Amazon To Roll Out Netflix-like 'Unlimited' Video Streaming Service for Prime Members

With the success and video-service domination of Netflix, rumor has it that Amazon is adding to their Video On-Demand service with an unlimited video streaming section for Amazon Prime members in both Television and Movies. This method replaces the "Rent" feature for Prime members, allowing users to view the content for free.That's a nice bonus […]

With the success and video-service domination of Netflix, rumor has it that Amazon is adding to their Video On-Demand service with an unlimited video streaming section for Amazon Prime members in both Television and Movies. This method replaces the "Rent" feature for Prime members, allowing users to view the content for free.

Amazon's video streaming for Prime subscribersThat's a nice bonus for the $79 / year package that currently adds a few free shipping bonuses and it would be cheaper on a yearly basis than Netflix's Watch Instantly ($95.88.) As seen above and in the gallery, it consists of "unlimited, commercial-free, instant streaming of 5,000 movies and TV shows" with selections that mirror the Watch Instantly catalog closely. Resolution is apparently limited to a "pretty solid" 480p SD, but there's no word on audio or subtitle options.

One other interesting note came from commenter vfiz, who found that several variations of the primeinstantvideos.com domain name were registered by Amazon-owned DPReview January 5.

[tags]amazon prime,internet video[/tags]

[Source]