If Amazon Comes to Market With an Android Tablet, You’ll have Access to Over 100,000 On-Demand Videos


The folks at Amazon are making big noise regarding their video on-demand service this morning, boasting a library of over 100,000 movies or TV shows to rent or buy. Fascinating if you aren’t opposed to taking your business outside of the Android market.

This wouldn’t be Android related at all if not for the belief that Amazon will be bringing a tablet sometime this holiday season and with their video on-demand service as one of many Amazon services available on the device(s). While Google’s rental service is cool and pretty good in terms of selection for how long it’s been out, Amazon clearly has them beat. Any of you enticed by this possibility when Amazon introduces their tablet later this year?

Amazon Instant Video Now Offers Customers More Than 100,000 Movies and TV Shows

Prime members now have access to more than 9,000 Prime instant videos at no additional cost
SEATTLE, Aug 18, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) —, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced that Amazon Instant Video now offers customers more than 100,000 movies and TV shows, including new releases and classic favorites, available to purchase or rent on an à la carte basis. In addition, Amazon Prime members can now watch more than 9,000 movies and TV shows included at no additional cost with their Prime membership.

With Amazon Instant Video, customers can rent or purchase new release movies starting at just $3.99, stream popular TV shows the day after they first air, and access their purchased video content from a cloud-based video library on any compatible device. Movies and TV shows from Amazon can be viewed on a Mac, PC or directly on a TV with any of the 300 compatible models of Internet-connected TVs, Blu-ray players and set-top boxes from partners including LG, Logitech, Panasonic, Roku, Samsung, Sony, Tivo and Vizio.

“We are focused on offering our customers the very best selection and are always working to expand our already extensive list of great video content,” said Steve Oliver, director of video at Amazon. “The 100,000 titles on Amazon Instant Video range from new hit blockbusters to old favorites, with more than 15,000 of those titles available in HD, and popular TV shows available the day after they first air. On top of that, Amazon Prime members have the added benefit of unlimited, commercial-free, instant streaming of more than 9,000 Prime instant videos at no additional cost.”

Amazon Prime is a membership program that gives customers unlimited free Two-Day Shipping with no minimum purchase for only $79 a year. Millions of items are eligible, including books, home and garden products, electronics, video games, clothing, accessories and beauty products. With Prime instant videos, free trial and paid Amazon Prime members in the U.S. also have unlimited instant access to more than 9,000 movies and TV shows at no additional cost.

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About, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth’s Biggest Selection., Inc. seeks to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as Books; Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads; Electronics & Computers; Home & Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel, Shoes & Jewelry; Health & Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto & Industrial. Amazon Web Services provides Amazon’s developer customers with access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon’s own back-end technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of business. Kindle, Kindle 3G, Kindle with Special Offers, Kindle 3G with Special Offers and Kindle DX are the revolutionary portable readers that wirelessly download books, magazines, newspapers, blogs and personal documents to a crisp, high-resolution electronic ink display that looks and reads like real paper. Kindle 3G, Kindle 3G with Special Offers and Kindle DX utilize the same 3G wireless technology as advanced cell phones, so users never need to hunt for a Wi-Fi hotspot. Kindle is the #1 bestselling product across the millions of items sold on Amazon.

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Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. As an Amazon prime customer, I can already stream the videos through their web site on my Galax Tab.

    1. I was just going to say isn’t its service Flash based? I can’t remember now if I tried it or not but I believe we already have access to their library. I’d say this is where the media around Android (blogs etc.) fall short. Things like this that make Android competitive with the iTunes are overlooked because there isn’t an Android specific app it seems. But this is what Flash was supposed to bring us and no one talks about it.

      And on the flip side I think Amazon is rather stupid for not building an Android app for their movies. We see everyone is trying to get into that game and they have the power to swoop right in and be the dominant player on Android. They don’t need to wait for their own devices. In fact putting it on their own if done exclusively will end up hurting them and Android as a whole.

      1. They should probably build an app for the instant prime, but I must say that watching through the browser on the GT 10.1 is actually really good, not buggy or screwed up at all, better than HBO go.

        1. Certainly glad to hear.

  2. I’m a Prime member and the free videos are about as “wonderful” as Netflix’s streaming service…which is to say that it sucks balls.

    1. Actually Amazon’s “free” prime videos offering is pathetic. When I got a prime subscription I thought I would have unlimited access to everything in their streaming catalog like you do with Netflix, but it’s less than 9% of their catalog that is available for streaming for free. The rest you have to pay per view.

      Oh well, at least the free 2-day shipping is still worth the price of membership.

  3. they should just make a app like there appstore app to stream movies ill be on that 24/7

  4. My Sony Bravia already has the Amazon movie “widget”. I’ve rented from that before and it was great!

  5. like their appstore, non-amazon tab/phones will prolly get it.
    And unlike Google movies, it will be available outside of the US through some unofficial means

  6. I already use Amazon VOD via my GoogleTV, I have no reason not to utilize it more when they release their tablets. I’m actually very interested in their tablets…. Amazon always puts out good stuff. I believe they provide a fair amount of competition to Google.

    I haven’t rented from the Android Marketplace for movies, and probably wont, only because I’m already hooked into Amazon VOD and the prices are the same for rentals, sometimes cheaper based on weekend deals with Amazon VOD. Plus they give you credits for more movies after certain amounts of purchases.

  7. I also already use their service a lot, so this will not alone get me to buy one of Amazon’s tabs. The price point is the thing I’m looking forward to hearing.

  8. This is pretty good speculation. Personally, I just switched my Netflix to disc-only, and signed up for Amazon Prime mostly because it’s a little cheaper than Netflix streaming and also comes with free Amazon shipping, so if this means I can also eventually stream movies to my Galaxy Tab, great!

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