Amazon Launches Video Streaming For Prime CustomersBy Chris Weiss
I gotta be honest, when I first heard about Amazon’s Prime service, I let out one of the biggest, loudest meeehhhhhssss of all time. Actually “meh” would indicate indifference, so I guess my sentiment was more like a “WTTTTFFF???” A $79-a-year two-day shipping subscription? Count me out. Way out.
But now Amazon has added something more tempting to the pot: free video streaming (or, more accurately, $79-per-year video streaming). Prime customers will now get access to 5,000 movies and TV shows. So instead of paying for an incentive to buy more junk from Amazon, you actually get something tangible…er….streamible in return.
The service is currently available to paid and free-trial Prime subscribers in the U.S. [via Engadget]