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I've only had Amazon prime for a few months and was watching a free series. I had got to episode 20 of 24 of the first series and all of them were free. I now find that Amazon have the whole program's… Read More
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5m, 2w agoPosted 5 months, 2 weeks ago
I've only had Amazon prime for a few months and was watching a free series. I had got to episode 20 of 24 of the first series and all of them were free. I now find that Amazon have the whole program's episodes chargeable. Is this common to get you into watching a series and then put a price on it ?.
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5m, 2w agoPosted 5 months, 2 weeks ago
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Nothing untoward here. They have the rights to certain programs and movies to be included in the Prime service for a certain amount of time. Once the rights lapse, they cease to be part of Prime and then become a regular box set that you have to pay for. Happened to me over Christmas. The Polar Express movie was on Prime up until Christmas Day. I wanted to watch it on Dec 29th. By then, it had left Prime and was only available to rent for an additional fee.

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#1
They don't usually charge for their own produced series but it is quite common for them to give a series away for free and then charge for other series. which series is it?
#2
It's up to the provider what and when they charge for their services. That said, if something was included with Prime, they should have at least informed customers ahead of time that fees will be applicable.
#3
What series was it
#4
Nothing untoward here. They have the rights to certain programs and movies to be included in the Prime service for a certain amount of time. Once the rights lapse, they cease to be part of Prime and then become a regular box set that you have to pay for. Happened to me over Christmas. The Polar Express movie was on Prime up until Christmas Day. I wanted to watch it on Dec 29th. By then, it had left Prime and was only available to rent for an additional fee.
#5
yes i realise they sometimes charge for later series but this increase was free on all episodes of all series and then suddenly they made them all payable after I had watched 20 out of 24.of series 1.
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mtuk1
Nothing untoward here. They have the rights to certain programs and movies to be included in the Prime service for a certain amount of time. Once the rights lapse, they cease to be part of Prime and then become a regular box set that you have to pay for. Happened to me over Christmas. The Polar Express movie was on Prime up until Christmas Day. I wanted to watch it on Dec 29th. By then, it had left Prime and was only available to rent for an additional fee.

ahhh OK. bit of a pain as I won't pay for it. it was just something kids watch while having dinner. so watched for a month. have to choose something else.
#7
pothole
It's up to the provider what and when they charge for their services. That said, if something was included with Prime, they should have at least informed customers ahead of time that fees will be applicable.

Normally they put it in the "leaving Prime soon" category which shows up on the website listing, but unless you look through you wouldn't necessarily notice it.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=sr_hi_2/255-8560130-1710241?rh=n%3A9791716031%2Cp_n_ways_to_watch%3A7448662031&ie=UTF8&qid=1483472778

The same also applies to other services like Netflix (they lose the rights to shows). There are various websites which list what's leaving when.

Doesn't seem to actually say on the page of an individual title when it's leaving though, which is rather dumb.


Edited By: Lonyo on Jan 03, 2017 19:49
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Lonyo
pothole
It's up to the provider what and when they charge for their services. That said, if something was included with Prime, they should have at least informed customers ahead of time that fees will be applicable.
Normally they put it in the "leaving Prime soon" category which shows up on the website listing, but unless you look through you wouldn't necessarily notice it.https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=sr_hi_2/255-8560130-1710241?rh=n%3A9791716031%2Cp_n_ways_to_watch%3A7448662031&ie=UTF8&qid=1483472778
The same also applies to other services like Netflix (they lose the rights to shows). There are various websites which list what's leaving when.
Doesn't seem to actually say on the page of an individual title when it's leaving though, which is rather dumb.

Doesn't seem to actually say on the page of an individual title when it's leaving though, which is rather dumb.

yes, that's what you would expect. thanks for the link.
#9
pothole
It's up to the provider what and when they charge for their services. That said, if something was included with Prime, they should have at least informed customers ahead of time that fees will be applicable.

There is a section called 'not long left' or something similar which gives a heads up
#10
It usually gives a limited time sash type banner across the show or movie image , the free ones have a banner that says prime , limited time ones I usually binge watch , download some mp3s or e-books to gain free rental credits , sometimes given with free limited time e-books , check bookbub,com for limited time free e-books ,and amass credits this way
#11
Tbh you were unlucky.

I have watched loads of series' and never had them go chargeable halfway through.
#12
hottoast
Tbh you were unlucky.
I have watched loads of series' and never had them go chargeable halfway through.


Thanks for that. I was wondering if it was an Amazon strategy to get you to pay once you were into a programme. If it's not (in your experience) I will continue with the free programs.
#13
No. You carry on with it and enjoy it.

Don't forget to make the most of your free Prime Music too.

Also that you can download videos and music for offline use.

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