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Offline AsTallAsLions

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Amazon Prime football coverage
« on: December 03, 2019, 07:56:57 PM »
Anyone else watching tonight? Strange, but this is the world we live in now.

Offline wally58

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Re: Amazon Prime football coverage
« Reply #1 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.

Offline olaftab

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Re: Amazon Prime football coverage
« Reply #2 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.

Offline AsTallAsLions

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Re: Amazon Prime football coverage
« Reply #3 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.

Offline saunders_heroes

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Re: Amazon Prime football coverage
« Reply #4 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).

Offline Davkaus

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Re: Amazon Prime football coverage
« Reply #5 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.

Offline Damo70

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Re: Amazon Prime football coverage
« Reply #6 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.

Offline Karlos96

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Re: Amazon Prime football coverage
« Reply #7 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.

Offline Axl Rose

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Re: Amazon Prime football coverage
« Reply #8 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.

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Re: Amazon Prime football coverage
« Reply #9 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.

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Re: Amazon Prime football coverage
« Reply #10 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

Offline PeterWithesShin

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Re: Amazon Prime football coverage
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2019, 04:43:33 PM »
I don't think DAZN is availble over here, not in a legit way anyway.

Offline Nev

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Re: Amazon Prime football coverage
« Reply #12 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.

Offline Davkaus

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Re: Amazon Prime football coverage
« Reply #13 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".

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Re: Amazon Prime football coverage
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2019, 07:25:10 PM »
It looks as if I can get it on my iPad.
Impressive stuff 👍

 


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