Win a new Apple TV contest! Because, unlike FireTV, it's available internationally!

Win a new Apple TV contest! Because, unlike FireTV, it's available internationally!

Leave a single comment below telling us where you live and how iTunes compares to Amazon in your country and you'll be entered to win one of three (3) Apple TVs for free!

I can't get Amazon's new Fire TV in Canada. That's not a surprise since I can't get Amazon MP3 or Amazon Video in Canada yet either. I can get a Kindle Fire in Canada but it costs much more than it does in the U.S. and — wait for it — doesn't offer Amazon music or video! While people sometimes complain about Apple having a vertical lock on content, Amazon's horizontal lock is just as frustrating for those of us outside the U.S. Apple, on the other hand, offers more content in more places than anyone else. And to celebrate that, we're going to give away three (3) current-generation Apple TVs to three lucky iMore readers inside the U.S. or out!

To enter just leave a single comment below telling us where you live and how iTunes compares to Amazon in your country. If it's the U.S., who has more of the stuff you want to listen to and watch? If it's outside the U.S., who has anything for you at all, and how much?

We'll pick three winners and send you a free Apple TV.

That's it! What could be simpler? Usual iMore contest rules apply, contest ends Wednesday April 9, 2014 at 11:59pm PDT. Hurry up, enter now!!

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Chris Braden says:

I live in Florida and Apple is better because Steve Jobs said so.

leocapot says:

I live in St. Louis, MO and Apple TV is the best option for me so I can use it with all my Apple devices. Apple TV all the way.

TheTechBox says:

UK here. iTunes and Amazon are pretty matched content wise but damn is iTunes much cleaner to use and also, it just works with everything.

jaBBu says:

Amazon who? I just use iTunes...

Marcraz says:

I live in Colombo, Sri Lanka and for me it's iTunes coz it has the latest and the greatest. Everybody living here knows more about iTunes than Amazon.

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Premium1 says:

I live in PA and iTunes has the things I want, while also making it easier to find, and use. Not to mention it would work seamlessly with all the other apple devices I have.

goodevening says:

TN, I like the way that the Apple TV can stream the content from my phone to the TV.

mphillips828 says:

Canada, and iTunes is 100X better than Amazon! So much cleaner and more universal! LOVE iTUNES!

CraveWisdom says:

I live in Florida, USA and I've found that they both offer compelling content (i.e. shows I want to watch), although I purchase apps and music exclusively on iTunes (as opposed to Amazon's app or music stores).

Aaron Pace says:

I live in Pittsburgh, PA. I have been in the apple ecosystem for a while now. I been wanting an Apple TV to add to my apartment while I'm at college, but being a poor college student never had the spare cash. This would be awesome to have :).

sgillila777 says:

I live in Michigan and I am mainly an iTunes user for music purchases. I don't believe I have ever purchased video content from either Amazon or Apple. I use iTunes because I am an iOS device owner (and Mac laptop) and the deep integration of iTunes into those products makes it the most convenient.

Fornate says:

Amazon and itunes seem to be fairly equal for what I shop for.

AaronWycomb says:

I live in Britain and Amazon Instant Video is terrible. That being said, iTunes is only marginally better. Nothing is ideal.

daniels313 says:

I live in Pittsburgh, PA and iTunes is better than Amazon because we are an iOS family and having everything sync up with our devices makes life so much easier.

pappy53 says:

I'm in North Carolina, and iTunes is for me, since it works with all of my Apple devices.

Stratification says:

I'm in Washington state in the U.S. selection is similar, but having Amazon Instant available kinda tips the tables that way. That being said, Netflix kinda beats either.

xcsdm says:

While I live in the Apple ecosystem. I recently purchased a Roku3. If it could to Airplay it would be superior. Netflix, Home Media (Plex), Amazon, Vudu, and so many others. If I was buying new, I would by Roku. For now, I use both, and they both work quite well.

curtis206 says:

Seattle, WA.

Amazon because I can access the content on more devices. but itunes is easier to use and less restrictive.

iSam_A says:

Seriously iMore is such a JOKE of a site now. There is zero, and I mean zero perspectives but to bash any products that isnt/wasnt Apple-created. For some reason, Rene Ritchie especially has to write about the negatives instead of being fair and pointing out the pros vs. cons. This box, like any other streaming box, has its flaws but are you telling me that overall, the features are not better than the Apple TV? Somewhat ridiculous. I understand that iMore is an Apple affiliated site but sorry, the AppleTV is no longer the best streaming box out there (atleast until an update). I still prefer my Chromecast over the AppleTV.

All these fair points, from an ex-Apple employee :)

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Shane Russell says:

I live in dublin, ireland. Apple are the company that offer the most media. We have music, movies, apps and books. Neither google or amazon offer movies which is a deal breaker. Most apps start at €0.89 and HD movies at €16.99. Bit of extra competition wouldn't hurt

no_really_ddt says:

Funny, just reading George Packer's great piece in the New Yorker about Amazon and what it's done to the publishing industry (and I checked out "House of Cards", which to me seemed to prove how art by data can have serious pitfalls).

I tend not to use Amazon at all, after reading about labor conditions. For books, I use local bookstores or

As for streaming stuff, iTunes doesn't require a subscription, which I don't like, as my consumption patterns are erratic. So I generally prefer the a la carte model.

In Oakland, CA, as you guys know.

atomicpunk1539 says:

I live in Indiana and Apple TV is a better solution for me because it would synch well to my new mac!

