All Amazon subscription customers will now have access to over 1,000 Universal Pictures movies, the result of the online retail giant’s recent deal with NBCUniversal. So those who have signed up for Amazon Prime service will now get to watch titles such as the ‘Being John Malkovich’, ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’, ‘Gosford Park,’ and ‘Babe’ free of cost. Just last week, Amazon entered into an agreement with CBS that will offer shows such as Star Trek and Cheers to Amazon Prime customers.
“We are very excited to offer Prime members popular Universal films at no additional cost,” stated Cameron Janes, director of Amazon Instant Video. “Our customers love movies and now we offer them more than 2,000 movies to choose from with Prime Instant Video.”
With the latest move, Amazon Prime now has about 7,000 TV shows and 2,000 movies titles on offer. Amazon Prime is the name of Amazon’s video on-demand service and competes directly with Netflix. Also, with Amazon in the process of launching its own tablet sometime in fall, all of this will surely add to the upcoming tablet’s appeal.
Deal Will Allow Amazon Prime Members to Stream Select Universal Pictures Films
SEATTLE, Jul 28, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) –
Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced a licensing agreement with NBCUniversal Domestic TV Distribution that will allow Amazon Prime members to stream select Universal Pictures movies through Prime Instant Video. This deal with Amazon will bring the total number of Prime instant videos to more than 9,000 movies and TV shows this summer.
Amazon Prime customers will be able to instantly watch popular Universal movies at no additional cost to their membership. Universal titles available to Prime customers will include Oscar winners such as “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” “Elizabeth,” and “Gosford Park.” For the kids, there’s “Babe,” “Flipper,” and “Jetsons – The Movie,” as well as other favorites like “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” “Notting Hill,” “Being John Malkovich”, “Fletch,” and “Billy Elliott.”
“We are very excited to offer Prime members popular Universal films at no additional cost,” said Cameron Janes, director of Amazon Instant Video. “Our customers love movies and now we offer them more than 2,000 movies to choose from with Prime Instant Video.”
Amazon Instant Video is a streaming video service that offers customers more than 90,000 movies and TV shows available to purchase or rent, and with this Universal content included, will offer more than 9,000 movies and TV shows included at no additional cost with an Amazon Prime membership. Customers can instantly watch movies and TV shows from Amazon on a Mac, PC or directly on TV with any of the 300 compatible devices.