Sunday, January 30, 2011

Amazon rolling out Netflix-like video streaming for Prime subscribers?

Rumors of Amazon either purchasing Netflix or launching a competing option have been
circling and now one of our readers says he's seeing an unlimited video streaming section to complement the currentAmazon VOD options. That's a nice bonus for the $79/year package that currently adds a few free shipping bonuses and it would be cheaper on a yearly basis than Netflix's Watch Instantly ($95.88.) As seen above and in the gallery, it consists of "unlimited, commercial-free, instant streaming of 5,000 movies and TV shows" with selections that mirror the Watch Instantly catalog closely. Resolution is apparently limited to a "pretty solid" 480p SD, but there's no word on audio or subtitle options. We'll wait to hear if anyone else is seeing a similar page before assuming a wide rollout, but it certainly appears that there could finally be a viable competitor to the Netflix juggernaut.
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