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eggnext says:

I live in Uruguay and cannot access movies or music from iTunes or Amazon. My only legal choice is Netflix. But most people here just pirate. I would love an apple tv, it's so expensive here!

leenlopez says:

Que triste :( yo vivo en Guatemala (afortunadamente acá sí está disponible iTunes) y de verdad que es muy bueno :)
Hopefully it'll be avaliable for you country soon

oscaramzz says:

I live in Portland, OR. I like amazon for the student pricing on prime but I think the Apple TV my friends have is much more beneficial! I buy a lot of music from iTunes and also movies. It syncs up with my iPad and iPhone and I would love an Apple TV to airplay!

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Ducimus says:

I'm in Montreal and I already use an Apple TV. Why? Because it works! And it talks to all my other devices. All the time, no hassles, no configuration, no problems.

PinkyNess says:

I live in San Antonio, TX

iTunes always has been my choice because of the content, ease of use and the whole layout.

scottjbeck says:

Chicago, US and both are compelling, but have been within iTunes world far much longer.

Mirage299 says:

I live in Qatar and an Apple TV would really come in handy, especially for AirPlay. Everyone here will be amazed by it!

Tammy Hayes-Durk says:

I live in portage, indiana. We currently have an older Apple TV an love the quality and features! We have even taken it on the road with us. Love free wifi at hotels! Cheaper than renting ppv movies. Would love to have another so we wouldn't need to move it from room to room.

neelshah says:

I live in California. I think both services are great, however I primarily am an iTunes customer. I have iOS devices (iPad and iPhone) as well as OS X devices, and the ease of using iCloud and iTunes make it my go to service. I still use amazon prime, but I often find the content lacking, especially compared with Netflix (for which I'm also a subscriber). In terms of music and movies, etc. I also prefer iTunes over amazon primarily because it was the service I was using first. I haven't spent as much time looking through Amazon music because I'm very satisfied with the content available on iTunes, the ability to redownload with iTunes in the Cloud (I know amazon has something similar, but most of my stuff is through iTunes), use iTunes radio to discover new music to download, as well as the new Disney Anywhere app which syncs Disney movies with my iTunes account. Both companies provide excellent customer service and I'm sure you couldn't go wrong either way.

brooklyndon2911 says:

Was thinking about buying one but if I can get one for free that would be awesome.

epaminos says:

Hello from Thessaloniki, Greece!

The AirPlay capability plus the best store in every country makes AppleTV unbeatable!!!

zacharyjcole says:

Here in Chicago, IL. When you have a household full of Apple products, the ecosystem just works. Everything, everywhere. And honestly... Amazon has nothing I need. (except for maybe the prime shipping)

Apple. Period. Zach out...

davegude says:

I live in North Carolina and Apple is my preferred supplier over Amazon, just because.

Dman2582 says:

I live in new jersey, USA. In my opinion itunes offers such a wide variety of content for me i easily would choose apple itunes. I do thou know a few people that enjoy amazons offerings but to each there own.

jmorris1974 says:

I live in Virginia. This would be great for a recent cord cutter such as myself. As a recent iPhone convert I would love to get my hands on some more Apple tech.

mikeconnors81 says:

I live in Delaware, USA and the selection between Amazon and iTunes is similar but now that my entire family has iOS devices, this is the better option.

kritter217 says:

I live in Illinois and iTunes works better for me than Amazon. Content is easier to find and the interface is better.

mariobros27772 says:

I live on Long Island in New York and Amazon is probably on par with iTunes, but I love the ecosystem Apple has made so much BETTER!

AdamHunterATC says:

I live near Charleston, SC (USA), and I prefer iTunes because I know they always have the latest and greater music first.

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Bosque Bill says:

With AppleTV I can stream from iOS and OS X.

mikez00 says:

I live in Indiana. I could use a third Apple TV

chris9999 says:

I'm in Toronto. Apple TV with iTunes does the job for me. Another one would be nice

nosivad79 says:

I live in Canada - Itunes you can actually get all content that's available in the rest of the world vs Amazon which we get taunted by endless options only to be told it can't come across the 49th parallel. Sad to know there is a competitor that I can't use so to make the best of a bad situation I use apple products b/c it WORKS IN CANADA!

emanwis says:

I live in Wisconsin USA. iTunes for me because I have a Mac, iPhone, and iPad. Apple TV would be an awesome addition.

Hateboy says:

I'm in Texas. I buy pretty much all my music from Amazon because it's cheaper. I don't really buy/rent movies or TV because of cable and Netflix.

vulgarius says:

I live in Alberta Canada at least with iTunes I can watch video and buy music...WTF Amazon?

leenlopez says:

I live in Guatemala... no Amazon prime here... but iTunes works like a charm :)
Would love to have an Apple TV to turn my regular tv into a smart tv (of sorts) :D

piranhadonna says:

I live in Arizona. Apple have everything I could need or want. I don't even bother with amazon for music, movies, or TV shows.

Chad_Mobley says:

Living in the US, I get the best of both iTunes and Amazon. I've bought into the Apple ecosystem long ago so spreading the love across my home with another Apple TV would only help to expand!

zibarth says:

I live in Dubai the UAE, I use ATV since the first version came out, I use the US iTunes Store and it works like a dream.
I'm not using the local monopolized censored expensive cable

0pusX says:

United States in Michigan. Never used Amazon services. Strictly iTunes throughout the house.

eMka92 says:

I live in Poland. We have very restricted terms of use such services as iTunes, Amazon and Netflix. Here, Apple products are less popular (due to prices, which are the same all over the world but prices are not) and thanks to Apple Tv and my iPad, I will be able to show my friends how great is Apple ecosystem!

irija says:

Apple TV is perfect for those family parties with everyone showing pictures of all the latest adventures of the kiddos! Send one my way please!

Chuck08 says:

Hello from Wisconsin! iTunes and Apple have what I need. I have an Amazon prime account but the fact that I can Airplay from the amazon instant video app to my appletv trumps spending $100 on another box. So in that regard I would not say the amazon fire tv is a competitor to the Apple TV, more of a competitor with chromecast and Ruku since it supports android.

