Rotten Tomatoes ain’t always right

As I was surfing around on Netflix I noticed this film from 2015 named Survivor with Pierce Brosnan and Milla Jovovich in the main roles. It sounded too good to be true with this film already being available on Netflix so I looked around and noticed that it only had an 8% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and 5,6 rating on IMDB.

The 8% score on Rotten Tomatoes made me think that this was a film not at all worth watching. But, the IMDB rating of 5,6 is a quite average score, and you will find lots of films that I like with such a score and lots of films that I do not like with such a score or a much higher score. Even though I was hesitating I finally decided to give Survivor a go, especially since I do like good action films, and it did not take more than 10 minutes before I decided to watch all the film, because this was a film after my taste!

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I must say that Survivor is not a film I would watch again, but it shares some similarities with Jason Bourne films, except for the fact that a lady is a person everyone is hunting for. And to be honest, even though I liked the Jason Bourne films I would probably not watch those over again either. So this is not a classic, but if you want to watch a good action film and maybe see lots of clips from the beautiful city of London, then Survivor is great for that purpose and it for sure deserves better than its current 8% score at Rotten Tomatoes.

The film is not ultra violent either, but it is simply tense and you will want to watch it all the way to the end as you get going, so if you want to know more about the film or just watch it, read more on how to watch it online on Netflix in the current article.

For those who want to know more about the film then you can either watch the trailer or read more about the film at IMDB.

Can I watch the FIFA World Cup on Amazon?

This might be a newbie question, but is it possible to stream the FIFA World Cup on Amazon? Is it included in my Amazon Prime membership?

The World Cup will be arranged in Russia in the period between June 14th and July 15th. The first match will be played between Russia and Saudi Arabia on June 14th, but the first “big” match will be played between Spain and Portugal on June 15th. There will be three matches daily during the group stage stadium, with a few exceptions when there will be four matches.

Can I watch the FIFA World Cup on Amazon

But, where can you watch the World Cup online? Is it possible to stream it on Amazon.com?

FIFA World Cup on Amazon

You can NOT stream the World Cup on Amazon.com. But, there are plenty of other ways to stream the FIFA World Cup online, and the best version in the United States is probably to stream the event on FuboTV. If you press the link you can read about different methods and ways to stream the FIFA World Cup online, and in that article, you will find options that are free and some that you will have to pay for. If you live in the United States a Fubo TV subscription or a Hulu Live TV subscription will do the job and give you access to all the matches. But, there are TV channels worldwide streaming all matches online for free, the only requirement is that you have a local IP address in one such nation.

It is a pity that USA won’t play in the FIFA World Cup. They were close to getting a spot, but instead of the United States, Panama managed to qualify, and therefore the US players have to stay at home and watch on television instead.

But, you can still stay up to date on the FIFA World Cup, and you can find a detailed day-to-day schedule for the World Cup here. You can also see news articles updated daily right here.

 

 

Buy your crypto hardware wallet at Amazon.com

Black Friday is coming up in two days. Are you looking for something to buy? Why not buy a hardware wallet in which you can store your Bitcoin?Ledger Wallet Amazon

The most famous hardware wallets on the market are Ledger Nano S and the Trezor Wallet. For a long time I believed that you can only buy these from the original websites, but then I discovered earlier today that you can purchase both the Ledger Nano S and the Trezor Wallet from Amazon.com. The prices are quite similar to the original prices, but with Black Friday coming up, maybe they will turn even cheaper? They might become cheaper at their original websites as well, but they might also turn cheaper at the Amazon website, so pay attention and make your purchase on Black Friday (if you haven’t done it yet).

Which hardware wallet to buy on Amazon?

You might wonder which hardware wallet to choose. Should you buy the Trezor wallet or the Ledger Nano S? It can be a hard decision to make, but I bought a Trezor for myself, and I am very satisfied with it. I found it easy to setup, and easy to use, and I still use it regularly until this day.

If you want to know more on the subject, then the IP Address Guide has an article comparing both products. You might find the article to be interesting, even though it doesn’t contain that much technical information.

Visit Amazon.com to buy a hardware wallet for your crypto-money on Black Friday. If you have decided which product to buy, please write a comment beneath and let me know why you chose the Trezor or the Ledger Nano S.

Can I buy Bitcoin mining equipment at Amazon.com?

buy miner at AmazonYou can buy a whole lot of different products at Amazon.com, but can you buy the equipment you need to mine Bitcoin as well?

If you follow the news, you have probably read and heard a lot about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies lately. They are hot business for many, and the blockchain technology is getting more and more popular. But, what if you want to get yourself some cryptocurrency yourself using a miner? You can of course buy cryptocurrency yourself at any exchange online, but there is something special about actually mining and earning the coins yourself, based on your own work (or at least based on the miners work actually in your house).

