A few months ago, Amazon announced that they were giving Amazon Prime customers access to their Video On Demand. I’m not an Amazon Prime member, but I order quite a bit from Amazon. For $80/year, I thought that sounded like a pretty good deal, since I was interested in some of the stuff they had – like Mad Men and some of their movies. I finally went to Amazon today and discovered that only a subset of the Video on Demand is free to Amazon Prime members. More specifically, of the 44,485 Video on Demand items, only 2,386 of them are free for Amazon Prime members. That works out to about 5% of Amazon’s catalog, and it included none of the videos I was interested in watching.
I should’ve known it was too good to be true.