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gavins1 says:

NC in the USA, I have too many iOS devices, so Apple TV is better than Amazon's Fire TV

rey4Christ says:

I live in south Florida and iTunes is the only play I buy all my digital media. Just easiest to use and have always used it!

RedSheffy says:

I live in Idaho. Recently tried an Amazon Prime trial. They just don't have much content, so sticking with Netflix for now. I've wanted to get an Apple TV for a while now to be able to stream all my iTunes-purchased content.

Sarcone says:

I live in Mississippi and iTunes makes it easier for me to sync my library to all my devices, including my kids iPods. iTunes also has more of what the family as a whole is looking for when we shop for media.

HernyCAI says:

I live in Argentina and here is most used iTunes since Amazon has no support for Argentina, and itunes yes.

Ken MacEachern says:


iTunes for media, Amazon for stuff that has to be shipped to me

georojas says:

Brooklyn, New York. iTunes hands down! It's especially easy to gain access to movies, music, etc. using you mobile device. Never liked Amazon.

Shlov1 says:

I live in Florida and only use Itunes because, well... It just works. That and because it is made from unicorn tears.

fish1856 says:

Currently living in Illinois, been sticking with Apple TV since most of my digital movies are iTunes copies. I do have to say there's a couple of exlcusives that Amazon has I'm kinda wanting to watch (all the talk of the veronica mars movie makes me want to see the show) but iTunes & apple tv has all the stuff I watch regularly.

Thomas1111 says:

At first: I live in Germany.

There are no battle between iTunes and Amazon. Maybe there is a "were" in some fields.

Music: I don't know anybody buying music on Amazon -> all of my friends are getting music on iTunes or are buying CDs.

Video: Myself used for a while Lovefilm, but the streaming content selection were really poor… they not even had the simpsons…
In germany the most use Maxdome (or do not stream legal), but now a lot of my friends (including me), with a prime-subcription, do use Amazon Instant Video.
And itunes, I don't know anybody who ever bought more than 5 videos on iTunes… (to expensive)

iknewit says:

Hi, my name is Tiago and I am from Portugal.

The problem with Portugal, and appleTV is that it doesn't support netflix. For me, that is 50 % of the value AppleTV has. The other half is the commodity to display all my content in a TV. The main difference between amazon and apple, in this scenario, probably will be in reliability and streaming quality. In my opinion they are not competing in service here in Portugal. They only complete in the streaming segment .

yoestaban says:

I live in Santa Cruz, CA - while I have Amazon Prime - it doesn't compare to iTunes and the Apple ecosystem with all of my families devices - except for Apple TV - haven't tried it yet.

ljy1 says:

I live in Malaysia. Amazon wasnt available here. But thanks to iTunes, we get a complete online media store.

bchow says:

I live on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. iTunes Canada has more selections and choices than There is no incentive to get Prime membership in Canada, as all we get is 2-day shipping. We do not get Prime video here.

JayMirabal says:

I live in Orlando FL. I have never used amazon. The Apple TV is great for me because all my music movies and tv that I've purchased on my other devices are accessible and it's great for showing off family pics and videos!!

Lewis Howles says:

I live in the UK. Amazon offers Prime Video for a lot more than the US version... but that's about it. The selection is pretty poor - old films and select TV shows. Having looked at it once and gave up, I returned to Apple, which offers music, TV, podcasts, apps, games and more.

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Nuzzi says:

Apple TV and iTunes...still the best in the US! Amazon is OK, but the integration with all my devices is what keeps me using iTunes.

iririr says:

Live in Vancouver, iTunes got way more content than Amazon up here

soyjuan says:

I live in Colombia and amazon is practically non existent here, apple has a decent collection of movies and a vast one of music here but I can easily use an US account. Besides I can use airplay to stream my media so yeah, an apple tv would be welcome.
I'm way into the apple ecosystem with an iPad, iPhone, iPod, Macbook and iMac.

Donnell Jones says:

Living in New York iTunes and Amazon are about even for me. iTunes wins overall though for being on more devices I'm interested in.

Munale says:

iTunes is better in the USA because its baked right into my iPhone

patlar1998 says:

I'm in the USA.

iTunes provides seamless integration between my iOS/OSX devices. I enjoy having one place where all my digital media is stored, so I can watch/listen/read what I want, when I want, and on which device I choose.

Turt99 says:

Canada, I use Apple TV for AirPlay, and Netflix

Jenna W says:

I live in Indiana, and I use iTunes because it's easier and there are more choices for everything. I do have Amazon Prime, but only use that for shipping things in 2 days...

TheTooley says:

I live in Idaho. iTunes is better because it works seamlessly with my devices.

Nathan Navarro says:

I live in Minnesota and have been an Apple user since 2004. iTunes has a cleaner more organized interface, and all my Apple devices work seamlessly with the Apple TV. Apple all the way!

hsobota says:

I live in New York State, and although both iTunes and Amazon content are available, it looks to me as though the Apple TV is a more useful device, since it does AirPlay streaming.

tasmitty says:

I live in Pennsylvania. With all my Apple devices, it only makes sense for me to prefer iTunes over Amazon.

Braun00 says:

I live in Chicago and Apple is better

Abu Golok says:

I'm from Indonesia. iTunes is the best, we cannot access(thus purchase anything) Amazon from here.

Kavin Prakasam says:

Amazon? What Amazon? The only thing we get in Singapore is Amazon shipping stuff over. Apple is amazing over here. Content, hardware and everything else. It's perfect. Who needs Amazon anyway?

donoldo54 says:

I'm in Kentucky, and contrary to popular belief, we have high speed internet here. I have a myriad of Apple products, but not Apple TV. It would be a great addition to my house.

