Amazon Prime Expands With the Help of NBC Universal

Posted Tue Aug 2, 2011 at 09:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward

A new deal with NBC brings 1,000 more movies and TV shows to the service.

Amazon has been doing something incredibly interesting when it comes to their instant streaming service. For starters, Prime Video is free for Amazon Prime members - it's not a separate subscription service.

Initially it didn't seem like a big deal, but the company has been working to expand the service and has now added over 1,000 movies and TV shows thanks to a deal with NBC Universal. 9,000 total titles isn't going to get Netflix scared, but this new content acquisition will certainly make the streaming giant look twice.

Amazon also signed a deal with CBS recently for new content that added around 2,000 new television episodes, bringing the total to 2,000 movies and 7,000 television episodes. That's around a tenth of what Amazon's on demand service has to offer, but it's an impressive start - especially for a service that many people are getting as an added bonus.

Source: Home Media Magazine

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