Are You Kidding Me Amazon
So was sitting down at my computer looking for something to download after a friend of mine gave me a gift card. Nothing particular, but something I would enjoy for the Megabus ride back to Pittsburgh on Friday. Something I hadn’t binged on Netflix.
It was difficult.
But I finally settled on a copy of Louis C.K’s excellent stand-up special, Shameless.
Something I will flat out admit to watching, possibly illegally, years ago on YouTube back before it got taken down. So it was with great interest that I finally wanted to pay for it and laugh at some really good stand-up comedy.
With jokes like Awesome Possum, Duck Vaginas and Go Suck a Bag of Dicks being the standouts.
So it was with great frustration that I found out about 10mins ago that I cannot download this special to my computer. That the video I (legally) obtained cannot be installed on my computer.
As the screenshot above shows I can:
- Stream it
- Download to a Kindle Fire
- Install it on either an iPad or iPhone
- Or actually, of all things, install it on TiVo
What the hell!?
Being that I’m not always in a wifi zone with my computer and that maybe when those situations arise that maybe I would like to have something to watch.
Something like a video?
Which may be why I was shopping to begin with.
So why should I buy from you, Amazon, in the future when all I’m getting is an extension of a rented video with absolutely zero control over how and where I chose to watch it?
This is pretty f—-ing stupid.