Josemiguelangel says:

I live in Chile, in Santiago, here iTunes Store is good, I've even have idea if Amazon has a store for my country...

mconwell says:

I live in St. Louis, MO and love Apple TV due to its simplicity and love using AirPlay from my iOS devices!

ChristoDeluxe says:

I live in Ottawa. iTunes has fair content, iTunes Radio is nonexistent, Amazon sells CDs and books on a web site, and Netflix is missing most of the shows!

Nikolas Elia says:

Cyprus, I like the way that the Apple TV can stream the content from my iphone!!

paulspr says:

Here in The Netherlands Amazon is pretty much non-existing. We can use their cloud services as a company but nothing else. redirects to the British website. I do believe it's possible to import and use a Kindle, but that's it.

iTunes on the other hand is very rich in content. Even for movies. But there are no TV-series to watch. As for music we pretty much get everything the rest of the world has and we have the iBookstore and even iTunes U.

OddlyNormalOne says:

I'm in the US, and for me the Apple TV rules since I already have a pretty extensive iTunes library along with being a Mac user for many years. Nothing can really compete with the ease of connecting to the Apple TV to show my photos, listen to my music, etc. Are there other options for doing all this? Sure. But right now its easy enough for everyone with an Apple TV.

zhai says:

Philippines here..itunes.itunes.itunes.awesome.awesome.awesome

fournwoof says:

I'd love to win an Apple TV. I definitely prefer iTunes for the integration with my Apple devices. I wouldn't even consider FireTV, Chromecast or other similar devices, regardless of content.

Jamess9046 says:

I live in the UK, I've found that both amazon and Apple offer a good range of content however iTunes is so much easier to use, it just works.

tysontimms says:

I live in Dallas and honestly if I have an Apple TV I'm ditching my cable services --cord cutter!!!

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sbonkov says:

Hello from Bulgaria. There is no problem with iTunes, Amazon, however, is another story.

btgoodlin says:

I live in Colorado, USA. iTunes is good for digital content. Amazon is good for delivering munchies food, especially for us in Colorado.

hggs says:

I live in the Dominican Republic, and there is no Amazon here. iTunes offers Music, TV Shows, Podcasts, and Movies, so, you can guess what service I use.

KrazyRogue says:

I live in the US and iTunes pretty much has everything I watch and more. Thanks for the opportunity.

BRmegaman says:

I am still using one of the older Apple TV devices so an upgrade would be amazing!

MNfan says:

I live in KY, USA. Itunes for me because I can play the songs via airplay on my TV. Itunes has more content (songs) in my language ( South Indian language called TELUGU). Most importantly , Itunes because I am totally invested in Apple ecosystem with ipad, mac, Iphone and ipod. Just consistent UI everywhere. Thanks imore.

ohfarq says:

I buy from iTunes for a unified experience, I own an iPad Mini Retina, MacBook Pro and iPhone 5S. Plus, annoyingly, the Sony blu ray player I bought because it 'supports Amazon instant video' actually doesn't in reality. It just makes sense as a committed Apple user.


slls says:

CA. While both are available, thanks to the economy I cannot afford to squander money on either. I am in the Apple ecosystem which by definition makes it better (not really).

Apple is Apple, Amazon is a provider not a manufacturer. The content provided by both is so similar and with so much overlap it's difficult to differentiate (better) between the two services.

The one thing that Apple doesn't and will never (probably) allow that Amazon does is the ability to view/listen to content on a multitude of operating systems, which while I only possess an Apple product I think is a much better consumer model.

Thanks for making this giveaway possible

evov5 says:

UK itunes because everything is in one place and across all my devices with ease!

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PL Fritz says:

I reside in Hawaii. Apple delivery of electronic products and services is better than Amazon's.

marc britten says:

WI. I'm actually ok with getting locked into the Apple ecosystem.

JeroenNL says:

I live in the Netherlands and we don't have Amazon here at all! So the choice is easy for us!

chicagomatt says:

I live in the US, and definitely prefer the options on iTunes. And though I know it's unlikely, it'd be great if there were an Amazon app on Apple TV!

Mike Majeski says:

Cleveland, OH. Currently use Google Play All Access for Music, iBooks for my books, and amazon only when its cheaper.

tylerpond05 says:

From the US, Apple all the way for it's unified, almost-always-"just works"-like charm!!!

Puchysv says:

I live in Spain, I prefer iTunes definitely because I can have the same apps updated seamlessly. I'm an apple fan!! Good job iMore!!!

Voitek_Dolinsky says:

I live in Brazil and we only have Amazon here for books. Best is Apple! Movies, music and more available in the App Store.

mckillio says:

Denver, CO. Apple TV is better due to iTunes support and future updates.

BlaqkAudio says:

I live in New York. In my case, iTunes wins. I listen to some K-Pop and the only (legal) way to get their music is to either import the CDs or buy them from iTunes.

Ronzak says:

i live in Illinois and apple is better because my mom told me when i was a child that an apple a day would keep the doctor away.

mtnbc says:

I am from billings, MT. have tried multiple times to appreciate amazon's services. As a prime member I pay for it too, but every time I use these services it just comes off as an after-thought. The interface is unpolished the service isn't as universal, too many hiccups and the content seems more limited.

bryanfa says:

I live in Maryland and prefer iTunes. Not only is it easier to use with most devices, with iCloud streaming it saves precious on-board storage space. Also, with kids, the deal between Disney and Apple makes classic movie ownership a breeze. Even content purchased through Amazon originally is now available on my AppleTV (thanks, Apple and Disney!)

