Amazon just announced their new Kindle HDX tablets yesterday and its being really geared towards video. Numerous hardware elements will really enhance the overall experience, but Amazon is not stopping there. Subscribers to Amazon Prime that watch videos are in for a treat. Amazon will be offering off-line storage of videos by NBC, Viacom, Sony, Warner Bros. and CBS, with downloads ready for up to 30 days, and viewable for up to 48 hours after users start watching.
The resolution on the Kindle HDX line of tablets trounces almost all of their competition on the market and Dolby Audio will be an added bonus. Amazon is really gearing their product line to give users more video options. Aside from the new Prime offline downloads, the company has developed the Second Screen experience. This will throw a movie on your television without the need for wires and still use the tablet for email and what have you.
The ability to download movies to your tablet is ideal for people who travel and want to watch without needing to be connected to the internet. The big question is whether Netflix or Hulu will try and match this offer, or to developer offline video storage as well.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.