Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > TV/internet/telephone  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 18.11.2020, 18:59
Caleb's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Zürich
Posts: 997
Groaned at 14 Times in 12 Posts
Thanked 1,733 Times in 696 Posts
Caleb has a reputation beyond reputeCaleb has a reputation beyond reputeCaleb has a reputation beyond reputeCaleb has a reputation beyond reputeCaleb has a reputation beyond reputeCaleb has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Amazon Prime is rubbish in Switerland

We have Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+. I barely watch any TV at all, but the missus is a big series fan. I guess she finds something worth keeping in all of them. I couldn't care less about Netflix, I have Disney+ because I DO watch The Mandalorian, but I detest Amazon Prime with a passion. The mix of English, German, French and Italian in the descriptions (while having the thing set to English) drives me insane.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 18.11.2020, 20:36
Cherub's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Baselstadt
Posts: 716
Groaned at 3 Times in 3 Posts
Thanked 839 Times in 368 Posts
Cherub has a reputation beyond reputeCherub has a reputation beyond reputeCherub has a reputation beyond reputeCherub has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Amazon Prime is rubbish in Switerland

Must admit we're not big TV watchers either, I'd rather go and see an exhibition or a film even if it means being in a mask. Most of the people we know who have Netflix never seemed to venture out in the evenings pre Covid. My sister in Scotland is retired and seems to be tuned to Netflix permanently!
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 26.11.2020, 22:09
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Basel
Posts: 23
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 62 Times in 21 Posts
DarkHarlequin is considered knowledgeableDarkHarlequin is considered knowledgeableDarkHarlequin is considered knowledgeable
Re: Amazon Prime is rubbish in Switerland

We’re another ExpressVPN user - Netflix, Prime, iPlayer, Disney+ etc all fine. Which is has been extremely useful with a 6 and 4 year old during lockdown!
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 26.11.2020, 22:36
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Zurich
Posts: 4,840
Groaned at 246 Times in 148 Posts
Thanked 5,444 Times in 2,478 Posts
ZuriRollt has a reputation beyond reputeZuriRollt has a reputation beyond reputeZuriRollt has a reputation beyond reputeZuriRollt has a reputation beyond reputeZuriRollt has a reputation beyond reputeZuriRollt has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Amazon Prime is rubbish in Switerland

From my experience: the service ExpressVPN works brilliantly. You can change your access location really well. It works usually for all countries including UK, US or AUS.

This also worked well with the streaming service BBCiPlayer - but only until recent months. The streaming providers are latching-on, and closing their software loopholes. I always loved being able to login to BBCIplayer, using a VPN switched to UK for example, but that doesn't work anymore.

Even if you are able to use a VPN to log-on to other sites like Amazon Prime, ABC.com or whatever, you will always be asked for a credit card. If that credit card is not within the allowed country, then you'll not be able to access that streaming site.

Sad but true
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 27.11.2020, 16:46
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2020
Location: Lausanne
Posts: 6
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Sinking has no particular reputation at present
Re: Amazon Prime is rubbish in Switerland

I just wish that somebody would come up with a combined package, like I have seen in other countries!

Like, Netflix + Amazon Prime Video or Netflix + Sy
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 27.11.2020, 17:24
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Horn/TG
Posts: 1,741
Groaned at 44 Times in 31 Posts
Thanked 864 Times in 589 Posts
blackbird is considered knowledgeableblackbird is considered knowledgeableblackbird is considered knowledgeable
Re: Amazon Prime is rubbish in Switerland

Amazon Prime is only an advantage , when you can use the free shipment
without minimum purchase in germany.
Amazon Video does not have much to offer for my taste,netflix is much better
(running in 4k resolution).
Here in switzerland you can download anything you want .
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 27.11.2020, 20:34
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Gimel, VD
Posts: 66
Groaned at 4 Times in 2 Posts
Thanked 29 Times in 16 Posts
leyla76 has no particular reputation at present
Re: Amazon Prime is rubbish in Switerland