So, let us say that you are located in the United States and want to mine Bitcoin, Litecoin, Dash or maybe Ethereum. Can you buy mining equipment at Amazon.com that will let you mine these currencies in your very own home?

Buy mining equipment at Amazon.com

If you live outside the United States, read more about how to get products delivered to your home address abroad right here.

You need different equipment depending on what currencies you would like to mine. If you do a quick Amazon search for Bitcoin miner, you will find a whole lot of results. I would not suggest to anyone to buy those USB miners, because it will simply take ages before you even get close to earning anything. If you are serious about mining, then you will need to spend at least a 1000 USD (probably much more).

BE AWARE!

If you look at the Ethereum miners at Amazon, you will find that they are incredibly expensive, and they give you a very poor hashrate. You will in other words never earn back the amount of money you actually use to buy the equipment. If you are interested in Ethereum mining, buy yourself some AMD RX 470/570/580 cards and use those instead.

You can also buy the rig for the graphic cards, but you can also build one for yourself easily (and much cheaper).

Good luck with your mining!

Get ready for Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok is coming to theaters worldwide in November 2017. Millions of fans look forward to its arrival, but a few weeks ago, I still hadn’t seen the first two Thor movies. What about you?

It was in the year of 2016 that I watched Captain America for the first time. Then I decided to watch the Iron Man movies. Since then I have also watched an Avengers movie, Doctor Strange, and recently I watched Wonder Woman in the cinema. I guess I am getting into Marvel, am I not? But, what about Thor? I saw him in Age of Ultron, but the Thor movies were still untouched. At least, until recently.

Thor movies on Amazon

First I watched Thor

Unfortunately, the Thor movies are not included in my Amazon Prime subscription. For that reason, I decided to watch Thor on Netflix instead. It can be found in a couple of Netflix regions, so I changed my Netflix region and watched it.

The first Thor movie was absolutely satisfying, and I like the humor of Thor much better, than the humor of Iron Man. From the moment I finished the first Thor movie, I looked forward to watching Thor: The Dark World on Netflix.

Then I watched Thor: The Dark World

I was simply amazed as I watched Thor: The Dark World. It was an exceptional Marvel movie. The pictures of the film made me feel as if it was a mixture of Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and a film in the Marvel universe. I  enjoyed the second Thor movie as well, and guess what… now I am ready to watch Thor: Ragnarok in November.

Now I am waiting for Thor: Ragnarok

If you are waiting for Thor: Ragnarok, like me, then you should take a look at the movie trailer first. In Thor: Ragnarok we will against meet Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, and this time Cate Blanchett will join as well.

Take a look at the trailer above, and I am sure that you will look forward to Thor: Ragnarok as well.

To watch the Thor movies on Amazon, you will have to buy the movies or rent them. The price for a movie rental is either 4-5USD, while the price for purchasing the movies are around 20USD.

Can I watch Netflix original content on Amazon?

Netflix and Amazon are great rivals fighting for every single customer. They are the giants in the streaming world, and it makes the question very interesting: “Can I watch Netflix original content on Amazon?”

Have you ever been to a restaurant where you could choose between Pepsi Cola and Coca-Cola? The answer is probably no. The reason is simply, because when a restaurant makes an agreement with one brand, they at the same time promise to not sell products of the opponent. That is why you will find restaurant with Pepsi products or Coca-Cola products, but seldom find a place with products from both brands. So, is the same true in the streaming world?

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Can I stream Netflix original content on Amazon?

Can I watch Netflix Original content on Amazon?

Let me first approach the first part of the question. Can Netflix original content be streamed on Amazon? I will later also answer whether or not you can watch original Amazon content on Netflix. But, let me first start with Netflix content on Amazon.

At Netflix you will find a large amount of original productions and TV series, created for and by Netflix. Examples of such productions are Orange is the New Black, House of Cards, Narcos, Hemlock Grove, BoJack Horseman, Fuller House, Master of None and lots of other series. These series are brilliant, because no matter which Netflix regions you might be in, these will for sure be available there. But, can you stream them on Amazon?

You will be surprised to discover that almost all Netflix original content will be available on Amazon.com. You will never find the content available in your Amazon Prime subscription, but if you are willing to pay, then you can buy the content either on DVD, Blu-Ray or pay for the rights to stream the content online. The answer is therefore yes! But, streaming the content is quite expensive, so for the same price you stream a season of House of Cards, you can enjoy three months with a normal Netflix subscription. For more information on how you can access Netflix content in different Netflix regions, visit netflix.fromabroad.org.

Can I watch Amazon Original content on Netflix?