Stevenmonika says:

I live in the U.S. (in Florida). If I want to purchase music, I prefer iTunes. It would be nice if the next iOS iteration on the Apple TV could do apps like this Amazon FireTV. I think it would be a better (or at least more familiar) experience for my family, as we are deep into the Apple ecosystem. It would probably transform how we use our TV screen in a big way - and not just games.

jamesj777 says:

I live in NY and basically design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works. (See what I did there...)

pwest20 says:

I am in Michigan City, Indiana, and iTunes so good, why bother with anything else?

rewNATION says:

I live in the US. i don't really watch anything but for music i prefer itunes over amazon.


I live in NYC and need an Apple TV in my bedroom. iTunes is way better than amazon because it syncs with my devices and that's all I need.

Valsaraj Karunakaran says:

I am from Richmond Virginia. I am using iPod, iPad, mac and iPhone for several years. The quality and reliability is unbeatable by any brands not only Amazon. I use android also, but it's not as reliable as ios my vote is for apple tv

JJ Nelson says:

Minnesota, I would prefer the Apple TV stictly because the intergration between iTunes and all it's product lines

Speedygi says:

Singapore is where I am, and here I can buy digital music and movies and what have you, while I can't download anything but physical media on Amazon, which is fine by me because both of these stores shouldn't be the same to me and would do just fine being themselves.

Skyway says:

I've been wanting an Apple tv for awhile so it would be great to not have to pay for it :). I live in Omaha NE and I really don't use iTunes or Amazon, but I would probably pick iTunes if I had to choose one

archite says:

I'm in the US. Personally, I have nothing against Amazon but I prefer the integration which comes with owning an Apple TV.

Anthony_Burk says:

I live in southern Oregon and the Apple TV is a fat better choice for me. I've owned Apple products for a long time and I have a lot of purchased media on iTunes. I find iTunes to be much easier to work with than Amazon. I don't pay subscriptions and I don't use Pay-Pal. With iTunes, all I have to do is buy an iTunes gift card and redeem it. There are Amazon cards, but they aren't as widely available around here. Also, iCloud is a very useful feature for me.

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jaymandrumthingya says:

I'm in Washington, US and use iTunes for everything. Amazon has always seemed cluttered and disorganized to me. If only iTunes sold paper towels too.

SR_Penny says:

I'm living in Finland these days and we struggle for content on iTunes, Amazon, and even on cable tv (it's all trashy UK and US shows). An Apple tv would be a god-send and would mean I get, not only new channels (as I can set it up as UK via a DNS), but could also AirPlay all of my iTunes and downloaded content to my new Smart tv! *fingers crossed* :-)

cybertone says:

South Dakota, US - Amazon has always won my family's music business with its competitive pricing. And only recently has iTunes won 100% of my family's video business after the Disney iOS app launch coupled with iTunes integration.

babo0023 says:

I am from Las Vegas and its
simple, in my house everyting that we have its with the apple logo on it.

tsemoore says:

Camas WA. I am an amazon prime subscriber and I have not watched a single show on amazon, not even the free shows. I have pretty much committed to the apple ecosystem and I am not interested in buying into a separate siloed service unless I can easily put all of my purchases in one place. I just want them to keep developing services that don't require normal tv subscriptions.

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Maxpower1980 says:

iTunes has more of what i want here in the US including early release movies and music.

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valdan says:

I live in the Midwest, and I find that Apple TV has definitely been content king lately. With Netflix, Hulu, Disney, and more apps added monthly, there really is no end for content.

Since Amazon has added AirPlay functionality, it has increased use for watching content from Amazon too. We use several Apple TV devices at work and can say that they definitely provide the best experience out there.

Also, with iTunes and Disney teaming up, it definitely would add value to be able to stream those Disney files from iTunes library to the TV.

SteveO1128 says:

I'm in the US, and while I love all things Apple, I often do use Amazon for most cross platform compatibility when it comes to movies and TV shows (I have a Roku and TiVo along with an iPad and iPhone - and Amazon works on all of the above).

kon_ami says:

Boston MA. I use iTunes for all things related to apps. I use Amazon to buy tangible goods. For the latter, haven't really tried any of their streaming services even when I had Prime membership.

dgreening says:

I live in Texas - iTunes has it all - I also want to get rid of DirecTv. Go strictly streaming.

assassin25 says:

I'm currently living in NY.
I prefer Apple products, they work great with each other and the media library is easy to manage.

drieetha says:

I'm in Canada, so you've already stated it - little to no Amazon stuff for us here!

jobu3434 says:

I prefer the Apple TV. I'm sure we will see an update eventually that will rival FireTV

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ndaghri says:

I live in Saudi Arabia, iTunes provides a lot of contents, like movies and music, unlike Amazon, which provides nothing in Saudi Arabia.

skyhawk85u says:

Massachusetts, 30 miles west of Boston. I buy tons of stuff from Amazon. But iTunes for music and books.

Eric6151 says:

I live in Florida, I believe Apple has more stuff I want & at a better quality product!

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BillJude56 says:

I live in Maine. Since I have both Apple and Android devices, I use both and am satisfied with the selection and service of both. Oh, and I'd really like to own an Apple TV.

counterculture says:

I live in Texas (where everything is better haha) and an Apple TV to watch Netflix would nullify my cable usage. I mean, who DOESN'T want to watch the entire season of Breaking Bad again?? Hope I win and good luck to everyone!

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rdstryr says:

California here, and iTunes is what is used by my iPhone and MBP so that is what it has over Amazon for me.

Julian Go says:

I'm from California. And I use Apple TV to get me access to various web contents on my TV.

thesahilk says:

I live in India and last year apple upped its game and launched iTunes movies and music. Amazon on the other hand has nothing and the sheer amount of stuff available in India via amazon is just pathetic compared to a young local ecommerce sites like flipkart.

