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Amazon Instant Video available now on Playstation 3 (finally!)

posted Apr 4, 2012, 1:21 AM by Vu Nguyen
In regards to Why Netflix sucks, it looks like Amazon has finally made available their streaming service Instant Streaming service to Playstation 3 owners.  I've been waiting for this for ages, I wouldn't have ever consider getting a Prime account until they made their service available on the PS3. 

Why is the Playstation 3 the best platform for movies?  First of all, it's an upgradable 3D Bluray player. The upgrade part is important, because if a new future platform is introduced, Sony will make their player compatible.  Second, it plays tons of format, like MP4, Divx, etc. This is also important because compared to Xbox, which only support a few formats (and can't even play 3D!)  Third, it plays games.  That's probably not as important to people who just want to watch Blurays, but if you think about it: at least you have that option.  Fourth, free applications like Netflix, Vudu and Amazon.  Hear that? FREE, compared to Xbox which costs an additional $70+ a year for their "gold" account.  Fifth, you can browse the web on the TV, even though PS3's browser is super slow and crashes a lot.

Anyway, I will be trying out a month free and I'll probably just buy the service (unless their selection sucks...)

Dear Customers,

Good news -- Prime Instant Video is now available on PlayStation 3. Since launching a year ago, we've more than tripled our library, including titles such as Sons of Anarchy, Downton Abbey, Lost, Glee, 24, Deadliest Catch, SpongeBob SquarePants, Office Space, The Graduate, The Last Emperor, The Thin Red Line, The Last of the Mohicans, and Brokeback Mountain.

Prime members get unlimited instant streaming of these titles and 17,000 more. If you're already a Prime member, just register your PlayStation 3 and start watching now. If not, start your one-month free trial of Amazon Prime today.

With free two-day shipping on millions of items, access to thousands of books from the Kindle Owners' Lending Library, and instant streaming of thousands of Prime Instant Videos, Prime is an outstanding value and remains only $79 a year.

Amazon Instant Video now on PlayStation 3

You can also rent or buy more than 120,000 videos, including new release movies and next-day TV shows, right from your PlayStation 3 with Amazon Instant Video. If you haven't tried Amazon Instant Video, we've made the first episode of more than 100 TV shows free of charge for this week only, available to Prime and non-Prime customers.

Thank you for being a customer.

Jeff Bezos
Founder & CEO