Amazon is getting all geared up for the imminent launch of its eagerly anticipated tablet in just a few days. The CEO of Amazon Jeff Bezos revealed some new intel today about some recent editions to the new Amazon Prime system that will be showcased front and center when the new tablet launches.
Amazon Prime is an upgraded service that allows for a few key benefits, such as free 2 day shipping and reduced fees for 1 day shipping. It costs $79 a year to engage in this new program and you have more reason to sign up! You will get access to the new Prime Instant Video!
Fox has just signed up for the new Amazon Prime service that gives you almost 11,000 TV shows and movies. This includes classic movies, but also tons of recent TV shows such as Arrested Development. This service is going to be showcased front and center on their new tablet. No word yet if tablet owners will receive a discount to Amazon Prime.
[showhide type=’pressrelease’]AMAZON ANNOUNCES DIGITAL VIDEO LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX
Prime instant video now offers customers more than 11,000 movies and TV shows
Sept. 26, 2011 -Amazon.com today announced a licensing agreement with FOX that will allow Amazon Prime members to instantly stream a broad selection of popular movies and TV shows from the FOX library. This deal will bring the total number of Prime instant videos to more than 11,000 movies and TV shows later this fall.
FOX titles available to Prime members will include contemporary movies such as, “Speed,” “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Doctor Dolittle,” “Last of the Mohicans,” and “Office Space,” as well as classics like “The Longest Day,” “All About Eve,” “9 to 5,” and “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.” FOX also brings to Prime members a selection of popular TV series including “24,” “The X-Files,” “NYPD Blue,” “Arrested Development,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Ally McBeal,” and newly available on digital video, “The Wonder Years.”
“We have received very positive feedback from Prime members about Prime instant videos. Customers love the instant access to thousands of movie and TV favorites,” said Steve Oliver, director of Video at Amazon.com. “Since the launch of Prime instant videos in February, we have more than doubled the library to 11,000 titles and will continue to add more of our customers’ favorite movies and TV shows to Prime instant videos.”
About Prime Instant Video
Prime instant video is a benefit for paid Amazon Prime members. Prime members get unlimited, commercial-free, instant access to more than 11,000 movies and TV shows at no additional cost. Since the launch of Prime instant videos, Amazon has secured licensing deals from partners such as CBS, Fox, NBCUniversal, Sony, Warner Bros. and many more.
About Amazon Instant Video
For customers who are not Prime members, or who are looking to instantly purchase or rent movies and TV shows, Amazon offers Amazon Instant Video. Amazon Instant Video is a streaming video service that provides more than 100,000 titles including new release movies, TV shows the day after they air, as well as contemporary and classic videos in SD and HD. Customers can instantly watch movies and TV shows from Amazon Instant Video or Prime instant video on a Mac, PC or directly on a TV with any of the 300 compatible devices.
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