd how good it is.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Most people just already have a Prime membership for shopping

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Secret club private trackers you have to socialize on the darknet to get into?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      and people will still happily pay up, just like it happened with cable tv 20 years ago(it also used to be ad-free)

  3. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I haven’t paid for a streaming service since 2015

  4. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Paid services shouldn't have ads, simple as.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Paid services shouldn't be allowed to have ads or collect your data in any way shape or form
      Fixed that for you.

  5. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Just torrent shit, it's ad free, yo.

  6. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >try to watch Babylon 5 on amazon prime
    >ad comes up
    >press hotkey to mute and minimize window for exactly 30 seconds
    >stare at desktop into my own reflection
    >damn I'm handsome
    >script automatically restores window and unmutes audio
    >proceed to enjoy some damn good scifi

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      top tier

  7. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    They're overplaying their own hand. Subscription-based streaming services was supposed to be an alternative to piracy but they should know that has limits, not everyone is willing to put up with being pushed like that.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      normies are going back to piracy because people are no longer interested in paying over $100-$200 a month for subscriptions to multiple services that are nothing more than low quality cancer.

  8. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I love them. End entertainment now.

  9. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    There needs to be a new, more ethical distribution business model that benefits both filmmakers and audiences alike. The direction these big distributors are moving towards now isn't working, things are getting worse and there are many people who won't put up with it for long.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Something like GOG but for movies? Everything is DRM-free and you could get extra goodies as a thanks for buying.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        yeah its called torrents and the extra goodies are Featurettes

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >yeah its called torrents

          Maybe, but how can the creators be compensated though?

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            they cant and thats the best part
            frick israelites

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        the issue with game torrents are that they are programs and there is the risk of viruses unless you set up a virtual machine
        Video formats don't have this problem.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        GOG will one day have DRM, whether they or you want it or not.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      no, just let it happen and let a whole new generation fall in love with torrenting and piracy again

  10. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Welcome to cable tv

  11. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >pay for video streaming service
    >still have to watch ads
    lol lmao laughing at normies trying to get their fix of slop in the current year

  12. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >regularly scheduled commercial breaks
    AHAHAHAHAHA

  13. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I'd be surprised if ublock didn't block this but damn you'd have to be moronic to pay for it. Not only do you get ads but the DRM fricks around with how you can play the video and at what resolution too.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Their subsidiary Twitch was able to bypass adblockers so I wouldn't be surprised if Twitch's parent company would use the same techniques.

  14. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    one more reason to pirate everything

  15. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Unless a political movement starts demanding a global, total ban of ALL advertising (an I mean a law so zealous that it literally puts mom+pop shop keepers in high security prison for decades if they as much as mount a sign with the shop's name above the entrance), we'll lose.
    Ads are cancer, you either cut them out totally, fanatically, zealously, without tolerating the smallest amount, or they will overwhelm us.
    We need the maximum demand. Literally forcing manufacturers to package their products in white packages, with brand names forbidden. Black on white font. "Milk". "Corn flakes". "Meat". "Dishwashing Powder". Any additional word, like "tasty" next to "Steak Sauce"? CEO goes to prison for decades.
    THE TOTAL, FINAL DEATH OF ANY AND ALL ADVERTISEMENT.
    GLOBALLY.
    OVERZEALOUSLY.
    AND NOT ONE THOUSANDTH OF A BILLIONTH LESS.
    It's either that or ads will destroy our society.
    There is no "moderate" middle ground.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >these “people” can vote
      Grim

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Yes. I would vote Misc Pot into office JUST to get rid of ads. I would not stop at the most squalid famine-tier Stalinism dystopia, if it means getting rid of ads. There is literally NOTHING else for me. That is the one political issue for me.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >Yes. I would vote Misc Pot into office JUST to get rid of ads.
          Truly too based for this world.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous
    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Literally forcing manufacturers to package their products in white packages, with brand names forbidden. Black on white font. "Milk". "Corn flakes". "Meat". "Dishwashing Powder". Any additional word, like "tasty" next to "Steak Sauce"? CEO goes to prison for decades.

      Holy based

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Literally forcing manufacturers to package their products in white packages, with brand names forbidden. Black on white font. "Milk". "Corn flakes". "Meat". "Dishwashing Powder"
      How could I tell the shitty dishwashing powder apart from the dishwashing powder I like?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      an adless market will inevitably lead to large monopolies like today, as people won't know of any other option. The problem is mass advertising, not advertising in general.

