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Title: Amazon Prime football coverage
Post by: AsTallAsLions on December 03, 2019, 07:56:57 PM
Anyone else watching tonight? Strange, but this is the world we live in now.
Title: Re: Amazon Prime football coverage
Post by: wally58 on December 03, 2019, 08:08:49 PM
Couldn`t log on to the broadcast so phoned amazon and was advised to buy a firestick.
So this could all be a sales push for them.
Title: Re: Amazon Prime football coverage
Post by: olaftab on December 03, 2019, 08:11:07 PM
Anyone else watching tonight? Strange, but this is the world we live in now.
Yes. Watching Palace v Bmouth.
Title: Re: Amazon Prime football coverage
Post by: AsTallAsLions on December 03, 2019, 08:37:04 PM
Coverage not bad so far. Commentary a bit pedestrian but... well, commentary usually is these days, isn't it.
Title: Re: Amazon Prime football coverage
Post by: saunders_heroes on December 03, 2019, 08:52:21 PM
Couldn`t log on to the broadcast so phoned amazon and was advised to buy a firestick.
So this could all be a sales push for them.

Yeah I tried to watch via the Prime video built into the telly but it just wouldn’t work, then I tried the fire stick and it worked (though it buffers occasionally).
Title: Re: Amazon Prime football coverage
Post by: Davkaus on December 03, 2019, 09:34:48 PM
I'm blown away.

4k HDR, it looks incredible. Being able to see the stats and lineups and pop them out. Seeing the timeline with highlights I can jump between, effortlessly swatching between multiple games.

Their first time ever doing this, I think they're coming to eat Sky's lunch, and it's a bloody good thing. I hope they get far more games next season.
Title: Re: Amazon Prime football coverage
Post by: Damo70 on December 03, 2019, 10:25:11 PM
So we now need to subscribe to SKY, BT and Amazon to watch all the televised football. I have had SKY since 1991 but haven't succumbed to BT Sport yet. I might have a tough time trying to convince my wife we need BT and Prime to go alongside SKY.
Title: Re: Amazon Prime football coverage
Post by: Karlos96 on December 03, 2019, 11:54:00 PM
I saw an article the other day where Simon Jordan suggested that the Premier League should take the rights back in house have like a Netflix subscription service and charge £9 a month for access to all the games. I know they are trying to prevent one broadcaster having a monopoly but it just ends up costing a fortune each month a one off subscription would be better.
Title: Re: Amazon Prime football coverage
Post by: Axl Rose on December 03, 2019, 11:55:57 PM
I use DAZN for about £7 a month. I can watch any game I want to, but rarely watch anyone other than our beloved club.
Title: Re: Amazon Prime football coverage
Post by: Lastfootstamper on December 04, 2019, 05:26:14 AM
Like match tickets, it costs what people are willing to pay. Nobody's forcing anyone to watch it, and it's not like it used to be a comprehensive service always available on free-to-air that's now stashed behind a paywall.
Title: Re: Amazon Prime football coverage
Post by: Hookeysmith on December 04, 2019, 01:40:09 PM
I use DAZN for about £7 a month. I can watch any game I want to, but rarely watch anyone other than our beloved club.

Is that a legit service?

I desperately want shot of Virgin as im paying a fortune for basically hundreds of shit channels I never watch
Title: Re: Amazon Prime football coverage
Post by: PeterWithesShin on December 04, 2019, 04:43:33 PM
I don't think DAZN is availble over here, not in a legit way anyway.
Title: Re: Amazon Prime football coverage
Post by: Nev on December 04, 2019, 05:26:00 PM
Everyone seems to be rather excited about the option of having no commentary and just the crowd feed but I'm sure Sky did this at one time but abandoned it some time after.

Or did I dream it.
Title: Re: Amazon Prime football coverage
Post by: Davkaus on December 04, 2019, 07:06:17 PM
Everyone seems to be rather excited about the option of having no commentary and just the crowd feed but I'm sure Sky did this at one time but abandoned it some time after.

Or did I dream it.

Sky did, back when they did Fanzone. BBC used to do it as well, I remember using it for a tournament, maybe Euro 2004?

It clearly wasn't popular enough for either to maintain it, but I love the feature. Just enjoying the atmosphere without some bellend spouting clichés and faking excitement for every shot in the hope they get that moment shown on the highlight reel.

