Sony has constantly hawked the PlayStation 3 as being not only a gaming system, but also an entertainment system. First, there was Blu-ray support and DLNA media streaming, and now there's yet another reason to just stay home this weekend and cuddle with your PS3: Amazon
's Instant Video is now available on the PS3. his makes the PS3 system the first and only video game console system to offer Amazon Instant Video. Customers can access Amazon Instant Video on their PlayStation 3 system for free by installing the Amazon Instant Video app directly from the TV/Video Services category on the XMB (XrossMediaBar). The Amazon Instant Video app can also be found in the PlayStation Store, under the Media & Apps category. For more information on how to get started visit, www.amazon.com/instantvideo/ps3.
Starting today, Amazon Prime members can watch Prime Instant Videos on PlayStation Network, streamed directly to their PS3 system. In addition to receiving free two-day shipping on millions of items and access to thousands of books from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library, Prime members can instantly stream more than 17,000 TV shows and movies, all for just $79 a year. The Amazon Instant Video app also offers more than 120,000 TV shows and movies to buy or rent, including the latest hit movies like The Descendants, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and War Horse and popular TV shows like Mad Men, Vampire Diaries and Justified. Plus, to celebrate the launch of the PS3 system app, Amazon is offering the first episode of more than 100 TV shows for free instant streaming to both Prime and non-Prime customers.
Enough to make you consider a PS3? Or enough to keep you coming back?