  16. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I've seen a few of these. I spam Bezos with bronnie porn every time I get one. His ass-ist-ant can block me as many times as they want. I have millions of domains and IP's.

  17. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >shoppable carousel ads that will play during regularly scheduled commercial breaks
    >ads during ads
    I almost feel bad for the morons who can't figure out how to torrent and pirate iptv

  18. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >everyone hates cable TV
    >streaming services come out
    >Everyone jumps ship from cable TV because getting zero ad on demand movies for only like $5 a month is the hottest shit
    >Streaming services just become cable TV again
    >once again everyone starts hating on streaming and seeks out alternatives
    They played themselves

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      2023 word of the year: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enshittification

  19. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >have Prime subscription
    >still choose to pirate

  20. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Back to cable. Epic. Can't wait to start paying for bundling services for an affordable price. What circle of hell is this?

  21. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I thoroughly enjoyed the Fallout show. No I don't pay for amazon prime video nor I know anyone who does.

  22. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    people used to legitimately pay for "premium" cable tv and the amount of ads you were subjected to anyway was ridiculous. since no one watched cable anymore, this of course was the natural course of action. so what if you're paying for it? nothing about that means you don't get ads.

    i am and have been completely unaffected by this since the advent of p2p file sharing and torrents. sucks to suck but i will literally never stop pirating shit because these companies do anything they want to paying customers.

  23. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    prime is the only streaming service i subscribe to (for amazon packages) and I have yet to see a single ad on anything
    I guess ubo works

  24. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    ive been streaming everything off free websites for probably six months now with no ads. spending nothing on any subscription service. I'm telling absolutely everybody I know about this and nobody's doing it.
    The general public are just so unbelievably complacent in their horrible routines that making the smallest adjustment is too much for them. its really demoralizing.

  25. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >Install ubo
    >No ads
    Heh, nothing personnel, kid

  26. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    some people actually thought ads wouldn't make a comeback.
    the next accepted thing will be a forced pause when you try to mute or turn down the volume of the ads.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous
  27. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >Muh streaming service

  28. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >pause ads
    that sounds infinitely preferable to playing ads during the video. Not that they won't just do both because they are greedy and obnoxious long noses.

  29. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Show me a static ad while I pause, sure, ok, whatever.
    Show me an ad to watch after a certain point I pirate.

  30. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Good, people get what they deserve. If you don't pirate, eat shit.

  31. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Stop watching their shows and movies. It's all bullshit brainwashing anyways.

  32. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    This wouldn't bother me if it was like you know "oh we're providing this service where you can watch kino but it's just costing us too much and we don't want to up the price so we're going to try ads" but Amazon spends billions of dollars making absolute slop

  33. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Streaming is just becoming cable. Shit people said a decade ago.

  34. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >services add pause ads
    >my adblocker

  35. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Paramount+ Essentials has as many ads in 25-year-old shows as they did when they originally aired and the ads were paying for production. And they wonder why antisemitism is on the rise.

  36. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    owning a storage unit, physical media is becoming an attractive prospect. not just because of ads but because newer stuff is mostly garbage and these streamers just take down older stuff to cut down costs.

  37. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    If all the streaming services start adding ads for their paid tiers it's fine. These companies have absolutely zero obligations to keep paid streams ad free. That was a tactic to facilitate growth. Now that their customer bases are starting to plateau they're shifting from a growth focused model to a profit focused one which means more ads, price increases, and microtransactions. This happens with basically every product/service that is pushed by massively overvalued techbro firms that launched with some ridiculous IPO price.

    This is the new future. Get used to it. It's going nowhere.
    All I can say is if you don't like it don't buy it. That simple.

  38. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >buy DVD's in charity shop
    >rip good old films and TV shows to PC
    >give ripped DVD's as gifts or redonate them to charity

    Ideal solution, charity shops have thousands of DVD's going for pennies.

  39. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    all this does is encourage people to pirate and use adblockers. Congrats, moron greedy companies played themselves.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Piracy is easy to deal with. Companies simply create honeypot torrents with their own content laced with malware. Either spyware to collect information that can be forwarded to law enforcement or proper viruses meant to disable the computer, encrypt the drives or whatever else.
      And adblockers don't pose any real threat. You're already seeing Google and Youtube start to crack down on that by several throttling their services to people using adblock which is making their websites nearly unusable. Who knows what else they're cooking up. In the long run they will defeat adblockers. You are living on borrowed time.

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