Amazon readies streaming service, free for Prime members?

By Jos
Jan 31, 2011
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  1. Amazon is reportedly getting ready to launch a Netflix-like video streaming service that would be available as an add-on to its $79-per-year Prime service. Current subscribers would presumably get the option at no extra cost, while even for new subscribers the service would come in cheaper on a yearly basis than Netflix's $8-per-month ($96 annually) Watch Instantly offering -- not to mention that they get a few free shipping bonuses as well.

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  2. If they offer content that I can't already find on Netflix or Hulu, consider me signed up!!!!! I've browsed what they offer for download before, and that contained a lot of shows I'd be interested in paying to stream. Plus Amazon is my main place for online shopping, so the deals on shipping would be great. =)
  3. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,332   +381

    If you're a regular user of Amazon.com then Prime is the way to go anyway. Accelerated (and free) shipping along with a lot of other discounts. Like getting a membership at Costco, you'll earn back your annual $79 fee in nothing flat. This would be just another reason to go that route.
  4. windmill007

    windmill007 Newcomer, in training Posts: 311

    Heck ya I love prime.... Turned Amazon into my #1 shopping site :)
  5. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,477   +292

    One movie they offer streaming that Netflix doesn't is Snatch. I paid to watch that because I couldn't find my dvd and I really wanted to watch it a few nights ago.
  6. Ivangela

    Ivangela Newcomer, in training

    Snatch is the best movie ever! I would pay to download and I have it in my hand!
  7. Given Apple's demand to make a 30% cut on everything purchased by iOS users, I'm gonna guess this won't be available for iPad or AppleTV!


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