Thursday, March 3, 2011

Amazon Goes to Movie Streaming Service for Prime

Amazon has announced its new and improved Amazon Prime service that now offers more than 5,000 streaming TV shows and movies to customers. Those who already pay the $79 per year for Prime won't have to pay any extra to get access to the streams. Video will be available on Macs and PCs in the US, as well as a number of set-top boxes.

Amazon does have one major point in its favor though - price. Netflix's streaming-only plan costs $7.99 per month (or $95.88 per year), making it almost $20 more per year than Amazon Prime. That's not a massive savings, but when combined with the free two-day shipping deals that also come with Prime, Amazon's offering looks a little better.  

The Movies 
The TV Programs
  • Unlimited FREE Two-Day Shipping
  • No minimum order size
  • One-Day shipping for $3.99/item

Now members also get:

  • Unlimited, commercial-free, instant streaming of 5,000 movies and TV shows at no additional cost

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