The rumors were true, it turns out, as Amazon has pulled the wraps off of a new streaming service. Paying subscribers to Amazon Prime, the company’s $79 per year upgraded shipping program, will receive free, unlimited access to about 5,000 pieces of content.
Among the titles currently available for the new service are The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Amadeus, Syriana, Chariots of Fire and Food, Inc.
Robbie Schwietzer, vice president of Amazon Prime, offered the following on the new streaming service:
“Millions of Amazon Prime members already enjoy the convenience of free Two-Day Shipping . . . Adding unlimited instant access to thousands of movies and TV shows at no additional cost is a great way to give members even more value for their $79 annual Amazon Prime membership.”
Amazon has long been at the top of the shortlist of potential Redbox streaming partners. Now that Amazon’s Prime instant streaming service is a reality, could a partnership with Redbox bring some much-needed additional content to the table?