Talking about amazon prime. I have the uk one, but I use it mostly for quick delivery and music on Alexa. I watch sometimes prime videos and always via vpn.
But just 2 days ago I discovered that my prime is working without vpn? A month ago I couldn’t watch doctor house for example without vpn , today is working without. I even downloaded app on my tv, before was streaming from my phone with vpn on to Apple TV.
Reply With Quote
This user groans at leyla76 for this post:
  #28  
Old 27.11.2020, 21:00
NotAllThere's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Baselland
Posts: 12,720
Groaned at 202 Times in 179 Posts
Thanked 18,396 Times in 7,504 Posts
NotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Amazon Prime is rubbish in Switerland

Quote:
View Post
Amazon Prime may be rubbish, but in no way even close to Netflix in that sense (i.e. Rubbishness for CH-based customers).
Erm. Without a VPN, Netflix is well superior. That was the point of my original post. Amazon get you to sign up, and then when you try to access anything you get the same message : nah, not available.

I did enjoy Good Omens. I think with my next free trial I might watch the last series of The Man In The High Castle.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 28.11.2020, 23:20
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Aesch
Posts: 6
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Base has no particular reputation at present
Re: Amazon Prime is rubbish in Switerland

We signed up for our Netflix account while visiting family while in the USA and we get films, series and documentaries that those here in Switzerland such as my brother-in-law cannot access. Funky stuff, this.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 22.01.2021, 11:41
robogobo's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Horw (LU)
Posts: 457
Groaned at 64 Times in 41 Posts
Thanked 361 Times in 191 Posts
robogobo has a reputation beyond reputerobogobo has a reputation beyond reputerobogobo has a reputation beyond reputerobogobo has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Amazon Prime is rubbish in Switerland

Apple is the only streaming provider that has never done geoblocking. Their new subscription service is quite limited in content, but it's the same no matter where you travel. All they care about is what country you're paying in. I don't understand why the others can't just stick to that. If I'm paying in the US, then I should be able to watch US content wherever I travel. Netflix and Amazon have improved dramatically in recent years, but their content is still pretty lame compared to the US. Their VPN/DNS blocking has also improved, unfortunately. I was using Nord and got tired of always searching for a working connection.

I don't understand this cat and mouse game. As usual, expats lose.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 22.01.2021, 12:28
Castro's Avatar
à la mod
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: ZG
Posts: 5,437
Groaned at 114 Times in 92 Posts
Thanked 16,173 Times in 5,156 Posts
Castro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Amazon Prime is rubbish in Switerland

Quote:
View Post
Apple is the only streaming provider that has never done geoblocking. Their new subscription service is quite limited in content, but it's the same no matter where you travel. All they care about is what country you're paying in. I don't understand why the others can't just stick to that. If I'm paying in the US, then I should be able to watch US content wherever I travel. Netflix and Amazon have improved dramatically in recent years, but their content is still pretty lame compared to the US. Their VPN/DNS blocking has also improved, unfortunately. I was using Nord and got tired of always searching for a working connection.

I don't understand this cat and mouse game. As usual, expats lose.
I would blame the studios and lawyers for carving up the world into different revenue streams. Netflix for the US and a separate deal with local telly or content provider in another region.
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 22.01.2021, 12:35
robogobo's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Horw (LU)
Posts: 457
Groaned at 64 Times in 41 Posts
Thanked 361 Times in 191 Posts
robogobo has a reputation beyond reputerobogobo has a reputation beyond reputerobogobo has a reputation beyond reputerobogobo has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Amazon Prime is rubbish in Switerland

Quote:
View Post
I would blame the studios and lawyers for carving up the world into different revenue streams. Netflix for the US and a separate deal with local telly or content provider in another region.
I suppose this is one instance where Apple’s closed system is a plus. But you’re right. Lawyers and legal interpretation is certainly to blame.
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Amazon Prime Premier League EPL fatjan TV/internet/telephone 10 08.12.2019 20:49
Amazon Prime Samsung TV Neilsan TV/internet/telephone 22 30.01.2017 14:31
Amazon Prime [TV] now available in Switzerland BaselLife TV/internet/telephone 5 15.12.2016 10:31
How to beat Amazon Prime's geographic restrictions? jwol TV/internet/telephone 5 06.11.2016 15:58
T.V. and Amazon Prime Greg Zimmermann TV/internet/telephone 14 18.09.2016 13:34


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 17:19.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0