Amazon and Fox enter streaming deal for Amazon Prime Members. When I logged into my Amazon account yesterday, I was greeted with a letter from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, informing me that; if I were an Amazon Prime customer, I will soon have access to 20th Century Fox movies and television shows and definitely getting a better deal than the competition, Netflix. While Netflix is busy trying to fill in the gaps, soon to be left by a busted Starz deal, Amazon has increased their selection of movie and TV shows for Amazon Prime members. This means shows like 24, Arrested Development, The X-Files, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, etc, will be available only on Amazon Prime—along with The Wonder Years–for the first time in digital video, EVER!
To add to the potential awesomeness that Amazon will bring to its chasm of options, the price will remain at $79. No increases—and they are still offering their unlimited, free two-day shipping on millions of products. This makes Amazon Prime one of the best values anywhere.
“We now have deals with CBS, NBC Universal, Sony, and Warner Bros, and adding FOX will bring the total to more than 11,000 movies and TV shows available for unlimited instant streaming”—CEO Jeff Bezos.
The entire Amazon / Fox letter from Jeff Bezos to Amazon Prime members:
Since I am still in conflict over how Netflix is getting ready to add DreamWorks and Discovery shows to its streaming services, I am beginning to consider taking a better look at Amazon Prime’s services, and what they have to offer. With 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’s instant videos, Amazon has secured licensing deals from partners such as CBS, FOX, NBC Universal, Sony, Warner Bros., and many more. For the customers who aren’t Prime members—or those who just want to purchase or rent a television show or movie—they offer streaming services, which currently offer 100,00 titles. This includes newly released movies and TV shows, one day after airing, along with contemporary and classic films in both standard and HD display. Streaming devices include the PC or Mac, along with 300+ other devices.
Should I now start to consider the change over to Amazon Prime? Not just yet—still with Netflix and so far, I am still able to access it on my XBOX 360 and PlayStation 3 dashboard. I have all of my favorite TV shows and movies already queued up—for now, that is.
Question, should I consider giving up on Netflix for Amazon Prime? Or should I just hang in there to see what else Netflix will offer? Comments?