Amazon Launches Its Answer to Netflix

View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print

    NEWSLETTERS

    TK
    Amazon Prime members now have free streaming movies and TV shows.

    Are you an Amazon Prime customer, spending $79 a year for free expedited shipping on every order?

    Well, if so, you're now getting a lot more than shipping; Amazon's also giving you over 5,000 movies and TV shows to stream for no additional cost.

    The service is much like Netflix, with a similar selection. It works in-browser as well as via the Roku set-top box. There's no word of the service coming to gaming consoles and other set-top boxes as Netflix has, but it may well happen in the future.

    What do you think? $79 a year is cheaper than Netflix, and it also comes with free 2-day Amazon shipping. But without it being easy to stream to your TV, I'm not sure how many people will jump ship.

    Amazon via Engadget

    For the latest tech stories, follow us on Twitter at @dvice