Gary Dauphin says:

I live in Nawlins Luziana USA, and we love dem fancy gadjets down here, cher! Apple TV: You mean we can watch tv shows widout commercials? What kind of voodoo is dat ?!!???!?!?!??

Grambo222 says:

I'm from Canada - with our climate, we need all the entertainment options we can get! I would use Apple TV to work with the rest of our Apple devices in the house!

yashendra2797 says:

I love iTunes and everything apple. I live in India, so there is no streaming service available here. But, I have a US iTunes account, which I use to buy tv shows (my friend living in the us gives me us itunes gift cards). I'm not ashamed to say that I am completely addicted to American Tv! I can't use amazon to buy anything except ebooks for the best e reader on the planet-the kindle. So iMore, fulfill the wishes of a bored guy living in India who loves to watch American tv shows all day long!

uncommon-asian says:

I currently live in Malaysia and iTunes is much better here than Amazon! iTunes movies and music are available where Amazon doesn't even have music here. It's also easier to access content from the US iTunes/App Store (I have a valid US payment method) from here than with Amazon.

jp757 says:

I live in Indianapolis, IN and I love Apple TV...I had amazon and it sucked even as a prime time member...just saying

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Kane Vandenbiggelaar says:

I live in Canada. iTunes I much better than Amazon because it "just works", as well as that it has many more products available in comparison.

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blckz28 says:

Sunny Iowa here. iTunes and Amazon are both dominant in my country.

Andrew Cast says:

I live in Australia I have to use Amazon UK because of shipping With the fire I can't get roku or Hulu so I can't use this either.

jp757 says:

I live in Indy and Amazon will never create anything that touches Apple TV...ever!

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paraswrite says:

NY city.
iTunes means immediacy, that's all.

mibarret says:

Live in Canada - New Brunswick (3 hours from Jim D) - If you're into Apple than iTunes is a must: great selection, all devices, sync... Amazon: Not even on the ice!

Kendall Oei says:

Amazon has more stuff for me and the Kindle is convenient for all my Amazon purchases.

But I don't have Apple TV or the Amazon Fire box. A free Apple TV would earn my business. :)

Tommy says:

I'm in the US and use itunes and amazon about the same, it depends on pricing.

TinyBlur says:

I'm from Burnaby, Canada.

iTunes is available on my computer, and Amazon Prime in Canada doesn't include the video services at all.

budzbrown says:

I am in Jamaica. I am one if the few with AppleTV. It is totally awesome. Netflix weekends and parts of ESPN. But Hulu is a disaster. I wish everything was available but I know the rights issues but--Outstanding!!!

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93Aero says:

The US, iTunes for me besides having more options/ selection I like to have everything connect effortlessly.

jaymandrumthingya says:

I'm in Washington, US and use iTunes for everything. Amazon has always seemed cluttered and disorganized to me. If only iTunes sold paper towels too.

bekendall says:

From Nova Scotia Canada. Only choice is Apple TV when Amazon video or music is not available in Canada. Come on Amazon. At least give us a choice to make!!!!

bagarwa says:

I live in Washington state. And I'm already invested in Apple ecosystem; since it has more of the stuff that I want to watch/listen. :)

ne0stai2dust says:

I live in Southern California. Content is abundant for me. And I love having iTunes and cloud service from apple. Makes my life so much easier!

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wadebot says:

I'm in the US. Amazon seems to be able to support more devices with their streaming services than iTunes. Apple seems to want to stay propitiatory and only function on Apple devices. My Roku's connect right up to Amazon for Streaming where it won't connect up to iTunes. This limits the amount of customers apple can gain. Annoying!

Erfjr says:

I live in Connecticut, Apple TV rules but chromecast is pretty awesome too.

baloghjz says:

I live in Ohio and iTunes/Apple content is more organized, more complete, and just works better with all my devices. Amazon is trying too hard to be a content delivery corporation when they should stick to selling good physical products cheap.

Nodnerb says:

I live in Canada and unlike almost everything else, Itunes is pretty full featured for us. Unlike our cars that cost $5k more for less features compared to the US. Plus it's cold as ****. Worst winter EVER. Go Itunes!!

IceyShanks says:

I live in Nebraska and iTunes blows Amazon out of the water any day!

death97 says:

I live in Moreno Valley, California and to be honest iTunes kind of got the win on this one, it's easier to use and much more trendy than amazon

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t6ng3r says:

I live in Pennsylvania in the US. Although I have access to all Amazon has to offer I prefer iTunes for its better UI and easy syncing to my devices once I find something I want

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tpusr71 says:

I think Apple TV has more to see and listen to and it's easy to use with my iPad.

Jay Mobile says:

I live in NJ in the USA and for me the Apple TV is the best because it fits in my all apple ecosystem. Everything works together, I love it, my kids love it and my wife loves it. The only thing that we would love more is to get another one and that's where you come in, pick me

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arsenur says:

Hey I live in Mount Lebanon, Lebanon. I have an iPhone and an iPad. I never needed Amazon so far, iTunes covers all I need, games, apps, music you name it...

Eric Masiello says:

I live in Washington, DC. Apple TV is still the one to beat simply because of AirPlay

reevester says:

I'm from India. Amazon india has NO aka zero aka naada digital multimedia content for one to buy or stream! iTunes however has a pretty impressive set of movies and tv shows on offer for buying or renting!

microcarnage says:

I live in Canada so can't really compare.

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Michael Gonyea says:

Amazon Prime member/iOS user commenting from NE Georgia...

