The service comes at no additional cost, which makes the $79 a year Amazon Prime membership well worth it — not only do you get free two-day shipping on Prime-eligible items through the online store, but now you can theoretically cut out the $96 a year it costs for a Netflix subscription from your budget.
How do Prime members stream movies and TV shows? Find out, and get the details on which devices are compatible, as well as a sweet deal you can take advantage of now, after the jump.
It's pretty simple — Prime members can browse through the "Prime Instant Video" category for easy selection, while non-Prime members can still download and stream through the "Streaming Video and TV" category. Devices compatible with streaming these videos include TiVo, Logitech Revue, Roku, and Google TV, while there's a whole host of Internet-connected TVs that can stream directly from Amazon.
Good news for non-Prime members: you can sign up for a free one-month trial and reap the benefits of free, fast shipping and streaming titles now. I've been a Prime member for over a year, and if you're a frequent online shopper and movie watcher, I can tell you definitively that the $79 out of pocket price is totally worth it.