Amazon vs itunes downloading

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  1. phxrider

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    This is weird, if I download an episode or show from amazon it takes seconds and the same one from apple takes hours on the air. What gives?
     
  2. ardchoille

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    Are you actually downloading the show from Amazon or streaming it. I ask because a typical 30-minute episode of good quality is usually over a gigabyte in size and that takes much longer than "seconds".
     
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    It takes a while to download podcasts also, always has. I might be getting a 5 minute video podcast that takes way longer than an equivalent sized file from anywhere else (except YouTube buffering). Just Apple bandwidth limitations most likely
     
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    Ah, I was unaware of this bandwidth limitation.. thanks for that.
     
  5. phxrider

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    Yes I actually purchased it from Amazon on instant video? What is the average time it takes everyone to download a movie either onto ipad or Apple TV?
     
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    Amazon Instant Video is a streaming service available to Amazon Prime members at no extra cost. It is a streaming service only, titles cannot be downloaded.
    Titles are available for instant streaming.
     
  7. ardchoille

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    That answers the question posed in the OP. The title was streamed, as I thought, not downloaded. This explains the speed difference.
     

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