As far as my streaming video habits - I first check Netflix to see if it's available in their library, then if it's a movie or TV episode I need to rent/buy I'll look to iTunes initially due to it's ease of use with ATV, then my choice moves to Amazon Instant via AirPlay. I also have a Roku but it is rarely used bec/ my needs are met by ATV/iOS combo - plus, the additional Roku remote among those for a Vizio TV, a sound bar, an ATV, and an occasional LCD Projector is too problematic to manage in a house full of young kids.

Adding yet another remote for a new device that really doesn't offer a compelling service/capability beyond what I currently have isn't going to get me to pull the trigger on purchasing FireTV.

henrymagnusrex says:

I live in Utah, USA.

As far as I can tell, Amazon really compliments iTunes and vice versa. I have the luxury of getting to chose between the two. Hence, though they compete directly against each other, both make their services so readily available that I can typically just cherry pick which one fits my needs on a situation by situation basis. iTunes usually ends up as the default choice, however, and Amazon gets pushed to the "Guess-I'll-Go-See-If-Amazon-Has-It".boat only in more extreme circumstances.

iTunes is my go to media hub simply because, by default, it is integrated so seamlessly into the devices I own and because it typically has everything I'm looking for. I don't have to download additional apps or repeatedly log into a website or wait for content to finally trickle into the store after it was released much earlier on other platforms. Throw in complimentary ecosystem benefits like iTunes match, AirPlay, Apple TV, iCloud Sync etc., and the benefits for me to live within that walled garden are compounded.

As a subscriber to Amazon Prime for shipping benefits, however, I am happy to have access to their services like Amazon Instant on the few occasions that I can't find something on iTunes or Netflix, such as an older movie. But I certainly wouldn't subscribe to Amazon Instant as a standalone service, just as I don't currently use their music or book stores. I only use it because it is a sunk cost. Otherwise, Amazon services are just too far out of my typical workflow and the potential benefits of changing things up are either marginal or non-existent.

All that being said, I hope Amazon has success and drives Apple to create and innovate better products.

Jkpunjabi says:

I live in a small town in India where advanced technology is available only through awesome products from Apple like Apple TV,iPad,iPhone.The apple tv is so beautiful & easy to use I can air play the contents on my big screen TV & iTunes has been made nice with Indian taste of entertainment.

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Mountaineerfan says:

I live in GA, and use Apple TV in my classroom to stream the info from my ipad for the rest of the class to see! AirPlay rules!!

ef4ervescent says:

I live in Canada and iTunes has everything I need from music, TV episodes and movies. Amazon doesn't offer these services here.

whnn says:

I live in Pennsylvania and the Apple TV does everything I need it to do and it does it seamlessly and easily.

bioadam says:

I live in Iowa, U.S.A. and Apple services are easier to use on iOS and Apple TV. Definitely better for music (iTunes Radio!).

kch50428 says:

greetings fellow Iowegian. Good to see another one on iMore. :)

Agent-P says:

US for me. I guess that puts me on rather even footing in terms of iTunes and Amazon content. I've never really directly compared them.

CharlesandMelissa Diamond says:

Cause apple
Rules love my apple tv

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darrylyoung says:

I'm English and living in Berlin, Germany. There's no question for me that iTunes is the way to go. I did the trial of Amazon Instant Video and was horrified to find that EVERYTHING is dubbed. Not subtitled, dubbed! I can, however, use my UK iTunes account and access exactly what I need in English!

Redhead4509 says:

I have access to both iTunes and Amazon on my TV. I would have to say I use iTunes 90% of the time. It's faster, easier to browse/search and easier to use.

jadesimian says:

I'm in Hawaii. I love both iTunes and Amazon, but in terms of media and content, iTunes is king. Movies, music and apps! I have Amazon Prime, but their media library sucks.

swagedyswag says:

I live in Ireland and Apple is better than amazon because Apple actually makes PHONES.

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caps10784 says:

I live in Columbus, Ohio and amazon is cheaper than iTunes....sorry Apple.

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Jaimel0l says:

I'm from the UK, and although the content provided by both Amazon and Apple is probably fairly close here, Apple know how to do things right. The ability to mirror whatever I want from the Apple ecosystem on my iPad to my TV is the most appealing feature to me!

Patrick Mannion says:

Hudson Valley, New York. I prefer Apple because it really does just work, no matter where I am.

swagedyswag says:

I live in Ireland and Apple is better than Amazon because Apple actually makes PHONES.

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Carsten#IM says:

I am living in Germany.
Nearly all of my films are in iTunes, so what should this box from Amazon do?

jfaneuf says:

I live in Massachusetts and iTunes has more of the stuff I want. =)

swagedyswag says:

I live in Ireland and Apple is better than Amazon because Apple actually makes PHONES

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voodoo_ca says:

I live in Canada - I couldn't tell you what Amazon has available here... but if its anything like vs - it wont be much of anything!

pftaylor says:

Tampa, FL reporting for duty. Amazon is an imitator. Apple is a true innovator. I want to support innovation.

jaanuke says:

Canada, BC. Can't really tell which is better as i don't have any of these devices. My kids are watching Treehouse and occasionally some Netflix on my crappy old laptop and they seem to be happy with the content they get from there.

jdlumagbas says:

Sacramento, CA here-
Have to go with the AppleTV. The family is almost exclusively into the Apple ecosystem so getting content from and to (airplay) the AppleTV is easy, quick and convenient.

adrianod1993 says:

I'm from montreal canada and I have yet to come across much from amazon, everyone I know has spoken highly of Apple TV!

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bgwebbjr says:

From Upstate South Carolina, needing an Apple TV. It's for the children....

