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Amazon Prime Members Free Movie Streaming

Amazon Adds Free Movie and TV Streaming to Prime Membership

We first heard about the possibility of Amazon Prime movie streaming last month, and this morning, Amazon officially announced the ability for Amazon Prime members to stream over 5,000 movie and TV titles to their computers, Internet-connected TVs, as well as Blu-ray players and set-top systems.

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.

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Kristy-Ellington Kristy-Ellington 6 years
Unfortunately kspaetz, it seems that there's only a small selection of compatible devices that you can stream from (like Roku, TiVo, and Google TV for example) but the Wii isn't listed at all. Hopefully Amazon rolls it out to consoles soon!
kspaetz kspaetz 6 years
Is there any way to stream to game consoles, like Wii, which Netflix offers? I would love to ditch Netflix in favor of Amazon, but being able to watch on my Wii is a huge perk.
astropunch astropunch 6 years
Wait? This is not available for student Prime account? That would be sad...
happybunny87 happybunny87 6 years
While I like the new service Amazon is offering, I think it should apply to the Student prime accounts as well. Students are certainly the demographic that will most likely pirate content anyway and now they would have more reason to do so since they have to pay $79 which is sometimes not something you can do in a student budget.
Angelica-Marden Angelica-Marden 6 years
This is too legit to quit. I love it.
gingrlj gingrlj 6 years
This is potentially fantastic. I use hulu currently and debating to join netflix. I like having Amazon as another option.
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