That is the other side of the coin, and the answer does not come as a surprise. You can NOT stream Amazon original content on Netflix. How come? Amazon productions like Transparent, Mozart in the Jungle, The Grand Tour and Sneaky Pete can not be seen on Netflix. Since Netflix comes without any “pay-per-watch” option, it is impossible to stream the Amazon content on Netflix. I can also say it like this. If Amazon original content would become available on Netflix, then the reason for subscribing to Amazon Video would disappear, and everyone would go to Netflix instead.

That is why you will need an Amazon Video (Amazon Prime) subscription if you want to watch the Amazon original content, while you do not need a Netflix account in order to stream the original Netflix content. But, let me repeat myself once more and say that it will be much cheaper to watch Netflix original content with a Netflix account than it will be buying it on Amazon.com.

Prime Video vs Amazon Prime?

Amazon Prime vs Prime VideoWhat is the difference between Prime Video and Amazon Prime? Which service is the best for you? Everything there is to know about Prime Video vs Amazon Prime?

If you have a lot of insight on the topic of Amazon Prime vs Prime Video, then you might know already that there are some big differences. The biggest difference is the fact that Prime Video is supposed to be a service to be available to people in countries where Amazon Prime is unavailable. Let us take a country like Romania for example. There is not Amazon store in the country and there is no change of signing up for Amazon Prime (of course there is, and you can read more about how to do so here), but in general Amazon Prime is unavailable in Romania. But, if a user in Romania decides to visit www.primevideo.com he will at once be able to sign up and watch the content available on Prime Video.

Prime Video vs Amazon Prime – where do you live?

The basic question that needs to be answered is therefore – where do you live? If you live in a country where Amazon Prime is unavailable, then Prime Video is probably the right service to choose for you.

Prime Video vs Amazon Prime – the content question

Now there is a big difference between Amazon Prime and Prime Video. First of all, Amazon Prime is much more than just a streaming service. Amazon Prime is a service that will give you access to lots of other services in addition, like faster shipping, free photo storage, music streaming, free Kindle books and much more. Comparing the two services are therefore quite hard. But, there is a service in the USA named the Prime Video subscription which is fairly similar to the Prime Video known all around the globe. There is however way more content available with Amazon Prime Video in the USA than you will experience with Prime Video elsewhere, so if you have the chance of signing up in the USA that is way better considering the content available.

The amount of Amazon Original content is mostly the same, but the big difference comes to the amount of non Amazon productions available.

Prime Video vs Amazon Prime – the price question

Currently it is possible to sign up for Prime Video and only pay 3 USD per month. The real price will be 6 USD per month and that you will have to pay after six months. For Amazon Prime in the United States you will have to pay 10 USD per month or 100 USD per year. If you subscribe at good days then you will get the annual subscription for around 80 USD (around Black Friday etc). The price is therefore not very big, considering all the extra services you will get included if you sign up for Amazon Prime in the United States.

Prime Video vs Amazon Prime – conclusion

The way I see it there is little doubt about the fact that Amazon Prime in the United States is way better than Prime Video elsewhere. You get much more, and most importantly, the content made available to stream is also way bigger. You have to pay a little bit more, but it is for sure worth it considering the product you get.

Can I watch Amazon Videos using Google Chromecast?

Do you have a Google Chromecast? Do you want to use it to watch Amazon Videos? Can it be done? Is it possible to cast Amazon Videos to my Chromecast?

For a long time I did not actually use my Chromecast. But, recently I have rediscovered my Chromecast and started using it a lot. I use it to watch CBS on my TV, to watch Hulu on my TV and now I thought it was time to use my Chromecast to watch Amazon Videos online. I do not only think of videos included in my Amazon Prime subscription, but also to watch movies that I rent or buy for the sole purpose of watching.

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Isn’t there an icon missing? Yeah, where is the Chromecast icon?

As you can see on the screenshot above I am watching Love and Friendship, a movie included in my Amazon Prime subscription. This is done on my Android device, but the Chromecast icon is nowhere to be seen. That is why I checked it out with Amazon, and it wasn’t even a mistake. There is no Google Chromecast support in the Amazon Video app. There is in other words no way to actually cast your Amazon Videos using the Amazon Video App on your Android devices to your Chromecast. Isn’t that a pity?

Is there still a way to watch Amazon Videos on your Chromecast?

Yes, there is a way in which you can watch Amazon Videos on your Chromecast, but it is a bit more complicated and not so enjoyable. For this to work you need to have a computer with Google Chrome and Google Cast installed. That can be done easily, so just open Chrome, visit extensions and find the Cast extension. Once this is installed you should be mostly ready to go.

Visit Amazon.com, find the movie you would like to watch, press the Chromecast icon in the upper right corner of Google Chrome and cast your screen.

