Items tagged with Prime Instant Video

Amazon and Google have settled their spat that has been going on for over a year now. YouTube was pulled from Amazon Fire TV devices back in late 2017. Google pulled YouTube from Fire TV devices in part because of Amazon's business practices that involved not selling Google products like Chromecast and not offering Prime Video for Chromecast users. Things have turned around, and the spat is now over with Google announcing the availability of Prime Video on Chromecast and Android TV. Google says that YouTube is also back on Fire TV devices; the apps are on both platforms starting today. Google brags that Chromecast and Chromecast built-in users now have access to over 2,000 apps for... Read more...
Amazon Prime was introduced in 2005 and originally provided customers with free two-day shipping, but has grown over the years to include a multitude of digital services including streaming movies and music. The yearly subscription fee held firm for nine years, but the added perks to the service (along with increased shipping costs and costs associated with acquiring movies/TV shows for streaming) meant that Amazon had to pass those costs along to the consumer. As a result, the online retailer raised the price of its Prime subscription service from $79 to $99 in early 2014. Amazon is giving customers a big break today on the cost of a Prime membership, dropping the price from $99 down to a more... Read more...
Amazon may have started out as a bookseller, but these days, it's so much more. It's a one-stop online shop for almost everything under the sun, as well as an entertainment portal where you can buy or rent electronic books, store music, stream movies, and more. On top of it all, the company's Amazon Studios arm will soon produce (and acquire) original movies for the big screen. The decision to expand its reach into movie theaters comes hot the heels of multiple Golden Globe award wins for television series Transparent, along with Emmy-nominated Tumble Leaf, and Mozart in the Jungle. Amazon hopes its success with producing television series will transfer over to the big screen.... Read more...
Amazon on Tuesday announced that Prime members in the U.S., U.K., and Germany can now tap into Prime Instant Video content on their Android smartphones, a new feature of the updated Amazon App for Android. Once you update the app (or install the latest version for the first time), you'll have the option of installing the Prime Instant Video player app, which is only available in the Amazon Appstore. It's a bit of a stubborn end-run on Amazon's part, though it falls right in line with the company's plan to keep customers within its own content consumption ecosystem. Once you have the player installed, you'll have access to unlimited streaming of tens of thousands of movies and TV episodes from... Read more...
Amazon just greenlit an original TV series pilot based on the 2009 cult-comedy Zombieland, which is one of 13 pilots that will be made into full-season productions for its Prime Instant Video service. If that doesn't excite you, then you've obviously never seen Zombieland, or you're one of the infected and dead inside. Sadly, there's no cure for the latter, though it's easy to rectify the former. "Zombieland is a fan favorite and we can’t wait to see where this story line goes in a serialized format," said Roy Price, Director of Amazon Studios. "We’ve been announcing a lot of exciting exclusive content for Prime Instant Video, like Downton Abbey, Under the Dome, and Justified, and... Read more...