Put it this way, I've never been sat at VP and thought "I wish there was a commentator on the PA system".
Title: Re: Amazon Prime football coverage
Post by: Louzie0 on December 04, 2019, 07:25:10 PM
It looks as if I can get it on my iPad.
Impressive stuff 👍
Title: Re: Amazon Prime football coverage
Post by: UK Redsox on December 04, 2019, 08:27:29 PM
Every game should be available live through one subscription package.

MLB.tv is the standard that the Premier League should be aiming for
Title: Re: Amazon Prime football coverage
Post by: Ad@m on December 04, 2019, 10:33:22 PM
Couldn`t log on to the broadcast so phoned amazon and was advised to buy a firestick.
So this could all be a sales push for them.

Yeah I tried to watch via the Prime video built into the telly but it just wouldn’t work, then I tried the fire stick and it worked (though it buffers occasionally).

It worked on my smart TV.
Title: Re: Amazon Prime football coverage
Post by: Ad@m on December 04, 2019, 10:34:42 PM
So we now need to subscribe to SKY, BT and Amazon to watch all the televised football. I have had SKY since 1991 but haven't succumbed to BT Sport yet. I might have a tough time trying to convince my wife we need BT and Prime to go alongside SKY.

Tell her that you're signing up to Amazon Prime so she can shop to her heart's content on Amazon with free next Day delivery.

It'll cost you an absolute fortune but at least she won't know you've only done it for the football!
Title: Re: Amazon Prime football coverage
Post by: avfc456 on December 05, 2019, 08:26:20 AM
Thought it was average at best, had it on my Amazon Fire box, picture was clear enough but the frame rate was poor, the picture seemed quite juddery at times
Title: Re: Amazon Prime football coverage
Post by: KRS on December 05, 2019, 11:22:11 AM
Had a really good picture via Amazon Prime on Xbox One. The stream cut out a couple of times but I would say any quality issues may be down to broadband speed. I’ve recently been able to upgrade to over 30mbs but know it would have been very poor on old 2mbs Sky broadband.
Title: Re: Amazon Prime football coverage
Post by: danno on December 05, 2019, 11:25:37 AM
Works fine on the trusty old PS3.
Title: Re: Amazon Prime football coverage
Post by: Axl Rose on December 05, 2019, 11:28:21 AM
I use DAZN for about £7 a month. I can watch any game I want to, but rarely watch anyone other than our beloved club.

Is that a legit service?

I desperately want shot of Virgin as im paying a fortune for basically hundreds of shit channels I never watch

It's legit in Japan, though as PWS pointed out, it's probably not legit in the UK, though. The mobdro app on Android and hesgoal work pretty well here, too.
Title: Re: Amazon Prime football coverage
Post by: Risso on December 05, 2019, 01:06:50 PM
Had a superb picture on a 4K Samsung TV at home, but the action was about a minute behind the feed while watching it via Amazon on a laptop.
Title: Re: Amazon Prime football coverage
Post by: olaftab on December 05, 2019, 01:17:33 PM
I watched it on iMAC with super duper Virgin ultrafastbollocks internet feed and there was no perceptible delay v SSN live watcher.
Title: Re: Amazon Prime football coverage
Post by: Ad@m on December 05, 2019, 09:19:52 PM
I watched it on a 100 ft high IMAX cinema screen in my back garden, with the bloke next door singing shit Chelsea songs, and the stream was so fast I saw all the goals 5 minutes before they actually happened!!
Title: Re: Amazon Prime football coverage
Post by: cdbullyweefan on December 05, 2019, 10:21:57 PM
Fucking rubbish coverage. Wanted Villa to win and they couldn't even manage that.
Title: Re: Amazon Prime football coverage
Post by: AV82EC on December 05, 2019, 10:44:21 PM
Showing all the matches means you really spread the commentary/presenters and pundits thin and the less said about most of them for ours the better. Apart from Andy Townsend and the commentator the other three knew absolutely nothing about us or our club, and what they knew about Chelsea seemed to revolve around John Terry, utterly cringe inducing.
Title: Re: Amazon Prime football coverage
Post by: Percy McCarthy on December 06, 2019, 11:14:31 AM
Just a series of stills on the telly, but it was alright on the i-pad.
Title: Re: Amazon Prime football coverage
Post by: PeterWithe on December 06, 2019, 11:31:16 AM
Worked fine on the telly, phone and pad for me.
Title: Re: Amazon Prime football coverage
Post by: Lastfootstamper on December 06, 2019, 11:36:41 AM
Fine on the firestick Wednesday, a bit pixelated on the xbox last night.
Title: Re: Amazon Prime football coverage
Post by: cdbullyweefan on December 06, 2019, 02:09:49 PM
Just a series of stills on the telly

