Talks About Tech Weekly 093: Amazon Instant Video


On this episode we talk about Mobile World Congress and Amazon Prime Instant Video.

Lovefilm Changed to Amazon Instant Video
Amazon has owned the UK film rental company LoveFilm for over three years now. LoveFilm provides an online streaming service that Amazon are now rebranding Amazon Prime Instant Video. Anyone who has the €50 Prime membership can stream movies and TV shows for free from the Instant Video library. This is an attempt to go after Netflix and iTunes for movie and TV show rental.

Mobile World Congress 2014
Mark Zuckerberg made a big keynote at the conference held in Barcelona this past week. He talked about the internet and specifically on mobile devices. He also talked about’s goals are to make internet access available to everyone around the world at a very low cost.

Other keynote speakers included What’s App CEO Jan Koum who talked about the new voice call feature coming to the most popular messaging app in the world.

The highlight of the event was probably the Samsung Galaxy S5 announcement. Although the improvements to the new Samsung flagship were mostly evolutional it was still interesting to see what Samsung’s latest efforts were like.

There are a number of new colours available and a slight design change but nothing major. The other big feature is the fingerprint reader. Here is a list of all of the specs:

  • Display: 5.1″ 1080p Super AMOLED
  • Processor: 2.5GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 801 (Countries with no LTE 2.1GHz Octa Core Exynos processor)
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Storage: 16/32GB
  • SD: Up to 128GB
  • OS: Android 4.2.2 KitKat
  • Camera: 16MP rear, 2MP front
  • Battery: 2800mAh

The phone will be available on 11th April worldwide but no price has been announced yet.

The Nokia X seems like an interesting new range of phones from the Microsoft owned company. They run android and prices start at €89. The X+ and XL have more RAM and bigger screens. The most interesting part is that Nokia put a Windows Phone-like skin over stock Android and the Google Play store is not available. Instead there is a Nokia store that you can install apps from.