Amazon Announces Unlimited Streaming Movies for Prime Members
by Alex Billington
February 22, 2011
Thought it's been rumored to be coming, Amazon.com officially announced this morning that all Prime members (a great premium program for $79 per year with free two-day shipping and other perks) now have access to over 5000 movies & TV shows in streaming form on their website. The service provides unlimited, free access to all of these movies and shows for anyone who is part of Prime. I know we usually only focus on seeing movies in theaters, but this is a fantastic announcement. We're very big fans of Amazon at FS (and Prime members, too!) and will definitely be putting this to use. A bit more about the announcement below.
This was announced by CEO Jeff Bezos himself on their own front page, where he talks about how this new benefit is "being added at no additional cost" and will be able to stream to a number of devices in addition to any PC or Mac. Hell yes. Their line-up of films available is pretty damn good, too. They're kicking it off with recognizable, worth-watching flicks like The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Man on Wire, Let the Right One In, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Next, Contact, A Clockwork Orange and many more. This is definitely a big swipe at Netflix, considering it's almost free (not really) but the access and commercial-free, instant access this has is incomparable. Can't wait to dive further into the library! Any other Prime members excited?