Amazon Prime Video Ads Between Programs Are Actually Irritating

Amazon Prime Video is, without doubt, one of my favourite streaming services. It’s not without its irritations, and the most current I believe is pushing things a bit far, particularly the addition of pre-roll ads for Amazon programs.

The issue with this choice is that it can take you out of a program. The entire point of enjoying episodes back-to-back is to stay immersed in the world. Not to be brought crashing out with a ridiculous advert for Richard Hammond roughhousing on a beach. No Amazon, no amount of promo will convince me to watch that hot mess.

What’s most annoying about this is that Amazon is trying to wear us down. The business has positioned advertisements like this prior to and has stopped. I can just presume that it’s because individuals have complained in considerable enough numbers to make a difference. Or individuals like me write posts like this and Jeff reads them and gets the phone to those chuckleheads down in the video department and reads them the riot act.

Some of them are about this issue, while some are about an IMDB channel that Amazon also operates. There are more than adequate people who are annoyed by these advertisements for this to be an issue for the company. I personally don’t pay Amazon for the shipping; I don’t buy enough things to validate it.

It’s likewise the thin end of the wedge. If Amazon doesn’t get grievances about this, it’s going to keep doing it. The advertisements will get longer or there will be more of them. It will push out full-on commercials too if it believes it can get away with it. At the minimum we’ll see Amazon product advertisements for Ring doorbells, etc. It needs to be informed that this isn’t on. Even Netflix’s foolish previews are less annoying than this, and those things have their own circle of Hell.

And what’s worse — Amazon serves these ads from the exact same location as the programs and films. That implies that there isn’t a straightforward way to utilize an ad blocker on them. Even tools like PiHole can’t avoid this sort of advertising, it merely looks like it’s part of what you’re watching.

To paraphrase a Redditer — you might simply torrent these programs and not see a single advertisement. And Amazon ought to think about that. Come on Amazon.

Amazon Prime Video is, without doubt, one of my preferred streaming services. It’s not without its irritations, and the latest I believe is pushing things a bit far, particularly the addition of pre-roll ads for Amazon programs. I personally don’t pay Amazon for the shipping; I don’t purchase enough stuff to justify it. At the extremely least we’ll see Amazon product ads for Ring doorbells, and so on. And what’s worse — Amazon serves these ads from the exact same place as the movies and programs.

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