Monday, October 10, 2011

Amazon Prime Brings Video on Demand to Users

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I'm an Amazon Prime Member and have been for a few years now (thanks Ben!)
The service charges me $79 per year for membership and for that I get special pricing and free 2 day shipping.  I also get a free unlimited Cloud Player Storage for my music (which is now totally in the cloud).
As an Amazon Prime Member I was thrilled with the following announcement that came out last week.  Let the good times roll!

Dear Customer,

I have big news for Amazon Prime members – we’ve just signed a deal with FOX to add a broad selection of movies and TV shows to our unlimited instant streaming service later this fall. The new additions from the FOX library include 24, Arrested Development, The X-Files, Ally McBeal, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and – available on digital video for the first time – The Wonder Years. We now have deals with CBS, NBCUniversal, Sony, and Warner Bros, and adding FOX will bring the total to more than 11,000 movies and TV shows available for unlimited instant streaming.

Since launching earlier this year, we have now doubled the number of titles available in Prime instant videos, and there’s still more to come. Prime membership remains $79 a year, and of course features our unlimited free two-day shipping on millions of products. Prime is one of the best values anywhere.

Prime instant videos can be played on more than 300 HDTVs, Blu-ray players, and set-top boxes.

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