I think that was just our defence, mate.
Title: Re: Amazon Prime football coverage
Post by: olaftab on December 06, 2019, 02:21:13 PM
I watched it on a 100 ft high IMAX cinema screen in my back garden, with the bloke next door singing shit Chelsea songs, and the stream was so fast I saw all the goals 5 minutes before they actually happened!!
And you did fuck all to stop them from scoring?😡 Take that big screen to the bottom of front garden and some boys in a white pick up will take it away it’s rubbish.
Title: Re: Amazon Prime football coverage
Post by: Demitri_C on December 10, 2019, 02:30:15 PM
I loved the coverage and analysis. Hope they get more rights
Title: Re: Amazon Prime football coverage
Post by: Drummond on December 11, 2019, 05:03:45 PM
It was shit for me. I was about 3 or 4 minutes behind on the Amazon App on my TV. Then switched to my phone and cast it to the TV via Chromecast. Both were a bit shit.

Title: Re: Amazon Prime football coverage
Post by: LeeB on December 11, 2019, 06:57:21 PM
I for one welcome our new football overlords, I’ve never felt there were enough broadcasters to subscribe to in the first place.

I also look forward in the future to spending time in an Amazon jail for daring to watch a game through a dodgy stream.

Hurrah for the giant, civilisation consuming behemoth!
Title: Re: Amazon Prime football coverage
Post by: Jon Crofts on December 12, 2019, 09:16:59 AM
3 different pay services to watch football. Ever feel like you're getting mugged off?
It's not just the fact we now have to pay 3 different providers, 1 of the fuckers (BT) want even more to watch on your TV vs your tablet or phone.

I have absolutely no quarms whatsoever in watching illegal streams, these fuckers get enough of my money.
Title: Re: Amazon Prime football coverage
Post by: Demitri_C on December 27, 2019, 12:40:25 PM
3 different pay services to watch football. Ever feel like you're getting mugged off?
It's not just the fact we now have to pay 3 different providers, 1 of the fuckers (BT) want even more to watch on your TV vs your tablet or phone.

I have absolutely no quarms whatsoever in watching illegal streams, these fuckers get enough of my money.

Amazon is worth it alone as you get free ddlivery for good with most items films and tv. For £7.99 thats brilliant bvalue for money now with the odd game.

Title: Re: Amazon Prime football coverage
Post by: hilts_coolerking on December 27, 2019, 01:06:21 PM
Ive had Amazon Prime for years so all this is just bonus football for me.  Watched on my phone yesterday.
Title: Re: Amazon Prime football coverage
Post by: Lastfootstamper on December 27, 2019, 01:20:08 PM
Ive had Amazon Prime for years so all this is just bonus football for me.  Watched on my phone yesterday.

Same in our house, the having it for years bit. The missus got it when her and her mom and dad briefly ran a small business and used it for supplies before we discovered there was then telly included. I did get use of the telly later yesterday though! I can't not see it being the future. I'm a bit miffed that that's it now for this season.
Title: Re: Amazon Prime football coverage
Post by: cdbullyweefan on December 27, 2019, 03:24:17 PM
Once they get more matches they'll bump the base price up or start charging matches on a pay per view basis, I reckon.

Who was the Irish commentator on our game? Sounded like he was going to cry when we scored, the absolute prick.
Title: Re: Amazon Prime football coverage
Post by: danno on December 27, 2019, 06:22:57 PM
Jim Beglin was definitely co commentator I know because I text somebody asking if he used to play for Norwich.

Irish prick?  Connor McNamara maybe?
Title: Re: Amazon Prime football coverage
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on December 28, 2019, 02:46:25 AM
It was Jim Proudfoot main commentator and Jim Beglin the Irish bloke.