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Press the Chromecast icon in Chrome to cast your screen with an Amazon Video to your Chromecast

Now this is a method that will work, but not as smooth as we are used to from Android devices. Since the Chromecast will mirror the movements in Chrome, you will have to let your browser window remain open. The video will also be 100% in display on your computer, so it is not working like when you watch Netflix on your Chromecast, casting from your Android device. In such cases your mobile phone only give you information about what is going on at your TV screen, but you do not actually see the movie on your mobile device. When you cast an Amazon Video using Google Chrome you will actually watch the full movie in Google Chrome meanwhile watching it on your TV using the Chromecast as well.

If you use a laptop this will drain your battery quickly, but with a normal computer that will not cause any trouble.

Why isn’t there Chromecast support in the Amazon Video app?
The Amazon Stores does not sell Apple TV’s or Google Chromecast anymore. This is a fightback against these providers not supporting Amazon Videos and including Amazon apps on their devices. If you visit Amazon.de (now also available in English) you can do a quick search for Chromecast and Apple TV, but you will not find anything, except for similar products from other companies.

Is this a good way to watch Amazon Videos on Chromecast?

To be honest, it isn’t a great method to watch Amazon Prime videos and Amazon Instant videos on your TV using a Chromecast, but at least it is a way. You can of course buy yourself an Amazon Fire TV Stick or Fire TV to avoid all such problems, but if you want to use your Chromecast, this is the way to do it.

Are you satisfied with this solution? Do you know of other ways in which you can watch Amazon Videos on your Chromecast? Write a comment to share your thoughts, insight and experiences!

Can I watch Iron Man 4 on Amazon?

Are you a big fan of the Iron Man films and now you would like to watch Iron Man 4 on Amazon or watch it elsewhere online? Is it possible?

Of course it isn’t possible, after all Iron Man 4 hasn’t been filmed yet and there are not much left to know about the film at the moment. Some theories also include the fact that Robert Downey Jr. wont be playing Iron Man himself in the film, but that some other person will take on his character, or that some other super hero will replace him. There has recently been quite a lot of articles about the fact that Riri Williams might replace our well known Iron Man, Tony Stark, but as of now nothing can be said for sure.

But, if you need something to do while waiting for Iron Man 4 to be produced, then you can of course watch Iron Man 1, 2 and 3 on Amazon.com. You can watch them as Instant Videos, and if you have trouble watching them from abroad, follow the instructions right here.

If you have already seen Iron Man 1, 2 and 3

If you have already seen Iron Man 1, Iron Man 2 and Iron Man 3, and really would have wanted to watch Iron Man 4, then you should for example consider watching Thor instead. He is a super hero that moves in the same direction as Iron Man. The same can be said about Captain America. A newer hero with lots of humor is Ant-Man, or even never is a hero I did not like at all, Deadpool. For a mixture of all these heroes the Avengers films are of course the ultimate action!

Have a good time in front of the TV watching those super-heroes! Do not forget to follow my blog for more information about upcoming great films in general and on Amazon.com.

Are there commercials on Amazon Prime?

I would like to get myself an Amazon Prime subscription, but I really hate commercials? Will I be forced to watch commercials as I watch films and TV series with my Amazon Prime subscription?

ads on Amazon PrimeAs we watch TV stations and TV series on our normal stationary TV’s we are very much used to watch commercials. They give us a nice toilet break and time to refill our glasses with something to drink. But, as we watch TV series and films on our computers, tablets, or phones we do not like those commercials. They are annoying and make our favorite programs last much longer.

On Hulu you get lots of commercials if you sign up for 8 USD a month. You can buy an extra subscription which will remove the ads, but few people want to pay an extra 4 USD a month because of this. At Netflix there are no commercials, so you can watch your favorite show without commercials all the time. At CBS All Access you are bombarded by ads, meaning that your TV show will be stopped several times where you will have to watch ads. So, what’s up with Amazon Prime? Are there ads on Amazon Prime?

Are there ads on Amazon Prime? The answer is 98% no!

As you watch a TV series on Amazon Prime you will never be interrupted by ads. That is simply amazing and really nice. So in general you will never meet or see ads during your TV shows on Amazon Prime. There is a minor exception, and that is the following.

Sometimes before the start of the actual TV show Amazon will show you a short teaser to one of their other TV shows. This will last for about 15 seconds and will be shown before the start of what you actually want to see. But, to be honest… this teaser is so short that I do not even care about it. And once it is over you never see an ad again. And such teasers will not be shown before all TV series or films, they just show up before some of the TV shows or films. It is therefore nothing to fear as you sign up for Amazon Prime. This is what I would call a 98% ad-free territory.