Blackfish says:

I live in Canada near Toronto. Apple TV and iTunes is the best STB here because it offers a wide spectrum of media options and works seamlessly with all our other Apple devices.
It adds the bonus of AirPlay video and audio for music and big screen viewing options as well.
Amazon cannot possibly compete on the world stage if they don't bring Amazon Prime video streaming to the rest of the world :)

Adrian Rus says:

Romania here. Amazon means nothing for us. Almost everybody uses iTunes to buy music and movies!

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William Xavier de Brito says:

I live in Brazil and iTunes is just so much better than amazon and so more usefull too.

swarlos says:

Good ole California and I can buy or rent pretty much everything from iTunes. I'm pretty mad at Amazon too for stealing the rights of 24 away from Netflix I mean the only things that should be exclusive to a streaming service is the original content they produce ie OITNB or the 4th season of Arrested Development.

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310mike says:

I live in Los Angeles, CA. iTunes is better because you can depend on the quality and the ecosystem and almost EVERY content items you can think of. Worth the money? YEP!

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dgrass90 says:

I live in Charlotte, NC and Apple TV wins for me, because of unecessary amount of other apple products I own that it plays so nicely with.

TheStrider says:

I am from Canada, I can't say I use Amazon for media, but I have purchased a few songs from iTunes.

weiwei83921 says:

I live in Atlanta! I think Apple TV is better, by what I have right now (amazon video) you can't do the whole "air play" thing on your TV, but with Apple TV, I would not only be able to stream with it, but also stream from my multiple Apple devices!

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Emre Kolday says:

I live in Turkey and iTunes officially support the Turkish market until the present goverment bans it :))

Amazon? What? Where? Who?
Sorry but Nope!!!

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drinla says:

I live in Sweden. We don't get Amazon here, and not Google Music/Videos either. I switched to iPhone from a Nexus this winter and I really like iTunes.
I've been thinking about buying an Apple TV to augment my dumb-TV for four months so I can actually watch my movies, listen to my music and stream Netflix to my TV without having to plug in my computer.

lewyckyj says:

I live in the US, and here both iTunes and Amazon have a TON of stuff available; I usually go with iTunes first, because we're an Apple household.

cruzmisle22 says:

i live in Massachusetts and i use iTunes over Amazon for all of my media. all of the products are superior to Amazon's (especially iTunes Match). for me Amazon is mainly used for Prime shipping

Jeules83 says:

Nashville, TN here. iTunes blows everyone else out of the water! Plenty of content, ease of use, great design. I would love a Apple TV.

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FarhanKholia says:

I live in Dubai and i only uses itunes. Never use Amazon. But one thing.... I am just an Apple Fan.

KCMik3 says:

Missouri -- I use both the iTunes Store & Amazon Marketplace sparingly (TV episodes).

nizy says:

Competition aside, this is actually an interesting topic. Generally speaking Apple does far better with digital content around the globe than Amazon, Google or Microsoft.

In the UK Amazon and Apple offer similar amounts of content, although I do think Apple is slightly ahead with exclusive/earlier access to content. But the clincher for me is that Apple has far better software and hardware.

tksubbu says:

From Boston. And I would love a third apple tv just coz' they are the best

gcardona says:

I'm in Guatemala, currently I have one Apple TV and it works like a charm.
Content wise, iTunes provides access to both Music and Movies at the time but no TV Shows but Amazon offers, zero in comparison. I do have a US iTunes account so that bring full content access at the moment and works for me.

Looking forward to a second Apple TV!!!

seandre300O says:

I live in Tennessee. I used Amazon Video on my Roku before getting an Apple TV for Christmas. Since then I haven't even thought about getting any video content from Amazon, iTunes all the way.

dlarocca says:

I live in the US and I like iTunes better because there aren't many good things on Amazon.

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muzzymate says:

I'm from Cleveland and use iTunes to purchase my music because it doesn't count against my iTunes Match quota.

rgupta6 says:

I live in Illinois, USA. Honestly, the integration with all my devices is what stands out about iTunes and why I use it.

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mattoaks says:

Ohio! iTunes lets me listen to 90 sec song previews, then I buy my songs from Amazon MP3. Apple TV won't let me watch my Amazon Prime Instant, but I would still take it if it's free!!

GPWestjet says:

I am from Canada, and as stated in the post, Amazon is very limited up here. I think their products, like the new Fire TV, are really great, the only problem is that their content is limited. But so is Google, and Canada still does not have Hulu or Pandora, etc.
So Amazon isn't the only company at fault for ignoring Canada.
(Apple still has not released iTunes Radio in Canada)

iirishassassin says:

I live in Toronto.. What's Amazon?

socal5vee says:

California! Because iTunes and apple just plain RULE!

c_green38 says:

Louisiana, USA. I don't really use either all that much. I'm a Netflix guy. But an Apple TV would be nice for AirPlay stuff.

mike_13 says:

In the USA. I'll stick with iTunes. Amazon would need to show me something over the top cool to get me to even bother.

Seth Norris1 says:

I'm in Salt Lake City. No comparison itunes and Apple TV are far better.

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bobbreen says:

My doctor said I lead too active a lifestyle, and I need to watch more tv. Please help me achieve the sedentary lifestyle my doctor recommends.

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JamieG10 says:

I live in Canada and Amazon is not available so Apple TV is a winner.

MacBipes says:

Most of my streaming services are cheaper than Amazon Prime, other than the free shipping on most orders. Everything I need is on my AppleTV, and don't forget my ecosystem works together to stream on AppleTV. My home is in North Carolina.

mizzoura1125 says:

I live in California, Amazon just don't compare to apple In any way. Apple Is high end, amazon is well amazon.

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aboveaverage12 says:

I live in the USA and Amazon is very similar to Apple. I don't see a difference but that's just me

mizzoura1125 says:

I live in California, Amazon can't compare to apple. Apple is high end and amazon is amazon.

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