RolandDeschain wrote:I have Prime but really only for the shipping. I'm annoyed that they refuse to release an Android app for the Prime Video content.
People would stop buying their products if they did. Seriously, why would you buy a Kindle if you can buy a tablet that does more and still does Amazon's books and video content? My wife has a Kindle she uses almost daily; I rarely use my Kindle, but use the app for reading on my phone all the time. If they had an app to access video content, we'd both get tablets and call it good.
Amazon's already highly villainized. They take the lion's share of criticism and blame in any situation, and especially with their spats with the Big Six (Five, Four now?) Publishers, they're probably only half to blame, if that. They're a big corporation, and people have been taught to hate big corporations, even as they provide a great service that's easily worth the price they're charging. If they put out an app that did their non-book content, everyone would go out and buy a(nother big company's) tablet, or (ironically) iPad.
What they should do is manufacture a tablet that does to the market what most of the rest of their products have done. Then they could put out an app for their streaming content and it wouldn't matter, because they'd force so much of the business back their way it would be financially worth it for them.