Amazon Prime: More Choices for Streaming

Amazon adds another service to the array of choices for people turning to online video and streaming TV shows, Amazon yesterday introduce Amazon Prime Instant Video. A great option for Amazon Prime subscribers who are already paying $79 per year for delivery, but its value is limited by its slim selection at launch.

For consumers its sort of like having a video store down the street since many of the movies are library TV shows and movies.   Yidio indexes Amazon Prime content just like Amazon On-demand content, so Prime members using Yidio will also be able to access everything they’re entitled to see.

For the industry, one of the more insightful commenters has been Glen Rayburn of Business of Video over at Business Insider.   Netflix’s lead in content is unlikely to last very long as Amazon brings more content to its instant service, and leverages its infrastructure to provide better quality. Just how divergent the two can become with regard to content, pricing or quality remains to be seen.  But the new pricing scheme is presenting another test case for multiple revenue stream (subscription and vod/ad-supported) acceptance by studios and networks.

Amazon Prime Launches

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s