The service will offer free, unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows to Amazon Prime members.
Reads a now removed page:
"Your Amazon Prime membership now includes unlimited, commerical-free instant streaming of 5,000 movies and TV shows at no additional cost."
Amazon Prime is $79-a-year (and free for anyone with a .edu email) and offers users free 2-day shipping on all items, and discounts on even faster shipping options.
At that price, Prime (before any other benefits) is still cheaper per year than Netflix's streaming-only option, which is $8 per month.
Additionally, Amazon already offers rentals and digital movie purchases, giving it more angles of attack in the online video market.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 30 Jan 2011 13:30